Betraying Season (Hardcover)

By Marissa Doyle

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805082524, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009



Penelope (Pen) Leland has come to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister, Persy. But when the dashing Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she can’t help being distracted from her studies.

Little does Pen know, Niall is acting upon orders from his sorceress mother. And although it starts as a sham, Niall actually falls deeply in love with Pen, and she with him. But even if he halts his mother’s evil plan, will Pen be able to forgive him for trying to seduce her into a plot? And what of Pen’s magic, which seems to be increasingly powerful?

About the Author

MARISSA DOYLE is fascinated by the past and lives in Massachusetts, where she is surrounded by history. This is her second novel.

Praise For Betraying Season

“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

“The mixture of historical detail and magic makes this bodice-ripper another page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews

"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, this book should appeal to female readers fourteen and older. Although this sequel can stand alone, reading the first book would enhance the experience."--VOYA