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Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone— other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events. 

Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don't exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell "guaranteed" to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well?

©2017 Jackie Bouchard (P)2018 Jackie Bouchard

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Very practical and sweet modern fairy tale.

Well read easy to listen to. I enjoyed the down to earth nature of the story. Character was easy to understand and sympathize with. Plus dogs and puppies. What more could be asked for.

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A light and a captivating story

This book is a true spin an Cinderella. The fairy godfather is so funny. The supporting characters of the dogs is great. I love dogs and her use to help the story along is fantastic. Poor Cara has gone through a divorce hence the fairy godfather instead of the usual godmother. He is clueless which is hilarious. The narrator is great. She narrate both male and female voices very well. This book is so enjoyable I recommend listening to it..I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Adorable cute story

This was such a cute and adorable story about Cara who is now a single mom that’s been down on her life because of her husband leaving her. The main things that have kept her going was her dog and her daughter. Than she gets a godfather who makes a spell to help her find happiness and love again.

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A fun and sweet romantic story!

It a sweet romantic story about Cara and her fairy godfather. This present day fairy tale has a more modern day spin on it. I have never been a pet person but enjoyed listening to this book. This heart warming story will make you fall in love with the characters and pets.
The narrator did an excellent job with the characters and voices.
I recommend this book because it’s a fun and sweet romance.

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such a sweet story!

This is such a sweet story. plus a light read. It's kind of like Cinderella, in modern-day twist and instead of the stepmother and a prince she gets a dog, god father, who I adored btw,
not a god mother.
All the relationships were enjoyable.

The narrators voice works well as the narrator because her voice can sound both male and female which suits the characters, and does great with a few accents she has to do.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Very cute, exciting story

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This was a very enjoyable story. It was a fast moving, cute, adorable, funny book. It is almost a fairytale. I think many of us can see ourselves in Cara Snow. Her love of dogs and the importance they play in this book is fun. The narrator did a good job with the characters and their personalities, to include the animals.

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Cute heart warming story

This isn't my normal read but it was such a cute light-hearted story, I really fell in love with the characters. And I have a soft spot for anything puppy rescue related so that definitely added to the appeal.

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Fun Fido Friendly Fiction

If you have not read Jackie Bouchard before, you love stories of humans struggling then overcoming and you love dogs. Her books are MUST READS. Stray Magic has all of the usual charm in Cinderella style.

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What a fun and unique romantic comedy!

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this fun story! I could totally relate to Cara! I’m not even a dog person but I loved all the heartwarming dogs and humor. I do love animals and enjoy listening to stories which include them in such an fun way.

This is such a unique story. Definitely different than anything I have read. To have a fairy godfather that is way late in her life and confused about how to cast the right spell for her is quite humorous. This is an awesome light read!

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life.

Vincent is such a fun character and the story sucked me in from the beginning to conclusion. This is kind of a fun modern fairytale for moms that are soon to go thru empty nest. Cara has gone thru a recent divorce and is feeling upset because her ex is already engaged to someone.

This is a fast paced story with great characters and a HEA conclusion.

I’m looking forward to reading more books by this talented author.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."



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Great Book!

This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises.
The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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  • Jan M
  • 04-23-18

Fun and Sweet!

I was captivated by this magical listen. Both the author and narrator were new to me. I so enjoy it when I discover a winning combination. Part of this book was laugh out loud funny (fairy godfather Vincent) and the antics of the pups. I enjoyed the total escapism of this delightful listen. The story has some fairytale elements with a fun twist. The narrator added much to the enjoyment of this book with her enthusiasm and distinguished voices for various characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 05-09-18

brilliant!

absolutely loved the storyline, it was written really well , narrated perfectly , a good laugh too , can't wait to read more of this authors books and listen to more of this narrator's work

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  • A D.
  • 04-20-18

Absurdly funny modern fairy tale!!

This audiobook breaks the usual fairy tale expectations. Care Snow is a divorcee 40 plus year old woman who accidentally summons her fairy godfather, Vincent. He isn't anything like Cinderella'a godmother. Firstly he shows up when Cara was in the shower. Then, he mis-cast the love spell for Cara. And he uses her dog as a fairy steed.

Things get interesting from there. There are old school friends, the ex-husband's new fiance, a horrid boss, a formal ball and plenty of adorable puppies up for adoption. Cara' s journey to love isn't what one expects but the outcome is totally worth it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the absurdity of the story! If Jackie Bouchard's intention was to make the reader laugh, she certainly succeeded.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • 06-03-18

Funny & Sweet with a little twist!

If you are looking for a light, funny and romantic twist on a fairy tale, Jackie Bouchard has one for you. Cara, a divorcee, is trying to get her life together. She is looking to change jobs, her daughter is getting ready for college, and she is ready to find a boyfriend. When she meets Vincent, her fairy godfather, things may now begin to look up! But will they? With an ex and his fiance, lots of pups to adopt and their potential masters, and the upcoming ball, Cara has a lot to keep her mind busy. Bouchard has laugh out loud scenes in this book, some really wonderful characters and a lesson on self realization and confidence.

Narrated by Aisling Gray, each character is brought to life with such enthusiasm, it is hard to stop listening! She has great comedic timing and many distinct voices(I really loved Lou!). I will be watching for more by her.

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  • Simon
  • 06-01-18

really funny story

when I was offered to listen to the book I really wasn't sure if I would like it but I'm glad I took the chance on it.

The story follows a woman as she tries to find love after her ex-husband announced his engagement. she has a month or so to find a new partner to take to a ball they are both going to.

The story then takes an unexpected twist when her fairy godfather appears and says he can grant her wish.

I really enjoyed the story and didn't want to stop listening to it when I had to.

The narration was great as well which really helped me get into the story.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 05-17-18

A great love story

A great story with some interesting characters, I loved the narration and how she changed voices so easy. So glad I got to listen as I really enjoyed it. I would definitely listen to more books by Jackie Bouchard and narrations by Aisling Gray in the future.