Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts

First in the all-new Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

Don’t miss the next two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

Shadow Spell
Blood Magick
My thoughts:  I have a weakness for Nora Roberts and I love her trilogies.  This one has magic, family, spells and romance.  It includes the interplay between the past and the present and strong family bonds.  All these come together to make it an exciting read.
Iona has longed for a close family all her life, feeling forgotten and unloved by her parents and only cherished by her grandmother.  When she sells all her possessions to move to Ireland to the area her family came from, both her parents question her judgement, but she feels she has made the right decision from the moment she arrives.  In forging a bond with her cousins, Connor and Branna, and finding a job in a stable with horses, whom she has an uncanny ability to communicate with, everything seems to be falling into place.  Except for the dark fog, the dangerous dreams and the words she hears in the mist.  There is real danger in Ireland from a sorcerer who was almost destroyed years ago by a relative.
Iona needs to find the strength and courage to believe in herself and in the love she has for her newfound family and friends to defeat this evil that has been hounding them all.  I have to admit I was sad when I read the last page since it meant I will need to wait for the next book to find out what happens next.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2365 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749958588
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (October 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English

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