Merely Magic: Magical Malcolms Book #1

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Book View Cafe, Aug 10, 2021 - Fiction
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“Patricia Rice employs wicked wit and sizzling sensuality to turn the battle of the sexes into a magical romp." -Mary Jo Putney, NYT Bestselling author

Can a cynical scientist and an illogical enchantress find happiness?

Lady Ninian Malcolm Siddons, a healer and herbalist, has dedicated her life to the welfare of her ancestral Northumberland village. Both her class and calling have isolated her from companionship and love. But according to legend, her beloved village cannot thrive without a magical Malcolm in residence.

Drogo Ives, Earl of Ives and Wystan, cares only for honor, science, and reason--unlike his unruly brothers and the illogical and untrustworthy female of the species. Love and marriage are two unknowns he has no desire to explore. His married brother can inherit.

But fate and Drogo’s meddling stepsister bring Drogo and Ninian together for one night...with shattering consequences. Having dealt with the inconvenient result of his father’s bastards, Drogo has vowed to marry any woman who carries his child—and now the irresistible Ninian does. Only, the last time a Malcolm married an Ives, disaster destroyed Wystan and both their families. With all the odds against them, can they find a place where science and mystery meet, and build a bridge into a future where love saves both their families and their homes?


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The Book: Merely Magic by Patricia Rice The Particulars: Historical Fantasy Romance, Sourcebooks, available both in print and e-book Why was it in my TBR? Because I wanted to something to cheer me up ... Read full review

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User Review  - VirginiaGill - LibraryThing

Patricia Rice is one of the authors I turn to time and again when I want a book that will fill my heart with romantic sighs. I'm excited that this series has been rereleased so I can now read the ones I missed before I discovered her. Perfect for a snowy afternoon. Read full review

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With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITAŽ finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. To receive news of new releases, sign up for her newsletter at