Kate McDaid is listing her new-year’s resolutions hoping to kick-start her rather stagnant love life and career when she gets some very strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. As if that isn’t strange enough, the will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish seven letters, one by one, week by week. Burning with curiosity, Kate agrees and opens the first letter – and finds that it’s a passionate plea to reconnect with the long-forgotten fairies of Irish folklore.
Almost instantaneously, Kate’s life is turned upside down. Her romantic life takes a surprising turn and she is catapulted into the public eye.
As events become stranger and stranger – and she discovers things about herself she’s never known before – Kate must decide whether she can fulfil her great-aunt’s final, devastating request ... and whether she can face the consequences if she doesn’t.
Witty, enchanting and utterly addictive, Reluctantly Charmed is about what happens when life in the fast lane collides with the legacy of family, love and its possibilities … and a little bit of magic.
©2014 Ellie O'Neill (P)2014 Audible Studios
"Sweet, whimsical…guaranteed to add a little magic to your day." (Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies)
I am a young Wiccan, a year older than the heroine, and I too have Irish ancestry, though I was born in the USA; I do believe in fairies among other supernaturals, so I Ioved the folklore and legend surrounding the fae and witches in this story. The characters were for the most part very relatable, and going by the audio alone the book seems well written. However, the climax of the story came very slowly, leaving only 3-4 shirt chapters to level out into an ending that was not entirely satisfying. Ialso wouldn't recommend the audiobook format for those who have trouble understanding heavy accents unlike their own; I had no problem with it, but I know others who would.
I would listen to another book narrated by Kate Rawson, but I wouldn't bother with another book by this author.
Long winded and a bit boring.
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