By Traci E. Hall
Whereas her sisters are tall and gorgeous, Celestia Montehue is the misfit in a royal family—petite, with one eco-friendly and one blue eye. the one factor she has in universal together with her ancestors is her magical therapeutic skill. Fearing nobody will ever settle for her, she vows by no means to marry. in the meantime, Nicholas Le Blanc, a haunted man, was expert as a knight but his formative years has confident him he's a bastard. he's captured whereas on campaign and finally pressured to kill for his freedom. An prepared marriage among the 2 doesn't bode happiness, nor does Celestia's new home—a broken-down maintain haunted by means of the ghost of Nicholas' mom. quickly a curse is determined upon them, and so they needs to come to a decision if their love will keep them or, eventually, doom them.
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Celestia shivered, then pulled her thin woolen shawl tight around her shoulders. She wished she were better at discerning these strange feelings that warned of desperate trouble, or a spring rain. ” She startled when her sister Galiana tossed a bread crumb at her nose. ” “You have that odd look on your face, the one you get before you sneeze,” Galiana laughed. “But then you do not,” her youngest sister, Ela, held a finger below her cute, upturned nose. “Sneeze. ” “I can’t help it,” Celestia defended.
He saw curiosity and disappointment—but not a hint of fear. With women, one had to tread carefully and read their eyes, rather than listen to the words that fell from their soft, lying lips. Attempting to sit up, Nicholas’s stomach protested with a sharp stab. ” “Honey, lemon balm, and peppermint. ” Nicholas crossed his arms over his gut. “It is nothing. ” She stared down at him. “And fever. ” He leaned back, closing his eyes. How long had he been ill? How long had he been poisoned? How long had Leah, deadly Leah, been feeding him the opium he’d grown addicted to?
Nicholas pretended to be shocked. She’d seen all of him, including his scars, and hadn’t run away. Lady Celestia was made of stern stuff. ” His body tensed with an unidentifiable emotion. “Sleep, Sir Nicholas,” she said with a giggle and a wave as she went up the stairs. ” Setting the cup on the counter, he knew it was time to leave. He got as far as the stables before getting caught. It was her youngest sister’s snoring that woke her, and Celestia did not even mind. The three days of nursing Nicholas back to health had taken all her energies, but the solution to her problem had come to her in a dream.
Love's Magic by Traci E. Hall