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The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes July 26, 2007

Posted by batduck in Books.

posted Thu, 07/26/07

The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Anne Stuart, Jennifer Cruise, and Eileen Dreyer

Date: June 26, 2007   —   $7.99   —   Book

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From Publishers Weekly
For years, the three orphaned Fortune sisters, each endowed with a different magical ability, have been on the run from their evil aunt Xan. Dee, the oldest, is their shape-shifting protector; sullen middle child Lizzie has transmutative abilities (her latest aim is turning straw into gold); and self-satisfied Mare can move things with her mind. Aunt Xan, up to old tricks, uses a spell to send each girl her one true love-but if the sisters fall for these paramours, Xan will get her hands on their powers. What Xan doesn’t count on is that the girls are wise to the plot and determined to beat their aunt at her own game. Unfortunately, the novel that springs from this solid premise are hobbled by too many characters (three sisters, three love interests, one freaky aunt) and too little space. As a result, exposition crowds out the story, giving each a rushed feel and a jarring conclusion. Despite the book’s faults, it makes an enjoyable read; one hopes the authors’ next collaboration will be on a more singular novel-or better yet, three of them.
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Review from Batty’s Wife

This book was fluffy, and yes, rushed and cramped. But still not a bad read (is there any such thing, I realize with few exceptions all books I review are worth reading in my reviews of them! That’s probably because I have no qualms, I’ll read the sugar packets in a restaurant and enjoy it!). I think the best phrase to describe it would be cramped and rushed but fun and fluffy J

Yes Mel, its in your pile already!



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