A Touch of Magic Series (Standalone Rom-Coms)

A Touch of Magic (Standalone Romantic Comedies)

Walkies, Darling! (A Novelette)

She is passionate about her husband. Passionate with hatred.

Dog-lover Evie Snide wants out of her miserable marriage and her starring role as a doormat. Her only gleam of light is her darling rescue greyhound. And a  recent encounter with a handsome American – but what would he want with a drab fortyish frump?

When Evie sounds desperate on the phone, her best friend manipulates Mr Snide away and rushes to the rescue. With the help of Evie's mysterious neighbour, can she make Evie's future brighter?

Or has Evie slid too far down the slope of sadness to escape and find love?

If you enjoy zany romantic comedies with a touch of magic, you'll love Janet Butler Male's novelette.

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Awful Wedded Husbands (A Novella)

Have you ever been trapped with the wrong man?

Lexi is. She blew it when she married dull Gary Blewitt.
Her job at the bank is more fun than home life. 
Daily, she dreams of a more exciting man and career.
Then both come along at once, like buses. 
But her insanely jealous husband, one murderous mother-in-law, and various other obstacles abound.
Will Lexi get the life she craves?
Or is she doomed to a life of baked beans and boredom?

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Sarah Sapp's Second Chance (A Novelette)

If your fairy godmother gave you one wish...

Bullied into an arranged marriage in 1987, Sarah Sapp lived to regret it and now mourns her lost love. Her escapes from misery are champagne, prescription drugs and her German Shepherd dog.

When her desperation and hatred of her husband reaches a confused crescendo,  she sets fire to his favourite suit. And wakes in a private mental health clinic, sectioned and with no escape route, worse off than before. 

‘I need a fairy godmother,’ she says in desperation. And, hey presto, Muriel Sparkle appears and whisks Sarah back to 1987 for a do-over.

Will Sarah stand up to her grandfather and marry the man she loves? Or will she succumb to his blackmail again and destroy her last hope of happiness?


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Can the Cat Save Christmas? (Short Story) (not part of the series but has a touch of magic)

In London, just before Christmas, Clara is smug about her perfect life and relationship...

But the illusion melts faster than a snowman in the rain. Devastated, Clara flees to the Isle of Skye to lick her wounds.

There, far from festive cheer, she experiences festive drear.

As Clara falls deeper into the doldrums of despair, can a furry friend help?

Because she has given up men. And not just for Christmas.

A festive tale (tail?) of about 5000 words

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