Sonnet, Mar 2002, 6.99
In 1810 Shoreham, England, Cole Strangford works on a diving suit that will enable him to breath underwater when his Uncle Gillie interrupts his work with unwanted news. The father of Juliana St. Germaine looks favorably on a marriage match between his daughter and Cole. The duo are arriving today, which means Cole's race to complete his invention before William James is in jeopardy.
Cole does not want to marry anyone, as he prefers searching for the lost Sea Opal, but knows he is obligated to sire a Romany heir for the good of his people. Joanna does not want to marry anyone either, but knows she is obligated to find a way to remove the family curse that makes them sea people. When they meet sparks fly and love enters the relationship. However, he obsesses on finding the gem that means good fortune for his family while she must betray his love to lift the curse.
This enchanting Regency romantic fantasy charms the audience from start to finish due to the strong cast that makes readers believe in the unreal. The story line is fabulous due to the lead protagonists. Joanna struggles not to fall in love, which would mean failure to accomplish her task; Cole battles obligations with his feelings for his prospective bride. With a powerful support cast propelling the action-packed plot forward, readers will delight in MY ENCHANTED ENEMY while seeking previous and future works from Tracy Fobes.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner