When his father failed to beat the love of magic out of him, Jack Langdon was sent to a strict boarding school that would instill in him a disdain for magic appropriate for a member of the nobility. As a daredevil officer in Wellington's army, Jack breaks his neck and is treated by Abigail Barton, a talented healer, who states that her price will be marriage. After a grueling healing process, Abby discovers that Jack possesses untapped magical powers. In spite of the fact that having a wizard for a wife will not sit well with the ton, Jack marries Abby, even though his injuries prevent him from consummating the marriage. Abby suspects that Jack's reckless ways and reluctance to return to his home may be the result of an evil spell. Together they must discover the cause of the blight and use their love to save their lands and tenants from being completely drained of all life. Popular Putney's winning combination of well-crafted fantasy and romance will have broad appeal for readers of both genres. Diana Tixier HeraldCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Praise for Mary Jo Putney and A Kiss of Fate
“Mesmerizing in its emotional breadth, stunning in its backdrop, and spellbinding in its paranormal overtones . . . a marvelous, fast-paced tale.”
“A gifted writer with an intuitive sense of what makes romance work!”
“[A] multilayered tale . . . skillfully entwining fantasy with historical romance . . . entranced readers will be delighted.”
“Putney [is] adept at atmosphere, pace, and eros.”
“Mary Jo Putney is not to be missed.”
–Jo BeverleyFrom the Hardcover edition.