Courtship and Curses

Marissa Doyle

Henry Holt and Co.

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From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue--and magic!

Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season's balls, also took away her magic. When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it's genuine, but she can't be sure he's feeling anything more than pity.

Sophie's problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons' ball and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match--and save England?

Find out in Marissa Doyle's Courtship and Curses!

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London, March 1815

Aunt Isabel was, as usual, exasperated. “Molly, I don’t know why I brought you shopping with us. While that color will do for a creeping plant on a blasted heath somewhere, it will not do for poor Sophie.” She motioned away the bolt of yellowish green satin proffered by the dressmaker’s assistant.
“Ha!” Aunt Molly tilted her head and squinted at the rejected fabric. “I thought it reminded me of something. It’s just the color of toadflax leaves, y’know.

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Praise for Courtship and Curses

"A nice history and mystery mingle.”--Booklist

"Doyle has a talent for writing historical fiction…”--VOYA

"Doyle’s gift, on display in earlier historical fantasies (Bewitching Season, 2008, etc.), lies in creating vivid female characters and the bonds between them.”--Kirkus

Praise for Bewitching Season:

* “This wonderfully crafted debut novel braids several very different story lines into an utterly satisfying whole. . . . [a] delightful mélange of genres.” —Booklist, starred review

Praise for Betraying Season:

“Seamlessly weaving elements of historical fiction, romance, and magic, Doyle creates believable characters in a realistic setting set in a fascinating plot. Extremely well written and utterly delightful.” —VOYA

“As in the previous book, this is a full-bodied story that wonderfully combines elements of romance, fantasy, and history. . . . Whether Doyle is describing the Irish countryside, a magical incantation, or a lover’s kiss, her writing is compelling, and it will be hard for readers not to be swept away by this invigorating story.” —Booklist


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About the Author

Marissa Doyle

Marissa Doyle is fascinated by the past and lives in Massachusetts, where she is surrounded by history. This is her third novel.

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Courtship and Curses
Marissa Doyle

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805091878
ISBN10: 0805091874
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 13
$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
July 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250027443
ISBN10: 1250027446
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7 15/16 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 13
$10.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805096323
ISBN10: 0805096329
Young Adult Fiction352 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 13
$7.84
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