Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters, #1)
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"Sarah's coming home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name - a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.

But Damon has not arrived alone...more
Mass Market Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Berkley
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I felt the irresistible urge to sneak this read in. I'm read it out of the Lover Beware collection. Nice start to the Drake sisters' series. I enjoyed the interaction between Sarah and Damon. Their coming together was fated, and not just by a prophecy. They seem to meet each other's needs. I loved the fact that Damon was a bit of a nerdy scientist (I have a weakness for nerds), older (in his 40s), nicely tortured (from his experiences with his assailants and guilt over his friend's death), and h...more
Heather
i read this book and i couldnt help but wonder-WHERE WAS THE STORY?! was it just me or were we missing a whole story. it's like she started writing, got tired of it and wanted to finish it, and then just rushed through it, completely leaving out stuff.love came out of nowhere. one minute they're just talking and the next they're in love! i was like wth? i like love to slowly develop, so that we actually believe it in a story.not the kind that comes out of nowhere like a smack in the face.
this wh...more
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New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan presents the story of Sarah, the eldest of the extraordinary-and magical-Drake sisters, now rewritten and expanded, in this very special collector's edition.

"Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name-a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious...more
Kati
2.5 stars. Very likable characters, rather poor execution. The story felt rushed and shallow, not properly developed, only touched upon. The author failed to create a real sense of danger, a real connection between Damon and Sarah. It felt as if we were only told that those two were destined to be soul mates, it wasn't really shown or felt. And even the characters' background was rather scrappy. These lovable characters deserved a longer, more in-depth story.
faeriemyst
The first few chapters of MItW started off well enough, the author captured the coastal town atmosphere perfectly, however, after that it got a little, okay at times a lot, cheesy and eye-roll-inducing. Romances don't have to be that sticky-sweet. What was different and interesting is that the narration was mainly told through the male lead instead of the female; there's not too much of that in romances. The only downfall to the story being told this way was Damon waxing poetic about Sarah the M...more
Filipa
2,5 stars

Sarah Drake é a mais velha de sete irmãs. A família Drake é uma família muito curiosa. Há algo mágico que envolve o nome daquela família, da casa que passou de geração em geração. As profecias que fazem parte desta família são muitas. Uma delas é que em cada geração, a sétima filha Drake terá sete filhas. Outra é que os portões da mansão Drake apenas se abrem para aquele que se irá revelar o homem certo para cada uma das sete irmãs. Por isso, quando os portões de casa se abrem para Dam...more
Tania Martins
Já o li num dia, também é pequenino!

Gostei da história mas tem um senão para mim, achei tudo demasiado rápido, achei que eles se apaixonam num piscar de olhos e que decidem ficar juntos muito rapidamente...

Fartei-me de rir com as cenas de magia das irmãs mas aquela que achei mais piada foi a Hannah, ela vai envolver-se com o xerife não?

Em suma, um livro leve que se lê bem!
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
This was...well, I'm not sure what this was. I didn't dislike this book. Actually, I liked it. I just have no idea why I liked it.

The characters were very well drawn. The heroine, Sarah, wasn't annoying. She was a strong woman without being overbearing or snarky. The hero, Damon, was a little snarky and a lot wounded. He wasn't, however, annoyingly tortured. I felt for him. The hero and the heroine were good together and it didn't seem like the author was putting two people together who didn't...more
flajol
Oh good grief. I should have known better really.

I read Dark Prince recently, and was unimpressed with it. However, at the same time as I bought Dark Prince, I'd picked up a copy of one of the Drake Sister books, little realising it was not book one. I am completely anal when it comes to reading series in order - I will spontaneously combust if I read book #3 before book #1! Don't you try and tell me otherwise!

Anyway, I get home, see on Fantastic Fiction that Magic in the Wind is the first in t...more
Maria
The first very short novel of the Drake Sisters. It tells the tale of Sarah Drake, security expert and Damon Wilder, programmer extraordinaire. Damon is scarred both on the inside and on the outside after being tortured for information about a program he made for the military. When he moves to Safe Harbour he hears a lot about the Drake Sisters. So when the grape vine tells him Sarah has arrived he sets out to meet her.

Sarah has longed for the ocean for quite some time and have finally arrived....more
Susan
After finishing Christine Feehan's Dark Carpathian series earlier this year, I decided to dive into another of her series: the Drake Sisters series. Magic in the Wind is book 1 in this series.

Something about the sleepy little town of Sea Haven called to Damon Wilder. He was a brilliant scientist - possibly the smartest man alive - working on secret projects for the U.S. government, but danger seemed to haunt him wherever he went. Damon decided he needed a safe harbor to retire to. He didn't thin...more
Sara Gonçalves
Este é um livro que promete. Uma série com irmãs que têm magia dentro de si, profecias de família, entre outros... para quem gosta de fantasia, é um livro ideal. Juntando o romance entre um homem que traz um passado difícil e a irmã mais velha desta família seria a cereja no topo do bolo.
No entanto, apesar destas premissas todas, este livro não me encantou para aí além. A história perde pela parca caracterização das personagens. Sei que o Damon ronda os 40 anos porque é dito na história, mas não...more
Tania
Magic in the Wind is the novella that sets up the Drake Sisters series, which means it has a hell of a lot to do in just over 100 pages. The series tells the tale of seven sisters who have magical abilities and who’s romantic fate is tied to a prophecy so the likelihood that the beginning story would feel like on big info dump was fairly high.

I didn’t actually read this until after I had read other books in the series so I was reading this with the knowledge of how much Ms Feehan had to set up i...more
Tyra (PHR)
This is the perfect example of a good material gone to waste because the author can't bring justice to it. *sigh* I should have prepared myself to be disappointed.

I really don't like Feehan's style of writing. There were times when the dialogues were just so damn long that you can't help but feel irritated reading it. Her dialogues are like this, "This is my friend. Her name is Jane. She grew up in a small town where she lived with her grandparents who were farmers. After graduating in highscho...more
Tricia
This was a difficult book for me to rate. I really disliked the whole love story. I'm sorry but the first few lines were "the wind whispered her name, Sarah is back". And of course instantly this Damon knew he had to meet this women. Of course I'm sure you can guess from there they fell in love completely and instantly. I swear if i had to hear Damon's inner monologue about how he "couldn't believe the love he felt for Sarah after just a day" one more time, I was about to scream! This was proba...more
Kathleen
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Content: Some sex, a little violence, minimal cussing, no typos
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3.75 stars. First book in the Drake Sisters series. An enjoyable and fairly bland paranormal novella. Delightful at times, it's a SWEET story introducing the seven closely-knit Drake sisters, witches all, who live and work all over the world in various occupations and locations, but return occasionally to their magical house overlooking the sea. This story features Sarah, the oldest sister.

The setting is a charmi...more
Tempo de Ler
«Sete irmãs entrelaçadas, controladoras dos elementos da terra do mar e do ar, incapazes de controlar o destino que evitam. O destino encontrá-las-á uma por uma, da mais velha até à última. Quando o portão trancado se abrir em boas-vindas, a primeira encontrará o amor verdadeiro.»

Magia ao Vento vem comprovar que não são precisas muitas palavras para contar uma boa história.

Claro que isto se deve à magnífica capacidade que Christine Feehan tem para se expressar de forma directa e concisa. É cer...more
Kristie
So I thought this was going to be a quick read. Boy was I wrong. I have to say that this book was boring on many levels. It read more as on outline for a book than a book. I wish that Christine Feehan, would have realized that there was no depth to the characters and store line. It went to fast in some parts, making me have to reread because I missed how we changed scenes so fast, or to slow in other parts. The same things were said over and over and OVER again. I got it the first time Damon sai...more
Fernanda
:)

rating 3.5*

as primeiras impressões surge uma duvida, afinal do que se trata.... um livro tão pequeno?
mas positivamente avaliamos que afinal o tamanho não tem tanta importância assim :P
é uma historia quase tipo conto e quase um prologo do que irá acontecer, afinal são 7 irmãs!!!!

prepara-nos para a família Drake com todo o seu mistério e "poder" .... são "pessoas reais" com toda a carga emocional como qualquer outra pessoa, acabamos por nos rever em alguns aspectos nestes personagens.

a fantasia...more
Books-treasureortrash
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The story was entertaining, but I thought it was predictable. The characters were moderately interesting but not very compelling. Damon Wilder has a haunted past with murderers seeking him out. Sarah as a witch, helps him fight these evil people and in the process they develop a relationship. We also get to know a bit about Sarah and her family background. If you want a quick read this is a good book since it is short. If you enjoy reading paranormal romance you will p...more
Ellen Black
While the romantic aspect of this book was a touch saptastic, the story surrounding the seven magical Drake Sisters is interesting, even with the holes in it.

This book focuses on the oldest sister, Sarah. While I thought the book was not well-written, I did enjoy the story of magickal sister living near the ocean, each with their own special gifts. I'm looking forward to reading the other six books in the Drake Sisters series; although, I don't expect the writing to be fabulous.
Sandra
A parte que mais me agradou? A capa :(

As personagens não têm nenhuma profundidade, nem a autora esteve com esse trabalho.

Mal Damon e Sarah se vêem, e sem sequer terem dito um "olá", decidem logo que vão ficar juntos para sempre e fazer amor louco *.*
Querem mais irreal que isto?

Depois, no resto do livro, é tudo muito apressadinho, muito resumido. Pareceu-me mais uma lista de "a fazer" do que um romance.

Não sei, esperava nem que fosse um pouquito mais.
Margarida Cruz
Valeu-lhe a pequenez, para o termninar. Porque, fosse ele maior, e tinha-me ficado a meio da leitura.
Péssima escrita, diálogos ocos e sem nexo, personagens à deriva, sem personalidade, que nada acrescentam à história e só a tornam ainda mais ridícula (como os vilões escolhidos pela autora, por exemplo).
Lamechice atrás de lamechice, romance despropositado e completamente absurdo, repetições enjoativérrimas...
Enfim, uma série que começa com um ponto final.
Ally
Jul 18, 2008 Ally rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, ebook
I did enjoy this book but found it so lacking and such a short story. I read a review somewhere which the reader described the book as 'published quickly due to publishers due date' or something along those lines and sadly I would have to agree.
I love Ms Feehan's Dark Series and Ghostwalkers series but this was no way up to her standards and found the story although lovely too short and rushed.
Jennifer
The ONLY reason I gave this book 4 stars is because it's too darn short!
It's a wonderful start to a new series by Feehan.

I've already fallen in love w/ the sisters and can't wait to read the rest of their stories.

There's nothing "dark" about these books at all. Just about a family of witches (good witches) and their legacy and finding their destined mates.

Margaret

New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan presents the story of Sarah, the eldest of the extraordinary-and magical-Drake sisters, now rewritten and expanded, in this very special collector's edition.

"Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name-a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damo

...more
PT
I have read a few Christine Feehan short stories in some anthologies and really love her style of writing. I think this set of seven witches, each with a unique gift and one with a combination of all of theirs, is an interesting premise. This a interesting take on the whole witches sub-genre. Solid start to a new series.
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I had such high hopes for this, but I was disappointed. We start out with Damon, a forties something "retiree" who's been injured physically and emotionally. He hears Sarah's name everywhere he goes in his new coastal town and is instantly drawn to her. This was a bad case of insta-love with absolutely no build up or interaction that even suggests the act of courting or falling in love. Another thing I disliked was the way Damon's entire personality changed on a dime. Perhaps this was the "magic...more
Delanie
I enjoy the paranormal fantasy romance in this series of books. However, I must warn you that author should definitely be considered "R" rated. If you get offended by sexual content, definitely avoid these books!
Kathrynn
Dec 24, 2007 Kathrynn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
#1 in the Drake Sister's series and it is a very short book. This story was repackaged and included in "Lover Beware," too. I didn't care for either main character and this story was too slow for my taste.

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