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Magic in the Wind

(Drake Sisters #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  14,906 ratings  ·  645 reviews

Explore the magic of Sea Haven with the story of Sarah—the eldest of the extraordinary Drake sisters—now rewritten and expanded.

“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
ebook, 112 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Berkley Books (first published July 1st 2003)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
The Drake Sisters series is based on the extraordinary Drake sisters, Sarah, Kate, Abigail, Libby, Hannah, Joley, and Elle, bound, not by blood, but by magic, mysticism and each gifted with special and strange powers.
Their family home is the enchanting and magical Drake House
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, which is set on the cliffs overlooking the sleepy, peaceful, charming and delightful coastal town named
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The prophecy tells that the gates of their home will open only for each sister’s soul mate.
I AM SO EXCITED to start these book-series about the Seven extraordinary and magical Drake sisters who are all bound by a old prophecy to find the men of their lives. In "Magic in the Wind" the loner and former military hero Damon Wilder feels in the wind something magical-along with the awed whispers of Sarah Drake coming back...despite never caring about anything but science books this mysterious Sarah intrigue him.But he never expected to give her his heart on a silver platter,or for her to t ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
Aug 22, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
A man hears about a mysterious woman.
Man gets intrigued about said woman.
Man and woman meet one another.
Insta attraction between that man and that woman.
Some descriptions of magic...
Some anonymous villains thrown in...because other way around it would just mean way too much trouble..
The man's life is in danger...
The woman and her sisters will save him..
Clichés, clichés, clichés...
The End.

Terrible waste of a beautiful cover.
Jul 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
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
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. ...more
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this more than I thought, can't wait to read Hannah's story. ...more
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
Wonderfully creative start to what looks like a promising series. There were just WAY too many aspects that I needed to understand better but couldn’t in so little page space.
Tyra (PHR)
Jan 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 22, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Wendy Bunnell
Quick read, a nice introduction to the cast of characters for the series. But, I felt like they didn't really establish a basis for the attraction or relationship between the two main characters. The gate opened, therefore, it's meant to be. Not much critical thinking skills for two otherwise intelligent characters.

I liked the setting and would love to see the house this was set at.
Kaile Garchow
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint was that the story wasn’t long enough! I NEED MORE💜
*The Angry Reader*
I liked getting Sarah and Damon’s story (I’m reading this series out of order) but I don’t think this book did the series justice. The later books have so much more edge - the characters are so fully developed. There’s an intensity.

However - I got to see Jonas when he was a dickhead. I also met a bunch of my peeps. I look forward to more bite in the next book.

Kristin Marie
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
A delightful introduction story to the Drake Sister series by Christine Feehan.

I greatly enjoyed the attention to detail of the nature surrounding the story. I thought the characters were unique and compelling. The dialogue was engaging and the story flowed as seamless as the "Magic in the Wind".

I want to visit the clifftop manor in all its mystery and magic.

I look forward to reading the next in the series!

Happy Reading!
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
It was a sweet story and had a lot of depth considering it was a quickie... it will be interesting to see what other powers the sisters have, short but sweet
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute quick story. I can't wait to read more about the Drake sisters. ...more
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A condensed novella to introduce everyone to the characters and the town, but it was still enjoyable.
Content: Some sex, a little violence, minimal cussing, no typos
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
May 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Strangely, this was the last book in the series I read, even though it's the first one. Booksamillion didn't even have it, and when my library finally got it it was paired up with Oceans of Fire. When I read it I realized why; if the book stood alone it would be the size of a pamphlet.
So, having read all of the other six books first, I had heard all about Sarah's gifts and everything, so imagine my disappointment when I read this book, if you can even call it that. It was more of a short story.
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
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
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jen Davis
"Magic in the Wind" is the short story that kicks off Christine Feehan’s Drake Sisters series and it centers on the oldest sister, Sarah.

The entire premise of the series is that there are 7 sisters, each with a different magical gift. A prophecy says that one day, the gate to their home will open for the man meant to fall in love with the oldest sister. Then, from the oldest, ending with the youngest, each sister would find her true love. Then the youngest sister will again begin the prophecy by
Rebecca M
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Update: Reread.
Dec 2018 review: I think I’ve enjoyed this more than any other reread of this book, because tastes change over time. I adore an introverted beta hero, and his supportive role, while his woman takes on the leading alpha role, who holds the gun. I loved that the Gothic house takes on a character of its own. I felt the magic atmosphere and sisterly-connection that this wonderful writing evokes.

This is a series starter, only novella length, and does a really great role in setting up
Sep 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
♥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
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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
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 80 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series, Shadow Riders and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark ...more

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