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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.
The Christmas Angel series of holiday romances follow the travels of an angel ornament through the decades as she inspires (and sometimes nudges) lonely men to find their Happily Ever After.
The Magician’s Angel is the third in series, which can be read in any order.
As I mentioned with Eli’s book from this series – these don’t need to be read in order just know they are vaguely connected through history via this angel of mysterious power.
I’ve been really enjoying learning/looking at the way the men in these stories have connected given the fact that – to varying degrees – they all needed to hide. It’s been fascinating.
This is during the age of Vaudeville and as a set, the artists in these travelling groups were more open minded than most. However, the lovers still have to hide.
I’m a big Jordan L Hawk fan, but I have to tell you this wasn’t a great story for me. I’m not keen on mysteries and this felt very much like a “Clue” mystery in the most OTT way – which can be fun – but I’m not a fan. I also don’t care much for magicians though I did appreciate learning more about the showmanship of Vaudeville.
Though I didn’t love it, it was well written and good, just not my favorite.
3 of 5 stars