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A Lady and Her Magic (Faerie #1)

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Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed...

Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency's glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she's bound for trouble...

And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking...

The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a mom...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published September 1st 2012)
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Jill

3.5 stars

With a set of five rules, the Unpardonable Errors, the Fae can enter the human world.

5. Never, ever fall in love with a human

Sophia Thorne has been sent on a mission. Ashley Trimble, Duke of Robinsworth and his spoilt, undisciplined daughter Anne are her targets. Coming from the land of the Fae with her grandmother, Sophia has to adjust to the new clothing, hiding her wings and pointy ears.

Unaware that Sophia is Fae, Ashley is taken by the lovely woman who can manage his daughter and w...more
She-Wolf Reads

If the Duke of Robinsworth had known it would be so difficult to raise a daughter alone, he never
would have killed his wife.


What a fantastic opening line. It was this first sentence that made me pick up A LADY AND HER MAGIC by Tammy Falkner from my TBR pile and then not put it down. This line introduces Ashley Trimble, Duke of Robinsworth, wealthy widower and suspected murderer. While out with his young daughter, Anne, he runs into the lovely and enchanting Sophia. It may seem like a coincidenc...more
Christine
This story caught my attention twice: First, by its description, which promised a blend of fantasy and regency romance (two of my favorites) and second, by the very first line:

“If the Duke of Robinsworth had known it would be so difficult to raise a daughter alone, he never would have killed his wife.”

Intriguing! So much so, that I paused and quoted the line to my husband, who also acknowledged the sheer hookiness of the first line. But as I read further, contemplating how to use that line in th...more
Melody May
Posted at What I'm Reading

What do you think of when you hear about fairies? I personally think that they are mischievous and up to no good, but maybe I'm wrong. Possibly miss in form; who knows? However, I know I just finished a charming book that happens to deal with fairies, which is A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner. Here's what the story is about:

We meet Sophia Thorne who happens to be a fairy come to help the Duke of Robinsworth's daughter and possibly him. However, Sophia wasn't assign...more
Jaime
Sophia Thorn walks between the two worlds of the Fae and Regency high society, constantly struggling to complete her magical missions without breaking an impossible set of rules handed down from the Fae people. She must work and interact with humans, but she must never fall in love with one. The Duke of Robinsworth, who lives in exile in his ancestral home, is not familiar with Sophia’s rules. And even after meeting her at a fateful house party, he has no idea that he’s about to push her to a wh...more
Danielle
This book was just ok for me. There wasn't as much paranormal elements as I expected and what was there was kind of silly. Sophia is a fairy on a mission to help a little girl little does she know that the little girl has a handsome, lonely father that needs help too. The Duke of Robinsworth is accussed of murdering his wife and is a outcast in society. Everyone is terrified of him especially women until he meets Sophia who seems not to care a bit about all the rumors and is totally at ease with...more
Jessica Kayuha
I really wanted to like this book so much more. I had it written down in my little TBR list after reading the first chapter a few months back. The premise sounded right up my alley for a bit of light, happy reading.

And it definitely is light, happy reading, but just not at all satisfying. The take on fairies is just, for lack of a better term, weird. The heroine is a Mission Fairy, whose mission is to help the daughter of the hero forget, or overcome maybe, her tragic past which has turned her i...more
Krista
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE READ YET THIS YEAR!!!! I just love everything about this book!! Its awesome to find an adult faerie story!! Not that there is anything wrong with stories like Wicked Lovely but I wanted something more adult and this is it!! I fell in love with Sophia and Robin and Anne and Clair and Finn and Ronald and the Ramsdales, and sophie grand parents and the trusted few and everyone else I didnt mention!! The story had me laughing the people made me hopeful and the outcome ma...more
CaroleDee
A Lady and Her Magic was a take on the Fae I haven't experienced yet, and I loved every minute of it. It was a bit longer than I expected, but at no time did the story drag. I was enthralled the entire time.

The characters were fun and engrossing.I especially enjoyed the quirky character of Ronald, the garden gnome. I don't think I will ever look at a garden gnome quite the same way. *Be warned: those little buggers bite!*

I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with the characters. A Lady and Her Magi...more
Stephanie Williams
I loved this book... I cant wait to read the next one
Shelby Gran
I loved the characters, it had a really great start and kept me up all night wanting to read more. I liked the foreshadowing in the first half of the book, it kept me interested in wanting to know more. I really like it enough to pick up another book by this author...however, it did have some flaws. A minor thing was 'blast and damn' it's cute, but it's uncommon. So Sofia and Marcus said it, they are siblings and of the same world, but then other characters started saying it too and I just see t...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

As a lover of historical romance, but not having read many with paranormal elements, I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book. But, I ended up thoroughly enjoying this magical romp through Regency England.

Sophia is a mission fairy. Her mission has something to do with the Duke of Robinsworth’s family, but the reader doesn’t get the complete picture until more than halfway...more
Stéphanie
When I picked up this book, I really didn't expect this story. A magical Regency romance, A LADY AND HER MAGIC is charming and whimsical, and while pleasantly entertaining, it's really not a novel for everyone. The light fluffy romance and the somewhat naive protagonist won't be for everyone, especially those who are looking for hardcore faeries. While these faeries have strict rules, they aren't scary at all and aren't radiating power and strength.

The faerie lore is very original and while it s...more
I_love_a_happily_ever_after
It has been quite a long time since I have read a book without putting it down, but this is exactly how I spent the past six hours. I loved this book, it was absolutely charming. I would have liked to get to know the Hero a little better, but the book was delightful enough on it it's own to earn 5/5 stars. It is filled with engaging characters and an interesting new plot line that has not been beaten to death, like most regencies. I highly recommend this book to people who are looking for someth...more
Dolce Amore
Written For Confessions From Romaholics

I disliked the start of this book. The Duke of Robinsworth, Ashley Trimble, admits he had killed his wife. I like my heroes to be wicked, but not evil.



If the Duke of Robinsworth had known it would be so difficult to raise a daughter alone, he never would have killed his wife.

Even though he’d never admitted it, everyone knew he’d killed her. And though he refused to share the details, they were all correct
.



Sophia Thorne’s sister, Claire, is sent to find out...more
May Mostly Romance
A Lady and Her Magic ของแทมมี ฟอร์คเนอร์

เรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มแรกในชุดที่เล่าเรื่องราวเกี่ยวกับภูติแฟร์รีที่ไม่ใช่เพียงแค่ตำนานที่มนุษย์เข้าใจ แต่พวกเขามีตัวตน และอาศัยอยู่อีกมิตินึง (ที่ต้องใช้ประตูข้ามไปมาระหว่างกัน)

การพบกันครั้งแรกระหว่างมิสโซเฟีย ธอร์น และแอชลีย์ ทริมเบิ้ลสร้างความประทับใจให้กับดยุคแห่งโรบินเวิร์ธชนิดที่เขายังจดจำเธอได้ แม้จะในอีกหลายวันต่อมา

โซเฟียอาจจะไม่ใช่สาวรุ่นจากตระกูลผู้ดีสูงศักดิ์ แต่เธอคือคนแรก และคนเดียวที่สามารถจัดการกับลูกสาวนิสัยดื้อรั้นของเขาได้ และวิธีของโซเฟียก็...more
Lynn
Today's post is on 'A Lady and Her Magic' by Tammy Falkner. It is 351 pages long and is published by Sourcebooks Casablanca. The cover has the two main characters looking at one another with the male lead Ashley being shirtless and Sophia leaning into him from above with her wings out behind her. The intended reader is female adult romance reader and it should stay that way. There is sexuality in it, in more than one scene, but no language or violence. There Be Spoilers Ahead.


From the back of th...more
Silver James
A Lady and Her Magic I bought this book after seeing the author's entry on the Sourcebooks Casablanca Authors blog. I found the premise intriguing and after looking at a sample, bought the Kindle edition.

Sophia Thorne is a member of the fae--a mission fairy to be precise. Her job is to make things right in the human world. She's been assigned the task of helping the "dangerous" Duke of Robinsworth and his young hoyden of a daughter, Anne. Little did she know that her heart would be at stake. A...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
A LADY AND HER MAGIC by Tammy Falkner is an exciting historical/fantasy romance set in the Regency era.What an exciting historical filled with magic,fairies,love,romance,scandal,dwarfs,mystery,humorous,enchantment,passion,secrets,and a bit of magical mischief. Follow The Duke of Robinsworth and Sophia Thorne on their magical journey to love. Sophia,a fairy who is not only naive but finds herself falling for the devastatingly handsome,sexy Robinsworth,which is a no no in the magical realm of fair...more
Kit
I received this book free through Goodreads first Reads.

I will say first and foremost that I loved winning this book. It gave me a chance to branch out from what I normally read. So thank you! If you couldn't tell, this is not my normal type of reading material. And I am so glad that I took the time to branch out.

This book was witty and engaging. The wording itself was a little more advanced than your general novel nowadays but I was able to understand it easily through either inference or an e...more
Marlene
Ashley Trimble, the Duke of Robinsworth, is almost a pariah in society. It is rumored that Ashley murdered his wife, after she died under suspicious circumstances, leaving their daughter motherless.
Sophia Thorne has been sent by the Fae to help Ashley's daughter,Anne, but she hopes to help Ashley, too.

It is seldom, that this reader comes across a book, which puts a smile on my face in just a few paragraphs, but A LADY AND HER MAGIC is such a book. It is an even rarer occurrence, when the smile...more
Kristin & Sue Ellen ~ GirlyGirlBookReviews
An enchanting read filled with magic, love, humor, and the land of the Fae. Tammy Falkner has created a beautiful world. I loved everything about this series. I got so wrapped up in it. I read it over the weekend and just couldn’t put it down. I laughed so hard at one point my husband looked at me like I was crazy! I loved all the characters. The chemistry and banter between Sophia and Ashley was HOT! Very well written.The world of the Fae has a several rules. One of them being Do NOT Fall in lo...more
The Bumble Girl {Margie}
Tammy Falkner has written a fun historical-fantasy fiction full of magic, romance and humor! Once I got past the first few chapters and got comfortable with the setting and the characters ways, it turned into a quick page-turner with laugh-out-loud moments and a faerie twist.

Sophia Thorne is a mission-faery, her current mission is to make things better for Lady Anne, the Duke of Robinsworth's daughter. But upon meeting the little girl, she senses the Duke's sadness and isolation and decides tha...more
Vilia
Review from Backchatting Books

Sophia Thorne is a fairy on a mission armed with a little magic, a grandmother and a set of rules that she must never ever break. Sophia quickly settles in even though she isn’t that good at her job. She can’t afford to fail however as she might end up losing her wings.

My biggest problem with this novel was Sophia’s characterisation. One minute she is this naïve fairy and the next she is grinning a crude references. She breezes into town as a Mission Fairy, determin...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

She’s on a mission: to remove the sadness from the Duke. She has a list of rules she cannot break and she’s determined not to. She does improve the Duke’s attitude, but she doesn’t have much luck with those rules…

Ms. Falkner writes a good story that flows well and is full of spirit, emotions, and love for the two main characters. When Sophia calms his little girl, he’s impressed. When Sophia sees him, she feels butterflies in her stom...more
Terra
This is an exceptionally wonderful fairy tale with spit and vinegar and loads of steamy scenes that will surly curl your toes. Our author is a wonderful part of the known writing team of Lydia Dare and I have to say that I am really liking what Tammy Falkner has given up in this installment of her own.

Sophia Thorne is a rare beauty, enchanting, delightful and very, very outspoken. She's been schooled in the ways of the ton but is not looking forward to applying her lessons to real life with all...more
Jessica
I won this in a GoodReads giveaway.

Cute is the word. What else to expect when Fairy (and then I mean wings and all) meets a handsome, brooding duke.

Sophia was a breath of fresh air, she was fun, sweet and not always thinking where her feet took her. She was just cute. She is also a fairy with a mission.

Our handsome duke is a recluse as everyone things he killed his wife..and he also says this on the first page. So I did wonder about that, but he was so nice and all so of course couldn't he have...more
Anna
Since the death of his wife the Duke of Robinsworth has been a bit of a recluse. Especially with all the rumors going around that he actually killed his wife. So the Duke finds it simpler to stay away from society functions. Then he meets the enchanting Sophie Thorne. She is new to the ton and it's her first time away from her homeland and she's on a mission.

I loved it! The story was a thrilling read. Both Sophia and Ashley (The Duke) are interesting characters to read about. Ashley's daughter w...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Cute is the word. What else to expect when Fairy (and then I mean wings and all) meets a handsome, brooding duke.

Sophia was a breath of fresh air, she was fun, sweet and not always thinking where her feet took her. She was just cute. She is also a fairy with a mission.

Our handsome duke is a recluse as everyone things he killed his wife..and he also says this on the first page. So I did wonder about that, but he was so nice and all so of course couldn't he have killed her. Well this at least I ho...more
Lori Peterson
A surprise

A surprise

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was a charming n.a. g story that had me laughing quite a bit. The characters we're well written and I hope found in another book. I would love to know what happens with Finn and Claire.
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