BOOK REVIEW: RELUCTANTLY CHARMED
It’s Kate McDaid’s birthday and she’s hoping to kickstart her love-life and career when she gets some strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great-great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. Kate’s will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish letters, one by one, week by week.
Burning with curiosity, Kate agrees and opens the first letter – and finds that it’s a plea to reconnect with fairies of Irish folklore. Instantly, Kate’s life is turned upside down. Her romantic life takes a surprising turn and she is catapulted into the public eye. As events become stranger and stranger, Kate must decide whether she can fulfill the final, devastating step of the request . . . or whether she can face the consequences if she doesn’t.
Reluctantly Charmed is about what happens when life in the fast lane collides with the legacy of family, love and its possibilities… and a little bit of magic.
If you read my reviews regularly, you will know that this book was a departure from my usual reading. I did find it hard to buy into the make believe world of fairies.
The author creates really strong characters who I enjoyed reading about. Despite the many characters, I was never confused as to who was doing what, which was refreshing. Too often I have to flick back to question if I am confusing characters. The author also tells a great story, I only wish the world of make believe hadn’t featured so heavily. I did find myself engaging more with the book, the longer I was reading.
This book is a really easy read. It’s easy to pick up and put down. If you are looking for something easy to read on holidays, this may be your book. Despite my reservations, I did enjoy the book however I did find the bits about the fairies a little bit silly.