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Runaway Magic
     

Runaway Magic

by Deborah Gordon
 
A funny, feisty, and provocative new time-travel novel by the award-winning author of Runaway Bride and Runaway Time. Following her sister-in-law's example, a determined lady who's seeking a perfect mate travels through time and meets the dashing son of an earl with all the qualities she requires. But is she the right woman for this paragon of manly virtue?

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A funny, feisty, and provocative new time-travel novel by the award-winning author of Runaway Bride and Runaway Time. Following her sister-in-law's example, a determined lady who's seeking a perfect mate travels through time and meets the dashing son of an earl with all the qualities she requires. But is she the right woman for this paragon of manly virtue?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Given that it's filled with interesting characters and ideas, this paranormal romance by the author of Runaway Time ought to ignite more often than it does. In the Hong Kong of 1871, American schoolteacher Susannah Stone is armed with an unreliable talent for casting spells and a description by a time-traveling friend of the man whom she will marry. Whoever that may be, she's certain it isn't Luke Wyndham, an arrogant British earl who removed his daughter from her school. When Susannah casts a spell to make him bring his daughter back, she finds herself caught in a web of sexual attraction and deadly intrigue. The narrative is bogged down by too many subplots and paranormal elements, plus a tendency to move the plot through long, talky scenes. Gordon (who also writes as Brooke Hastings) does write the occasional funny or suspenseful passage, but these are offset by the painful awkwardness of others ("His member was like an electric eel, charged and ready to strike"). (Aug.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Furious when the arrogant Luke Wyndham, earl of Stour, newly titled and recently arrived in Victorian Hong Kong to see to his business interests, removes his six-year-old daughter from her highly regarded school, outspoken American teacher Sukey Stone takes matters into her own hands. A pair of wonderfully contrary protagonists spar their way through an almost overly rich story. The time travel/futuristic aspects add flair and delightful anachronisms and account for much of the "magic" in this decidedly contemporary, sensual romance. Gordon (Runaway Time, Avon, 1995) also writes as Brooke Hastings and lives in Sacramento, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380784523
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.03(d)

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