“One of those books that when you finish reading it, you have to turn around and start it all over again.” ~Bitten by Books


2013 Montlake Romance (reissue) | novel | 339 pages

Summer at the Jersey Shore heats up when a girl with no family meets a guy with too much.

  • Finalist, Contemporary Single Title, Romance Writers of America RITA Award
  • Winner, Contemporary Single Title, NJRW Golden Leaf Award

"What are you doing?" Tori asked.

"Proving your spell doesn't work." Nick came back in, making a big show of opening the door and stepping back into the hall. "There, see? Your magic is worthless."

"No, it's not!"

"Yes, it is. I got back in, didn't I?"

"That doesn't prove anything. You don't have evil intentions."

He captured her gaze, his dark eyes dropping to her lips. His smile slowly faded. The intense expression that replaced it made her breath catch.  

"You wouldn't say that if you knew what I was thinking," he muttered.

"I wouldn't?"

"Definitely not."


For Tori Morgan, family's a blessing the universe hasn't sent her way. Her parents are long gone, her chance of having a baby is slipping away, and the only thing she can call her own is a neglected old house. What she wants more than anything is a place where she belongs, and a big, noisy clan to share her life.

For Nick Santangelo, family's more like a curse. His nonna is a closet kleptomaniac, his mom's a menopausal time bomb and his motherless daughter is headed for serious boy trouble. The last thing Nick needs is another female making demands on his time.

But summer on the Jersey shore can be an enchanted season, when life's hurts are soothed by the ebb and flow of the tides and love can bring together the most unlikely prospects. A hard-headed contractor and a lonely reader of Tarot cards and crystal prisms?

All it takes is a little light magic.


“I laughed out loud, cried crocodile tears and had butterflies in my stomach while reading this beautiful story.” ~Mandy Burns, Fresh Fiction (posted 5/09)

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Little Light Magic. I found myself a little sad every time I had to put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone!” ~Once Upon a Romance


This novel made me laugh, cry, and cheer for more…If you love a romantic romance, filled with hunky heroes, funky family members, and a remarkable heroine, then A Little Light Magic is the novel for you.” ~Long and Short Reviews


“One of those books that when you finish reading it, you have to turn around and start it all over again.” ~Bitten by Books

A Little Light Magic is, much to my delight, thoroughly character-driven and features genuine lead characters who are simply remarkable despite all their normality. ~All About Romance


“I could not put this book down and was up until almost two a.m. wanting to finish this amazing tale. Add a little magic, some major obstacles, and some heavy-duty passion, and you will find yourself falling for this wonderful story as well!” ~Coffee Time Romance

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