by Catherine Coulter

January 2008
ISBN: 978-0-515-14394-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Jove Books
Mass Market Paperback

1835, London

Nicholas Vail, the seventh earl of Mountjoy and newly returned to England from Macau, watched from the edges of the crowded ballroom. Nicholasí long search was about to end, she was here. The girl who had haunted his dreams was in this ballroom just as he had known she would be. Nicholas had felt her presence, sensed it. She was with Ryder Sherbrook her adopted father. Now to claim her for his own!

Ryder Sherbrook had found the girl ten years ago, near death in an ally badly beaten. Her clothes though shredded were once fine. She did not talk until almost two months had gone by and when she did start speaking again her first words were sung in a strange song. Her speech was clearly that of upper class and she was able to speak fluent Italian as well as English. Thinking to try to find her family would only lead her attackers back to her, the Sherbrooks made the decision to keep her from further harm by not seeking her origins. The girl could not remember who she was or where she came from so she took the name Rosalind de La Fontaine. This was her first season, and once she locks eyes with Nicholas Vail she also instantly senses connection with him, knowing in her heart and soul he is the one.

They quickly wed, and then set off for his family home where strange things start to happen. An ancient book, which only Rosalind is able to read, tells of a centuries old mystery. Is this the key to who Rosalind as well as Nicholas truly are?

Catherine Coulter has always known what makes for a thrilling romantic suspense read and continues her successful formula in her newest historical Wizardís Daughter. Her signature humor is unmistakable in this story, but the elements of the fantasy aspect become murky and readers must stay on track in order to follow. Overall, fans of Catherine Coulter must get a copy of Wizardís Daughter they wonít be disappointed!

Reviewed in January 2008 by Bonnie.

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