- File Size: 471 KB
- Print Length: 280 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983832080
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing (July 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008KPDM0M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Tarnia, a place of cruel and wild magic, was the last place from whence one would wish a bride. They did not have Wise Women there, for anyone could perform spells. The Hags of the North ate their dead and sent the harsh winter wind to ravage the crops of the people of the South."
Tasmin Bey, the `hag', has just been born, hence the seven-year delay and her family is equally disturbed to learn her future husband lives in the south. Apparently, rumours of feasting on the dead are not solely the preserve of the north. Regardless, the two children correspond throughout the years and gifts and stories are exchanged as they prepare for their marriage. These letters form the basis of their friendship and hold clues to the mystery that lures Tasmin south before William formally sends for her.
Eschewing the family trade to strike out on his own, William buys a shop and embarks on a new career. He wants to make and sell chocolates. His aim is simple: to make people happy. When he is accused of murder, Tasmin's family celebrates as she is no longer tied to the stranger from the south. Tasmin packs her bags and travels south anyway. She feels she knows William, through his letters and believes he is incapable of murder.
As William and Tasmin work together to prove his innocence and solve the murder, they discover their friendship is something more.Read more ›
Filled with incredible descriptions and lively, humorous scenes, this book plays out in the reader's mind like a high budget film. I began loving this book on the first page and it only got better as it went on. For once, I was not disappointed with the ending, and I thought the author took the time to craft an ending worthy of the book. So many times I've had the opinion that an author see's the finish line and then races through the last couple of chapters without really giving them much thought so they can say the book is finished. This book did not ever feel rushed or like the author lost sight of where she was going. I look forward to reading more of her work and sincerely hope you will do the same. This is a book to recommend for sure.
This book caught my attention from the first read of the blurb so that I had to go and buy it. The chocolatier and his future wife are betrothed in childhood and the author takes us through their formative years via the letters they write to each other. When they actually meet it is in the midst of a murder accusation and I wondered if their feelings for each other could survive this crisis.
This book was amazing and kept my attention right the way through. I reluctantly had to put it down to get on with life, but hurried back as soon as I could to see what happened next. Wonderful book, thank you Ms Speer for giving me such a wonderful experience.
The protagonists, Tasmin and William, are separated by cultures and by competing and fully drawn, familial interests, but joined by a spell. Although destined for each other, these trials keep them apart until calamity strikes.
I really don't wish to spoil the plot; it is most enjoyable to watch it unfold for yourself. The blurb gives you the gist of it. What I will say, however, is that very little of her writing is wasted; seemingly simple characterization and well placed clues abound with a subtly that I can only admire.
Part fantasy, part romance, part cozy, this is a wonderful novel to curl up with, holding a cup or two of hot chocolate. Be sure to make it yourself; you never know who your enemies are.
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