by Patricia Rice

July 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21591-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Lucinda Malcolm’s creative talents have been with her since birth. At times she wondered if those talents were a gift or a curse. Sinda’s paintings were known to reveal secrets and foretell of future events. It was quite accidental on her part. All Sinda wanted was to express herself through the magic of art. Sir Trevelyan Rochester has no doubts whatsoever; it is indeed a curse. What else could it be? Her portrait of him as a murderer had London all abuzz before he even stepped foot back on English soil. While he was busy making plans to return home to a more settled life, Miss Malcolm had him firmly entrenched in scandal. His dream of settling down with the right woman vanished before his eyes and all thanks to the trouble-maker known as the Prophetess.

Sinda had seen him in her dreams. His handsome visage and raw masculinity unequaled begged to be immortalized on canvas. She certainly had no intention of ruining his name or his future. Now Trev was an angry. Worse, that fury was aimed at Lucinda. There was only one choice. She had to flee.

Trev had learned much over the past twenty years at sea. Finding one woman should not be difficult. He would make sure she set things right. Otherwise, no decent woman would come near him. But Sinda proves more clever than Trev gives her credit for and leads him a merry chase to Scotland. Once he arrives he is caught once more in an unexpected hindrance with, surprise, Lucinda in the midst.

Sir Trevelyan was proving to be a mystery and although a part of Lucinda feared him, another part of her, a stronger part, wanted to learn more about this dashing man.

Author Patricia Rice has an enchanting way with storytelling as is proven in Much Ado About Magic. Within its pages a reader will find three-dimensional characters and an interesting plot interwoven throughout with humor - all the hallmarks of a Rice novel. Get ready for another spellbinding adventure only Patricia Rice can deliver.

Reviewed in June 2005 by Rho.

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