Book Talk…Nora Roberts’s Dark Witch

Nora Roberts Dark Witch cover
cover Nora Roberts Dark Witch

Book Talk: Nora Robert’s Dark Witch
Traci Kenworth
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts. Book One of the O’Dwyer trilogy. Jove. Berkeley. 2013.

Amazon blurb: 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…

Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Dark Witch

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.


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 other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Shadow Spell
Blood Magick

My review: This book is everything I love about a Nora Roberts supernatural book. The romance is there but it’s not the mainstay, instead, the story is. For Iona, who’s only known cold parents, she’s felt something missing all her life. Her grandmother tries to tell her about the O’Dwyer past, but her parents have threatened to bar her from Iona through the years. Grown, Iona seeks to find who she is in the lands that her family came from: Ireland. It is here that the original dark witch threw down her power to defeat a sorcerer, leaving the three of her children and their descendants to protect against him in a future date. That date is here as the three gather again along with friends and loved ones.

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