A Clockwork Fairytale

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Melba was raised as a boy to pick pockets and run messages in the poor outer circles of Royal Malverne Isle. When Master Turk, a young spymaster, accepts her pledge to join his gang, she can't wait to become a spy. Turk fascinates her, but he is not who he seems. His plans make her the target of foul magic and threaten to tear them apart, just as they discover what it means to fall in love. More

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About Helen Scott Taylor

Helen Scott Taylor's first novel, The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest in 2008, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist's top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Her published works have been finalists in a number of contests including the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism Contest, the Write Touch Award and the Maggies.

Helen lives in South West England near Plymouth in Devon between the windswept expanse of Dartmoor and the rocky Atlantic coast. As well as her wonderful long-suffering husband, she shares her home with a Westie and an aristocratic chocolate-shaded-silver-burmilla cat who rules the household with a velvet paw. She believes that deep within everyone there's a little magic. www.helenscotttaylor.com

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Review by: Kelley Marie on Nov. 19, 2011 :
This was a beautifully written story. It's a mystical, steampunk, Cinderella-type fairytale. Melba is a strong female lead who begins to take charge of her own destiny. The male lead, Turk, is a charming gentleman who strives to do the right thing. Their story has lots of twists and turns and is certainly not predictable, and we get to meet a lot of fascinating characters along the way.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
Review by: Anzu Kewl on Oct. 30, 2011 :
I loved it :D

Read the full review here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/209847564
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: reader on Oct. 2, 2011 :
I just finished this book and I'm still enjoying the happy buzz of the world Helen Scott Taylor created. It was a wonderful romantic adventure story--the kind you don't often get anymore. She is a rare talent and I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know, young and old.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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