The Importance of Being Emily

The Importance of Being Emily

Robyn Bachar / Oct 14, 2019

The Importance of Being Emily Magic matchmaking and murder Lord Willowbrook s spring ball is supposed to be a magical celebration but Miss Emily Wright is bored The only outlet allowed for her magic is matchmaking for others no

  • Title: The Importance of Being Emily
  • Author: Robyn Bachar
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Magic, matchmaking and murder Lord Willowbrook s spring ball is supposed to be a magical celebration, but Miss Emily Wright is bored The only outlet allowed for her magic is matchmaking for others, not herself Why bother The only man she wants, Michael Black, is a man she can never have Suddenly the guests are abuzz with news of a young sorceress found drained ofMagic, matchmaking and murder Lord Willowbrook s spring ball is supposed to be a magical celebration, but Miss Emily Wright is bored The only outlet allowed for her magic is matchmaking for others, not herself Why bother The only man she wants, Michael Black, is a man she can never have Suddenly the guests are abuzz with news of a young sorceress found drained of blood in the parlor The mystery calls to her, and since she is the only available seer in all England, she jumps at the chance to prove herself Michael has spent his life preparing for his ritual death, when he will join the Order of St Jerome as an immortal chronicler Now that dream hangs in the balance, his mentor accused of the murder Worse, gentle Emily, the woman he silently loves, is walking into a world of horrors beyond her imagination Torn between duty to the order and desire to keep her safe, Michael fights his growing need for a love that can never be his All the while the real killer stalks the shadows of Willowbrook Hall, homing in on the next victim Warning This book contains a tough but tortured seer, a hero with an expiration date, scandalous kisses, scheming vampires and bloody corpses.

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      • Robyn Bachar

        Born and raised in Berwyn, Illinois, I love all things related to Chicago, from the Cubs to the pizza.As a gamer, I ve spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock paper scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.


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    1. The Importance of Being Emily by Robyn Bachar is an intriguing glimpse into earlier times, when women were expected to be genteel and reserved. It is a time when women, even women of magic, are expected to fill certain roles. As a seer, Emily uses her magic for matchmaking, though she wants much more from life. It’s ironic that she has matched her younger sisters with soul mates, while Emily, the eldest of the sisters, remains single.At the party celebrating the vernal equinox, everyone is sho [...]


    2. Before I say anything else, I just have to comment on this beautiful cover. It's stunning!Emily's a seer who uses her power for matchmaking. In spite of that, she's still single. On the night when she's attending a party in Willowbrook Hall someone is murdered and it piques her interest instantly. She's a curious woman, and soon becomes embroiled in the mystery of who drained the victim. Almost as much as she becomes involved with the alluring and very mysterious Michael Black.This paranormal, h [...]


    3. This just didn't do it for me. I do like Robyn Bachar's work, so I'm not sure whether it was just too much YA, or too much Parasole Protectorate, or I just didn't like the aspects of the romance component. Anyway, got to about page 50 and I didn't bother going any further.


    4. Magic, matchmaking and murder a perfect way to describe this story. Think of it as a mix of Jane Austen and Betwitched. LOL. Emily is a hair's breadth away from being placed squarely 'on the shelf'. At the ripe old age of twenty seven, her marriage prospects are dim, especially since she is a seer. She uses her magical talent as a matchmaker, but when murder occurs at an estate party, she goes against the norm and sets out to find the guilty party. On the way, she finds her own soul matemeone th [...]


    5. The Importance of Being Emily is a novella set in the same world as Robyn Bachar's first novel Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors, but we're seeing a glimpse of 19th-century England in this one instead of modern-day Chicago. I recognized Simon St. Jerome from Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors immediately, but I have to admit I was about a third of the way through the story before I finally realized that Miss Emily Wright and Michael Black were the same Emily and Michael we saw with Simon in the novel. This was a [...]


    6. i must say, i enjoyed this book more than i thought i would. i decided to read it after reading another of bachar's books (blood, smoke and fire), and i'm glad that i did.emily is a seer, and as such her chances of making a good match are pretty much nonexistent. because of her unique gifts, she can find soul mates and pair people for happily wedded bliss, but she can't do any such thing for herselfuntil she's hit with a vision of michael being her soul mate. unfortunately, he's getting ready to [...]


    7. I had previoiusly read Ms. Bachar’s other book, Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, which seems to be in the same type of world. There are chroniclers, sorcerers, necromancers, etc. except this one is set in the olden days. I’m not sure when, maybe mid to late 1800s. So the mythology seems to be similar, any way, I liked this one a lot better. It is a short book and we follow Emily as she extends herself beyond her previous matchmaking jobs to solve a murder or two. She wants to exonerate the mentor o [...]


    8. I like stories about strong women. Emily was a strong woman. She knew she wanted more than being a matchmaker. Working the murder mystery was a way of showing she could do more. I am just getting into fantasy type stories. This was an easy read. I am learning about different groups of people as I go!


    9. Fun novella introducing an intriguing world in Victorian England. I am really digging the whole Victorian paranormal/fantasy books that is out there! This book definitely got me interested in the rest of the series, as well as the author - and really, what else can you ask for in a novella?


    10. Sweet, mostly innocent story, felt Very Regency. However, having read the author's other book, I'm confused on if it was a contemporary setting or not. Either way, just enjoy.


    11. it was OK. the pacing was super fast and we didn't get to know more of the characters. and I didn't feel any chemistry between the two main character.


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