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  • By Angela Angela
    Sep 29, 2008
    "A New Classic" It's a very beautiful, well-written and descriptive story. It is sure to become a popular choice for younger readers for years to come. The main character's charming innocence combined with her natural curiosity and her concern for her mother makes her very endearing. The story leaves the reader hungering for more; will there be a second story featuring the same character? Angela Hooper
  • By Rodney Robbins
    Apr 7, 2008
    "A Real Charmer" Rommy sent me this review and asked me to post it here--the author. It's no secret Hollywood and the media in general love stories with witches in them. However it's a superficial sort of love because its fairly obvious that media types have little to no idea about the actual practice of Wicca and witchcraft. It's quite common to see Wiccans rolling their eyes at the mention of TV shows such as Charmed. Well, although we still have to wait for a realistic portrayal of the Craft on TV, at least one author has got it right. Rodney Robbins' My Romantic Spell is a terrific little teen novel that accurately portrays witches. The story centers around 5th generation teen witch named Jasmine. She feels her widowed mom is lonely, sad and could use a good man in her life. Of course, headstrong Jasmine knows just the guy. Since she's a practicing witch she decides that more than Hayley Mill's type of hi-jinks are in order. She wants to cast a spell. The rest of the... More > novel deals with that and the aftermath. There's a lot to love in this sweet little book. Firstly, there's the refreshing portrayal of the witches themselves. Jasmine and her mom are normal suburbanites. It's only her mom's business partner who "looks the part of a witch." Jasmine herself is a normal teen who prays to Morgan that her friends won't discover her boy-band posters. Secondly, it does deal with the concept of Wiccan ethics, something Hollywood never touches. Doing a spell for someone without their permission, one that attempts to control their will (like making them fall in love and marry) is never a good idea. And what if you change your mind about how the spell is going--how do you fix it? I strongly recommend Wiccan parents raising teens read this book along with their teens to begin a dialog about the ethics of spell casting and what the possible outcomes are of a hastily thought through spell. Lastly, it's just a fun story. It keeps your interest and gets you looking forward to the next one to deal with a couple of unresolved issues, like Jasmine's relationship with her friend Wendel. (It will be interesting to see if the author will show the law of 3 apply to Jasmine and her romantic escapades). My Romantic Spell is a fun story that "gets Wicca right" and lets its characters shine through without lots of pyrotechnics or special effects. I'll take Jasmine's brand of magic over the "Charmed Ones" any day.< Less
  • By Penny Brown
    Oct 13, 2007
    "A Great Read" "My Romantic Spell" is an excellent read at any age. The characters are true to life in behavior, speech and attitudes. Jasmine is a loving, caring daughter who wants her mom to be happy, so happy in fact that she does all she can to get her dating again. Rodney Robbins does a great job building suspense in the story as mom goes back and forth between Dale and Alfred, who is the right one for her? As we read to find out, we also get a glimpse into the relationship Jasmine has with her friend Wendle. Are they just friends or is there something more brewing beneath the surface? I highly recommend "My Romantic Spell" to anyone looking for a fun, suspenseful, high energy book that will keep you wanting to read more.
    Feb 27, 2006
    "Would have given it 6 stars!" This is an absolutely beautiful book. It was so much fun to read that I just couldn't put it down. Any teen (or adult) would love this book. There are no demons here to vanish but there are lessons to learn and fun to be had. The book opens with..."It's never wise to cast a spell for a man, honey," Mom said..."Sometimes they work." ...of course Jasmine didn't listen and performs a spell to get her mom a husband. And it does work -- only it works on a man who isn't as compatible with her widowed mom as she thought at first. When another man comes into their lives who is wonderful and accepting that Jasmine and her mother are both witches, things get shaken up big time! Just to add an interesting twist to the story, Jasmine's best friend, Wendle, has a crush on her shaking things up quite a bit. In the process of enjoying the book, you will learn many things about witches and maybe even a potion or two (let's hope the... More > author, Rodney Robbins, got all of the details correct in that area or there could be some interesting results). The books ends with..."Looking back, it's hard to tell where one spell ended and the next one began. All I know is that my romantic spell did work."...Not only does this apply to Jasmine's spell, but Mr. Robbins' as well. He made me fall in love with all of the rich characters he created. I only hope I get a chance to know them more over time through more books. He has a flair for writing that makes one laugh out loud and become so totally engrossed in reading that it could be morning before you know it. ~ Cathy Yanda< Less
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Rodney Robbins
February 7, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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