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5.0 out of 5 starsLove it...
Reviewed in Canada on May 2, 2021
This is my second time reading this series and I love it just as much. It’s exciting, magical and keeps you on your toes. Also, I swear by the end of the fourth chapter I’m Irish or at least want to be! If you enjoy mystical books this should be your next read. I love Boyle and Iona, their chemistry is hot...
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is set in Ireland and switches between the 1600s and current time following the descendants of the Dark Witch
Reviewed in Canada on June 8, 2014
The book is well written and evokes a sense of reality! The Dark Witch is actually a good healer who has battled with the evil Cabbhan throughout her life. Nora Roberts draws her characters beautifully with their flaws and their strengths! You are introduced to each descendant as the three cousins and their three friends set to battle the ultimate evil! I enjoyed the glow of the story, the twists and turns of the plot, and the mystical, supernatural ambiance surrounding this book. I had bought the second book, but searched for the first one and, luckily, found it on Amazon and in kindle version. I can hardly wait fir the release if the third book in October 2014.
The one comment I do have to make about the kindle version us that periodically the first line if a paragraph appeared in super small font! Thus was annoying, but nit enough to out me off enjoying this book!
I loved it, it was a page turner for sure and I was very happy I had the chance to order the second book "Shadow Spell" I will order the third book as soon as its available. I'm looking forward to the last one and I hope I enjoy reading it as much as the first and second book of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy. I love Ireland and the stories Nora Roberts publishes. Thank you for making it so easy to order the books I love to read.
Another great read from the Queen of romance. I bought this book simply because it was a new Nora Roberts - and quickly thanked myself for the splurge. I was hooked from the first sentence. The characters, the setting and plot line are fantastic (as is typical with Nora Roberts). I have already finished the second book and pre-ordered the third.
5.0 out of 5 starsgreat read, not for the lovey dovey kiss kiss reader...
Reviewed in Canada on May 20, 2014
As a witch myself, this book was done right... not the usual love stories one would expect from Nora Roberts... granted some of the magickal works are imaginative and could not really happen in a world outside of books and X-Men stories, but everything else is downright amazing to read...
3.0 out of 5 starsVery similar to Three Sisters Island
Reviewed in Canada on December 1, 2013
If you read the Trilogy - Three Sisters Island, (Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth & Face the Fire) you really don't have to buy this book. They are very, very, very similar. Different names, different location. Almost the same three stories. Three witches fighting a centuries old enemy. I wish I could get my money back.
Nora is one of my favourite authors and though i did enjoy the book, i was a bit disappointed. It was almost a combination of like three other series. so for those of us who are very familiar with her books, a bit repetitive in my opinion. Certain ideas used in other books were reused in this one, and you could clearly guess what would happen next. Overall, good but nothing new and not her best.
For a good read one can do worse than read Nora Roberts. I especially like when she writes stories with an Irish background which includes witches etc. I was looking for a light read and was not disappointed. Looking forward to book 2 which I have pre-ordered.
5.0 out of 5 starsYet another Nora Roberts book I could not put down!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2020
I loved this book. Mostly because it was based largely in Ireland in Co Mayo and I love Irish stories. If anyone is interested in witchery (nice witches!) it is a fascinating story. Iona is a lovely girl and goes to live in Ireland from her home in America and becomes very involved with the family who descended from a family who were connected to witchery in the 13th century. I know it is hard to take in the things that real witches can do but it was very interesting. The horses which Iona looks after etc sound lovely. Nora Roberts paints the most wonderful pictures of the stables, the horses themselves, the family who take in Iona and the things that happen to them all. I felt I was there in the countryside with them to be honest. I am now starting on the next novel in this particular series and know I shall enjoy it just as much as this one. Highly recommended (but if you don't like witches and spells etc. then it might not be for you) but you might be very surprised because it is a beautiful read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2013
The feeling of utter disappointment at this book makes me feel that Nora Roberts has let me down. I have read this story before, albeit with a few different twist but the basic premise is the same (Sign of the Seven)
The story dragged interminably and would have been much better with all three stories in one book the plot would have at least had some pace to it. This penchant Nora has for trilogies is all well and good when there is a fresh plot and interesting twists, e.g. The Boonsboro Trilogy, but at £6.99 a shot I at least expect something new for my money.
I have been a long-time fan of Nora's books and those under her pseudonym J D Robb and have over 100 of her books lining my bookshelves or on my Kindle so I feel that I can speak with some authority in saying this book is a definite miss.
God, this was absolutely awful! I've read and loved many Nora Roberts books, but this one was just dire. I could hardly believe it was by the same author. It was difficult to read and very easy to leave behind without even bothering with the other books in the trilogy, I just didn't care about the characters or the story. So so many Irish stereotypes in here too, and as an Irish person, we do not speak like this!! It was just bad from start to finish. Avoid if you can and try one of her other series as there are some great ones there!
5.0 out of 5 starsDon't give up on this book, it's a memorable one.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2019
I wasn't so sure of this book at first but I am so glad I persisted! Of witch ancestry myself, I was charmed by the sheer beautiful telling of how it truly is. I loved that this story is set in Ireland and having read a lot of Nora's great crime novels, I was stunned after reading this at how diverse she can be. I especially loved the characters and the relationships between them all. Iona reminds me so much of myself and it was a comfort to think that being me can be lovable despite possibly being a bit annoying at times. Thank you for this joy of a book Nora, I feel it will be one of those that really sticks in my head for a long time.
I felt as if I had read this trilogy before, then realised it was pretty much a re-hash of the Sisters Island Trilogy. Similar characters and storyline, 2 couples and 1 lovelorn pair make up the 6 main characters in both trilogies, with one adversary that has to be battled to the end. Each set of characters is made up of 2 couples that consist of a witch and non-witch with all lovelorn pairs in both series being witches. To many similarities plus all books seem to centre around sex and food with a bit of unimpressive action thrown in. Seems like this was just a money making exercise on behalf of the author, with no real thought put into it. Has kind of put me off Nora Roberts