By Eva Ibbotson, , European Historical Romance (Vienna, ) Magic Flutes is Ibbotson’s second novel, and showcases all of what. Summary: A story encompassing a millionaire born in dubious circumstances, a beautiful social-climbing young woman, a delightfully. Magic Flutes. Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale.

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When Guy, a successful English businessman, simultaneously buys Putzerl’s castle and then hires the opera company to perform in it Putzerl’s two worlds meet.

Tessa, meanwhile, has left Schloss Pfaffenstein to serve art in Vienna as the under wardrobe mistress in a third-rate opera company full of comical characters, many of whom I have met in New Clutes music circles.

Yes it was that good. Guy Farne, the self-made millionaire, comes to buy castle Pfaffenstein, making it possible for Tessa to continue pursuing her work with the opera.

The characters were hard to get to know and hard to keep straight-for they had nicknames and real names that were unusual anyways. Guy Farne has returned to Austria having spent some time in Vienna while a scholarship university student.

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Jan 04, Jenne rated it it was amazing. May 03, Barb in Maryland rated it really liked it Shelves: Guy Farne is an orphan who is given into the care of Martha Hodge a young widow. I really enjoyed Tessa This is a historical fiction book that is largely a romance, but there is a good plot line besides just that. Want to Read saving…. I’m not sure which is more crazy, the fact that I read this book or that I enjoyed it!


Magic Flutes : Eva Ibbotson :

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Having read three books by Eva Ibbotson in a row, it had become quite clear to me that the woman was a master when it came to writing historical romance.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. But will that be before Tessa is attacked by a terrified circus bear? While part of this story is an absolutely perfect girl falling in love with an absolutely perfect man, which seems to be the exclusive providence of fairy tales and simplistic romance novels, The Reluctant Heiress defies categorization as solely or primarily one of these genres.

She was born in Vienna, Austria, in The journalist Amanda Craig has written about the futes Ibbotson was surprised by the repackaging, as she believed they were books for adults, but they have been very popular with teenage audiences.

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Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote ita former naturalist. I thought Nerine and Guy and Tessa’s relationship eca have been done better, but as I’ve stated before, this is quirky old-school historical fiction novel is the perfect break from the same-trailer-different-park of YA these days.


How she can make an ordinary looking, hard-working, self-sacrificing and kind-hearted girl look absolutely irresistible! This particular one is “Cinderella working backstage for a s Viennese opera company.

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson – book review

You can at least be that. Dec 21, Hannah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Two of her acclaimed books are set in Europe at the time of World War II and reflect her experience of the time.

I really enjoyed this book, and would give fllutes a nine mabic of ten. Too bad he doesn’t realize it yet I was suffering from a terrible book hangover – four DNF and one crime book I managed to read but without enjoyment.

The Best Books of Impoverished adorable female heroine who, despite very bleak odds, is ibbktson the happiest, calmest, sweetest girl on the block. Retrieved from ” http: Magic Flutes Reader Reviews In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. They could hardly be more different.

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