#Book Review – Mistletoe & Magic, First Page to the Last reviews – 4.5 bookmarks!
I haven’t read the first two books in the series, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this one. Penelope is the pretty sister in the trio. The other two have married well and now it’s her debut. She looks like a Christmas angel, and she’s sweet, too.
Penny also has a secret. For all those years when the sisters made money as “spiritualists,” she really did have the sight. All of her intuitive “guesses” were visions. This has been a burden upon her; a secret that she’s never shared with anyone.
As the book begins, it’s the beginning of the Christmas season and her sisters, their spouses, and the girls’ aunt are attending a ball where Penelope will make her debut. She’s most excited because she has seen that her true love will be there. When he sees her, he’s knocked for a loop. He’s known her for years, but tonight? Well, tonight he really sees her. She’s thrilled to meet him again and is surprised that she hadn’t realized just how attractive he really is.
And then a new vision comes. One that she fears will break her heart, and stop his.
Penelope fights her attraction and warns him off. For his part, Jared is smitten. He’s also a bit shocked at how hard he has to work to win her over. I enjoyed that his “fight” for her caused him to really get to know her. He has assumed she was that lovely angel from her visage, but he quickly discovered that she was sweet all the way through.
This is a novella and sometimes they can be a case of too little and a rushed ending. That is not the case with Mistletoe And Magic. There’s a nice balance of character development and plot. I did have to laugh, just a bit, when Pride and Prejudiced was paraphrased quite closely when Jared’s father comes to Penelope’s home. It was certainly shades of Darcy’s aunt.