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Friday, January 2, 2009

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett

Set in an alternative fantasy world, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent has overtones of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Ivy Lockwell, the bookish eldest of three daughters, is desperate to save her magician father from the madness that has overwhelmed him. Taking employment as a governess, she hopes to find a key to save him while working for the mysterious Mr. Quent.


Samantha said...

The author combines writing styles of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. The first 1/3 is Jane Austen and I enjoyed that part the best. But I felt that the abrupt switch to Charlotte Bronte was disconcerting and ruined the story for me.

Robyn B said...

I thought this book started out very well, lagged a bit, picked up and the lagged again. It finished up pretty good but it was a struggle to get through.

Robyn B said...

I struggled with this book. While it started out well, it lagged, picked up and lagged again. I ended up skimming a lot just to find the good parts.