A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft

Posted February 22, 2024 by jrsbookr in Romance / 0 Comments

by Allison Saft
A Fragile Enchantment by Allison SaftA Fragile Enchantment Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on January 2, 2024
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Pages: 384
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In this romantic fantasy of manners from New York Times bestselling author Allison Saft, a magical dressmaker commissioned for a royal wedding finds herself embroiled in scandal when a gossip columnist draws attention to her undeniable chemistry with the groom.

Niamh Ó Conchobhair has never let herself long for more. The magic in her blood that lets her stitch emotions and memories into fabric is the same magic that will eventually kill her. Determined to spend the little time she has left guaranteeing a better life for her family, Niamh jumps at the chance to design the wardrobe for a royal wedding in the neighboring kingdom of Avaland.

But Avaland is far from the fairytale that she imagined. While young nobles attend candlelit balls and elegant garden parties, unrest brews amid the working class. The groom himself, Kit Carmine, is prickly, abrasive, and begrudgingly being dragged to the altar as a political pawn. But when Niamh and Kit grow closer, an unlikely friendship blossoms into something more—until an anonymous gossip columnist starts buzzing about their chemistry, promising to leave them alone only if Niamh helps to uncover the royal family’s secrets. The rot at the heart of Avaland runs deep, but exposing it could risk a future she never let herself dream of, and a love she never thought possible.

Transporting readers to a Regency England-inspired fantasy world, A Fragile Enchantment is a sweeping romance threaded with intrigue, unforgettable characters, and a love story for the ages.

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A Fragile Enchantment is a romance novel with a tiny bit of magic. I would have preferred more magic and less romance, but that is not the story being told. We have a young seamstress from Machland who is looked down on as nothing better than a lowly servant, though she has immense magic. I appreciated the little details that we got as she sewed the clothes for the prince and his bride. I think this would have been a better book for me if there had been less focus on the romance and more on the magical and political aspects of the story. If you are looking for a romance-heavy book with magic aspects, check this one out.





About Allison Saft

Allison Saft is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of A Far Wilder Magic and Down Comes the Night. After receiving her MA in English Literature from Tulane University, she moved from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast, where she spends her time rolling on eight wheels and practicing aerial silks. She lives with her partner and an Italian greyhound named Marzipan.

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