Rec My Weekend #8 – DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts
Rec My Weekend is a way for me to share something I’ve discovered this week, or an old favorite that’s come back to mind. And a way for YOU to help me increase my already-taller-than-me “to be read” pile. Because, really, there is NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS!! Feel free to share your “Rec My Weekend” recs in the comments below!
Today I’m posting a review of my very first Nora Roberts book. I’m also making it my “Rec My Weekend” choice. THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
If Nora Roberts isn’t the first author who comes to mind when you think of paranormal romance… I understand. But I’ve discovered that she does, indeed, dip her foot (repeatedly) into those genre waters. DARK WITCH is a fantastic introduction to the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, and it’s the perfect blend of magic and romance. I absolutely recommend it, and I can’t WAIT to hear what you all think when it comes out on Tuesday!!
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. Ireland – 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 Nana’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.