Monday, April 23, 2012

Review: Seeking A Scribe by Marsha A Moore

Title:  Seeking A Scribe
Author:  Marsha A Moore
Genre:  Fantasy
Pages:  169
Published:  March 2012
Publisher:  M A Moore
Source:  via Bewitching Book Tours
Where to buy:  Amazon

Synopsis:

Lyra McCauley is a writer and loves fantasy novels, but until she opens a selection from bookstore owner Cullen Drake, she has no idea he’s a wizard character who lives a double life inside that volume…or the story’s magic will compel her from the edge of depression to adventure, danger, and love.

His gift to Lyra, the Book of Dragonspeir, was actually her copy, misplaced years ago. Lost in her pain following divorce and death, she fails to recognize him as her childhood playmate from the fantasyland. Friendship builds anew. Attraction sparks. But Lyra doubts whether a wizard is capable of love. She’s torn—should she protect her fragile heart or risk new love?

Opening the book’s cover, she confronts a quest: save Dragonspeir from destruction by the Black Dragon before he utilizes power of August’s red moon to expand his strength and overthrow the opposing Imperial Dragon. Lyra accepts the challenge, fearing Cullen will perish if evil wins. Along with magical animal guides, Cullen helps her through many perils, but ultimately Lyra must use her own power…and time is running out.

I have to admit, I put off reading this book until the last minute and had to force myself to pick it up and actually read it.  I pushed myself through the first few pages and I’m so glad I did!  The story reminded me of one of my own childhood favorites – the Chronicles of Narnia and the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

Lyra has moved in with her Aunt to help take care of her during her illness.  As she begins exploring the local community, she finds a quaint bookstore that wasn’t there last time she visited her Aunt.   Drake’s Bookstore is owned by handsome Cullen Drake – who Lyra is immediately drawn to.

This book is filled with magic, a fantastic quest, dragons, good overcoming evil and the connection between Lyra and Cullen.  The author has woven together an amazing story that draws the reader and and keeps you hooked.  As I turned each page, the more engrossed I became with the tale.  I refuse to give away anything about this story as it’s so wonderful I don’t want to spoil it!

Will I recommend this book?  Yes, most definitely.  Will I read more by this author?  You betcha!  I can’t wait to read the next book in the Enchanted Bookstore Legend series.  I have to say this has drawn me back into the fantasy genre again and pulling out those old favorites I mentioned for some re-reads.

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