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What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally? Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York. But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world-and herself-is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.
Jane Boyle married her prince charming and moved into his upper east side castle-but she didn't get her fairy-tale ending It's hard to live happily ever after when you discover your demanding and controlling mother-in-law is literally a witch, determined to steal the magical powers you didn't even know you had. Jane narrowly avoided Lynne Doran's clutches when she escaped on her wedding day, and has been hiding out in New York City. But she can't hide forever. When Jane learns of the one thing Lynne wants most, she sets out to provide it, hoping her good turn will persuade her mother-in-law to stop hunting her. Unfortunately, Jane's daring plan will send her right back into the witches' den-the Doran clan's multistory town house on Park Avenue. But thanks to a tricky spell, blond architect Jane will be transformed into Ella, a dark beauty with a whole new look . . . and all of Jane's budding powers. Though the stakes are life or death, nobody said "Ella" couldn't have a little fun along the way, too.
New York high-society life has not turned out as Jane Boyle had imagined. She didn't expect to be living apart from her new husband, Malcolm, or to be locked in constant battle with his mother, Lynne Doran. But then she didn't expect the social scene to be ruled by witches. Or that she would be one of them. And things are only getting more complicated. . . In reuniting the estranged Annette Doran with the rest of the illustrious witching clan, Jane has played into the hands of her enemy, and Lynne has something far more sinister than an emotional reunion in mind. Jane is determined to rescue Annette from a gruesome fate - but how do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved? Outsmarting Lynne will require all Jane's cunning, as well as her magic. And it will also bring Malcolm back into her life, whether she likes it or not.