The first in an enchanting new trilogy introduces Xanthe — an irrepressible fairy godmother and friend to young hearts. All she needs to commence her spellcraft is the ripple of water in a mirrored bowl and a gigantic white cat named Titus . . .
Xanthe's eyes gleam when her bowl shows her the fair face of Phoebe Caldicot in a candlelit dream of amour. Determined to help this humble young maiden find her destined love, Lady Xanthe Simms goes to the select Bath seminary where Phoebe teaches deportment. Presenting herself as a long lost godmother, she spirits the miss away for a London season. With Titus' help, Xanthe soon finds the perfect match - although a trifle old-fashioned - in the dashing Sir Miles Saunderton. But the free-spirited Phoebe declares him insufferably full of opinions and distressingly devoid of romantic sensibility. And the equally headstrong Miles cannot tolerate her meddling in his affairs. It will require all of Xanthe's magic arts to confront the stubborn pair with their secret desires, and steer them toward happiness ever after!