Author: Eva Ibbotson
Age group: 14+
From: School Library
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Blurb: Spring 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess - and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.
But secret lives can be complicated. When a wealth handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa's two world's collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny...
Review: I really enjoyed this book, though it did take me awhile to get into. In the past I've tried to read it about three times. The reason why I keep picking up this book is because I've read another of Eva's books (The Secret Countess or The Countess Below Stars) and I really enjoyed it!
With both The Secret Countess and Magic Flutes, I think that they drag on a bit in the middle and then the end is rushed! What I really like though, is the way that Eva writes. It's kind of old fashioned but totally enjoyable.
Overall I recommend this book to people who enjoy historical romance fiction.