From the critically acclaimed author of The Heir and the Spare comes another enchanting tale of love and fame set in England, among the privileges and pressures of the red-carpet life. Maggie's dad is a Hollywood director, and he has her whole life planned: Not only will she grow up to be an entertainment lawyer and work for him, he literally blackmails her to date the boy who's starring in his new movie. But Maggie loves Preston, the British boy who stole her heart, and despite the risk that her dad will make her mother miserable if she doesn't give in, Maggie decides to go for it, designing a red-carpet gown for a young duchess that puts her and the duchess in the limelight. Once there, she turns to Preston and issues a challenge: Can a girl who has given up the glamorous life any other girl would want...be the girl for him?
About the Author
Emily Albright was born in Salt Lake City, and her parents moved her all over the continental US growing up. As a result, she now knows several places that she could never move to. As an only child, often in a new city, Emily spent all of her time lost in the worlds of her favorite books and making up imaginary places and friends to keep her company. A graduate of the University of Oregon, she received a degree in journalism and communication. She now gets to spend her days going back to her roots, dreaming up heroes and heroines and putting them in awkward or sometimes swoony situations. Emily now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her handsome husband, her amazing daughter, their crazy cock-a-poo, and feisty kitten. She has no intention of ever leaving the PNW...well, unless she could somehow finagle a free and adorable cottage in Scotland, but that seems highly unlikely. When Emily isn’t writing, she’s usually reading, and when she’s not reading, she’s binge-watching Netflix or her DVR. She always has a glass of tea at her side and usually something furry cuddled up to her. Emily is the author of The Heir and the Spare series and Perfect Harmony.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Such a great follow up to The Heir and the Spare. I loved getting to see more from this cast of characters and to get Preston's story. So good!
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review!** As soon as I heard that Emily Albright, the fantastic author behind one of my all-time favorite novels The Heir and the Spare, was writing another book, I knew that I was going to do anything to have the chance to read it. That's why I was so extremely excited when I was given the chance to review this lovely new novel of hers! Everyday Magic follows a girl named Maggie whose father is a huge director in Hollywood. He kind of got famous overnight and ever since he has not been the same person. Her mother is a Director of Photography. She also has a brother named Marc who is a few years older than her. Maggie's family goes to Scotland for the summer in order to shoot her father's movie. In Scotland she meets a lovely British guy named Preston (who was in The Heir and the Spare!) and she and him start to hang out quite a bit. However, Maggie's father's leading actor, Ben, is starting to fall for Maggie too, and her father keeps pushing her into dating him and making him happy. I loved Everyday Magic! Maggie was a fierce character. She changed a lot throughout the book, which I really loved to see. She was struggling a lot with garnering up the courage to tell her father where she wants to go to College and also just standing up to her father in general in order to make herself happy. I also thought it was awesome that Maggie wanted to go into fashion design. When I was younger, that was definitely something that I wanted to do, so I find her incredibly relatable in that aspect. It was awesome to see more of Preston again. He was Edmund's best friend in The Heir and the Spare. I loved seeing him slowly fall for someone like Maggie. Compared to The Heir and the Spare, this novel went into a little bit of darker substances with the abusive relationship of Maggie's father. He was a huge bully to everyone in the family and they just hid it because of how popular and famous he was. He had so much money and respect in Hollywood that it would have been difficult to do anything, but the whole family is slowly learning to stand up to the father to do something about it. I also really liked that this book took place in Scotland. I have never actually read that many books that take place there, so it was awesome reading about such a lovely country. I was extremely impressed with Everyday Magic. I don't think that you have to read The Heir and the Spare first, because the two novels are companions, so even if you haven't read that one, I highly suggest checking out Everyday Magic today!