After Tamsin Greene’s horrific encounter with the wicked Alistair Knight in Once a Witch, Tamsin is just starting to get comfortable wiTHE FAERYS VIEW
After Tamsin Greene’s horrific encounter with the wicked Alistair Knight in Once a Witch, Tamsin is just starting to get comfortable with her new found Talent and finding her place within her extraordinarily Talented (magical) family. Tamsin’s happy and relieved to have found her Talent yet struggling with her grandmother’s prediction that she will soon make a decision, a decision so vital it will affect her entire family’s future.
Life has finally settled down a bit for Tamsin; her sister, the lovely Rowena is getting married, she has Gabriel, the boyfriend of her dreams and she’s back at school in her dorm room with BFF, Agatha. She deserves a little peace, right? Well-- not quite yet—there’s a bit of a problem with the future. It seems that Alistair did indeed travel back to the Victorian era; warning his ancestors of the Greene’s intent to compile the Knights power into the Domani thus disabling them from causing harm and doing ‘blood magic’. It’s up to Tamsin to travel back in time and stop Alistair from warning the Knights of the Greene’s intent.
When Tamsin travels back to Victorian era New York ahead of Alistair she finds a position in the Knight household as a lady’s maid for Jessica Knight; daughter of the cruel calculating matriarch La Spider and sister to charming Liam Knight. The Knights are powerful witches and along with their extended family, they use their Talents for increasing wealth and personal gain at any cost. Add Alistair to the picture and things start to get a little hairy.
Tamsin finds herself caught between her wary ancestors and the vicious Knights in a struggle to save her family--past, present and future, all while trying to protect the innocent’s that are caught in between. It’s through other’s love and sacrifice that she learns how every move she makes and every word she utters impacts the fateful decision her grandmother predicted. She can only hope and pray that she doesn't lose her future along with that of her friends and family along the way.
Carolyn MacCullough spins a spellbinding story of magic, time-travel, suspense and adventure. The story flows fluidly from chapter to chapter and the characters are richly defined. The history of Victorian era New York is fascinating and visually descriptive. ...more
When I was 10 years old I read this book.... over and over and over again! The chant of "I must, I must, I must increase my bust" along with the recomWhen I was 10 years old I read this book.... over and over and over again! The chant of "I must, I must, I must increase my bust" along with the recommended exercise cracks me up now but at 10 to 14 years old I was certain it would help my stick thin figure and barely there breasts. Still doing it and I still have no breasts? What's up with that!? I think that V. Secret lies about their *Wonder* bra cuz it sure didn't do any *Wonder* for me! I finally figured out that you have to have large bazoomba's in order for you to get 'the line' and there is no bra on this earth that will ever give me 'the line'! Anyways...I digress...
Young Margaret's 12 years old and she's struggling with the 'difficulty' and the 'excitement' of entering womanhood along with the problems that plague her at such a young age. She's in a new school and is struggling with her religion. She talks to God when she can't talk to anyone else--I still do that, I think that's something that a lot of us still do---it's called praying.
This book had a profound effect on me and I think the first time I read it was at exactly the right time, when I felt the pressure of my pre-pubescent body and all the pressures that go with feeling like you're being somehow left behind everyone else. Eventually I was inducted into the world of Womanhood and got to go down the 'Big Girl Aisle" at the drugstore, looking back, I realize what an impact Ms. Blume had on my life. I have re-read Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret, at least 20 times throughout the years and each time I read it I reflect back on different periods of my younger self and where I am at that phase in my life and I realize just how thankful I am. For everytime I've said, Are You There God? It's Me, Kristi, I always seem to find an answer somewhere in my heart. ...more