Bewitching Season

Doyle, Marissa

Paperback - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bewitching Season
In 1837, as seventeen-year-old twins, Persephone and Penelope, are starting their first London Season they find that their beloved governess, who has taught them everything they know about magic, has disappeared.

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2009
ISBN: 9780312596958
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 22 cm.


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Magical twins Persephone and Penelope Leland during early Victorian society, discover that their witchy governess Miss Allardyce has been kidnapped as part of a sinister plot to bring down the young Queen Victoria. It is up to Persy and Pen to save the day using their magical powers all while tot... Read More »

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Feb 13, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A little on the predictable side, but an easy read. The glimpse of the time period makes it exciting, but the way the magic works is a little confusing.

Nov 27, 2011
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not a bad read, but lighter on the magic portion than was expected

Aug 18, 2011
  • tillysnow1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was awesome!! Romance and magic and history, all my favourite themes! i cant wait till they get the sequel!!!!!!

Aug 11, 2011
  • EmilyChristopher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was so good! It was romantic and exciting and funny! I absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes magic, adventure, and romance! :)

Aug 02, 2011
  • 20KBT10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a great teen read...or light adult read. Family (the good, the annoying, the misunderstandings), adventure, mystery and royalty. Greed and honour, humour and confilct. Well written and engaging (my biggest gauges for a good book).

Jun 01, 2011
  • upsidedownangel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

really enjoyed the took longer than expected to get through it..i can usually finish a book of this length in 2 maybe 3 days and it took me almost 3 weeks to finish got kinda boring in some parts but then it would pick up and i would get really into it..definately want to read the Betraying Season to see if it is as good as this one was..

Mar 11, 2011

I loved it, the humor, the magic and of course chuckles. I did think that if they had add a bit of mystery it would have bin a more enjoyable.
But i enjoyed non the less.

Jun 20, 2010
  • veritydancer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is the wrong picture of the book. The cover shown here is for betraying season NOT bewtiching season!

Anyways, this book was mediocre. Though I found myself often bored. The plot moves very slowly and though it is a very good premise for a novel, it is much too predictable and slow.


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Feb 14, 2015

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Mar 03, 2012
  • MissJen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 26, 2012

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Aug 02, 2011
  • 20KBT10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 03, 2012
  • MissJen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Penelope and Persephone are twin girls about to begin their first season in London. While Pen can barely contain her excitement, Persy would much rather stay home and continue to study magic. When their governess and magic tutor, Miss Allardyce, mysteriously disappears, the twins quickly discover that their position as young ladies in society keeps them from being able to search for her. Soon their younger brother Charles (better known as Chucklehead to the twins) and their neighbor Lochinvar, who turns Persy into a stammering fool, have joined forces with the twins. As the search continues, the twins discover that Miss Allardyce has been kidnapped as part of a magical plot against the Princess Victoria and it is up to them to save the day. A delightful romp, Bewitching Season combines historical fiction, fantasy, romance and mystery into one delectable whole.

Mar 19, 2011

(Feb 23, 2010) From the back cover of the book:

Magic or Marriage?

Twins Persephone and Penelope Leland are anticipating their first London season with mixed feelings. Pen can't wait to flirt with handsome young men at parties, but Persy would far rather stay home and continue her magic studies. When the twins discover that their governess has been kidnapped as part of a dastardly plot to enchant the soon-to-be-queen, they're determined to find and save them both. Along the way, Persy learns that a good lady's maid is hard to find, that one should never cast a love spell on anyone after drinking too much brandy punch at a party, that pesky little brothers can sometimes come in handy, and that husband hunting isn't such an odious task after all, if you can find the right quarry.


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