"A Gift of Jacinth" by Allie McCormack stars a genie - Jacinth - and a single dad. The troubles and drama of modern life - family can be both joy and heartwrenching agony (his children's mom is bad news) - are beautifully explored in this gentle love story. The touch of magic adds to the romance, but it's Jacinth's compassion that I enjoyed most. This novel is magical in the best way - a celebration of love.
Wonderful, dreamy yet lifelike - wishing you had a teapot like Jacinth's
I loved this dreamy and romantic story of wishes that ‘d come true. It was like reading a fairy tale with real people falling in love, it was dreamy, but with a wicked sense of humour and a strong vibe of love. Needless to say that I loved reading it, I loved it so much that I bought the first book too, this is book 2 of the series. What is it all about:
Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he'd bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn't. If only she wasn't so damned cute.
Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot's new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900 year old genie, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.
In a world of the normal run of the mill plots, this one is way different than anything else you will read.
This Book is AMAZING!! The Author captures you from Page 1! I’m not usually into this type of book (Super Natural, Genies, etc.) I am into Romance! I Love this so much, I am going to grab Book one and can’t wait until September!! I also want to grab some of her other books now! You really should try it!! You may be like me and fall in Love with it!
Amazing Book! The author captures your attention from the very first page. I couldn't stop reading it. Hated to see it end but loved the ending! The only thing I would have changed was adding an epilogue to say how the family was doing a few years down the road.
When I saw the cover of A Gift of Jacinth, I knew this would be a sequel to Wishes in a Bottle. In that book, I had already met Jacinth, the djinn who was looking after Julian, when he was trapped in his bottle. And she was hilarious, so I was very happy to see she got her own story.
The story starts with Douglas, who is desperate. His ex has abducted his children and he longs to have them back. Already two years he has been searching for them. When he stumbles upon an old teapot, he decides to buy it for a strange reason. But when a genie comes out of the teapot, he brings the teapot back to the store, where he bought the thing: Julian's store.
But the teapot keeps on coming back to him and I couldn't stop laughing about Jacinth's tactics. When Douglas has finally realized, he will not get rid of the teapot, he asks Jacinth whether he could wish for his children to return. And Jacinth fullfils his wish. With suddenly two children on his hands and no nanny, he asks Jacinth to stay and help him take care of the children.
Jacinth happily obliges, because she adores the children and also their father. But she knows she can't stay. Experiences from her (long lived) past are keeping her from attaching to someone. But Douglas makes it hard to resist. Can Jacinth free herself and create a happy ever after? Or will she go back into her teapot? Find out for yourself in this wonderful cozy read.
Four out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Cute and interesting read with likable characters and a bit of drama mixed with intense emotions through out. I found it refreshing to read about a female “genie” and interesting as well as I had never read a story like this one before. This was my first book from this author and can’t wait to check out more!
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