Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"Dark Witch" by Nora Roberts


SERIES: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository


Iona Sheehan has always felt a powerful connection to Ireland. So when her beloved grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting Country Mayo to discover the truth for herself. Arriving at the atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her cousins, Connor and Branna O'Dwyer. And when she lands a job at the local riding school, she is soon drawn to its owner—the charismatic, fiercely independent Boyle McGrath. Perhaps she has found her true home at last... But Iona's arrival is no accident. The three cousins have inherited a dangerous gift from an ancestor known as the Dark Witch. And they are about to discover that some old legends can return to haunt the present.


I still had to read something by Nora Roberts so, as soon as I was presented the chance to review this title, I didn't hesitate to grab it! And, let me tell you, magic and beautiful settings make this a Trilogy to try.

The first two chapters drew me into the book so much that it was like being part of the story. How can you be impassible to an evil sorcerer and a witch who would do anything in her power to keep her children safe? And all this happens in another time, so fascinating to read about. Yet, we're in modern times for the rest of the book and the story concentrates around three cousins strongly connected by magic and, of course, the legend we find out about at the very beginning. Unfortunately, Iona was the one I really couldn't stand and I confess that bothered me. It was her cousins and friends (with an equal important role to the story) who ended up entertaining me the most and giving me quite a pleasurable time. Those and some beautiful descriptions of a charming Ireland that, together with magic, got me dreamy...

Although I would have preferred action to be more present, and for some events to be less predictable, I liked the book and I'm curious to read how things play for the next cousin in line!

RATING: 3.5/5

This review was part of the Official UK Blog Tour organized by Piatkus.

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