The Lost Enchantress

The Lost Enchantress

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by Patricia Coughlin
     
 

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An enchanting new paranormal romance from an award-winning author.

Long ago Eve Lockhart discovered that the ancient magic that was her birthright could cost her everything. So she vowed to create a normal life and was convinced she'd succeeded-until a long-lost family talisman resurfaces. A prize beyond price, the hourglass pendant ignites the fevered

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An enchanting new paranormal romance from an award-winning author.

Long ago Eve Lockhart discovered that the ancient magic that was her birthright could cost her everything. So she vowed to create a normal life and was convinced she'd succeeded-until a long-lost family talisman resurfaces. A prize beyond price, the hourglass pendant ignites the fevered interest of mysterious forces who'll risk anything to possess it-forces that include one very seductive man...

The priceless pendant isn't the only thing Gabriel Hazard wants from Eve. For nearly two centuries he's searched for the hidden magic that can break a spell and grant him the one thing he craves. But he isn't alone in wanting the pendant-or Eve's magic.

Now Eve has no choice but to break her long-ago vow and claim her power, her dream of everlasting love-and her destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Coughlin's first novel since 2002's The Cupcake Queen is an engaging paranormal romance. When Eve Lockhart outbids Gabriel Hazard for an antique pendant, he declares that owning the object is a matter of life and death for him. Two men with strange powers attack, and Eve is shocked when she and Gabriel magically fight them off, after which he suddenly disappears with some Matrix-like moves. Her grandmother, a witch, might have some answers, but Eve has denied magic since a family tragedy struck 20 years earlier. She delves into her legacy, Gabriel studies her history and professed magical naïveté, and soon passion flares as they are menaced by an evil power connected to the pendant. The romance and plot are well constructed; the only unsatisfying aspect is Eve's backstory, which manages to be both cursory and too detailed. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425229828
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Coughlin is the RITA Award-winning author of many romances.

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Lost Enchantress 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Two decades have passed since the tragedy that killed much of her family and left Eve Lockhart denying her magical skills. When a family heirloom talisman is up for auction, Eve outbids Gabriel Hazard. Afterward he tells her he needs the artifact that is on her neck to overcome a curse. When two thugs attack them, Eve and Gabriel use magic to thwart their assault. Afterward Gabriel vanishes so Eve visits her grandmother to obtain information while Gabriel studies Eve. As they fall in love, Gabriel must decide between love and a curse while remaining ignorant to the machinations of an evil spirit who wants the power of the pendant and will use Eve to succeed as she is his adversary's weakest point, his heart. This is an enjoyable romantic fantasy that that is at its best when it stays in the present as the past that intertwines throughout the story line, especially that of the heroine, feels intrusive. This is an exciting tale as two magical practitioners enhanced by love team up in an attempt that both feel is futile to save one another from their childhood demons. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago