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"Sarah's coming home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name - a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.But Damon has not arrived alone"Sarah's coming home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name - a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.But Damon has not arrived alone. Two men have tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House, where Sarah hides her own secrets. And danger- as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known- is just a whisper away......

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magic in the wind Reviews

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2019-03-10 15:56

    The Drake Sisters series is based on the extraordinary Drake sisters, Sarah, Kate, Abigail, Libby, Hannah, Joley, and Elle, bound, not by blood, but by magic, mysticism and each gifted with special and strange powers.Their family home is the enchanting and magical Drake House, which is set on the cliffs overlooking the sleepy, peaceful, charming and delightful coastal town named The prophecy tells that the gates of their home will open only for each sister’s soul mate.Magic in the Wind is the 1st introduction to this series and tells the story of Sarah, the eldest Drake sister.Sarah, a security expert returns to her home and meets Damon Wilder, a scientist hiding in the town from his past and trying to find some peace in his life after having gone through a very traumatic time in his life. He is also hiding from very bad people who are determined to kill him. He’s drawn to Drake House and keeps hearing about Sarah. When he arrives at Drake House, the gates open up for him. Now, of course, we all know what that means!!!!Mystery, magic, prophecies, evil, love, intrigue, humor, romance, ..... we get all that plus introduced to some amazing characters, especially the sisters who arrive to help Sarah in helping Damon. This is a sweet and lovely love story. I would have liked the story to have been a bit longer…it’s rather short for me to have really got into Sarah & Damon.However, it does give us a chance to meet the characters i.e. sisters for the upcoming books in the series.If you want to read more about the Drake Sisters prophecy….check out the poem the author gives us….i really liked it (view spoiler)[ DRAKE SISTER PROPHECY~These things say sheWho holds the gifts of the sevenWho walks at twilightHolding the seven golden lampsSeven sisters intertwinedControlling elements of air, land and seaCannot control the fate they fleeOne by one, oldest to last, destiny shall claim themWhen the locked gate swings open in welcomeThe first shall find true loveAs the sisters stand in wonderAt what destiny has doneWithin each sisters heart now beats passionWhile love turns as a keyBy the time the year is endedEach will follow theeRemember therefore from whence you cameKnowing that in the end it is the seventhThat will renew the line againSeven daughters of a seventh daughterEach gifted each giving each tied to one anotherFor those who have ears let them hearFor those who have eyes let them seeFor all that I have said shall come to beTo the eldest is gifted agility, graceAnd the knowledge to see what future we face Second in line speaks peace with a word While the third calls truth from the unspoken wordNext comes the healer with hands that can findThat which is deadly and make it unbindThe fifth harnesses elements of air, wind and seaAs the sixth sister sings a spell over theeLast of the seven youngest of allPossesses the greatest gift of them allTo her falls the bearing of children to beSo that the line will continue and forever more beEach gift has a challenge which must be overcome The seven free sisters must act now as oneWith grace and agility comes great bodily fatigueWhile speaking peace raises ire and continual needThe calling for truth from the unspoken wordGives way to illusion for naught has been heardShe whose hands can undo death for anotherWill take on the illness and hope to recoverThe harnessing of wind tides and seaGives way for the unknown to beAs the spell singer sings casting her spellOne misspoken word and alls to no availFor the seventh child of the seventh daughterNew corridors open holding illusion, powerBut which path to take and where does it leadChoices to make while each plants a seedThese things I have spoken so harken ye wellFor lives you are changing with each casting of spell But know in your heart when you must turn away For some will be lost as it is destinies wayYours is a legacy not easily bornSo beware of the pitfalls and careful of thornsThe gifts they are manyBorn from the pastSurviving the years for the future to lastFrom mother to daughtersAnd back through the lineThe gifts that you carry always will bindProphecy written by Anita Toste, eleventh daughter in the infamous and magical King family, in the year before the great wars between Magick and Science.(hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-03-08 15:38

    I felt the irresistible urge to sneak this read in. I'm read it out of the Lover Beware collection. Nice start to the Drake sisters' series. I enjoyed the interaction between Sarah and Damon. Their coming together was fated, and not just by a prophecy. They seem to meet each other's needs. I loved the fact that Damon was a bit of a nerdy scientist (I have a weakness for nerds), older (in his 40s), nicely tortured (from his experiences with his assailants and guilt over his friend's death), and had a bad leg (love the wounded/less than perfect heroes). It was a nice change of pace that Sarah was the one doing the protecting, since she was a security expert. It was very well-done as Damon doesn't come off as being weak or less than masculine. This book is ripe with magic and mysticism. Some of the happenings are borderline scary, especially when Sarah sees the dark shadows grasping at various characters, particularly Damon, throughout the story. The house itself is a character in this book. It's pretty weird and kind of eerie as well. It protects the Drake family, welcoming them home, and opens its gates freely to Damon even from the beginning of the story. It was nice to see the seeds of the relationship to be between Hannah and Jonas in this story. A lot of tension and sparks already. Kind of weird how the house isn't very nice to Jonas at first, but then it welcomes him openly in Safe Harbor. Maybe because of the antagonistic relationship between Hannah and Jonas (the house is picking up on Hannah's negative energy towards Jonas).I have heard complaints about this story being weak, but I really enjoyed it and had no issues with it. I loved Damon and Sarah, and felt they were a wonderful couple. I got a kick out of the sisterly interactions, and as a fan of scary/eerie/supernatural fare, I enjoyed the paranormal moments intensely although I don't think I'd want to live in a house that was quite so alive.

  • Litzy
    2019-03-08 15:04

    me ha gustado mucho la pareja! tengo ganas de conocer a todas las hermanas y sus historias.

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2019-02-18 20:49

    Cover New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan presents the story of Sarah, the eldest of the extraordinary-and magical-Drake sisters, now rewritten and expanded, in this very special collector's edition. "Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name-a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's cliff-top home, and seeks to shelter him there. But Damon has not arrived alone. A killer has tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House. But Sarah has her own secrets, and danger-as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known-is just a whisper away... My Review:It is never easy to write the first book in any series - add to that challenge the fact that it is a very short story, less than 100 pages. Leave it to Christine Feehan to pull it off beautifully.This is a fun, quick read. I loved the banter between the sisters and the way they so lovingly teased Damon about his budding relationship with the oldest sister, Sarah.While I felt that Damon's acceptance of the sisters and their special abilities was hurried - I would have expected more doubt - it was still well written. There's only so much you can do with so few pages.This short story is a solid 4 stars and I look forward to continuing the series.

  • Heather
    2019-03-12 12:42

    i read this book and i couldnt help but wonder-WHERE WAS THE STORY?! was it just me or were we missing a whole story. it's like she started writing, got tired of it and wanted to finish it, and then just rushed through it, completely leaving out stuff.love came out of nowhere. one minute they're just talking and the next they're in love! i was like wth? i like love to slowly develop, so that we actually believe it in a story.not the kind that comes out of nowhere like a smack in the face.this whole series has the potential to be good-the storyline behind it is good, along with the powers, but what she does with it is..nothing.it just falls flat.ive noticed she crams a lot of random stuff in her books.like in this one,all sarah did was 'suggest' suff like 'recycling paper' and 'help with the roof' to the older neighbors.i just found her powers a complete waste.and ive noticed with christine feehan that some of what she's writing you just can't understand. it's like her style of writing isn't always clear.

  • flajol
    2019-03-19 19:45

    Oh good grief. I should have known better really. I read Dark Prince recently, and was unimpressed with it. However, at the same time as I bought Dark Prince, I'd picked up a copy of one of the Drake Sister books, little realising it was not book one. I am completely anal when it comes to reading series in order - I will spontaneously combust if I read book #3 before book #1! Don't you try and tell me otherwise!Anyway, I get home, see on Fantastic Fiction that Magic in the Wind is the first in the series, so I start with that instead. And I'll be ending it there. I've learnt my lesson. No more Feehan for me. She just doesn't do it for me. Anyone want an unread copy of Oceans of Fire?

  • Kati
    2019-03-16 16:56

    2.5 stars. Very likable characters, rather poor execution. The story felt rushed and shallow, not properly developed, only touched upon. The author failed to create a real sense of danger, a real connection between Damon and Sarah. It felt as if we were only told that those two were destined to be soul mates, it wasn't really shown or felt. And even the characters' background was rather scrappy. These lovable characters deserved a longer, more in-depth story.

  • graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst)
    2019-02-19 12:53

    The first few chapters of MItW started off well enough, the author captured the coastal town atmosphere perfectly, however, after that it got a little, okay at times a lot, cheesy and eye-roll-inducing. Romances don't have to be that sticky-sweet. What was different and interesting is that the narration was mainly told through the male lead instead of the female; there's not too much of that in romances. The only downfall to the story being told this way was Damon waxing poetic about Sarah the Mysterious, Sarah the Magical, Sarah the Magnificent, Sarah, She Who Walks on Water - seriously, what a Mary-Sue. I'm surprised people didn't address her as Saint Sarah. Everyone in town follows her "advice" (basically she tells them what to do in a roundabout way and they listen), seeks her out to magically fix all their problems, act like she's a goddess, combined, this all made it ten times worse. They just follow her like brainless zombies and never get upset at her poking her nose in their business (not that they all don't do the same in everybody else's). Even though all of that was nauseating, she wasn't the worst Mary-Sue I've run across (Why o' why are there so many of them? Is there a writer's manual on how to write a paragon so that everything they touch, everywhere they go, everyone they meet, they're held up as a supreme being? I wish I was perfect too. :P) and she had magic, so that makes it all the more unfair. Although, who is Sarah besides the saint of this small coastal town? I have no clue, she was never made real, I actually envisioned a golden aura around her like she's some sort of angelic being or something, which is at total odds with her tough defender super hero side. Some girls have all the luck. She has magic, she's as kind as can be, she's perfect in every way (except she's not conventionally beautiful or something, the description was kind of unclear), so of course everyone loves her, she's peaceful and she gets to kick a** like she's Buffy? No freaking way. Where can I sign up?Another annoyance was "painfully shy" Hannah, one of Sarah's six sisters. Hannah is apparently a model who travels the world, is on magazines, goes on talk shows, etc., even though she is painfully shy. Hey, I can believe someone famous has trouble like that, my problem comes from her "condition" being described as "painfully shy" all the time. It is mentioned in that exact same way, it's never really shy, very shy, extremely shy, or even just plain old shy, no it has to be "painfully shy." In truth, it was only said three times (that I noticed), but in a story that is only around ninety pages, it really sticks out, especially since it was awkwardly brought into the plot. I have a hard time believing this is only shyness, try social phobia or at the very least, some anxiety disorder. Why hasn't she had psychological care? The only remedies mentioned are magical spells and whatnot. While I'm on the subject of Hannah, of whom I know more about personality-wise than Sarah, I might as well mention the jeering and taunting between Jona, the town sheriff, and herself. These interactions are so over-the-top and obvious; we all know where this is going to lead in a future book. And not one of the sisters or Damon notices what is right in front of them. How can they be so imperceptive? What are they, seven? Although I have to admit I'd hate to be called "Baby" or "Barbie" doll too, but then again, I don't look like a Victoria's Secret model, Hannah does.As for the plot, it was barely there, more time was spent on introducing the sisters, their legacy, characters that went nowhere, and having Sarah sit on a pedestal. Damon would have been more interesting if this had been made into a full-length book - I like the idea of a scientist being confronted with magic - but there just wasn't enough there for a cohesive story. I usually don't write much about short stories but had a lot to say about this one. Obviously. I'm interested in the sisters' stories, I try not to judge authors solely based on a short story, so I will check them out, especially Hannah's. As someone who's been "painfully shy" (couldn't resist) her whole life, my interest has been piqued to see how the author develops Hannah and her shyness in that installment of the series.I was thinking of giving this an average rating but after writing my review and thinking back on the story, it's just not that good.2/5 stars

  • Susana
    2019-03-10 17:43

    A man hears about a mysterious woman.Man gets intrigued about said woman.Man and woman meet one another.Insta attraction between that man and that woman.Some descriptions of magic...Some anonymous villains thrown in...because other way around it would just mean way too much trouble..The man's life is in danger...The woman and her sisters will save him..Clichés, clichés, clichés...The End.Terrible waste of a beautiful cover.

  • Hasnamezied
    2019-02-24 13:46

    An enjoyable read.

  • VeroRinconin
    2019-03-09 13:43

    Muy sencillo, de andar por casa, pero un poco corto, le faltan páginas para desarrollar a los personajes, quizás en libros posteriores se conozca más cosas de todos.

  • La chica que leía
    2019-03-12 16:39

    3.5

  • Filipa
    2019-03-19 19:01

    2,5 stars Sarah Drake é a mais velha de sete irmãs. A família Drake é uma família muito curiosa. Há algo mágico que envolve o nome daquela família, da casa que passou de geração em geração. As profecias que fazem parte desta família são muitas. Uma delas é que em cada geração, a sétima filha Drake terá sete filhas. Outra é que os portões da mansão Drake apenas se abrem para aquele que se irá revelar o homem certo para cada uma das sete irmãs. Por isso, quando os portões de casa se abrem para Damon Wilder, as irmãs, recentemente retornadas a casa, ficam completamente boquiabertas. E Sarah não consegue esconder a atracção que sente por Damon, apesar do próprio a avisar que o perigo que o envolve pode trazer sérias consequências não só para a Sarah, como para as suas restantes irmãs. Contudo, Sarah não quer desistir de Damon. Afinal, algumas profecias são fortes demais para serem ignoradas...Confesso que quando soube que a editora Saída de Emergência ia apostar nesta autora, não senti muita curiosidade em ler as suas obras. Contudo, tendo recebido o primeiro livro da série das irmãs Drake em oferta, decidi que valia a pena conhecê-las. Olhando para o tamanho do livro, achar-se-ia que podia ser uma pequena introdução e não um primeiro livro, aquele que marca o início de uma série. Mas, contrariamente às minhas crenças, este é realmente o primeiro livro da série, embora este pareça mais um conto do que uma história desenvolvida.A verdade é inegável para mim. Se não tivesse recebido este livro, dificilmente alguma vez o compraria e nunca conheceria esta série, a não ser que no futuro, a comprasse em inglês. Assim sendo, foi com alguma indiferença que comecei esta leitura. Como podem calcular, o livro serve realmente de introdução à série. É a história das irmã das mais velha das sete irmãs Drake. Sarah tem alguns poderes de premonição e apaixona-se por Damon Wilder, que não só é um cliente, como também é o homem com quem ela está destinada a ficar. A favor do livro, tenho a dizer que a autora conseguiu fazer com que eu me interessasse nestas sete irmãs e nas suas capacidades e poderes misteriosos. É uma escrita bastante simples, que se segue com muita facilidade e que mantém o leitor interessado nos acontecimentos que estão para vir.Por outro lado, a história tornou-se algo confusa para mim, alguns acontecimentos aparecem do nada no enredo e o leitor perde o fio condutor da história. Isto é algo que talvez possa não ser culpa da autora. Pode ao invés ser problema de tradução. Fiquei com pena que a história fosse tão breve e lamento também que não tenha existido a oportunidade de explorar mais estes personagens, porque estranhamente, no breve período que Damon e Sarah me acompanharam, senti carinho por eles. E tenho pena que a história deles não tenha merecido mais atenção e dedicação. No entanto, creio que o que a autora quis fazer com este pequeno livro foi chamar à atenção dos leitores para a série e deixar espaço para os leitores ficarem curiosos e ansiosos para lerem mais. Eu sei que fiquei curiosa. E mais: fiquei com imensa vontade de ler mais sobre as irmãs Drake. E vou fazê-lo, num futuro próximo.

  • Tania Martins
    2019-03-01 15:55

    Já o li num dia, também é pequenino!Gostei da história mas tem um senão para mim, achei tudo demasiado rápido, achei que eles se apaixonam num piscar de olhos e que decidem ficar juntos muito rapidamente...Fartei-me de rir com as cenas de magia das irmãs mas aquela que achei mais piada foi a Hannah, ela vai envolver-se com o xerife não?Em suma, um livro leve que se lê bem!

  • *The Angry Reader*
    2019-03-05 20:52

    I liked getting Sarah and Damon’s story (I’m reading this series out of order) but I don’t think this book did the series justice. The later books have so much more edge - the characters are so fully developed. There’s an intensity. However - I got to see Jonas when he was a dickhead. I also met a bunch of my peeps. I look forward to more bite in the next book.

  • Kathleen
    2019-02-17 20:52

    **********Content: Some sex, a little violence, minimal cussing, no typos**********3.75 stars. First book in the Drake Sisters series. An enjoyable and fairly bland paranormal novella. Delightful at times, it's a SWEET story introducing the seven closely-knit Drake sisters, witches all, who live and work all over the world in various occupations and locations, but return occasionally to their magical house overlooking the sea. This story features Sarah, the oldest sister. The setting is a charming little town called Sea Haven, in Northern California. Given that I live in California, I can easily imagine a rocky, steep shoreline, salty sea spray, winding roads, white-washed clapboard homes, etc. The Drake House is on the cliff and includes a self-locking magical gate and a widow's walk.Sarah, a security expert and a witch, has a huge heart and a nicely padded body -- no glamour girl here! Hoorah for a normal womanly shape !! Damon, the neighbor, is a weary wreck with a broken hip, in his early 40's. He is a lonely scientist looking for a place to escape from his tormented past. Damon instantly is attracted to Sarah and the feeling is reciprocated, also instantly. No tension there, but sweet.It starts sweetly, like this: "Sarah is coming! Sarah is coming home!" sings the wind, echoed by the townspeople with gladness. Damon hears it, and is instantly filled with some strange eager anticipation. So he goes to her house, just cuz he is so drawn to meet this mysterious Sarah. Flowers bloom out of season, grass greens, house gleams, all because Sarah is finally home. Very...well....sweet.But evil lurks in the heart of man (3 men, actually). There is murder and mayhem, but it's not scary. No true tension or suspense, even during the dangerous scenes, when kidnappers and killers are on the prowl. I felt a little tense, seeing the black shroud of Death hovering around Damon, but...I knew he wouldn't die, bc this is a romance novel. And even if he did die, he would be okay, cuz Sarah is a super magical creature, and she loves him so. I think it must be really hard to create suspense in a romance novel, and especially when the good guys are blessed with superpowers galore.I liked Sarah's real love for the townspeople, and vice versa. It was, um, sweet. Truly. So all in all, this was, at heart, a sweet and tender love story, murder notwithstanding.Adding a little tart, I enjoyed the hostility between Hannah and Jonas. Of course, they come together in book 5, Safe Harbor.Advance notice, especially for sensitive readers: This Drake Sisters series gets progressively darker. Book 1, Magic in the Wind, is mostly sweet and light, as mentioned above. Book 2 is a little darker, a nice balance. Book 5 is rather dark, with one of the sisters getting stabbed multiple times (but I liked it). Book 7 is apparently FAR too dark and psychologically intense, according to reviews (repeated rape, torture). I stopped after book 6 -- not as dark as book 5 IMO, with a perfectly lovely Russian agent. Several of the books in this series feature villains engaged in sex trafficking, abuse of children, adolescents, and women. Feehan apparently is trying to make a case against it. Not sure this is the venue.

  • Tempo de Ler
    2019-02-22 20:54

    «Sete irmãs entrelaçadas, controladoras dos elementos da terra do mar e do ar, incapazes de controlar o destino que evitam. O destino encontrá-las-á uma por uma, da mais velha até à última. Quando o portão trancado se abrir em boas-vindas, a primeira encontrará o amor verdadeiro.»…Magia ao Vento vem comprovar que não são precisas muitas palavras para contar uma boa história. Claro que isto se deve à magnífica capacidade que Christine Feehan tem para se expressar de forma directa e concisa. É certo que o desenvolvimento do romance e das personagens sofre ligeiramente com o tamanho do livro e arrisco afirmar convictamente que, como livro isolado, Magia ao Vento seria um absoluto fiasco mas como introdução à série acabou por me parecer bastante bom e extremamente aliciante. Não tive qualquer problema com a leveza da narrativa, pelo contrário - as possibilidades para os próximos livros entusiasmam-me imenso. Penso que este livro pode ser rotulado como um óptimo aperitivo!Toda a trama inicial se encontra envolta num mistério crepitante: Sarah. A forma intrigante como Feehan inicia a sua narrativa instiga-nos a prosseguir na leitura para descobrir quem é esta tal de Sarah e tentar desvendar o tenebroso passado de Damon - um homem à beira da loucura, cujo acto de se mudar para esta pequena cidade costeira foi o último esforço para se agarrar à vida. Os episódios descritos estão completamente preenchidos por magia e misticismo…certamente que algumas partes se traduzem como velhos clichés já desgastados e alguns dos momentos paranormais foram inclusivamente demasiado fantasiosos para mim, mas a autora consegue dar-nos a volta criando em simultâneo um ambiente cómico veiculado tanto a esta pequena localidade que torna a leitura ainda mais acolhedora e interessante, tanto à interação entre as irmãs Drake e a picardia constante entre elas. Agradou-me imenso que a autora não se focasse completamente em Sarah e Drake, já que nenhum dos dois me despertou especial interesse. Fiquei cativada, isso sim, pelas sete irmãs como unidade coesa e fiquei também bastante curiosa para conhecer as restantes irmãs. O facto de Drake, um homem lógico que aposta sempre nas bases científicas, aceitar Sarah, as suas irmãs e a magia que as rodeia sem quaisquer reservas empurra a história para a frente e não nos aborrece com impasses…claro que isto dificilmente será realista, mas poupa-nos a dilemas existenciais.

  • Andrea Hussey
    2019-03-15 16:39

    Strangely, this was the last book in the series I read, even though it's the first one. Booksamillion didn't even have it, and when my library finally got it it was paired up with Oceans of Fire. When I read it I realized why; if the book stood alone it would be the size of a pamphlet.So, having read all of the other six books first, I had heard all about Sarah's gifts and everything, so imagine my disappointment when I read this book, if you can even call it that. It was more of a short story. I didn't even have time to connect with the characters or get into the plot (what little plot there was) before it was over. I couldn't believe the length of this book and how much didn't happen. I expected so much more out of this when I read the other books and found out about Sarah and Damon and the threat that came into the house because of people that were after him.I liked the building up of Sarah’s mystique, with her name being heard on the wind, and all of the legends surrounding her. The conversation between Sarah and her sisters about her protecting Damon was funny. They were picking on her about watching him and all that and it was enjoyable to read.Sadly, those were pretty much the only enjoyable things in the book. The rest of the story we had the absolute bare minimum of everything—plot, love, characters—everything. Nothing played out the way I hoped it would. Their love was immediate and I felt that they didn’t even have time to get to know each other before they were sleeping together, and the romantic scenes were very low key and without much description and detail compared to her other works. Very disappointing in a romance book.Sarah’s job was to protect Damon and I actually didn’t know she was assigned to protect him until after Damon got mad and she admitted that was what she was doing (due to lack of info. from author) and I didn’t like the fact that she was protecting him. She came off as a little manly at that part, and I didn’t like that.I was like this was the beginning of the great Drake Sisters series? I don’t know what Feehan was thinking when she got this published. It’s like she just had the beginnings of an idea in her head and instead of waiting for it to fully develop she just rushed this to the finish line to hurry up and get it out there. So disappointing, and this isn’t the magical introduction to the Drake sisters world of supernatural abilities I was expecting.

  • Sara
    2019-03-19 16:36

    Este é um livro que promete. Uma série com irmãs que têm magia dentro de si, profecias de família, entre outros... para quem gosta de fantasia, é um livro ideal. Juntando o romance entre um homem que traz um passado difícil e a irmã mais velha desta família seria a cereja no topo do bolo.No entanto, apesar destas premissas todas, este livro não me encantou para aí além. A história perde pela parca caracterização das personagens. Sei que o Damon ronda os 40 anos porque é dito na história, mas não faço a mínima ideia de quantos terá Sarah. Tenho ideia que ela é loira mas não tenho bem a certeza. E isto é tudo o que posso dizer no aspecto físico. Ah e tal ele é muito inteligente e ela é muito bondosa, mas não sei mais nada. Para além desta falha, durante toda a história não consegui sentir nenhuma ligação com as personagens. As coisas passam-se mas eu "vejo-as" à distância. Não se estabelece nenhuma ligação entre o leitor e a história. Toda a história é vista muito superficialmente, não perdia nada (aliás até ganhava) pela caracterização das personagens, do ambiente, até um melhor desenvolvimento do romance entre os protagonistas, que achei muito fraco. Eles mal se vêem ficam logo apaixonados e mais nada. Nem direito a uma discussão temos... Eles concordam em tudo, é um romance de fadas... E o que mais me irritou ao principio é que quando se conheceram vezes sem conta Damon faz ou diz certas coisas contra vontade, sem o tencionar. Uma, duas vezes, até se tolera. Agora um outra e mais outra vez, torna-se muito esquisito.Enfim, é um livro que promete mas que não cumpre... achei-o pouco desenvolvido. É um livro pequeno precisamente porque precisa de um maior desenvolvimento. Este deveria ter sido o rascunho e a escritora deveria ter pegado nele e continuado, feito mais, criado uma ligação maior com a história.Bem, quando puder irei pegar no próximo (mal não faz) ver se melhora em relação a este. Se tal não se cumprir, duvido que volte a pegar na série.

  • Susan
    2019-02-24 12:57

    After finishing Christine Feehan's Dark Carpathian series earlier this year, I decided to dive into another of her series: the Drake Sisters series. Magic in the Wind is book 1 in this series.Something about the sleepy little town of Sea Haven called to Damon Wilder. He was a brilliant scientist - possibly the smartest man alive - working on secret projects for the U.S. government, but danger seemed to haunt him wherever he went. Damon decided he needed a safe harbor to retire to. He didn't think he wanted the complications that came with friends and romantic relationships - until he was drawn to the house high upon the cliffs.Sarah Drake had returned to her home in Sea Haven after a two year hiatus. Full of her own secrets, Sarah is back to watch over the residents of Sea Haven - one soul in particular. Soon, other Drake sisters begin to arrive and there certainly is Magic in the Wind.Although Magic in the Wind was just a short story in an anthology of romance, it was still a good introduction into the world of the Drake sisters: a family of seven sisters who each have a paranormal talent and are also very close to one another despite leading lives that take them all over the world. Of course I wish that the story had been fleshed out a little more, but I still enjoyed reading it. Magic in the Wind was beautifully written, and (if you'll excuse the pun) magical, spellbinding, bewitching - I think you get the point. Christine Feehan's books come alive with charismatic characters and enchanting settings. I will definitely be continuing on in this series to see what happens to the other Drake sisters.

  • Lauren (galacticake)
    2019-03-06 18:56

    DNF. I have a friend who likes this author, but I think I started on the wrong series. I mean, it says something when I have NO idea what's going on, how the magic works and there's no book before this one to explain everything. I want the setting to be introduced to me in the first chapter or maybe the first few chapters. The plot (in protozoan form) is that there's this guy Damon, some bad guys are hunting him cause he worked in some high security company and he's all dark and full of pain. He meets this miraculous angelic assassin of a neighbor named Sarah, who is supernatural but I have no idea why or how. Sarah has four (edit: SEVEN. Why'd I say four??) sisters who also have incredible abilities- again I don't really understand how?I think I prefer explanations up front because I got to chapter 7 ish and I still didn't get the setting at all. The only thing that got me through most of it was imagining Morena Baccarin as Sarah, because only she could make Sarah's heavenly beauty and charm plausible.Sorry, I didn't stick around long enough to get my answers...but I have a really long stack of books. :P

  • Tricia
    2019-03-13 13:01

    This was a difficult book for me to rate. I really disliked the whole love story. I'm sorry but the first few lines were "the wind whispered her name, Sarah is back". And of course instantly this Damon knew he had to meet this women. Of course I'm sure you can guess from there they fell in love completely and instantly. I swear if i had to hear Damon's inner monologue about how he "couldn't believe the love he felt for Sarah after just a day" one more time, I was about to scream! This was probably one of the worst insta love books I have ever encountered.Now for the positive, I really did like the sisters. They were the ONLY thing that kept me going through this book. I really liked the whole family dynamic, the whole magical element, and even the quaint little town they lived in. This book reminded me of that show Charmed. I guess I felt the same way about that show too, i liked the idea of it but really wasn't impressed with it overall. Honestly I thought Hannah and Jonas's situation was 10x more interesting than Damon and Sarah's.I will probably give the second book in the series a try, as I can just get it at the library, so really all I lose out on is time. I just hope the story with the next couple is a little less corny and unbelievable.

  • Tyra (PHR)
    2019-03-03 19:03

    This is the perfect example of a good material gone to waste because the author can't bring justice to it. *sigh* I should have prepared myself to be disappointed. I really don't like Feehan's style of writing. There were times when the dialogues were just so damn long that you can't help but feel irritated reading it. Her dialogues are like this, "This is my friend. Her name is Jane. She grew up in a small town where she lived with her grandparents who were farmers. After graduating in highschool, she went to NYU. There she met her husband, John. They instantly liked each other. After graduating college, she and John got married. And now, four years later, they live in a beautiful house with two lovely children." I mean, seriously??? If you're a writer, why would you write that kind of long dialogue if you can simply write it as a narrative.But that's not the most frustrating thing about Feehan. She doesn't seem to have the ability to EXPLAIN things. It's her own story and yet she can't even explain properly how things happened. Argh! When I finished this book, all I thought was, "I wasted my time on this sh*t?"I promised, I won't read another Feehan again.

  • Maria
    2019-02-23 21:03

    The first very short novel of the Drake Sisters. It tells the tale of Sarah Drake, security expert and Damon Wilder, programmer extraordinaire. Damon is scarred both on the inside and on the outside after being tortured for information about a program he made for the military. When he moves to Safe Harbour he hears a lot about the Drake Sisters. So when the grape vine tells him Sarah has arrived he sets out to meet her.Sarah has longed for the ocean for quite some time and have finally arrived. One evening she gets a surprise when the door bell rings and she finds Damon on the porch. She wonders how he did get past the padlocked gate and gets a funny feeling when he tells her it was open.Maybe there is something about the old prophecy about the gate letting soul mates in after all.As I said before, it´s a very short story and since Christine Feehan is a wizard with her pen I want to be longer in the company of Sarah and Damon. They are strong and sweet and intelligent. I also liked that the magic around Hannah and Jonas was there from the start.As always when I read a Drake Sisters book my heart is happy. It is like the magic in the books flows of the pages.

  • Tania
    2019-03-18 18:59

    Magic in the Wind is the novella that sets up the Drake Sisters series, which means it has a hell of a lot to do in just over 100 pages. The series tells the tale of seven sisters who have magical abilities and who’s romantic fate is tied to a prophecy so the likelihood that the beginning story would feel like on big info dump was fairly high.I didn’t actually read this until after I had read other books in the series so I was reading this with the knowledge of how much Ms Feehan had to set up in this book. The fact that she did so without it feeling like she was forcing information down your throat was a pleasant surprise and well worth the time spent reading.Full Review posted at Wandering Hues***audiobook review****Hated the narrator for this book - Sarah and Damon were well done but the rest of the characters weren't well done at all. One of my favorite characters (Jonas) was made to sound like a real a**hole. My advice - stick to the paper/ebook version for this one.

  • ♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
    2019-03-17 19:02

    This was...well, I'm not sure what this was. I didn't dislike this book. Actually, I liked it. I just have no idea why I liked it. The characters were very well drawn. The heroine, Sarah, wasn't annoying. She was a strong woman without being overbearing or snarky. The hero, Damon, was a little snarky and a lot wounded. He wasn't, however, annoyingly tortured. I felt for him. The hero and the heroine were good together and it didn't seem like the author was putting two people together who didn't fit.The plot was a tad bit disjointed. There were killers who wanted government secrets from the Damon. There was the magical Sarah and her magical sisters who were trying to save Damon from Death. There was chanting and weird things happening with the wind and the sea. The plot seemed scattered.Despite the choppy plot, I really dug the characters. I'm interested in the other sister's stories. After I read the second book in the series, I'm going to skip to whatever book features Hannah and the sheriff.

  • Kristie
    2019-03-08 12:54

    So I thought this was going to be a quick read. Boy was I wrong. I have to say that this book was boring on many levels. It read more as on outline for a book than a book. I wish that Christine Feehan, would have realized that there was no depth to the characters and store line. It went to fast in some parts, making me have to reread because I missed how we changed scenes so fast, or to slow in other parts. The same things were said over and over and OVER again. I got it the first time Damon said he didn't believe in magic because he was a scientist and I think when she didn't know what else to put, she would throw that line in there. I think I read it at least fifteen times and I'm not over exaggerating. I also didn't like the supposed suspenseful parts of this book. This book was just plain boring in my opinion. I have no interest in reading the next book in this series.

  • Books-treasureortrash
    2019-02-22 17:47

    Book Review: 1 Treasure BoxThe story was entertaining, but I thought it was predictable. The characters were moderately interesting but not very compelling. Damon Wilder has a haunted past with murderers seeking him out. Sarah as a witch, helps him fight these evil people and in the process they develop a relationship. We also get to know a bit about Sarah and her family background. If you want a quick read this is a good book since it is short. If you enjoy reading paranormal romance you will probably enjoy this book. I gave it only 1 treasure box since I wanted to keep going to see how it ended yet I did not think the story was very captivating. For my full review go to: http://books-treasureortrash.com/?p=1354

  • Fernanda
    2019-03-08 19:49

    :)rating 3.5*as primeiras impressões surge uma duvida, afinal do que se trata.... um livro tão pequeno?mas positivamente avaliamos que afinal o tamanho não tem tanta importância assim :Pé uma historia quase tipo conto e quase um prologo do que irá acontecer, afinal são 7 irmãs!!!!prepara-nos para a família Drake com todo o seu mistério e "poder" .... são "pessoas reais" com toda a carga emocional como qualquer outra pessoa, acabamos por nos rever em alguns aspectos nestes personagens.a fantasia de terem "poderes" mágicos trás um colorido á historia.... afinal portões que se abrem sozinhos em sinal de boas vindas tem o seu "quê" de engraçado.uma historia leve e que se lê rápido pelo desenrolar da acção e nos abre o "gostinho" para a próxima historia.

  • Ellen Black
    2019-02-21 20:02

    While the romantic aspect of this book was a touch saptastic, the story surrounding the seven magical Drake Sisters is interesting, even with the holes in it. This book focuses on the oldest sister, Sarah. While I thought the book was not well-written, I did enjoy the story of magickal sister living near the ocean, each with their own special gifts. I'm looking forward to reading the other six books in the Drake Sisters series; although, I don't expect the writing to be fabulous.