Book Review; Stray Magic by Jackie Bouchard


Stray Magic


Jackie Bouchard

Stray Magic

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone— other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events.

Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don’t exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell “guaranteed” to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well?

From USA Today best-selling author Jackie Bouchard, comes a tale of love, laughter, and the profound magic of believing in yourself.

My Review

How do you imagine your very own Fairy Godmother would look?

Mine would be dressed in a huge ball gown sprinkled with diamonds, her hair would be blonde and set in huge retro curls. She would have a beautiful smile and appear at just the right time to help me out of sticky situations or to give some honest advice. With a swish of her twinkling wand, she would cast a magical spell to make my dreams come true then disappear in a puff of glitter dust.

It wasn’t quite like that for Cara. First of all her Fairy Godmother is actually a man and his name is Vincent. He appeared the first time, at a very inopportune moment and promised Cara that he was going to find the love of her life. Cara didn’t quite believe her Fairy Godfather at first. He was the smallest man she had ever seen, wearing a velour tracksuit and white sneakers. Cara is recently divorced and her daughter is about to leave home so she is open to the idea of finding love. She works in a pet shop and has an awful boss called Justin who takes credit for all her ideas.The pet shop holds rescue days where homeless dogs are available to view. Cara would love a friend for her corgi, Llewellyn, and hopes to find a rescue dog of her own. She falls in love with dogs easily and would love to take them all home.

The problem is Vincent isn’t very good at his job, He does send along some men but they aren’t exactly right for Cara. Will he finally find the man of her dreams so that Cara’s fairytale can have a happy ending, or is she destined to be alone with only four-legged friends for company?

A humorous fairy tale that really fuels the imagination. Cara is your average girl next door who gets herself acquainted with a rather quirky Fairy Godfather who likes a drop of wine and a chat about his love life.

If you are unlucky in love there may be a Vincent, hiding behind the shower curtain, who is just waiting to cast his spell and make your dreams come true.

2 thoughts on “Book Review; Stray Magic by Jackie Bouchard”

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review! I love your imagined Fairy Godmother! (I think mine would have curly red hair, gorgeous fair skin, and a *very* infectious laugh. And maybe a little dog for a sidekick.) 🙂

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