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Midlife Magic: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Not Too Late Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B086RTMD5Q
- Publisher : Victoria Danann (October 1, 2020)
- Publication date : October 1, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3076 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 500 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #766 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Midlife Magic takes you to a place that you wish you could stay for a short time or the rest of your life. It truly came to life in my head.
Wait til you meet Romeo and see those sparkly red shoes you'll definitely not want to put this book down.
First of all I absolutely love this author’s series and was thrilled she was adding her magic touch to the Paranormal Women’s Fiction. This book takes place in the Lake District of England, so we already know there are many magical creatures in these areas where the key lines cross. The author’s world building of this new series is as enthralling as the characters and storyline of this first book in the series.
The book starts out with the divorce of an unsuspecting Rita who’s in her forties. Not the best thing to help an already bruised ego from years of verbal abuse from a low life husband running away with younger models.
Life for Rita takes a 180 degree turn when she inherits a home, antique shops and apparently the title of magistrate in a small English town. It was quite the journey as the world of magical creatures is revealed to her as well as her new title and responsibilities.
The unfolding of this fantastical world and how Rita adjusts to her new life is both charming, entertaining and exciting. This is an amazing start to what promises to be an awesome new series, no matter what age you are.
The characters were likable but it was almost too easy to sit this book down to do other thing unlike the Black Swan novels. I will probably continue this series and hope my level of enjoyment increases.
Well, there are a couple of things just really rubbing me the wrong way, and i cannot shut up. SPOILER ALERT - details ahead, read no further, if you don’t want to know.
Ok, the premise is American woman, brink of divorce living in crappy motel, gets mysterious first class ticket to England aka all things English.
She has to go for a dinner given by the solicitor who will tell her all the details of the mystery inheritance. He says we have researched you. So that’s the ONLY reason i forgave THIS particular thing. Which was that the dinner given was apparently the exact favourite dinner she always ordered at her favourite eatery back home. And the thing is Pot Roast and Brown Gravy are not things that I as an English person would ever say. But i forgave this one because if they researched and then recreated her favourite dinner for her. As an English person I’d say Roast beef, lamb, pork, chicken etc, and i would never state the colour of the gravy - it’s just gravy. So that part i let it go.
And then the next thing, well, heroine goes to English pub, with English fellow, and they have English food made by English employees. The dude ordered Broiled Fish. We don’t say broiled in England. What Americans call the broiler - we call that the grill. What Americans call the grill - we refer to it as a barbecue. So i am disappointed by that. And the dessert. It’s not Sticky Pudding, it’s Sticky Toffee Pudding. In another pub dinner, 2 things that are ordered - in a tiny pub in England - a Chowder, well when i lived in England, no pubs served chowder anywhere i lived, and only knew of it from books and TV and thought Clam chowder sounded most disgusting, but it wasn’t available anywhere. And then one more pub dish - Grits? Grits? In a pub? I can see Gordon Ramsey cooking it in his restaurant maybe (Shrimp and Grits) but even now that I live in the North West Pacific, i call it polenta, I cook it often, order it when i go out to eat, and Grits is a southern thing, is it not? I certainly never EVER saw it in ENGLAND, or Ireland where i also lived for a time, other than reading about it in American books.
Yes these are petty small details, which if you take into account that this is a book about the Fae world and magic, and I’m not objecting to any of that in the least, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that i be demanding regarding food detail. I lived in England all my life, cooked lots of food. These are just minor details in a story that I’m otherwise loving, but they matter to me, so I’m sorry. Even if i love the whole book, these foodie details will be what i remember, so can I have bit more food research done, into the difference between English and American terms for food preparation. It would mean a great deal.