BVC Announces An Illusion of Love by Patricia Rice

An Illusion of Love by Patricia Rice
An Illusion of Love
School of Magic 3
by Patricia Rice

Apparently lacking the psychic ability of her Malcolm father’s gifted British family, Azmin Dougall feels like a pigeon in a family of peacocks. Returning to her ancestral home of India, she finds solace in photography–until her film mysteriously reveals that a woman is being abused by her powerful husband. Helping the wife escape, Azmin flees for the safety of Scotland.

Dr. Zane Dare is done with risk. Because his work introduced disease to his family home, his sister is dead and his niece suffers from the results of the same infection. Louisa has been left in his care, but the bachelor physician has no time to educate an adolescent while he researches a cure. In desperation, he asks the School of Malcolms to provide a governess. The school sends Azmin–the defiant sprite who enchanted him a decade ago.

That long-ago summer crushed both their dreams, leaving them unwilling to open their hearts again. Zane’s position at the university is already precarious–introducing a rebellious Hindu princess to his household will only jeopardize his research. Azmin cannot trust a man who scoffs at the psychic abilities she’s just discovered, except his frail niece wins her love.

But when Azmin’s photography reveals an abusive man may be courting Louisa, Zane and Azmin must set aside their differences to protect the girl who could teach their hearts to love again . . .


With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. To receive news of new releases, sign up for her newsletter at

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BVC Announces An Illusion of Love by Patricia Rice — 2 Comments

  1. I’m reading it now, and just ran into another example of one of my pet peeves in the ‘author consistently confuses two words’ category.
    I think I’ve seen it with several authors: they confuse coiffeur (a fancy hairdresser) with coiffure (a fancy hairdo). It always throws me out of the story if a lady pushes an errant strand of hair back into her coiffeur, as my mental picture immediately adds a French hairdresser to the scene; then I need to do a double-take and remove the guy again…