Love's Magic

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While her sisters are tall and beautiful, Celestia Montehue is the misfit in a royal family—petite, with one green and one blue eye. The only thing she has in common with her ancestors is her magical healing ability. Fearing no one will ever accept her, she vows never to marry. Meanwhile, Nicholas Le Blanc, a haunted man, was trained as a knight but his childhood has convinced him he is a bastard. He is captured while on crusade and eventually forced to kill for his freedom. An arranged marriage between the two ...
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Overview


While her sisters are tall and beautiful, Celestia Montehue is the misfit in a royal family—petite, with one green and one blue eye. The only thing she has in common with her ancestors is her magical healing ability. Fearing no one will ever accept her, she vows never to marry. Meanwhile, Nicholas Le Blanc, a haunted man, was trained as a knight but his childhood has convinced him he is a bastard. He is captured while on crusade and eventually forced to kill for his freedom. An arranged marriage between the two does not bode happiness, nor does Celestia's new home—a broken-down keep haunted by the ghost of Nicholas' mother. Soon a curse is set upon them, and they must decide if their love will save them or, ultimately, doom them.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With her gripping storyline and superb characters, Traci Hall will have you believing in love's magic!  —In the Library Reviews

"Hall's take on medieval life is rich in history and deep in mystery. The flashbacks of her hero's imprisonment are dark but add much to his development, while the heroine is a gutsy young woman with spunk."  —Romantic Times BOOKreviews

"A very interesting story . . . entertaining and the characters were fleshed out wonderfully."  —The Romance Readers Connection

"Lovers of classic medieval romances will rejoice over Traci E. Hall's newest book."  —A Romance Review

"A well-written, enjoyable story for anyone who likes their romance tinged with fantasy and the hint of the impossible."  —Novelspot

"Such intriguing characters and adventures."  —Merrimon, Book Illuminations

In the Library Reviews
With her gripping storyline and superb characters, Traci Hall will have you believing in Love's Magic!
Romantic Times BOOKreviews
Hall's take on medieval life is rich in history and deep in mystery. The flashbacks of her hero's imprisonment are dark but add much to his development, while the heroine is a gutsy young woman with spunk.
The Romance Readers Connection
A very interesting story . . . the characters were fleshed out wonderfully.
A Romance Review
Lovers of classic medieval romances will rejoice over Traci E. Hall's newest book.
Novelspot
A well-written, enjoyable story for anyone who likes their romance tinged with fantasy and the hint of the impossible.
Library Journal

Commanded by a crafty baron to wed his son or risk her noble family's safety, magically gifted healer Celestia Montehue reluctantly marries the guilt-ridden, vengeance-driven returning crusader Nicholas Le Blanc and goes with him to his ancestral home, a crumbling keep near the Scottish border. Murderous attacks, local suspicion, family ghosts, old hatreds, and treachery are only a few of the obstacles plaguing this emotionally conflicted pair as they try to untangle a mystery and resolve their growing feelings for each other while keeping their original agreement for a chaste marriage and an eventual annulment. A strong, appealing heroine, several enjoyable relatives you'd like to know better, and one or two unexpected plot twists enhance this story, which, unfortunately, is overlong and occasionally lags; it would have benefited from tighter editing. Hall lives in Jupiter, FL.


—Kristin Ramsdell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933836270
  • Publisher: Medallion Media Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Boadicea series Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Traci E. Hall is the current president of Florida Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. She lives in Jupiter, Florida.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    In 1192, Celestia Montehue wonders if she is adopted her sisters are red hair amazons while she is a small blond. She also has two color eyes one blue and the other green. There is no trace physically that she descends from the notorious Queen Boadicea, but Celestia shares in common the ability heal.---------------- Sir Nicholas Le Blanc is a knight pledged to Baron Peregrine. While on a crusade, he and his men are assigned to protect an ancient artifact. However, they are attacked leaving all dead except Nicholas his enemies take him prisoner and torture him. He escapes but feels guilt because he killed a woman to get away.------------- Celesta who vowed to never marry and Nicholas who is too mentally disturbed to marry are forced to wed in an arranged ceremony. They travel to his dilapidated keep where his mom committed suicide and still haunts the place. As she falls in love with her agonized spouse, someone murders a maid. Celestia vows to heal her husband, help his mom move on and uncover the identity of the killer if she lives long enough.------------- This engaging medieval paranormal amateur sleuth romance is an enjoyable tale as two broken winged lead characters find healing through LOVE¿S MAGIC. Nicholas is an interesting hero, but except for his mom¿s haunting very typical of twelfth century lea males. Celestia brings the magic to the fine plot as a unique individual the oldest sister who's towered over by her younger protective siblings, she feels so different from them. Her courage makes for a wonderful story as she tries to help her mother-in-law the ghost, solve a murder, and heal her spouse all in one novel.------------- Harriet Klausner

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    A pretty good read

    Although it dragged a bit in places, this book was altogether an enjoyable read with good characters. If you like historical fiction with a little fantasy thrown into the mix, you will like this one.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    nice

    I liked this book and it had a great plot and the characters were good

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    A good read

    I enjoyed this story very much. 'Tia and Nicholas finding love after being forced to marry and going through so much kept me reading all day! Loved it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Great story

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Love it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    short story

    Wasnt bad, its worth reading if u like short stories.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Recommended

    want to read more of this author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Thrilling

    Very good story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Great book

    Liked evrrything about it! Good story and charcters

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    I highly recommmend

    This book has a lot of plot twist. It has hardly any sex wich I personly like I find it (sex) gets reather teidus in other romance books ( that are this long). I feel this is a good read. I would like to know if the other sisters will have their own stories to come.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Surprising

    I was surprised to find that this book was fairly interesting and grammatically correct. The characters were splendidly designed and thought of for this book. I loved the plot and I was very pleased with the ending! Overall a very good book and great night time read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Great free read.

    Great free read. Good plot and story. Loved the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Loved it

    After a while i couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Couldnt finish

    I have to give the book 1 star. I couldnt finish it...... the reviews talked it up to be something more..... if u r going to read this book wait till an older age... the romance level went farther thn expected..... and i could rap around the plot.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    My Review

    This book has caught my absolute attention. I did not put it down it too good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Loved!

    This was a very good book. I'm going now to buy book 2 of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Good weekend read.

    I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    It's so good, and the characters are so endearing, that I have p

    It's so good, and the characters are so endearing, that I have purchased the rest of the series.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    exceptional read,, but i'm sooo glad i got it when it was free..

    exceptional read,, but i'm sooo glad i got it when it was free...lol

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