The thinking woman"s guide to real magic by Emily Croy Barker

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Nora Fischer"s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend"s wedding, Nora wanders off, walks through a portal, and is transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. Before long, she has a set of glamorous friends and a romance heating up with gorgeous, masterful Raclin. Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora"s new world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school.

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Book details

StatementEmily Croy Barker
SeriesThorndike Press large print basic
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LC ClassificationsPS3602.A77548 T45 2013b
The Physical Object
Pagination993 pages (large print)
Number of Pages993
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26921824M
ISBN 101410464482
ISBN 109781410464484
LC Control Number2013031175
OCLC/WorldCa854956998

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