Bewitching (Bewitching and Dreaming #1)
She had bewitched the most serious, snobbish, and handsome Duke in England. Joyous MacQuarrie...the pixie-like, green-eyed beauty had appeared from nowhere and fell unashamedly into his arms. And all that his society friends knew of the mysterious lady was that she was Scottish and that her grandmother had been a Locksley. Even her fine bloodline didn't make Joy quite prop...more
... and finally live happily ever after?
It's not a common occurrence in Regency England that a powerful and cold peer of the realm finds himself with a witch just fallen into his arms, but it's exactly what happens to the Duke of Belmore on one fateful winter day. The uninvited green-eyed and mink-haired guest in question is no other than Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie, an adorable ...more
When Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie literally crashes into his life, he sees a way to protect the family name so he skilfully manipulates her into a quickie wedding. But what he doesn't know is Joyous is a witch, and not just any witch. She's the witch whose every spell goes awry, and th ...more
Bewitching by Jill Barnett is not a hot new book just out on the best sellers list. As a matter of fact, it was first published back in 1993. But when someone sent it to me and told me I had to read it, I trusted them completely. I am so glad I did because this book was amazing.
Joyous “Joy” MacQuarrie is a young witch who has problems with her abilities. She often finds herself having to clean up quite the mess. When her aunt is sent to America for two years for council busine ...more
I didn´t get much of a the Regency feeling but I didn´t care. The H/H was well written, three dimensional and very enjoyable!
Joy, a Scottich witch, has big trouble with her magic. It doesn´t always work as she intends. The results are often catastrophic. So much so that her aunt, The MacLean, insists that Joy will go to some relatives when she is away.
Joy tries to "zap" her self to the relatives but ends up in a forest.
Heroine is is a combination of Inspector Gadget (if he were magical and didn't have so much help) and Samantha Stevens with a touch of feisty Scottish wench thrown in.
Hero has an attitude that isn't horrible but is certainly dull and ends up making one rash decision and throwing his life into complete turmoil.
Joy is a novice witch who has a gift of mayhem, and whenever she casts a magic spell disaster soon follows. Her blunders landed her on the lap of Alec, the Duke of Belmore and together they experienced havoc and a sprinkle of love.
It was indeed a joy to witness all the disastrous results of Joy's spells. She made me smile when she caused the trees to fall and blocked their road. She also made me giggle when her magic "surprisingly" failed and both she and Alec landed on a h ...more
Utterly adorable and fun!
I loved this book, seriously got so upset at one point I wanted to strangle them both!!!!! but mostly him (of course!) look forward to Dreaming and reading about Downe and his 'hellion' but sad there isn't a trilogy so we get Viscount Seymour too!!!
Bewitching does have a few funny moments and I did find my self laughing a few times in this book. However, ...more
The book starts out with Lannie, the witch, doing a traveling spell that goes awry and lands in the dukes lap in the middle of the road. One magical mishap lea ...more
I could actually stand this pollyanna because she was pretty entertaining. The H however, was almost unredeemable. It may have been his yelling at her that his only mistake was marrying her. Ouch. Or it may have been his habit of becoming the cold, imperious arse every ...more
Jill Barnett was born and raised in Southern California, in the kind of idyllic coastal town the Beach Boys made famous. But as a young girl she spent plenty of summers on her grandparents’ farm in Texas.
A gap in jobs in her mid-thirties sent Jill back to college and working toward her Masters degree. “I intended to finish school and teach, perhaps write college textboo ...more