Bewitching - Romance Alive Author:Jill Barnett She had bewitched the most serious, snobbish, and handsome Duke in England. Joyous MacQuarrie...the pixie-like, green-eyed beauty had appeared from nowhere and fell unashamedly into his arms. And all that his society friends knew of the mysterious lady was that she was Scottish and that her grandmother had been a Locksley. Even her fine bloodlin... more »e didn't make Joy quite proper enough to be a Duchess, but a proud nobleman like Alec, Duke of Belmore, did as he pleased...and he wanted to marry the beautiful girl who aroused his desire.But Alec soon discovered he could not do what he pleased with Joy Fiona MacQuarrie. Bubbling with laughter, filled with spirit, she turned stately Belmore Park upside down with merriment and strange occurrences. She might even have gotten Alec to laugh -- and to cherish her -- if it had not been for the truth she hid. Though he turned to fire when he tasted her petal-soft lips, he turned to ice when he discovered that this winsome lady was, in fact, a witch. A witch whose powers of white magic were not always perfectly under control....Too late, Joy knew she was desperately in love and that nothing could stop the course of their destiny -- the scandal threatening to destroy her and the passion that held them both spellbound in a forbidden, irresistible match of two enchanted hearts.« less
Elfin, green eyed Joyous MacQuarrie is aptly named, with her bubbling laughter & spirit of merriment. But her charming facade hides a secret - she is an enchanted witch w/uncontrollable powers. When she meets handsome but conventional Alec, Duke of Belmore he is - quite literally - swept off his feet by the enigmatic beauty who falls unashamedly into his arms.
When they marry, despite her mysterious past & the questions of his society friends, he is unaware of her gift or her powers. But the man who turned to fire when he tasted her lips turns to ice when he finds out her secret.
Can Joy use her fledgling white magic to divert the scandal that threatens to destroy her & win back the passion that had held their two enchanted hearts spellbound?