For Love or Magic by Lucy March

For Love or Magic (Nodaway Falls, #3)For Love or Magic by Lucy March

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really loved this book–and I really loved the big, slobbering dog, which made me love the book even more. Seamus is a keeper.

This is my first book by this author, and now I anxiously await reading another of her books. The overall tone and personality of this novel worked well for me and there were many points where I laughed out loud or had to read a passage to someone else because I couldn’t stand keeping to myself.

If you are into magical books and enjoy a good small town story while you are at it, then you won’t go wrong with this book. I liked the emerging love story and am greatly looking forward to reading more books set in this quaint, little town with characters that have quickly become favourites.


This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

3 thoughts on “For Love or Magic by Lucy March”

  1. I don’t usually read magical books myself, but a good one comes my way every once in a while. I love small town novels with quirky characters. Like Lorna Landvivk’s books. They have a little magic in them! Here’s one other magical book I enjoyed:

    October 13, 2015
    GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen

    GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen, (2007).

    The Waverley’s of Bascom, North Carolina have always been somewhat “magical”. Their apple tree bears prophetic fruit. Their flowers are edible and get incorporated in various foods the caterer Claire Waverley adds to her recipes. And old Evanelle distributes unexpected gifts to people as if knowing they will be needed in the future. Claire’s sister Sydney ran away from Bascom when she turned 18 just as their own mother abandoned Caire and Sydney, but now she’s returning with a young daughter of her own after running away from an abusive spouse, and she’s upset Claire’s quiet life. The sister’s have some problems to overcome before they settle into a happy life.

    NOTE: I AM enjoying this book, go ahead and give it a try.
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    July 6, 2015

    IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG by Lisa Carey, 2002. This 13 year old book has the author’s BIO in beginning of the book, right before the title page! Was she crying out for attention? Lisa Carey wrote one other book back then titled THE MERMAIDS SINGING. Lisa Carey lived in Ireland for 5 years. Is Carey an Irish name? I have a feeling it is. This book is about a haunting of a 40 year old male artist named Oisin MacDara (pronounced Oh-Sheen), with a psychic abilities inborn. Now why did I say his abilities were “inborn”? Where did that come from? A little girl ‘s spirit is visiting his cabin, she is one who nearly drowned and died back in 1848 probably from hypothermia after a November shipwreck in Maine. Oisin calls her Neive (Pronounced Nee-av), thinking she is his dead sister’s spirit but her real name is Aisling (pronounced Ash-ling), and her spirit is waking up after many years. Isn’t the Irish language beautiful? Even even pronounced in English it has that lilt to it. I admit I don’t usually read about hauntings in novels, preferring to read of such things only if TRUE. I prefer reality over fiction when it come to such things. I am a curious woman after all. I’ll have to let you know how I like this one. I am someone who feel in love the the Canadian IRISH ROVERS as a preteen back in the early 70’s. That was an oddity when all my friends were listening to Rock and Roll I suppose. I know almost every words to most of their songs even now. I find the Irish language hard to understand since I have only a drop or two of Irish blood flowing through my veins. Although the JONES blood I inherited hasn’t helped my understand Welsh at all! Oh well! I best get on with my day.

    NOTE: I guess this is a fantasy book.. I mean the girl ghost/spirit has been living with the man Oisin for 3 months and everyone can see her as if she is alive, and now she’s accelerated growing into a teenager and seems to be sick with a fever right now. None the less I will continue to read this ODD story.. At least it’s ODD for me to be reading it!

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