ENCHANTING THE BEAST - RELICS OF MERLIN, BOOK 3
ISBN# 10: 0505527642/ 13:9780505527646
May 1, 2009
Victorian Fantasy Romance
Rating: 5 cups
Lady Philomena Radcliffe is a very interesting woman. At the age of forty, she is a spinster who lives in an old brothel haunted by some interesting ghosts. She and her assistant, Sarah--a were-snake--earn a living by hunting ghosts and conducting séances for the people of London.
Sir Nicodemus Wulfson--Nico, to friends and family--is a young man of twenty-seven, and he is on a mission to help his brother, Roydon. Sitting in on a séance Lady Philomena is conducting makes Nico believe she is the right person for the task at hand.
The ghosts of Grimspell Castle are haunting Roydon, causing him to lose sleep as well as his appetite. Nico is concerned for his brother, but does not believe in ghosts though he is a werewolf and owner of an enchanted forest. Seeing the way in which Lady Philomena conducts her séance, Nico thinks her “acting skills” may be good enough to convince his brother that there are no ghosts in Grimspell Castle. Philomena and Nico are both in for a few surprises in this wonderful adventure.
Ms. Kennedy weaves a spell from the very start. The world she has created is one in which I find myself longing to be. Grimspell Castle, with its ghosts, and Grimspell Forest, with its wondrous creatures, calls to my soul. This story is full of romance, mystery and the paranormal. The characters are lively and colorful. The author gives her readers such a wonderful experience when they read her magical tales. I am looking forward to picking up the other books in this series.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More