Flora Speer is the author of twenty-two book-length romances and two novellas, all traditionally published. The stories range from historical romances to time-travel, to futuristic.Born in southern New Jersey, she now lives in Connecticut. Her favorite activities include gardening (especially flowers and herbs used in medieval gardens,) amateur astronomy, and following the U.S. space program, which has occasionally been a source of ideas for her futuristic romances.
A Passionate Magicby Flora Speer
Cornwall, England, AD 1139. Emma has been wed by proxy to Lord Dain of Penruan, who does not want a wife, but must obey King Henry I, who insists that an old feud be resolved. Determined to make Dain care for her, Emma tries to improve the lives of the folk of Penruan Castle. But Dain’s mother hates her new daughter-in-law. How can Emma reveal her darkest secret… See more details below
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Cornwall, England, AD 1139. Emma has been wed by proxy to Lord Dain of Penruan, who does not want a wife, but must obey King Henry I, who insists that an old feud be resolved. Determined to make Dain care for her, Emma tries to improve the lives of the folk of Penruan Castle. But Dain’s mother hates her new daughter-in-law. How can Emma reveal her darkest secret, that she can work magic?
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I LIKE THE WAY THAT FLORA SPEER HAS ORGANIZED THE CHARACTERS IN THE STORY AND WHILE YOU WOULD BE READING THE BOOK YOU COULD IMAGINE YOURSELF IN THE STORY AND NOT ABLE TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN YOU JUST WANT TO KEEP ON READING THE BOOK.I LIKE THE BOOK REALLY MUCH AND BECAUSE OF THE BOOK I HAVE MET MY HUSBAND ABBEY.
This is one of the best books I've read. It is so amazing. It actually majes you hope there was majic like that. I am definitely planning to read more books of hers. I tottaly reccomend this to the romantic person, or just someone that feels that they need some romance in there lives...
This was a very entertaining story that had me hooked! Her use of magic, love, and the Arthurian legend of Merlin was beautiful! I can't wait to read more of her books!
The feud had been between their dead grandfathers. Yet in 1129, King Henry listened to Lord Dain¿s complaint and ruled that his rival Baron Gavin of Wroxley will hand over one of his daughters in marriage to end the dispute. Gavin hates handing over any of his children to Dain because he fears for them at the hands of the angry noble. He chooses his ailing seven-year-old daughter Alys, but eighteen-year-old Emma offers to go instead. The honorable Gavin raised Emma as his own, but though only three people know the truth she is not of his blood. Alys is the oldest of his seed. Still Emma persuades him and goes to live with Dain. In Cornwall, Dain is stunned that he is attracted to his ¿guest¿. Emma believes that she has found love at first sight, but must persuade Dain they belong together. However, though he begins to fall in love too, he seeks the reason why she came instead of the intended Alys because he mistrusts her family. However, he cannot deny that Emma with her healing abilities has captured his heart and that of his people except for his mother who hates her. A PASSIONATE MAGIC is an enchanting medieval romance that uses a magical element and tons of distrust to foster a power tale. The story line is loaded, as the key charcaters, including several secondary players whose appearances are limited, seem genuine. The cast makes the plot hum and brings alive an era of machinations at every level of society yet still allows fabulous Flora Speer to write that the real magic is in love. Harriet Klausner