In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules…
Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life.
Now Cassandra is trapped in a snowbound house party deep in the elven dales, surrounded by bickering gentleman magicians, manipulative lady politicians, her own interfering family members, and, worst of all, her infuriatingly stubborn ex-fiancé, who refuses to understand that she’s given him up for his own good.
But the greatest danger of all lies outside the manor in the falling snow, where a powerful and malevolent elf-lord lurks…and Cassandra lost all of her own magic four months ago.
To save herself, Cassandra will have to discover exactly what inner powers she still possesses – and risk everything to win a new kind of happiness.
Pros – Clever escapes, daring do’s and (eventually) proper communication between adults
Cons – villain is somewhat one-dimensional, Cassandra really liked to remind us that Wrexham was her ex-fiance, not a lot about Wrexham outside his relationship to Cassandra
Notes – Recommended to me by the EVER SO CHARMING Samantha, my once and future Sestra. Also I want that coat on the cover.