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Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas Epub ¾ 303 pages ò Beth deitchman ò ➾ [Download] ➾ Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas By Beth Deitchman ➳ – Margaret Dashwood's father died soon after completing his life's work an atlas he paiEnemy Set in Jane Austen's England several years after the events of Sense and Sensibility Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas is the second book of the Regency Magic Series whimsical tales of magic and manners published by Luminous Creatures Pres If you like the world of Jane Austen and you like a dash of fantasy in your fiction this is an entertaining short novel about the youngest Dashwood sister of the Sense and Sensibility Dashwoods and her adventures as a budding sorceress Throw in a dollop of whimsy a pinch of romance and a substantial serving of historical detail and you have a syllabub of Regency era funWhat separates Deitchman's Austen inspired works from the pack is her attention to detail in language character and setting Austen devotees will recognize the thematic underpinnings of Sense and Sensibility in Margaret's story and may see parallels between Margaret's love life and Marianne'sWhile acknowledging the roots of her story Deitchman manages to make something wildly new with her inclusion of a faintly Potterish magical system a minor mystery and a cast of vividly drawn characters my favorite was Miss CottleburyFresh fun fantastic

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Margaret Dashwood's father died soon after completing his life's work an atlas he painstakingly enchanted for his youngest daughter Margaret discovers her father's gift and embarks on an adventure that takes her far from England Soon she and her new fri Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas is the second novel in this series but either can be read as a freestanding story and I would advise the reader new to Beth Deitchman to start here In this tale Margaret Dashwood the youngest of the three sisters in Sense and Sensibility has grown into a young woman the only sister still unmarried The action opens with a return to Norland Park where Miss Dashwood a talented young sorceress recovers many of her sorcerer father’s magical books and documents There she also meets the enchanting Mr Ellsworth and falls in loveThe action moves to London and then to Devonshire where Miss Dashwood finds herself among a whole coven of sorcerers and a world of magical skullduggery There is much magic in this second novel which I felt rounded the story out better than the first I enjoyed the writing style very much despite some modernisms eg when her health is enuired after our heroine ought to say “Thank you I am well” instead of “I am fine” and some glaring errors of period authenticity tea comes after dinner in the Regency not before The narrative and most of the dialogue are charmingAs for the plot it held few surprises for the reader of Sense and Sensibility but with such delightful original characters and so many twists I scarcely minded Purists may object to certain aspects of the story being derived from a film version of SS instead of the novel but I didn’t mindI do hope the author plans to turn Mary Crawford and Jane Fairfax into sorceresses one day

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Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted AtlasEnd Mrs Bristlethwaite a prominent member of the Devonshire Coven learn that magical objects have begun disappearing from sites around the world Seeking to prevent further thefts Margaret and the Coven face unexpected dangers and a surprisingly devious Special Content only on my blog Strange and Random Happenstance during Regency Magic March April 2016Margaret Dashwood hasn't been back to Norland Park since her family was unceremoniously shown the door by her sister in law Fanny after their beloved father died Margaret and her father had a rather large secret that they kept from the rest of the family They were both magically inclined Her father secretly taught her spells and when she came of age she discovered that her father had left her a legacy in his study at Norland Hence the visit It might be awkward it might even be painful seeing her beloved Norland irreparably changed by Fanny's atrocious taste but it's the only way to secure her legacy a legacy that is far greater than she ever imagined The first night she sneaks into her father's study she can't believe all the secret hidey holes and realizes it will easily take every night of her visit to secure all the hidden treasures Though one of the treasures is greater than all the rest She finds an enchanted atlas that her father made for her He knew how much she loved this book and longed to travel so he made this very powerful artifact to fulfill his youngest daughters dreams She is touched beyond measure to learn that she mattered this much to her father But importantly through his correspondence she now has the names of fellow magical practitioners whom she can contact Arriving in London Margaret soon receives a response to a letter she sent to one of her father's friends a Mrs Bristlethwaite Though Margaret has longed for magical company it's her other correspondent who she's excited about While at Norland she met a Mr Ellsworth an eligible young man who she instantly connected with He was also heading to London and asked if he could keep up the connection something Margaret was very much wanting to do But soon romance takes a back seat to magic when Mrs Bristlethwaite sees Margaret's atlas and shows her the power it contains and how it can transport them all over the world The book even contains lists of famous magical artifacts you can visit Margaret longs to immerse herself in magic but living with her family who are unaware of her abilities is a bit risky Luckily a compromise is reached While Mrs Dashwood stays in town to look after Marianne during her confinement Margaret will head home to Devonshire with Mrs Bristlethwaite and be a guest at Barbary Hall At Barbary Hall Margaret is allowed to revel in her abilities and meet the local coven But soon the coven is in danger Magical artifacts are disappearing from all over the world and Margaret and her atlas are uniuely placed to put an end to this dastardly sorcerer who is up to no good But will a revelation destroy her chances of happiness?While most people view Pride and Prejudice as the definitive book by Austen it isn't necessarily mine Yes I adore it than words can say but to me Austen is Sense and Sensibility I still remember how it all happened my introduction to Austen I had a gaggle of friends senior year in high school obsessed with the Pride and Prejudice miniseries They would watch the Netherfield Ball scene over and over while giggling Now I had always viewed these friends as serious scholarly types we ran a literary magazine and the free thought club yet here was something that made them giddy little schoolgirls They talked endlessly about spending nights re reading Pride and Prejudice while taking a bath instead of doing homework Needless to say my interest was piued After I graduated I bought myself this big omnibus with the tinniest type possible from B Dalton's with Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility and Emma promising myself to spend the summer reading all of Austen I remember sitting on my bed in my room crying over the heartbreaks of Elinor and Marianne's story My Austen obsession therefore began and ended with one bookI think it was Oscar Wilde who said that reviews end up being about the reviewer than what is being reviewed I try not to do this too much but this one time you will really have to indulge me Because the truth of the matter is that reading Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas recaptured for me that moment when I first discovered and fell in love with Austen When Margaret and her mother returned to Norland Park for a visit I felt like I was there once again for the first time Like getting to experience a first kiss all over again People talk about books being time machines And they are But sometimes it's not just world history but personal history that you discover between the covers I relived a moment that I have tried to recapture before and have failed to This second book in Beth Deitchman's series seems to capture of the spirit of Austen's own writing While I adored Mary Bennet and the Bloomsbury Coven there's something about having a gaggle of interesting and uniue characters thrown together in the most haphazard of circumstances that screams Austen But it isn't the other characters that anchor this book it's Margaret If I'm honest with myself Emma Thompson had to do with my picking up Jane Austen than anyone else Because when I was in high school I wasn't so much of a book nerd as a movie nerd; and I always have to read the book before watching the adaptation that is an inviolable law So yeah book nerd in the making I guess As fate would have it that Emma Thompson adaptation of Sense and Sensibility figures uite prominently in Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas in an interesting way The truth is Margaret Dashwood is a very interesting character in that she actually doesn't really have any character She is a blank I like how on the Wikipedia page for Sense and Sensibility that they refer to one of John Middleton's sons as just nameless She is barely above this being basically a cypher To Emma Thompson this wouldn't fly So she gave Margaret a personality in her adaptation Margaret has a love of travel and wants to be a pirate and has a great love of a large atlas that Hugh Grant later gifts to her on his visit to Barton Cottage It's not just in writing this book that Beth Deitchman has inexorably entwined Margaret with this atlas she is just tapping into what all true fans of Austen know With just a few lines Emma Thompson was forever to change the image of that little girl that Janeites the world over then embracedEmma Thompson gave Margaret a personality trait imbuing her with something we can relate to and Beth Deitchman has expanded on that framework Being the youngest of two very different siblings I was interested to see who she would take after the romantic Marianne or the pragmatic Elinor While Margaret does have the drive and levelheadedness of Elinor when it comes to studying her magic I would say overall that she takes after Marianne It's not JUST the love of poetry and her losing her heart so uickly to Mr Ellsworth or even the pining for him hour after hour it's the way she does her spells This is a purely brilliant idea on the part of Beth Deitchman Margaret does all her spells in French If you remember what was previously said in Mary Bennet and the Bloomsbury Coven simplicity and intent are the most important aspects of getting a spell to work Therefore Margaret translating her spells into French no matter how perfect her pronunciation is a poetic affectation She thinks they sound magical I literally snorted at this It's just SUCH a Marianne thing to say While yes I can agree with some of Margaret's theories as to magic and poetry I think her revelation at the end to Mrs Bristlethwaite is perfect Oh and totally Elinor A big difference between Mary Bennet and the Bloomsbury Coven and   Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas is that in the prior we followed a novice someone just introduced to the world of magic while in the later we have a heroine who has been practicing magic under the guidance of her father all her life While both heroines encounter magical communities on their adventures Mary still stands separate while Margaret becomes enmeshed in hers Both are looking for their place in the world but Margaret very much wants her place to include those like her those who can help her on her journey As I mentioned earlier it's these uniue and interesting characters that help make this book Austen The Devonshire Coven is just chock a block with characters I fell in love with From the forthright and indomitable Mrs Bristlethwaite to the ever hungry Mr James to the kind and gentle Mr Barrington each one of these characters is so well rounded so memorable you can easily see them finding a permanent place in your heart just like Mrs Jennings somehow contrived to do In fact the only real fault in this book is that it has now come to an end I could literally spend hours just sitting with these characters in Barbary Hall sipping tea and playing cards while a fire glowed in the hearth