Title: Mistletoe and Magic (Novella)
Genre: Historical Victorian Romance
Author: Katie Rose
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept, Oct. 14, 2013
Kindle e-book available $.99
Source: free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Christmasy Feeling: 5
Description from amazon.com:
set in Victorian New York City, a remarkable woman with the gift of second sight must learn to trust her visions while following her heart.
Blond, angelic Penelope Appleton possesses breathtaking looks—and a troublesome secret. She and her two charming—and newly married—sisters have inspired quite a following posing as spiritualists. However, unlike her clever sisters, Penelope actually does glimpse the future. On the eve of her coming out at a Christmas ball, Penelope sees a vision of a rakishly handsome dark-haired man who she knows is her destiny. But her premonition comes with a terrible price: She also foretells his death.
Jared Marton takes one look at Penelope and his fate is sealed. He must possess her, heart and soul, even if his efforts to get close to this ethereal beauty are thwarted by her determination to deny the magic between them . . . until a perfect kiss dissolves all barriers to sweet surrender. But when Jared discovers the burden she carries, a perfect love is challenged by the cold winds of fate.
Penelope does not want to give her heart to a man who she thinks will die soon. Jared will do anything to win her love. There are those who want to thwart the couple and those who work to see the match succeed. Well written if a bit predictable and a twist ending that felt a little contrived. This was still a lovely bit of Christmas romance with love at first sight.
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