Fairly Human by Holly Jacobs – Book Review

Fairly Human  By  Holly Jacobs

Published By  Bellebooks/Imaginn Books   March 15, 2004

Genres:   Humor, Romance

Pages:  166

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Publisher’s Description

Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom have successfully found all three Aaronson siblings their own happily-ever-afters. But in doing that, they’ve stepped over the line. The Fairy Council has sentenced them to live as humans for the next six months. But not as their familiar, comfortable selves. Instead, they’re to revert back to their true forms—gorgeous women guaranteed to make any man stand up and take notice.

The godmothers have always functioned as a unit. Now they’re on independent paths. Each sister collides with a man who makes her feel everything from delight to annoyance. And maybe something more.

Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom soon learn all about a magic that has nothing to do with fairies and everything to do with love. When their six months is up, will they go back to creating happily-ever-afters for people in need? Or will they find their own, instead?

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Story Notes

Oh how I have longed to give Holly Jacobs 5 stars and I am finally able to do it with her final story in the “Dear Fairy Godmother” series entitled “Fairly Human”. This one of the best completions to a really fun and entertaining series I have found. The love lives of Fern, Blossom and Myrtle will leave you with a happy smile on your face and in your heart.

Ms. Jacobs had given many glimpses into the minds and thoughts of the Fairy Godmothers before but never to the extent she does here. How fun it was to read that without magic to fall back on, the fairy sisters had to find their own happiness until they received their powers back after six months probation. I was glad to see that Ms. Jacobs gave each sister equal time to both find and fall in love on their own terms. Fern, finally branching out her love for cooking to find a job as a chef was entertaining to read about as she carefully and skillfully put aside all of Nico’s assumptions. And for them to both experience love and acceptance that had been missing before was a good addition to this story. Blossom’s foray into the world of acting begins as a kindness to an older gentleman and becomes her new passion. And falling in love with the director makes it easier for Blossom to feel at home in her new enterprise. Myrtle has not been my favorite Godmother up to this point but I found a new love for her as I read of her struggles to find an occupation that did not involve taking care of her sisters or godchildren. Ms. Jacobs found the perfect solution for Myrtle in Gordon and Zak Martinelli – both need her to care for them in some way. The zany conclusion of this hilarious story was perfectly imperfect – all the couples ended up together but instead of all choosing one world or the other they choose to continue in their human lives with occasional visits to Fairyland, something no one in Fairyland has done before. Ms. Jacobs also provided such a wonderful set of supporting characters to verbally spar and sympathize with the sisters that each page brought more laughter and smiles. Fiona was a riot as she effectively showed the sisters that it is okay for them to find happiness for themselves. I laughed so much every time she and Bernie argued over the sisters and their new lives – Bernie was so clueless about how women really feel it was comical. Ms. Jacobs included several previous characters from the other books in this series to help the sisters decide what made them happy. These characters often repeated phrases the sisters had told them and Ms. Jacobs effectively used these as “AHA” moments. And to top everything off, Ms. Jacobs left unnecessary language out of this book almost entirely  – much to my delight. I will be recommending this book wholeheartedly to others and will look into purchasing this book for my personal library.

This E-Book was provided to me at no cost by Bellebooks/Imajinn Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I will receive no fiscal compensation from either company for this review.

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