Bewitching Season (Leland Sisters, #1)

Doyle, Marissa


Reviewed: 2020-12-01
Set in 1837 England, the elite coming-of-age children are supposed to be nothing more than professional dilettantes in search of spouses. Persephone Leland, daughter of a viscount, would like nothing more than to study Latin, philosophy, and magic. When Persy’s governess in magic is kidnapped, she and her twin sister must foil a plot against the throne, while balancing their heavy social responsibilities. Doyle’s rousing romantic adventure story manages to weave together two distinct plots into one cohesive whole. The shy protagonist must learn to balance the demands of London’s high society and work within her gender restrictions to complete a daring rescue. She does so with grace and aplomb. The romantic plot of he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not coupled with long and detailed descriptions of the twins clothing heavily slant this novel towards a female audience. Furthermore, a few anachronisms will make historical purists cringe. Overall this novel delivers exactly what is promised to its readers; a well-written love story wrapped with strands of magic and adventure.
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