Courtship & Curses

Courtship & Curses

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In 1815, Lady Sophie Rosier's first London season is marred not only by her physical and emotional scars, but also by magical attacks on her father and other members of the British War Cabinet, and while Sophie's magical powers are unreliable, she and her new best friend Parthenope decide to investigate--despite the distraction of Parthenope's handsome cousin.

McMillan Palgrave

From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue--and magic!

Sophie's entrance into London society isn't what she thought it would be: Mama isn't there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season's balls, also took away her magic. When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it's genuine, but she can't be sure he's feeling anything more than pity.

Sophie's problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons' ball and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match--and save England?

Find out in Marissa Doyle's Courtship and Curses!



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Lady Sophie Rosier's first London season is marred not only by her physical and emotional scars, but also by magical attacks on her father and other members of the British War Cabinet.
When her entrance into Napoleonic-era London society is hampered by her parents' absence and a newly acquired limp that prevents her from dancing, young witch Sophie distracts herself by shopping with her French friend, Amélie, and flirting with the dashing Lord Woodbridge until a dark magic attack compels Sophie's defense of War Office members. By the author of Bewitching Season.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805091878
0805091874
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 22 cm

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Barbara5060 Apr 07, 2014

This started slowly but was enjoyable. The addition of magical consequences was a fun twist to the "Season" in London. The main character's handicap also added a minor conflict (low self esteem), but having a handsome man interested in her almost immediately seemed too good to be true. Oh, that's right, she's strikingly beautiful.....fairly predictable.

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julia_sedai
Mar 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Regency era. Add a little bit of magic and it's fantastic. It's easy to see that the author did a lot of research and is really knowledgeable about the time period. It's also really interesting that the main character had polio, and walks with a limp, and Doyle does a good job of portraying how society viewed people like her. I read her other books (Bewitching Season, Betraying Season) a long time ago so I couldn't tell if this one is related to those, but it's the same sort of idea. Also, this book includes the dashing Duke of Wellington and has some historical facts (and not-so historical ones like the magic parts) about the Napoleonic Wars.

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LT
Sep 11, 2013

Lightweight, amusing.

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