Love Spell, Jan 2004, 5.99, 320 pp.
Maestro the King of the Pixies assigns mission impossible to Allegro Soprano and her partner Largo Bass with the option of refusal. However, the two fairies know that they have no choice for if their populace is to thrive, love must also flourish in England. The unattainable assignment is to have the Black Falcon and Spinster of Nottingham fall in love.
Desperate to make progress, the fairy duo inform the lower middle class shrew Phaidra Moore that she is to marry that black hearted sibling murderer Kain Addison. Phaidra would prefer to die a spinster than wed someone that does not love her and she knows the chosen one has no heart to offer even if he is doing atonement. On the other hand Kain supports marrying beneath his aristocratic station because he needs her large dowry. However, the two fairies know that marriage is not love so they have their work cut out for them to insure this couple fall in love.
KISSED BY MAGIC is an amusing fantasy romance that will make readers believe in the magic that Gloria Harchar provides. The lead couple is a delightful pair hiding their growing need and love for one another as if those feelings are a plague. However, the tale belongs to those delightful comedic pixies, opposites in every sense of the word, as they bring humor, enchantment and matchmaking to a fun tale that is obviously KISSED BY MAGIC.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner