Redonk Nutshell: Heiress and witch in denial is accidentally transported back in time and into the path of a knight bent on seeking vengeance

Tabitha Lennox has inherited her mother’s penchant for magic, and she ain’t happy about it. She immerses herself in science and technology and sharpens her already brilliant mind, a move to counteract the whimsical and fantastical nature of her mother’s history. When her parents disappear during a plane ride over the Bermuda Triangle, Tabitha follows her mother’s pre-taped instructions to use a hidden amulet to help her control her erratic powers.  When Tabitha investigates the amulet she unknowingly activates it and sends herself back in time several hundred years.

Right into the pat of Sir Colin of Ravenshaw. Colin returned from The Crusades to find his family murdered and his land ransacked by his once friend in a desperate attempt to claim power.  When he stumbles upon a strangely dressed woman (chipmunk slippers? Really?) he isn’t sure what to make of her at first.  But when they’re captured and thrown together in prison, they strike up a bargain to help each other out.

What results is a friendship that evolves into a romance between two bull headed and intelligent people.  Tabitha is downright hysterical at times with her modern day quips, and Colin’s handling of her is remarkable, especially considering the time of the age and the persecution of things out-of-the-ordinary.

I think my favorite scene, by far, is when Tabitha is asked to serenade a room full of people after she finds out Colin is betrothed. She gladly accepts and begins a stunning mash up of the best cheating heart songs from the 90’s and more.  It’s fantastic.

Touch of Enchantment is a wonderful, fairy tale-like story of fantastically gushy happy endings and swoon worthy romance. Our heroine is independent, intelligent, and funny as hell while our hero is brave yet remarkably vulnerable.  I really enjoyed this story.  It’s the second in a series, the first being the story of Tabitha’s mother & father (which has since been added to my TBR list).

Touch of Enchantment by Teresa Medeiros, 352 pgs, 1997

Rating: B

Romance: 4/5        Raunch: 3/5

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