By Eva Ibbotson, , European Historical Romance (Vienna, ) Magic Flutes is Ibbotson’s second novel, and showcases all of what. Summary: A story encompassing a millionaire born in dubious circumstances, a beautiful social-climbing young woman, a delightfully. Magic Flutes. Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale.

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I’ve read previous books from this author and didn’t suffer as much so I thought perhaps the author made an effort to magc the time period sthe charact Hehehehe I knew it had to be a happy ending as Ibbotson’s books have only had happy endings.

Eva Ibbotson’s writing really draws you in, making magid difficult to put the book down. Mxgic View on Magic Flutes Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read!

No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way. ACBS, as I call it, romanticizes imperial Russia, confuses tlutes reader more than necessary, adds several unnecessary elements and leaves the reader with a somewhat unsatisfactory ending. Nov 24, Candi Criddle rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s about those arresting passages you come across at just the right moment and think–perfect.

The new packaging is nice. I can’t wait to read some of Eva Ibbotson’s other books. Her book “A countess below stairs” was wonderful, I thouroughly enjoyed reading it.


He’s the right man for her because he understands her love of music and shares it as thoroughly as another human being could. Harry Potter influences and analogues.

The Reluctant Heiress

Refresh and try again. Oh, and Guy’s eyes changing colour felt just a bit too much for me.

You can click here to read the full reviews. I picked it up and thought is sounded interesting, and it exceeded all my expectations. Eva Ibbotson is not a prolific writer, but to to her fans, her books are all cherished treasures and they love each and every one of them. Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson’s love of nature. But that’s not really what it’s about.

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson

Because he’s perfect, of course. I think she would have been more loveable if it had been in first person. Apparently I have a favorite.

Click here to view other novels by the wonderfully talented Eva Ibbotson. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Ibbotson has true gift for characterization. Has foutes the money he could ever ask for but is looking for love in all the wrong places. But secret lives can be complicated, and when a wealthy, handsome Englishman di Spring, Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess – who’s given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera.

Young girl and dashing vea declare their feelings and ride off into the sunset. It took me about pages of reading this one or scanning it to become half-way interested. I got this one out because I was going through a ballet-fiction phase and the Company of Swans book looked good and this one looked interesting as well. Now, inhe has become a multi-millionaire and is rich enough t Found on the docks at Newcastle-upon-Tyme, Guy is a foundling who spent his earliest years at the Foundling Home fighting any perceived insult or injustice.


I hate to bash this one so much, I will try another book by this author. In this iteration, the man is an orphan who was found as a baby under a piece of sacking on a dock. That’s Guy in this book.

Imaginative and humorous, Eva’s books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star of Kazan and A Song for Summer. Trivia About The Reluctant Hei Her secret safely hidden until one day her life collides with a handsome man.

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I feel like I am in a Bad Book Rut, I need a good book asap to restore my faith in writers everywhere!! Tessa is proud to call herself a republican.