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An Enchanting Sequel
on 8 January 2005
Touch of Enchantment is the sequel to Breath of Magic and centres around Tabitha, the daughter of Arian and Tristan Lennox. Inheriting her father's brain and her mother's power, Tabitha has always viewed her magic as a curse, understandably so when one can suddenly end up naked in the Mall after admiring a displayed dress. When her parents disappear, Tabitha receives a strange package from her mother containing a mysterious emerald amulet. Using her computer to analyse it, she is astounded by the advanced technology it contains. Whilst examining it further she triggers it's powers and clutching her kitten Lucy, the pair are whisked to 1254 and into the path of a knight in tarnished armour.
Sir Colin Ravenshaw has returned from the Crusades after 6 years to find his home destroyed, his family murdered and his people abused, the culprit Sir Roger, the twin brother to Regan, a young girl impregnated by Colin. She later kills herself and Roger blames Colin for his sister's suicide. Sir Colin does not know what to make of the strange young woman who appears before him with her shorn hair and unusual clothing (pyjamas and chipmunk slippers) yet finds himself drawn to her. When Tabitha's powers are revealed after she saves the life of a young girl, Colin announces to his people that he will burn the witch yet finds himself unable to do her harm. In fact when Roger allies himself with the McDuff clan and Colin and his people face destruction, Tabitha's magic becomes their secret weapon.
This book was even better than it's prequel, and the end scenes of Tabitha pining for her lover before her knight returns to claim her are wonderful. My only complaint is that the disappearance of Arian and Tristan is never explained - they just appear again when Tabitha returns to her own time. Despite this minor flaw this book was an enchanting read and will be appreciated by fans of magical and lighthearted romance.