Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Club Thursday: Review of DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts

The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Book One

                                          by Nora Roberts


Happy Thanksgiving everyone and welcome back to this weeks edition of book club Thursday! This week, you get to read the various opinions of my Book Club Thursday BFF's and our blogs as we review one of the most prolific romance  authors, Nora Roberts. Return to Ireland this week with us as we review DARK WITCH. We'd like to know what you think of this book and don't forget to visit the blogs of the other BCT members.

Born to Read Books-Cyndi


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 horseman, 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…

My Review:

     I love Nora Roberts and have been a fan for years. She writes great stories of romance , suspense, and family. She writes trilogys, quadrilogies as well as stand alone books, and I list the Inn Boonsboro trilogy and Bride Quartet of recent years as my most recent favorites since there are too many other favorites to name. Nora paints wonderful stories set here in the US as well as the Ireland that she also loves.
      Dark Witch is the first in a trilogy of love and magic. It's a good story, but not a great one. It started out promising but I found it a bit slow compared with some of her other trilogies and I have always been a fan of her sarcastic wit.
     I do like the characters and sense of family. I love the bond with Iona and her grandmother and again with her cousins Branna and Connor O'Dwyer who took her into their home. Iona seemed a bit naive at times and I sometimes didn't feel a real connection with her and the surly hero Boyle.
     All in all, DARK WITCH is an okay story, but at times I felt she wrote some things before...and better.  I can only hope that the next story picks up the magical mystery as well as the pace.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks BCT, we love hearing from you and hope you will visit us next week. Our topic: Like A Virgin. Until then, December 4, 2014!


  1. I was very disappointed in it. So not like a Nora book for me.