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The enchantment emporium (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Tanya Huff

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Title:The enchantment emporium
Authors:Tanya Huff
Info:New York : DAW Books, c2009.
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Urban Fantasy, eBook, Dragons, Witches, Magic, Romance, Calgary

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The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff (2009)

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I actually expected a lot more from this book from some of the reviews I'd read. I didn't dislike it, in fact, I went on to read the next one in the series, but it wasn't the greatest book I've read recently. The story itself was good for the most part; the magic fairly innovative, the characters were interesting and the romance wasn't dull. On the downside, the family aspects were kind of creepy and in a few places the writing itself was nigh incomprehensible. All in all, not the worst I've read, but certainly not the best. ( )
  HeartlessOne42 | Nov 14, 2013 |
I had enjoyed the Blood books (which led to the Blood Ties tv series) and am glad I gave this a go too :0)

It takes a little while to sort out what is going on as it's not handed to you on a plate but it's well worth it and the humour is there from the start.

I really hope there will be more books in this series :0) ( )
  Natalie_Fallon | Sep 8, 2013 |
Quirky and fun! The cover does it no justice! The characters are amazing, the plot is exciting, and the nerd references are great! ( )
  LaPhenix | Aug 29, 2013 |
Amazon preorder,Amazon received
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Very definitely adult. It’s a fun story, but I was never more than mildly interested in the characters. ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
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The Enchanted Emporium is a delight from start to finish—by turns humorous, romantic (when it's not downright lusty), and dramatic. Huff finds a way to blend all the disparate threads into an engaging whole, which is no easy task.

So far, this is easily one of my favorite books of the year.
 
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The Gales of Southern Ontario can change the world with the charms they cast, and they prefer to keep all this power in the family. The Gale Aunties are in charge of this clan, or like to think they are. Alysha, like all her cousins, often finds herself beset with too many Aunties trying to run her life.

So when a letter from her missing Gran arrives telling her that she's inherited a junk shop in Calgary, Alysha is ready and willing to honor her grandmother's last request to keep the shop open and serve "the community."

The Aunties, of course, want her to find out what really happened to Gran and come right back home, where they have her future mapped out for her.
It isn't until she arrives in Calgary that Alysha realizes it's the fey community she'll be serving in the Enchantment Emporium - and that one person's junk may be another person's magical treasure.
Finding out what happened to Gran will not be easy, especially since Alysha has no way of knowing just how much otherworldly trouble is brewing in Calgary. And even calling in family reinforcements may not be enough to save the day...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756405556, Hardcover)

The bestselling author of the Blood Books delivers a masterful new urban fantasy.

Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms they cast. Then she receives word that she's inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.

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Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms it casts. Then she receives word that she's inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.… (more)

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