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Gentle Magic, a Paperback – 1999
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Cody O'Fannin can't quite figure out how McMurdo, the town's shopkeeper, does it, but tiny sparks fill the air when he's around. Maybe its just Cody's growing affection for Melissa that makes him see stars, or his loathing for the almost divorced husband, but whatever it is, Cody knows the power of magic spells l-o-v-e.
Your fingers trip over each other in a hurry to turn the pages. Ms. Craig writes with a pen dipped in wit and enchantment to create a novel of splendor and romance. Humor drives a simple plot made complex by its characters. A GENTLE MAGIC leaves a smile on your face and a glow of satisfaction.
The characters fell in love at first sight, but it's the complacent love, the kind of love that you fall into AFTER the happily-ever-after. There was no sexual tension, no fighting their feelings or each other, no zip, no zazz, no bang. In other words, I was completely bored. Every page I turned was an effort.
And Cody's country accent drove me nuts!!! I just kept picturing a backwoods good ole' boy with no backbone and a goofy hick saying for every occassion.
I am so unbelievably sorry, Ms. Craig, but I just couldn't find the silver lining in this book.
This one catches your attention right away. Nothing could be more unexpected than finding a woman giving birth in the middle of nowhere. But that is how Cody and Arnold found Melissa. Her sorry husband left her to fend for herself rather than help her deliver it. Cody fell quickly for Melissa and fell in love with Katherine the second she was born in his hands.
Of course Mac was not surprised to find Cody come back with a married woman and a new born baby. In fact, he had her room ready, already knew her name, and knew all about her hard life. Those sparkeles still keep showering from his fingers often too.
Once Melissa's husband is found, he claims he had had sunstroke and could ot get back to her during the labor. Knowing it not possible to get sunstroke in November, Melissa tells Howard she is getting a divorce.
Okay, Readers, that is the plot. It's up to you to read it to find out the revenge Howard takes, the battles, the love triangle, and everything else. This book is well worth your time to read. I even enjoyed it more than the first. I look forward to seeing Mac in the next adventure!