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Two young Regency ladies with special powers must save the monarchy

Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a Grand Tour. Their plans? To leisurely travel about the Continent, take in a few antiquities, and - of course - purchase fabulous Parisian wardrobes.

But once they arrive in France, mysterious things start to happen. Cecy receives a package containing a lost coronation treasure, Thomas's valet is assaulted, and Kate loses a glove. Soon it becomes clear that they have stumbled upon a dastardly, magical plot to take over Europe.

Now the four newlyweds must embark on a daring chase to thwart the evil conspiracy. And there's no telling the trouble they'll get into along the way. For when you mix Kate and Cecy and magic, you never know what's going to happen next!

©2004 Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 16-01-2021

Wrede, Stevermer, and Rayner are a magnificent combination.

Lucy Rayner does an exquisite job as a narrator. The voices are distinct and fit my notion of these characters exactly. Ms. Rayner gives each character distinct intonation, pitch, and pace of speech. It was plain who was speaking and which character was telling their part of the story. Stupendous work. The authors discussed how much fun they had developing these characters and the world in the first book of the series. Their enjoyment of writing this story is evident. I enjoyed the first book more, partly because there were 2 stories happening in parallel. Each author linking the plot to their own characters in different locations allowed more conversations about sharing gossip and developing secondary characters. This story focuses more on the interaction of the main characters only. The shared events limited any side story arcs and characters. More development of the leading ladies and their approach to the same events worked well. I liked the relationship building, but I miss the snarkiness of the female-male fencing of the first book. Very fun, enjoyable listen.

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