So Enchanting

So Enchanting

by Connie Brockway

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Overview

The cynic and the enchantress...

Lord Greyson Sheffield does not believe in magic or love. He has devoted his life to exposing frauds who scam innocents by preying on their hunger to believe. Only one woman ever tempted him to surrender his cynicism—Francesca Walcott, the stunning young beauty who took society by storm with her supernatural skills. But Grey is forced to bare her secrets as well, shattering her world and forcing her to flee London forever.

When Grey travels to the Scottish Highlands to investigate reports of a young witch in the eccentric village of Little Firkin, he is stunned to discover the girl's sensible companion is none other than the same Francesca Walcott who so enchanted him all those years ago. Francesca is now a ravishing woman fully equipped to challenge his cynicism with her beguiling wit.

The stern yet striking nobleman has haunted Francesca's dreams for years. Determined to protect both her young companion and the one secret Grey must never discover, Fanny does her best to resist his undeniable charms. But as passion sparks and danger swirls around them, they both discover that no one can resist the most powerful enchantment of all—the magic of true love...

"Exceptionally entertaining characters, a wildly original plot, and delicious humorous writing."—Chicago Tribune

"With its deliciously clever writing and captivating plot, this wicked romance will cast a bewitching spell."—Booklist

"If it's smart, sexy, and impossible to put down, it's a book by Connie Brockway!"—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

"If you're looking for passion, tenderness, wit, and warmth, you need look no further. Connie Brockway is simply the best."—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

"Connie Brockway's work belongs on every reader's shelf!"—Romantic Times

"Connie Brockway delivers romance with strength, wit, and intelligence."—Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161475737
Publisher: Amber House Books
Publication date: 02/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 218,260
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Connie Brockway has written both historical romance and women’s fiction to much acclaim, including earning two coveted starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. She has twice won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita award and currently has over 1.5 million books in print. An avid traveler, gardener, and cook, Connie lives in Minnesota with her husband and any number of spoiled mutts.

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So Enchanting 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
theshadowknows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Connie Brockway's my favorite, so I when I found out she was returning to historicals with So Enchanting I was intrigued, thrilled, couldn't wait to get my hands on the book - all kinds of happy. The premise of So Enchanting is different and refreshingly original - at least I haven't come across too many historical paranormals. Best of all, there's not a werewolf or vampire in sight! Though there is one facetious reference to an incubus that had me laughing out loud. The tone is light and fun, but still with enough depth to make the whole reading experience memorable. The heroine, Francesca Walcott, is interesting and fully three-dimensional. I liked how the author dealt with the supernatural elements of her character, blending it in so that it's a part of her world and who she is, a formative influence on her life. At the same time, though, the magic doesn't highjack the story and detract from the human emotions that play out as things progress. So Enchanting starts with a bang and takes the reader where few romances have gone before - into the midst of the occult craze sweeping late Victorian England. I thought this initial setting was inspired, particularly in light of what the book is about. Issues of faith and skepticism, fraud and fact, mystery and magic are brought to the forefront as the book pits eminently skeptical, rational Greyson Sheffield, who makes it his business to expose the hoaxes and schemes of occultist charlatans, against Francesca Walcott, who, when our story starts, is a willing accomplice in her husband's fraudulent séances. Grey busts up the show, Fanny's husband abandons her, has a fatal run in with a train in France, and Fanny is on her own, disgraced and exiled. But Fanny is different from her husband and other con artists in that she does have a bit of the magical about her, which has been more of a curse than a gift, branding her as different, even dangerous, and estranging her from her family. When she's offered a clean slate by the father of a similarly afflicted/gifted girl, who wants Fanny to become his daughter's companion, to guide and protect her, Fanny jumps at the chance to live a "normal" life. She and Amelie Chase retreat to the wilds of Scotland, where they live in peaceful, if boring, seclusion for the next six years.I really liked the relationship between Fanny and Amelie, a friendship that evolves with the story. Fanny eschews the all too easy/clichéd Merlin mentor role and even keeps her magic a secret from Amelie. They're unconventional, independent, and complement each other nicely. Fanny is the mature, (seemingly) staid, practical one. Amelie is young, emotional, and impulsive. As for the romance, a series of coincidences brings Grey back into Fanny's life because it turns out he's the brother of the man who became Amelie's guardian upon the death of Amelie's father. A threatening letter warns that Amelie's life is in danger, and since Amelie's guardian is too busy, he sends Grey to take care of it for him. With Grey is his nephew, Lord Hayden. The rest of the book (apart from the untangling of this death threat mystery - not my fav part of the book btw) chronicles the misadventures in love of these two pairs, Grey and Fanny, and Amelie and Hayden. Francesca's character is one of the strongest aspects of the book. She's resourceful, intelligent, and has a sense of humor. Her past is a little shady - she's done some not very nice things, knows it, but doesn't beat herself up too much over it either. She's suffered as well, but has adapted, recovered, and moved on. Grey seems like a powerful personality - v compelling, even if his trust issues are kind of rote (was hurt in the past by con artists, hates them all and wants to rid the world of their evil blight.) He's abrasive and rude a lot of the time, in an I'll-say-what-I-think-and-damn-the-consequences way, but cares deeply for Fanny (against his better judgment - she is, after all, an evil con artis
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lord Greyson Sheffield's family history has made him hate fake psychics with every fiber of his being--and he believes they are all fake. Francesca Walcott Brown is that rarity of rarities, as genuine psychic, one with an unfortunate affinity for animals. When Sheffield exoses her spiritualist husband as a fraud, and he subsequently dies, Fanny accepts a post as governess/companion to a young girl with poltergeist tendencies. Fanny and her charge move to a remote village in Scotland, away from anyone who might harm them. Six years later, Sheffield happens by....Lots of fun, and the paranormal aspects are well-handled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the hero Grey! He and his attitude just about everything had me laughing throughout the read. All the characters were wonderful and refreshing! ?
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lauralyLP More than 1 year ago
As its title states, this was a very enchanting read. I couldn't help but giggle at some of its passages. I was highly entertained. I have read other Connie Brockway books and I was never disappointed.
Maitrakh More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed So Enchanting. It took me a while to get used to Brockway's writing style. It just seemed different to me. I really enjoyed Fanny and Grey's opinionaated conversations and their outlook on love and relationships. I think the ending was kind of mashed together, but other than that I liked it.