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The Starlight Wish(1999)
(The second book in the Wishing For Love series)
A novel by Janice Bennett
When Major Aubrey Kellands becomes the fifth Earl of Daventry, he returns from the Peninsula to the ancestral home he has not seen in eleven years. He finds both household and estate in complete chaos and decides he needs a sensible wife to help him restore order. His whimsical wish on a star brings Xanthe - his fairy godmother - and her cat Titus. Xanthe announces she will hold a house party over Christmas at his home, thus granting him the opportunity to find the wife he truly needs. Miss Desdemona Lynton is lively and mischievous - the exact opposite of the wife Daventry seeks. Her humor - and her relentless pursuit of housebreakers who plague the neighborhood - enthrall him despite his best efforts to ignore her. His heart and his head are in deep conflict, and only Xanthe's magical humming can help him discover that what he really needs - and wants - is love.
June 2012 : USA Paperback
November 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback