Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

Posted October 1, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 14 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Dark Witch by Nora RobertsDark Witch by Nora Roberts
Series: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1
Published by Piatkus on October 31, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars

Three cousins inherit a gift that will transform their lives . . .
Iona Sheehan has just taken the biggest gamble of her life. Leaving her job, her home and her family in Baltimore, she has come to Ireland in search of adventure—and answers.
Iona has always felt a powerful connection to the home of her ancestors. So when her beloved grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting County Mayo to discover the truth for herself. Arriving at the beautiful and atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her cousins, Connor and Branna O'Dwyer, for the first time. And when she lands a job at the local riding school she finds herself drawn against her will to its owner—the hot-tempered but charismatic Boyle McGrath. Perhaps in County Mayo she has found her true home at last.
What Iona doesn't realise is that her cousins have been expecting her for a long time. Connor, Branna and Iona have all inherited a powerful but 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!

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14 responses to “Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

  1. I just love her books as JD Robb. I've really not read too much of her as Nora but have quite a few of them. Thoughts of Ireland would get me all dreamy too I bet 🙂 Glad you were able to get some enjoyment out of it even without loving her!

  2. Great review Silvia! Sucks that it didn't knock you socks off but glad to hear it was enjoyable enough to continue the series. This book has been on my to-read list for too long!! I'll probably end up reading it when the entire trilogy has been released.

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  3. Reading the whole Trilogy in one sitting sounds great, Chanzie! And yes, the book was enjoyable and I'll definitely read the second instalment, I'm very curious to know how things develop for the other two cousins…

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    I'm sorry this didn't knock your socks off, Silvia. But I'm glad you enjoyed it for the most part. It's hard to completely engage when you don't connect with a MC. It does sound pretty good otherwise. Nice review, my dear.

  5. I haven't read many witch stories, but I like them and I'm glad I grabbed the chance to read/review this title. As I said, besides the heroine in here, I loved the other characters and I'm really curious to find out more. I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts about her contemporaries when you decide to give those a go, Andrea. 🙂

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