Saturday 25 October 2014

Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Oct 24 2014 and Forbidden Magic by Jo Berverley

A quick note, if you haven't checked the page then do so :) Anyone can join in, and you do not have to walk, you can do anything :)

This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog

Saturday 30 min walk
Sunday nada
Monday 5 km bike and 1 hour walk
Tuesday 5 km bike
Wednesday 5 km bike and 1 hour zumba
Thursday 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Friday 5 km bike and 1 hour walk

Not happy with this week. Some classes were cancelled cos of a "holiday". Work kept me from others, and work being utterly horrible made me too meh to do anything :/ 


Left penniless after her parent's death, Meg Gillingham is in dire straits. Reluctantly, she turns for help to her only legacy: a magic statue that will grant wishes. Meg never expects the statue to bring her a marriage proposal, especially not from a handsome earl. But when his dark secrets are revealed, putting her life at risk, she dares not believe in another kind of magic: true love...

My thoughts:
It started off so good (well sort of.) Heroine with lots of siblings deals with bastard landlord (who was an effing scumbag.) Said heroine has a magic nekkid statue that you make a wish on. Ok sure. She makes a wish and gets a handsome Earl. The earl needed to marry before his 25th bday and found her. Magic or not?

See, good so far. The handsome earl is really nice, takes care of her siblings and married life seems fine.

Riiight, see this is when it started to fall apart. Around half way through. There is the big misunderstanding that could be dealt with in a second. There is the heroine being TSTL. Then there is the stupid plot that just made me go all wtf? I am done with this! It just become too stupid, it drove me insane. A shame really cos it was really good until that. Cute and nice, and then it turned to mud.

I would not recommend it, and now it has turned me from reading anything else by this author.


Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by NAL Trade (first published August 28th 1995)
Historical romance


  1. Don't let a bad exercise week get you down. That happens sometimes. Just plan to get back in the saddle next week. :-)

  2. Ugh! Hate when this happens! So sorry!

  3. Have a better day tomorrow!

  4. ROFL, that bad eh, sorry to heart that, I hope next week is a better one for you.

  5. I used to love this author's books, but I haven't read any in a long time.

  6. Oh I hate miscommunication! Don't you just want to lock them in a closet till the talk.

    1. YES!!! And it was so bloody stupid and then it just turned plain dumb

  7. Ha. I thought TSTL heroines were out of fashion.

  8. The cover is like "Hey, watch your hands, buddy!" :P

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. Aw sorry to hear it didn't work out well for you

  10. It's too bad that despite the good start it didn't stay like that.

  11. Ugh. It annoys me that a huge drama can be avoided easily if people JUST talk for like a second.

  12. TSTLs are the worst! Sweet cover, though. Yay for a great workout week!

  13. Oh no I hate TSTL characters and nonsensical plot developments - I'll steer clear of this one!

  14. Oh what a shame! I hate when books do that to you!



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