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The Spell of Summer (Once Times Thrice Book 1) by [Hardy, Dianna]
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Length: 332 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Words can change everything, but can they change your destiny?

Meredith is leading a straight-laced life in London with her straight-laced fiancé, determined to forget her reckless, wild-child past. They're about to get married.

Jamie is an old, poetic soul with a broken heart returning home to Cornwall to get his life back in order.

What binds them?

One chance meeting thirteen summers ago; one innocent spell spoken after one perfect night...

And now history is unravelling; the past and present, merging...

Words can change everything, but can they change your destiny?

And in the messy world of magic, what part does love play?

It's summer all over again, but the spell has only just begun.

Full length, contemporary romantic fiction, with a touch of magic. Written in British English.

A percentage of the author's proceeds made from the sales of this book will go to Sue Ryder Hospices, and to the Marine Conservation Society.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 726 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Satin Smoke Press; First edition (15 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L16JGG6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed by Bex
Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

The Spell of Summer is a captivating story following the highly likeable Meredith. Navigating through a momentous and significant time in her life, Meredith takes us on a journey where we feel the pull of first love and the beauty of the magic that goes with it.

Dianna Hardy has created a beautiful, gripping story. As always, her writing is delightfully crafted and visual. She successfully enables the reader to feel compelled to keep turning the pages, and feel a connection with her main characters.

Admittedly, I cried a little during this amazing read. Likewise, I laughed and cheered. The Spell of Summer is a 'don't think just buy' read.
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The spell of summer (once trice thrice) by Dianna Hardy
Dianna Hardy’s Spell of Summer proves that magic does exists and that no matter what if you are meant to be together then you will be. Regardless of how much time passes if you are meant to be it will be.
When Meredith says another man’s name at the alter on her wedding day her fiancée Michael decides that they need some time apart to reassess their commitment to each other. Even though she is upset by this Meredith goes along with his wishes and goes back to her home town. A place she hasn’t been since she was 16 when she left with her mother to make a new start in London. On her last night their Meredith meets Jamie when he saves her life; he then shows her the best night of her life.
Even though Meredith and Jamie went their separate ways and they had lives of their own 13 years latter fate shows them what was meant to be. It is not all smooth sailing and what about Michael? With a little bit of magic anything is possible!
Spell of summer is a wonderfully written book and I found it enthralling. It is nice to let some magic into my life and reminds us to let some” magic” into our own lives. A lovely romance was a pleasure to read this ARC for my honest review. Would recommend this to anyone.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in a new romance series by this author. I LOVED IT!

Meredith Goodwill (Merri to her friends) is a wonderful character. She is an accountant and lives in London. She suffers from panic attacks, but is braver than she knows. I liked this character a lot. She has a big heart, but it was damaged when her father left. Now about to marry, Merri finds her past and present collide when an old flame comes back into her life.

James (Jamie) Corbin is a marine biologist, coming home to Cornwall after a broken relationship in Australia. However, he can't forget the girl he met on the edge of a cliff 13 summers before.

This is a fantastic contemporary romance.This story is certainly different to the author's other paranormal series, as there are no shape shifters or magical beings, but there is magic. I started to read the story, and quickly found myself entranced. I was drawn into the story and I struggled to put the book down. I was whisked away into an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. I loved meeting Merri's best friend, Candice North (Candy for short). She is a free spirit and, although not as wild as Merri was as a teenager, fun to be around. It was interesting to see how she had matured from a reckless teen into a woman with secrets.
There are a few other interesting characters in the story, which were brought to life with their imperfections. I found myself reaching for a tissue or two as I read the story, as some of the characters have pasts and presents that touched me deeply. The story is not only told from the view points of Merri and Jamie, but also a few other characters too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant book! 10 July 2014
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Holy moly. I'm not sure just how many tissues I went through reading this book but once I got past page 90, I was a goner.
Well written, emotional, with wonderful characters and a hint of magic. You'll definitely love Jamie and Merri too. Usually, a book this length would take me 3 nights (on average) to proofread. This one took me two. I was that involved in the world of the story, it took me looking at the time on the laptop to realise it was past 3am. It wasn't until I turned it off, that my eyes started to droop - as long as that file was open, so were my eyes and they were quite content to read. Mind you, two nights of past 3am ... I was kinda stuffed the next morning! Dianna sets up the 'what if/what happened?' well, and you'll keep reading just to find out what the hints are all about. Then, when you get a big reveal ... grab tissues. You'll need them. In fact, keep the box and a rubbish bin handy!

This story is written from multiple POV's, which I love, as it gives you more to delve into. We see the world through the eyes of: Merri, Jamie, Candy (Merri's BFF), Pippa (Jamie's sister), Michael, Penny (Merri's mum) and Lesley.
Naturally, you'll have to read the book to find out who all these people are! I'm really hoping this book is a success, because I'd love to see another book in this series take flight. We've already been introduced to, and have delved into the lives of, these characters and I for one would like to find out what the hell happens to everyone else!!
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Magical Romance Novel 1 September 2014
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This is a romance novel that depicts the troubles and burdens we carry on our shoulders. It also portrays how we get derailed from the norm and choose the wrong path to walk on. But somehow and someway, you can flick the switch and climb back up to the top if you will your desire to make it happen, or you have someone to fight for. LOVE is a powerful word that bring forth happiness or may be the cause for your heart to shatter in bits and pieces.

In the case of our heroine, Merri had been troubled since the day her dad left from home for good. On her sixteen birthday, she gave herself to someone who she had just met on the cliff that day. When they parted, she said to him the spell--that her mom enunciated when her dad left--without knowing the meaning of it and consequences it would bring forth to both of them. After thirteen years, Merri accidentally said the wrong name on her wedding day while reciting her vow. That was when hell broke loose.

I love how the story has unfolded. I am in great anticipation for the next installment. Will it be Pippa and Jimmy? I hope so based on the Epilogue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice reading! 12 November 2014
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This was sweet and very romantic with some surprisingly deepish moments. I thoroughly enjoy this author, I love the way her characters love with such passion and devotion. It makes me wish for someone out there!
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner for Dianna Hardy 14 July 2014
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I have read all her books and fallen in love with her characters in each book.
Although this is a very different style for her, Dianna shows her excellent writing skills once again. The characters are believable and the way she weaves her words gets you hooked into the life and drama of each character.
I was cheering, crying and every other emotion while reading this book. I hope she continues with this story as I want to see where she takes the characters from here.
Excellent job Dianna, thank you for a wonderful read once again.
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book 21 July 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested the entire book. Meridith and Jamie meet when they were teenagers and had the perfect night and at the end she says a spell then life separated them. 13 years later Meridith has straightened out her life and was getting married. During the wedding vow she says Jamie's name and somehow they meet and things go from there. I can hardly wait for the next book out.

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