Book Reviews

The Magician's Angel (The Christmas Angel 3) by Jordan L. Hawk at Widdershins Press

Genre Gay / Historical / 20th Century / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 06-December-2018

Book Blurb

Vaudeville stage magician Christopher Fiend lives for the spotlight. His chance at big time stardom awaits him in Chicago, the next stop on the circuit after the little town of Twelfth Junction.

Edward Smith wants nothing to do with his family's theater. Until Christopher catches his eye on opening night, then treats him to a very special performance during intermission.

When a dead body turns up in the middle of Christopher’s act, suspicion immediately falls on him. If Christopher and Edward can’t work together to clear his name, Christopher won’t make it to Chicago in time. Edward knows he shouldn’t get attached to a man who will be gone in two days, but his heart—and a very special angel—have other ideas.

This book is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

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The Christmas Angel Series:

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Book Review

After college, Edward Smith, of 'The Magician's Christmas Angel' by Jordan Hawk, came back to his hometown of Twelfth Junction, to be an accountant, because his father and brother refused to give up their dream of keeping the town theater going. Edward does not share their opinion. He hates everything about the theatre because it reminds him that his mother, an actress, ran off with a traveling troupe, never to return. Edward doesn’t expect to change his opinion of the theater or of performers, that is, until he meets the charming Christopher Fiend.

Christopher has aspirations of becoming a star magician, not just play small town acts, but it all depends on his being in Chicago the day after Christmas to meet a booking agent who promised to make him a star. As he does every Christmas, Christopher brings out his good luck charm, an antique angel that has always bought him luck. Christopher isn't expecting to find someone like Edward Smith in Twelfth Junction, a man he becomes enamored with at first sight. Then Christopher finds a dead man in his magician's closet in the middle of his act! Edward and Christopher decide that if the inept policeman who comes to investigate the murder isn't going to do his job that they will have to take the matter into their own hands.

This story pushes all my buttons: mystery, historical romance, a good bit of magic, and a happy ending. Jordan always engages me with the way she brings out so many possibilities that she manages to weave together in a message of hope and love. Thanks, Jordan, for adding a bit of magic to my Christmas.  





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 108 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-December-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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