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Magic Before Christmas by Christine Feehan. The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan. Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan. Poor Kate thought that Matt's brothers were laughing at her, because she always felt clumsy and inadequate around Matt in their interactions. They were really laughing at their brother, and how stone cold cupid-struck he was for Kate. This story had lots of other family interactions that made me laugh. Christine Feehan really is a funny lady, for all the angst and darkness in her stories. I like the Drake books best when they focus on the family and immediate friend interactions than talking about such and such and who did what around town.
I felt a little cheated because we didn't really see too much Damon in this story. He's a cool character for me. What can I say? I love nerdy guys. And Damon, well, he's brilliant. Smart is sexy. So: I. Loved seeing all the Drake sisters. What a cool bunch of women. Since I read Hidden Currents just before this book, it was nice to see the beginnings of the bond between Jackson and Elle. Sadly, no Ilya or Alexsandr : I love me some Jonas, and he's in this one a lot. You can tell he has it bad for Hannah. It goes without saying that it was a bit scary in moments since I refuse to watch that movie since I saw it the first time.
The backstory behind the haunting was very interesting, and Ms. Feehan utilized it very well to tell us a little about the history of Sea Harbor and a bit about the Drake ancestors who settled in this seaside town. The scary parts probably dragged out a little too long for me, but overall, I enjoyed it. Say yes already! I doubt the man was going to change his mind after being in love with her for what I estimate is over ten years.
So that part was a bit frustrating for me. Great love scenes as usual. All in all, a nice story, and just right for this time of year. I liked the message about religious tolerance and the fact that we can all be united in some way, even if we don't share the same beliefs. View all 6 comments. Nov 10, Carolyn rated it liked it Shelves: feehan-christine. A little heavy on the sex, which gets old after a while. The dialogue between the two main characters was downright silly and unrealistic.
What man talks like that? Really dated. What will keep me continuing with the series is the relationships among the seven sisters and the interesting paranormal aspects. Dec 16, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: holiday , fantastical-romance. Enjoyable, sexy, and somewhat suspenseful.
The Twilight Before Christmas (Sea Haven / Drake Sisters, book 2) by Christine Feehan
I was so intrigued by the premise, setting, and characters, and this series gets rave reviews, but I find these books only pleasant -- except for Safe Harbor with Jonah and Hannah. That book was truly tense and suspenseful and moving -- much more than pleasant! The Twilight Before Christmas is a fun read.
I enjoyed it. However, I f 3.
However, I felt little psychological tension for what might have been a scary suspense-filled romance. Even when I supposedly should have felt fear, I didn't. Why not? The HEA is a given. But also because the seven Drake sisters--witches all--are all so good, so united, so fair, so wise. We have a best selling novelist, a blockbuster singer, an award winning physicist, a world famous doctor, etc. Players all! Super-achievers with superpowers. So, how could tension develop, even when a creepy grudge from the grave comes calling?
Good and strong and noble. Sexy, too. My heart didn't go out to anyone. So maybe I'm just jealous and cranky? A distinct possibility. The writing itself seemed a bit schoolgirlish at times and often repetitive -- several scenes with cookies and tea and over-exhausted witches.. How many times do we need to be told that Elle is on her way home!! The dialogue seemed disconnected some of the time. One character would say something, but then the response didn't really connect, as far as I could tell.
Nonetheless, a fine holiday read! If you want a slightly suspenseful bit of brain candy with several sexy scenes --Matt is a hot one-- this will fit the bill nicely. View all 7 comments. Feb 23, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: paranormal , own-in-book-format , romantic-fantasy , do-you-believe-in-magic , fiction , read-in , paranormal-romance , sisters , family-relationships , romantic-suspense. As you've probably already realized, I am a huge Feehan fan.
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I have read her entire Dark Carpathian series, and now am captivated by the Drake series. Kate, an award winning novelist, has returned home to the ancestral Drake family ho I know I'm dreadfully previous here, but I just finished Christine Feehan's The Twilight Before Christmas - book 2 in her enchanting Drake Sisters series. Kate, an award winning novelist, has returned home to the ancestral Drake family home in Sea Haven just in time for the town's annual Christmas pageant.
She's ready to settle down, and has bought an run-down mill, in hopes of renovating it into a combination bookstore and cafe. Former Army Ranger Matt Granite love the name btw! When he learns of the possibility of working close to Kate in renovating her mill, Matt jumps at the chance to spend time with the woman he's been in love with for years. When an earthquake cracks the foundation of the mill revealing a burial crypt, a centuries-old evil is released - a force so malevolent and powerful that it will take the combined talents of all seven Drake sisters to defeat it.
The Twilight Before Christmas was truly delightful! I loved the characters of Kate and Matt and how they related to each other - they fit together so perfectly. The storyline was suspenseful, and the history of Christmas in Sea Haven and the elements of the supernatural weaved intricately together to build a beautiful story of love and forgiveness.
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The action throughout the book is well-developed and leaves the reader hanging on every page in anticipation of what's coming next. The fog that rolled in to Sea Haven masking a sinister and vindictive force was just plain eerie. Feehan's writing makes it possible for the reader to "feel" the tendrils of the fog wrapping around them. I had a creepy-good time reading it, and I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series, Oceans of Fire.
View all 4 comments. Dec 30, Fhina rated it liked it Shelves: new-adult , alpha-males-gimme-gimme-gimme , sexy-times , Overall the book was very nice but it got a little lengthy. You could have easily skipped some pages. Sep 20, Dee rated it really liked it Shelves: auto-buy-author , series-following , magic , 1 , n-not-great , witches , n-teri-clark-linden , 1-r , reads , also-book. Aug 28, Namita rated it it was amazing Shelves: paranormal-romance , magic-fantasy-epic. Just as good the second time around!
View 1 comment. Aug 16, Kristin Marie rated it liked it Shelves: A solid three stars.
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From the get go, I was intrigued with the Drake sisters. This is the second installment of the series focusing on Kate and Matthew. Which left me on edge and rolling my eyes. I like watching relationships develop. The ones you have to work for are the most rewarding. I found the mystery to be quite strong, and Feehan does an excellent job building the suspense.
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The resolution was a little ant A solid three stars. The resolution was a little anticlimactic for me and I wish it would have gone in a slightly different direction. Although this story was about Kate, I am still completely intrigued by both Hannah and Elle. I am very excited to hear their stories. Hannah has had a particular mystery since the first book, and I would love answers! Happy reading! If you've ever wanted to know how it would sound for the librarian to read a romance novel using the same voice she uses to read Dr.
Seuss to the little kiddies at story time, this is the audio book for you. This is the worst audiobook narration I've ever heard. It ruins the book. Not that Feehan's books are on a par with Hemingway, but it wasn't as bad as Teri Clark Linden made it sound. She had clearly done some homework with the book because she bothered to make different voices for t If you've ever wanted to know how it would sound for the librarian to read a romance novel using the same voice she uses to read Dr.
She had clearly done some homework with the book because she bothered to make different voices for the 15 or so different major characters in the book, but some of those voices are just wrong.
I think she did well with the central character Kate and the chanteuse sister Jolee, but she made the men in this book ridiculous, and she made half the women into ditzy morons. The intonations and cadences were frequently wrong. In one particularly glaring flub, she read a list of four items the way a high school student would read them in English class as if woken from a nap to take a turn reading aloud: "frankincense and myrrh Feehan isn't as bad a writer as one might think she is after listening to this narration.
She has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer when planting the hints of future couplings in future installment of the series presumably , but she does plant them, and that's what keeps me reading these; I want to see the next matched pair match up. She does offer some interesting characters who aren't magically windblown and sultry all the time, and these secondary characters are often more interesting than her central characters because they are more real. It must be difficult to write in this genre because the characters have to be relatable to the reader yet still superlative in some respect, so we readers end up with a woman who has specific eye and hair color and is otherwise a "sexy" lump of silly putty to be shaped into something similar, one assumes, to the reader.
I could live with a little more detail. Does she have freckles? I enjoyed the way Christine Feehan. Chapter Eleven. Chapter Thirteen. Visit her at www. The Twilight Before Christmas. Chapter Three.