Series: Wallflowers #0.5
Published by HarperCollins e-books on October 13, 2009
Story of Love Long Denied
AGAIN THE MAGIC is the love story of Lady Aline, the daughter of and Earl and McKenna, the former stable boy who worked on her family’s estate. The two meet as children and are friends. As they age, however, they fall in love. They are separated by Aline’s father. The bulk of the story takes place twelve years later when they meet again.
McKenna has made himself living in America and has come back for revenge on Aline. The book is one where Aline keeps many secrets from McKenna. For those readers who are adverse to stories that could be avoided if the characters would speak honestly with one another, this book is not for you. I don’t mind the trope, however, when the reasons behind the lies are made clear. In this book, I understood why Aline lied to McKenna. I felt the pain of the two characters.
There is also a side romance involving Aline’s younger sister Olivia. This book is a prequel to Kleypas’ Wallflowers series as it introduces the Earl of Westcliff, who is Aline’s older brother. While certainly not necessary to the Wallflowers series, it is a nice introduction to that series.
I recommend it.