Monday, May 17, 2010

A Breath of Magic-Tracy Madison

A Breath of Magic
Tracy Madison
Leisure, May 2010, $6.99
ISBN: 9780505528360

Chloe Nichols is tired of her boyfriend Kyle not moving their relationship to the next level especially when she has magic readily available to give her commitment phobic slacker a shove. Of course that means persuading her cousin Liz to bake a cake with a love ingredient and her other cousin Alice to add magical drawings of the future; both leading to Kyle accepting Chloe’s proposal of marriage.

However, sometimes you get what you wish for. Alice’s drawing contains Chloe with Ben Malone. Chloe ends her relationship with Kyle and goes after Ben, who has no plans to marry anyone. At the same time, Kyle misses his cherished Chloe having taken her for granted. He pursues her with a resolve he never showed when they were together, but he must prove to his beloved that a picture may be a thousand words but lack the key three words of “I love you”.

The third Magic romantic fantasy (see Alice star in A Stroke of Magic and Liz in A Taste of Magic) is an engaging entry as Chloe learns a lesson about using magic when it comes to relationships of the heart. Breezy and fun, with the return of the first family of magic including witchy Grandma Verda, fans will enjoy Chloe’s convoluted course as her machinations lead to an entangled triangular web of her making; because she loves Kyle, but Alice’s pictures proclaim her wed to Ben who insists he will never marry. Tracy Madison provides an amusing lighthearted frolic.

Harriet Klausner

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