Atop a seaside cliff at the edge of the windswept moors of Cornwall stood the forbidding castle that Lady Emma would now call home. Sent as an offering of peace between two feuding families, the raven-haired beauty was prepared to perform her wifely duties. But when she first lifted her gaze to the turquoise eyes of her lord, she sensed that he was the man she had seen inAtop a seaside cliff at the edge of the windswept moors of Cornwall stood the forbidding castle that Lady Emma would now call home. Sent as an offering of peace between two feuding families, the raven-haired beauty was prepared to perform her wifely duties. But when she first lifted her gaze to the turquoise eyes of her lord, she sensed that he was the man she had seen in her most intimate visions.Dain of Penruan had lived an austere life in his castle on the dlivvs, and he didn't intend to cease doing so, regardless of this arranged marriage to the daughter of his father's hated rival. But though he attempted to disdain Lady Emma, the lusty lord could not ignore her lush curves, or the strange amethyst light sparkling from the depths of her chestnut eyes.Perched upon the precipice of a feeling as mysterious and poignant as silvery moonlight on the sea, Lady and Lord plunged into a love that could only have been conjured by...A Passionate Magic...
|Title||:||A Passionate Magic|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||368 Pages|
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A Passionate Magic Reviews
When the King decrees that there must be a marriage to join two battling clans that have been at war for years with each other. Emma volunteers herself, even though its her younger sister who is only 8 and very sickly is the one that is agreed upon to marry Dain, who is well known for his battle prowess and fierceness. So her father reluctantly agrees, and so she goes to marry Dain of Penruan. When she first meets Dain, all he wants is to keep her secluded and out of the way, but Emma is having none of it. She is determined to make a good life here, and a reliable wife for Dain, if he would let her. What he doesn't expect is to find that Emma is much more than she claims. He finds her gentleness and beauty instantly grabbing his attention, and even though he wants to trust her, he senses that she is keeping something from him, all the while a fierce desire threatens to consume them both.Its been quite a while since I have read a book by Flora Speer, but I have been itching to read a somewhat older style romance, and this fits right into that desire. A Passionate Magic is a story that is set in the Medieval era, back to the 1100's, It also has a magical/paranormal aspect to the story as well, one I felt is balanced pretty well into the story.We begin with Emma over hearing her father and step mother talking about the most latest King's decree for the two feuding families. When she hears that it is her sister to be bartered off as a bride, she volunteers herself. She knows that her sister is no way ready for this assigned marriage. So she goes herself, but she finds herself in a position that she never expected. Dain has made it clear that he doesn't trust her in any way, and that she will have to prove herself, and that his mother will have full reign. Now his mother (a cruel woman) tries to get Emma to leave, but Emma is made of much sterner stuff. She has magical abilities, but she also has a great capacity to heal. We see a slow process of Dain starting to trust Emma, and even though their relationship has some rocky bumps, but there was such a sense of realism and vitality.I felt that Dain was a very strong character, he had his vulnerabilities but his strengths really outweighed the negatives. I found him very appealing, even though at times I wanted to knock his head with something, he did have his reasons. Although the second half of the book, I thought he was a bit ridiculous in his stubbornness against Emma, but I felt the author did it well enough that it seemed to add a bit more flair to the story. Emma was just a heroine I liked from the beginning. I found her brave and strong willed and not one to easily back down from a fight, but at times she would occasionally back down from one out of respect. I felt that she had a lot of strength in her, and didn't let her magical abilities over power her senses, she had quite a bit of self control. I couldn't help but admire her tenacity and stubbornness to keep up with Dain.I found Passionate Magic to be a favorite of one of the older type romances. When I was reading this (and boy it didn't take very long ) it reminded me of the days when I first started reading romance, and ten years ago, these were the types of books that were most popular. Now don't get me wrong, I have truly loved the newer romances, but there has always been something about the older authors and their style of writing that gets to me every time. A Magical tale of passion, adventure, intrigue and a sweet love story. A fast paced and thrilling story that will capture its readers.
PaperNovelIt was alright considering it has a less attractive cover. The story has a mysterious elements of both the heroine and hero's parents and magic. I'm not saying Harry Potter-esque magic but Merlin type of magic since it's in medieval times. The story is about 80% lover's quarrel and romance between the lovers and the remaining 20% is about the mystery and magic that mostly appeared towards the end.Emma of Wroxley was a proxy bride to Dain. She was given as an exchange for her young, sickly sister named Alys. She's kind and pretty but very stubborn. She's a goody two shoes wife. Action really tolled when she has to butt heads with Dain's mother-Lady Richelda. Lady Richelda was the villain of the story. She's a mean spirited woman who only knew to make people feel worse especially her son. Dain, was an alpha man. Courageous and fair to everybody except for Emma in my opinion. He always sees some tiny whole to spark an argument with her and they fight all the time in the story. The interesting parts will be learning on who they really are. Dain has a hole in his memory where he can't say a woman's name. Emma has a wicked sorceress mother and the family she once knew isn't what it seems. For the whole story it was kind of dragged since I was like, "That's it?" The end made sense and was a little surprising . For a reader to love it, one has to really love the main characters because if not then it's just a usual medieval story with a sprinkle of magic. Judgement: Recommendable
Basic romance novel- nothing fancy or special.