Austenian comedy of manners meets whimsical folklore-inspired historical romance! What happens after the happy-ever-after conclusion to a fairytale romance? In Ms. Leslie's view, the right people marry and have children. Then the children grow up! And if the family just happens to have a standing invitation to go visiting on the Other Side, each of those three young adults (independent Roselyn, twenty-two, shy Robbie, nineteen, and rebellious Rowena, "almost" sixteen), might well fall into a romantic entanglement or two, with someone who isn't exactly Mortal. Meanwhile, the original fairytale lovers may have become responsible parents, but they're certainly not too old to have another adventure or two of their own! Leslie skilfully brews a magical blend of fantasy, comedy, drama, romance, jeopardy, and heroism into another memorable coming-of-age tale which slips back and forth across the Veil between Regency Scotland of 1813, the timeless Elfin Realm of Summerland, and a few other settings and exotic Realms. All along the way, quirky supporting characters add humour and plot complications, and author Leslie never misses an opportunity to explore the absurdities, strengths, and vulnerabilities of human nature. The reader-pleasing "Randolph Family Saga" novels follow the fortunes of one Scottish family, generation by generation, in their romantic entanglements with the Elfin Other Side. Throughout the series, Ms. Leslie weaves enchanting comic/drama tales featuring strong-minded female protagonists and handsome (if sometimes befuddled) young men, fairies, nymphs, devas, devilish beings, and the occasional talking animal.
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|Size: ||1.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Patricia A. Leslie|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780986070488 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|