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For the sake of his Highland clan, Laird Rowan Murray has sworn to marry the first woman he meets on the road. Magic has brought twenty-first century engineer Maddie McCullogh back in time to a fateful roadside meeting with Rowan. Trapped in the past, she has no choice but to agree to be handfasted for a year and a day to the dour but devastatingly handsome Rowan. NeitherFor the sake of his Highland clan, Laird Rowan Murray has sworn to marry the first woman he meets on the road. Magic has brought twenty-first century engineer Maddie McCullogh back in time to a fateful roadside meeting with Rowan. Trapped in the past, she has no choice but to agree to be handfasted for a year and a day to the dour but devastatingly handsome Rowan. Neither wants this marriage, but necessity soon leads to passion. As Maddie finds a home among the clan, passion leads to a love both are reluctant to acknowledge, but will this unspoken love be strong enough to keep Maddie in the past when she finds a way to return to her own time? Publisher Note: This book was previously published elsewhere under the title One of These Nights....

Title : A Kind of Magic
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ISBN : 9781419951305
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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A Kind of Magic Reviews

  • Kari
    2019-02-18 09:33

    Cute time travel story. I liked the writing but a lot of things didn't make too much sense regarding the actual time travel and the heroine's attitude about it. I didn't like the hero for the most part. Things were left unexplained and the magic aspect was confusing and somewhat silly. I would try more books by this author even though this one was just ok for me.

  • Netanella
    2019-02-15 09:25

    First paragraph: “Face it, honey, this is your last chance.”Even though her mother was on a ranch in Montana and Maddie McCullogh was on an island off the coast of Scotland, her mother’s voice came clear as a bell over the phone line. A warning bell. One she’d heard often and was finally considering heeding. Maddie had spent years ignoring all the advice and criticism and admonitions from her mother, from her sisters, her cousins, aunts and every feminine female in her overextended family. She had had to go her own way. At its heart, Sizemore's "A Kind of Magic" is a fantasy romance, set in the Scottish Highlands of 12th century. There are kilts a' plenty, fairy magic, and poor cooking and hygiene. As a time-travel romance, there are many gaping holes and inconsistencies in Maddie's acclimation to her new time zone, but these can be set aside in order to enjoy the story. Maddie is a modern female engineer, viewed as one of the guys, she is a little too masculine and as a result lonely for love. When she is whisked back in time to the Scottish Highlands, she encounters a local laird who has vowed to marry the first person he meets on the road in order to save his clan. I found this to be a very interesting set up to a great story, and Sizemore delivers an interesting tale. Scottish laird Rowan is probably one of the most love-shy, surly, practical heroes in most of Romance-dom. Of course, he's from the 12th century, so you have to cut him some slack. Maddie is equally frustrating, morphing from modern heroine to teary-eyed emo-mess and then back again. However, the HEA at the end is heartfelt, fun, and full of fairy magic.

  • Anne
    2019-01-26 11:35

    Quite a good time travel, characters not as endearing as I would have liked but still worth a read.

  • Ronny Potts
    2019-01-24 11:48

    I loved this book. It was a good easy read!

  • Maura
    2019-02-01 14:31

    Good in some respects, not so good in others. Maddie is an engineer in the 20th century who quite suddenly finds herself in medieval Scotland and forced to marry the laird Rowan Murray because of a prophecy and a vow he made to marry the next woman he finds...and she'll save the clan. The good things: plenty of angst, plenty of drama. I liked the inclusion of the faeries (more like Sidhe) who bring magic to the clan, but have also served to harden Rowan's heart (since his father had fallen in love with a faery woman and kind of became obsessed - Rowan sees love as a weakness for that reason). I like time-travel romances. I also like that Maddie isn't a simpering heroine or even a bold, brash one. There is a touch of realism to her and I didn't feel overwhelmed by her securities.The not so good points: I get that there's magic, but the fact that Maddie had time-traveled in the first place just gets swept under the carpet. Everyone just seems to accept it as fact with very little questioning and it doesn't pop up again until later in the book...when it becomes an important plot point again. (view spoiler)[ And I had major issues with how Maddie just went about without ever thinking of the consequences of changing history. Thus, risking any chance of her being born and existing. The architectural improvements are one thing, but advising the clan to stay out of a war because she knows the future is major!(hide spoiler)] I also think Maddie took some of her whining a bit far when she starts claiming she's nothing left to live for in any century. Maddie gave very little thought to the fact that she has parents and two brothers in her own century. Then there's the wishy washy behavior of the characters. It felt kind of like a yo-yo. They kept going back and forth from like to dislike, love to hate, trust to no trust. Ack! I found myself getting very confused and irritated. However, I enjoyed the book, couldn't put it down really. So a solid 3 stars I think.

  • Lauren
    2019-02-17 07:52

    A Kind of Magic3 StarsReminiscent of Karen Marie Moning's Highlanders series but not as intense and requires a great deal of suspension of disbelief. Maddie is a strong and likable heroine but their are certain inconsistencies in her characterization. She is an engineer with a scientific mind who has no problem accepting the concept of time travel yet doesn't believe in the existence of the fae or magic?Rowan is your typical hunky highlander with a huge chip on his shoulder about women and love. There are times when he needs a sharp slap to the back of the head but he does redeem himself by the end. The romance is satisfying and the secondary characters add a great deal of charm to the story. Not bad for my first attempt at a Susan Sizemore book and I will definitely read another.

  • Nelly
    2019-01-28 10:38

    Ummm... What...?Okay, so here's the deal. I love the comedy and that Maddie has a backbone that could rival a Titan and hide as thick as the Great Wall of china, but I feel that they seem to be really wishy washy. For example, Maddie would be extremely angry (and rightfully so!) with Rowan, but then turns around, glances at abs and completely forgive him!!!! I mean I'm no expert, but that's not how it's supposed to work! Rowan. Where to start... He's a jerk, a sexist, and stupid in the way that he jeopardizes his beneficial relationship with the woman who is handing him his clan's survival on a silver platter with health benefits!!! An okay read to pass the time. But a bad one for romance, time-travel ingenuity, and consistency.

  • Fl_else
    2019-02-20 08:27 a bad way. Rarely do I toss a book down and quit reading but this one did it to me. Perhaps the author had a rough time with the first chapter and I should tough it out and try again, but I read about 10-15 pages and just said "I cannot do it." Unbelievable in that the craziest hings happen to her and instead of breaking down or throwing a fit, she just rides along.Thrown back in time, she somehow just assumes the guy who shows up is an old friend from high school that for some reason decided to meet her in the wilderness and toss her on a horse! Please. The other reviews led me to believe this might be like Outlander but what I read couldn't be further removed.

  • J.W.
    2019-02-22 09:26

    this was an interesting book. Unhappy woman, finds necklace and is called back to Scotland. Timetraveling romances either work or they dont.I did like this one, even though he was stubborn, ignorant (Yes the hero was ignorant in that I dont want to be my daddy way), but the comedy was amusing and the storyline was well written.

  • Brittany
    2019-02-02 08:49

    I was looking for a good time-travel romance and I decided to give this a shot. It was well written and I enjoyed the story. I just wish that Rowan was not such a jerk. He was getting on my nerves for a while. I also wished that Maddie would have fought a little bit more to have her opinions heard.

  • Mollee
    2019-01-29 13:29

    I don't understand why so many people gave it a bad review. It was pretty good I loved all the character in the book and had a great ending I do think there should be a part 2 or series to it. I would in my opinion had a few things changed and explained a little better, but all in all good book and a fast read.

  • Lynne - The Book Squirrel
    2019-02-08 09:26

    I thought this book was lovely, if you like Diana Gabaldon's Cross Stitch this is very much in the same vein with a time travelling lady meets hunky highlander but not so long winded!Classed as Paranormal Romance

  • Ursula Okerlund
    2019-02-07 07:35

    Enjoyable A good and entertaining well written fantasy and Time Travel Love Story. I loved the Heroin and what she was, a great Heroin !!! Took a while for the Hero to get over his troubled past and to realize the great price he had in the Girl from the future.

  • Mydearloverboy
    2019-02-02 11:28

    warning: abrupt ending;p

  • Karen
    2019-01-26 08:43

    I absolutely love everything this delightful woman writes. My praise could go on forever.

  • Wondra Vanian
    2019-02-17 12:32

    Not enough inner turmoil from Maddie. Hello? Chick gets dumped in the middle of the 13th century and she's just like, "Oh, ok. Let's build stuff!" Don't think so...

  • MyzanM
    2019-01-25 15:22

    Quick and easy read. A few twists and turns in the plot. Would have gotten a better rating if the MC's didn't annoy me so.