THE LURE OF SONG AND MAGIC may be purchased here.
THE LURE OF SONG AND MAGIC
Dylan "Oz" Ozwin has been receiving messages from the mysterious "Librarian" with leads to finding his kidnapped son. The Librarian has led him to Syrene, a former child singing sensation. Philippa Seraphina Malcolm James Henderson, who goes by Pippa, doesn't want anyone to know that she was once Syrene. Pippa has made a life for herself in a small California town and wants to be left alone and to not hurt anyone. Oz is determined to find his son and no one will stop him.
THE LURE OF SONG AND MAGIC is an entertaining romance with paranormal elements and an intriguing storyline. I had a little trouble warming to the hero, because he seemed a little pushy and self-absorbed. However, as the character is developed, throughout the story, he becomes more appealing. Even so, my favorite character is Conan, Oz's computer geek brother. Pippa is a likable, if tempestuous character, who has cut herself off from almost everyone, with good reason. Pippa has learned to control her emotions, because of her unique abilities. When Pippa learns that Oz isn't affected by her voice, it is something of a relief that she can be herself around him. Pippa and Oz's relationship grows slowly from two people, who distrust each other, to a couple, who trust and love each other. There is, also, a good mystery about who kidnapped Oz's son, and why he was kidnapped.
All in all, THE LURE OF SONG AND MAGIC is a nice romance with a neat mystery and lovely characters. I really hope Ms. Rice writes Conan's story, soon.
NOTE: I was sent this book, in return for an unbiased review.