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This Magic Moment

Narrated by: Greg Wagland
Series: Magic (Rice), Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A Desperate Duke

Everything about Lord Harry's easygoing life is about to change. After unexpectedly inheriting the title of duke of Sommersville, he's also discovered it comes with a load of debt. To save the estate, he's going to need money. Lots of it - and quick.

A Free-Spirited Duchess

Lady Christina has no problem with Harry marrying her for her dowry. After all, they've been friends since childhood. But gone is the laughing, charming boy she once knew. And she won't share anything of herself until she gets that Harry back. No matter how tempting he proves to be...

©2004, 2013 Patricia Rice (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Rich as a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters." (Booklist)
"Charming and immensely entertaining." (Library Journal)
"Rice bewitches, beguiles, and tickles your fancy." (RT Book Reviews)

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What can I say? A lot, it seems...

This is my second purchase of a Patricia Rice novel. I haven't been a romance reader since I was 13 years old. However, I chose to read the first book because it was narrated by Simon Prebble (que the music🎶 - I'm in love with this hunka-hunka of burning narrator) and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately, that one novel is the only one of her books that he's done. Ah well, I'll try another. This narrator did....fine (he's no Prebble) and the story was almost as good as the first one (would have been GREAT ....if.....well, you know.....).

Here's the skinny.
I love "magic" part of these Magic Series books.
I love that it centers around the
Matriarchal.
I love that, yes the women are beautiful ,fey and besotted but they are also SMART.
I love that the men are all dickheads but also eventually find themselves made more whole, by the love of a good woman.
Okay, Okay.....I SAID OKAY! The men are all tall, hard of muscle 😉, and virile. Let's NOT, for the love of the old gods and the new ones, forget VIRILE!
All in all? It's 9, 10 or 11 hours of pure escapism. And look, you're listening to it on Audiable - you can't be embarrassed by the OVER-THE-TOP cheesy art on the book jacket.
As long as you use earbuds or headphones, you can tell your husband it's a book about how to be a better wife, your priest - it's a book about how to use God's gifts, your children - a book about family loyalties, but tell your girlfriends about the "hard of muscle" part.

Cheers!

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Magic, indeed

A charming historical romance with magic attached as a new duke (Harry) discovers the utter indebtedness of his inheritance and additional complications adding despair and frustrations. Marriage and a hefty dowery would help and thus a quick marriage to Christina, his long-time betrothed. But his wife's quirky ghost-hunting behavior soon unearth's a devious mystery in the centuries old family estate needing the aid of Christina's quirky family's support. Ms. Rice adds this magical spice to what could have been a same-old-same-old historical romance which happily sparkled and entertained instead.

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unexpected<br />

loving each one of these delightful tales every time i listen to them what is the best about them to me is the puzzles