Pub. Date: June 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 416pp
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
I read this anthology together with Julia. But due to time constraint (I was stressed and busily preparing stuff for our Dinner & Dance then), I didn't finish the book on time with her. Please accept my sincerest apologies, Julia!
This story is about three sisters who each has their own magical powers. Dee, being the eldest, is able to shapeshift; Lizzie transmutes things (I grin whenever she mentions she wants to transform straw into gold) while Mare, the youngest girl is able to move things with her mind. Anyway, they are on the run from their evil aunt Xan who wants to steal their powers after she had killed their parents. And her plan is to send each girl her true love using her spell so that she will be able to attain their powers once the girls have fallen in love with their men.
And it begins when Danny James shows up outside Dee's door one day, claiming he is curious to dig into her past. Elric, the sorcerer meets Lizzie when she fails to turn straw into gold, so he is there to stop her from creating a disaster as she keeps on transmutes forks into bunnies. And finally Mare rekindles with Crash after he has left town for five years. Xan's original plan is to hook her up with Jude Green, who's the Vice President of Value Video! where she works, but things doesn't turn out the way she wants as Mare still can't get her mind off Crash.
Overall this is an entertaining story, although I felt it'd be better if each story stands alone as the collaboration of the three stories into a book can be confusing at times. However, I enjoyed reading Lizzie's story, after all it is written by Anne Stuart and I have been a great fan of her. Also, Jennifer Crusie writes engaging characters and her dialogues are often lively. I can't say much about Eileen Dreyer as I have not read anything by her until this.