A LITTLE MAGIC By Nora Roberts
I consider reading Nora Roberts to be a guilty pleasure, like eating cake, something that if I did it all the time would probably lead to my demise. But oh – while I’m enjoying it – it’s a little bit of heaven. A Little Magic is something new for me – it’s a collection of three short stories. I have not read many short story collections in my reading life, largely because I love the meat of a thick novel and feel so cheated when the story ends too soon. The title of this bestseller tells the story of the collection. All three of the stories are about magic, either fairies or spells or handsome Fabio looking men who’ve lived for 500 years but are only mortal one week every century. If I’ve said in the past that I wasn’t sure why Nora Roberts is classified a romance novelist, I now know why. These are swooning, fall-into-his-arms, dark mysterious man with an accent, bodice-rippers – but what the hey? There’s a chill in the air and a fire in the fireplace and a little girl meets boy and falls madly in love feels like just the thing. Having authored more than a hundred novels, including the ones she writes under the pen name J.D. Robb, and with more than 127 million copies of her books in print, you just can’t argue with that kind of audience. I see what the world of readers sees in Nora – escape, delight, and a little magic. A thumbs up for Nora Roberts’ latest bestseller in paperback, A Little Magic. On the Book Beat for KSL Newsradio 1160, I’m Amanda Dickson.