Legend tells of Fortunatus, who had a magical purse, a never-empty purse; if gold was spent from it, the purse would refill itself. Now, somehow, this "never-empty" property had been magically bestowed upon two small wooden cabinets which hung on the wall of the antique shop where Peggy Cassidy had been working since she was expelled from college for cheating. It was only when a customer attempted to defraud the store on the price of one of these cabinets by using magic that Peggy's aunt revealed to her that she—Peggy—was a witch, and set Peggy to work learning her craft.
A gunman attempted to steal the other Fortunatus cabinet, and a gun battle with a police officer took place, seriously wounding the officer. Peggy saved the policeman's life with her rapidly developing magic skills, and then fell in love with him. When it was discovered that the gunman had been a warlock, Peggy, her aunt, and the local coven had to band together and declare war on the warlocks, in order to solve the puzzle of the Fortunatus cabinets.
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Magic's in the air...and it's pouring straight from here... Yep James Hartley is BACK bringing his delicious brand of mystical,magical, and yes sometimes dastardly twists and turns to the long revered world of Witch Power! FORTUNATUS brought to vivid life a world I have visited...though not for a while. So how did he do? IS his portrayal accurate? BOY HOWDY IS IT EVER! James Hartley reveals with the deft moves of a master artist upon the increasingly deepening canvas of his story telling palette, the story of a legend...the Fortunatus Purse. But Jim gives it a modern twist...sorta...and delivers it right smack dab into our laps for eager fingers to dance the wild dance of spells and wards...some good...some I'd run and hide from if I lived on his pulsating pages. I have a feeling this is not a stand-alone...at least I HOPE it's not...because I am eager to find out what happens now that Peggy knows she really IS a witch...and OMG...she's not the only one! Five Stars for keeping me glued by the seat of my traveling broomstick for this brilliantly crafted tale. And James...I'm watching you...and you'd BETTER have more Peggy stories on your back burner!