Dark Witch

Dark Witch

Book - 2013 | Berkley trade paperback edition.
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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.

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 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
and
Blood Magick


This Book Is Bound with "Deckle Edge" Paper.
Deckle edge books are bound with pages that are made to resemble handmade paper by applying a frayed texture to the edges. Deckle edge is an ornamental feature designed to set certain titles apart from books with machine-cut pages. 
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425259856
Branch Call Number: ROBER
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 21 cm.

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MelissaYAReader
May 21, 2017

I loved this book. It was pure escapism for me. Iona was so positive and joyful and found acceptance so easily, I wish life could always be like that. The book was entertaining. Definitely want to read book 2.

TSCPL_msnepp May 13, 2016

This book bodes well for the series. A passionate, quirky and realistic heroine is found with Iona, and I love that I can relate to her. She seems like a great person to take on Cabhan, and I look forward to seeing where this trilogy goes.

This is the first book in a trilogy that combines two of Nora Roberts' favorite themes ... witches and Ireland. It focuses on Iona, an American who has come to Ireland to meet her distant cousins after a lifetime of haunting dreams, to find that she is a witch whose family has been fighting an ancient evil for 800 years. She must join together with her cousins Branna and Connor (who teach her how to use her magic) to finally defeat an evil sorcerer. What makes this trilogy different from Nora's other magic trilogies is that it felt darker to me than her others, I think because of a combination of the setting and the history she gives to her storyline. Recommended by Linda

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alyssajoyful
Aug 09, 2015

This book was highly addicting. She's not your typical Nora Roberts lead female who is too strong for love. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

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ShamaBole
Jun 24, 2015

I had to give up because the protagonist made me wince. Utterly graceless.

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BETTYNELLY
Jan 04, 2015

O'DWYER TRILOGY #1

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BBurnett
Sep 08, 2014

agree with Liselara, below in OPL comments; an OK book on it's own, but written by Nora Roberts, it is just a tweaked trilogy family story repeated over and over in her books.

opals54 Aug 10, 2014

Read to synopsis on the front cover and took it out. Didn't expect it to be so 'witchy' but went with it and had a blast, so to speak, 'as mote it be', if you get my drift. Read the second and will await the third. It was fun. Am a fan of Ms. Roberts' trilogies, anyway. A good summer read.

dollhouse_1 Jul 29, 2014

good read couldn't put it down

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Amazing read. One of the best books from Nora Roberts. As the title says, it's about witches but more than that it's about family, friends, belonging, and love."

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