A wonderful Halloween month read with all the requisite witches,spells,romance, and family drama. She's written some of my absolute favorite books and her trilogies are usually the best of the best. While he rode to her she would rest, she would let the magick build again. The set up is an unknown Iona, a witch with little knowledge of her craft comes to Ireland and falls in with a set of friends already established Conner, Branna, Meara. The characters were flat and in general uninteresting. The whole scene with him, and later her girls' night with Branna and Meara to deal with it was very emotional. She seems to exist solely to provide exposition and is not very good at that either.
And I want to know more about the Dark Witch, and I want to see Cabhan defeated. I just am a bit picky and I have a need for believable love stories. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors blood and magic have flowed through generations and where her destiny awaits. The most handsome of men.
Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope--and love--alive. You and all you are. All the salt we have. He fought, but the wolf sprang over the blade, time after time, snapping out with its jaws, swiping viciously with claws only to vanish into the fog. It can be a daunting task with writers like Nora and Debbie Macomber who are so prolific! Where her ancestors' blood and magic have flowed through generations--and where her destiny awaits. Fab Fantasy Fiction Let's face it, Roberts is a master at telling a good romantic tale but what she is even better at, is taking that romance and putting a very real feeling, very dark supernatural spin on it and meshing it together until they are some of the most standout paranormal romances out there. Frankly, no one else in this book does either.
Dark Witch is classic Nora Roberts. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan's directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. In spite of a miserable upbringing with parents who just didn't seem to care, she has a sunny personality. He will never touch the Dark Witch. But nothing is as it seems.
Yes, her books are very predictable in terms of who gets with who, but the unexpected twists in her novels and her surprises in her trilogies keep me entertained. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. His horse lunged forward, far outpacing the mounts of the three men who rode with him. Then was gone, leaving only exhaustion. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Her grandmother did give her attention and also instructed her in the ways of the world.
Meara Quinn is Branna s best friend, a sister in all but blood. The romance between her and Boyle wasn't filled with chemistry either. This review is really bringing out my sarcastic side. You will ever be kind, ever ask why. This book is an excellent read as anything from Nora Roberts is, she doesn't let her readers down! Then was gone, leaving only exhaustion. Her first bitter thought was while Brighid, the fertility-bringing goddess, blessed the earth, her own womb lay empty inside her.
Her husband is off fighting and Sorcha is fighting illness. The kept mentioning some circle, all of them fighting, combining their strengths, but when it came to it, Iona rode alone on her horse, to meet the sorcerer alone!! A trap, set by Cabhan, using my fear, my weakness. He would comfort her, he would warm her—such were his seductive lies. Great world-building, weak romance, but still worth the read. She came back into her body, tired, so tired, but stronger as well. I'm a re-reader of books I love.
On a muffled cry she shoved up on her pallet and clutched her amulet. I mean this is the first book in a trilogy about three men and three women. Together they have a magical bond that cannot be broken, or so they think. She was known as the Dark Witch, and her power was great. He grows stronger, and I weaker. While he rode to her she would rest, she would let the magick build again.
. But nothing is as it seems. Eyes bright, Sorcha poured the potion into a vessel, sealed it, slid it into her pocket. My poor managing editor here at The Window Seat had to take my call of disappointment when I finished this book! And yet when the blood had poured from her, when that fragile life had flooded away, no magick, no offering, no bargain with the gods had saved it. A familiar pattern in a Nora Roberts trilogy. Keep the children close, draw in the light. Sadly, for multiple reasons, that career option remains just out of reach.
It took all I had in me, and more, to stop it. She is in search of a place where she feels she belongs, and finds it with her cousins. Also, I like the way Nora Roberts portrays her characters. Boyle, with his tough and serious but sexy manner. She has a history with Fin. Making things even more difficult is the fact that she is starting to develop feelings for Boyle.