Courtship and Curses
By Marissa Doyle
(Square Fish, Paperback, 9781250027443, 368pp.)
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue—and magic!
Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season’s balls, also took away her magic. When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it’s genuine, but she can’t be sure he’s feeling anything more than pity.
Sophie’s problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons’ ball, and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match—and save England?
Marissa Doyle is fascinated by the past and lives in Massachusetts, where she is surrounded by history. This is her third novel.
“A nice history and mystery mingle.” —Booklist
“Doyle has a talent for writing historical fiction.” —VOYA
“Doyle’s gift, on display in earlier historical fantasies, lies in creating vivid female characters and the bonds between them.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Bewitching Season:
* “This wonderfully crafted debut novel braids several very different story lines into an utterly satisfying whole. . . . [A] delightful mélange of genres.” —Booklist, starred review
Praise for Betraying Season:
“Seamlessly weaving elements of historical fiction, romance, and magic, Doyle creates believable characters in a realistic setting set in a fascinating plot. Extremely well written and utterly delightful.” —VOYA
“As in the previous book, this is a full-bodied story that wonderfully combines elements of romance, fantasy, and history. . . . Whether Doyle is describing the Irish countryside, a magical incantation, or a lover’s kiss, her writing is compelling, and it will be hard for readers not to be swept away by this invigorating story.” —Booklist