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New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne has published more than 50 novels and 23 novellas. She has written for 7 publishers and 2 soap operas, has racked up 15 Rita Award nominations and actually, finally, won the damn thing in 2005.
Maggie lives in a beautiful, century old, happily haunted farmhouse named “Serenity” in the wildest wilds of Cortland County, NY, with her soul-mate, Lance. They share a pair of English Mastiffs, Dozer & Daisy, and a little English Bulldog, Niblet, and the wise guardian and guru of them all, the feline Glory, who keeps the dogs firmly in their places. Maggie’s a Wiccan high priestess (legal clergy even) and an avid follower of the Law of Attraction
on Aug. 04, 2014 :
Was your childhood filled with Disney fairytales? Do you believe in magic? Does ever story have a Happily Ever After?
Once Upon a Time is a duet by Maggie Shayne that transports the reader I I the battle for the magical kingdom of Rush! Once Upon a Time is a great read for anyone who believes Love conquers ALL!
The rightful heirs to the Kingdom of Rush are twin princesses Brigit and Bridin. Separated at a young age the girls both faced tragedy. Brigit was raises as an orphan and used her gift as an artist to produce forgeries. Bridin, on the other hand, was raised by the very man who overthrew her mother and seized control of her kingdom.
The duet begins with FAIRYTALE - Brigit's story! Once Upon a Time Brigit produced forgeries to survive. Now she has turned her back on that world and is starting over! Until the man who saved her and raised her the best he could is threatened. To save him Brigit must gain the trust of our hero Adam and then betray him. As a boy, Adam found the entrance to Rush and although he doesn't know it is the key to the twins return. The two of them have a rocky time as they realize that Fate has brought them together to save Rush. Against all odds the two of them survive and find a love worth fighting for!
FOREVER ENCHANTED is Bridin's story! After being reunited with Brigit in FAIRYTALE, Bridin returns to Rush to begin the battle for her kingdom. A magical message from her dead mother sends her back to the mortal world in search of the man who will win her heart and help her to regain the throne.
Tristan is the enemy! He is the man who held Bridin captive her entire life to keep her from regaining the throne he stole. But in all that time he could not bring himself to hurt her! In fact, he cared for her deeply. Is Tristan the man Bridin's mother spoke of? Can the 2 of them over one their past? Will live conquer all?
Grab this duet & journey along with the magical Fairies of Rush as the find Happily Ever After!!
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)
on Aug. 04, 2014 :
Maggie Shayne brings the fairy world to life for adult audiences in Once Upon a Time. It brings the world of fairies to a whole other level from what we read as children in Peter Pan. She gives realism to the magical realm without taking away any of the magic. The fairies, nymphs, and other magic folk in this novel are like the missing link to Lord of the Rings. These fairies don’t grant wishes, make you fly, or take your baby teeth. They are warriors who will defend their land from the forces of evil. I don’t care much for fay folk, but this was a good read and I would recommend it to anyone.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
on Aug. 01, 2014 :
These books follow the path of half fae and half mortal twins Brigit and Bridin. Brigit was raised in an orphanage and Brigit by their enemies. They both had a book called Fairytale of Rush and as Brigit get older she believes it was actually a story so has a harder time following her destiny. Brigit has always known it was fact and the twists and turns in both books are fantastic. I stayed up until 3 in the morning to finish them as they were so gripping.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
on July 23, 2014 :
I have had these books for years and had to take them out and do a refresher read on them . Yep they are still awesome books . I loved the fact that twins separated at birth find love and each other. If you love reading about that then this is the box set for you . Maggie Shayne takes you on a journey from here to a different world so pick up the books and lets go for a ride I think you might like with the Fairies Of RUSH.....
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)