From number-one New York Times best-selling 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!
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I really enjoy listening to Nora Roberts books.... mostly b/c I'm a hopeless romantic, but I can't wait for the remaining books in this series!
The story was very good. Waiting for the second book.
The battles fought against the evil one.
Yes, please get someone else to read the rest of the series. The narrator was too dramatic and listening really wears the story down.
Yes, it needs to follow the story line into at least one or more books.
I've been reading Nora Roberts for years and she just keeps getting better. Change your narrator, please do your fans a big favor.
A more interesting storyline
I won't go for this series for sure
The accent was detracting
How do I return this book? I heard you can do that.
In love with love...
Im only writing this to give another opinion of the narrator in this story. I enjoyed her immensely. Im African American and I can't say that I am strong in the do's and dont's of Irish accents but I enjoyed this story and Katherine's narration. I was caught up during the magical excitement and her rise in voice was timely. She has a strong voice and I could tell which character was which. Keep doing what your doing Nora. I can't wait for the next two episodes and I hope you keep the same narrator. There is nothing worse than having to switch narrators during the middle of a series.
Absolutely! And I already have. The story is riveting and so well narrated, with such gusto and enthusiasm thet you just can't get enough.
It is difficult to choose a favorite character because they all have their endearing qualities but, I think that Mara is one of my favorites . Her "human" perspective on the whole magic situation is very down to earth and I enjoy her sense of humor.
The battle scene at athe end of the book is my favorite. The intensity of power experienced by Iona is breathtaking.
The ancient struggle between good and evil...... Can innocence and purity of heart win?
To be clear immediately, I’m a fan of Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb. I have thirty-plus of her books, including most of the In Depth series. I actually pictured Roarke and Eve Dallas in a few of the love scenes in the Dark Witch. Her books are never deep. I mean, come on, she’s not Shakespeare. But, being Shakespeare isn’t her role or intent. Nora Roberts writes those wonderful curl-up-on-the-sofa girly romance novels. Escapism at it’s finest. And, basically, that’s what you’ll get with the Dark Witch, Book 1.
A paranormal, ethereal theme draws a girl together with her cousins in Ireland. A bit formulaic, but she, with her cousins, chases off the demonic presence that has infiltrated the O’Dwyer clan for a century or so. But, it survives for the sequels to come.
I had no trouble reading (listening), and understood well who-said-what-to-who. I am, however, going to bad-mouth the reader. Holy smokes, woman! Take a breath and settle down! Way too much ‘emoting’. I realize there were some tense scenes that needed a tone to convey climax. But, the reader sounded like she was having one on occasion and I actually fast-forwarded through a few of these over-the-top sections.
This is the first book of a trilogy. If Nora retains the same reader, I’m not sure I’ll be interested in the follow-ups.
I love the narrator. She made the story of engrossing. I couldn't stop listening.
Nora Roberts never disappoints. Her romances always make me swoon.
The passion in her voice definitely shows. And I love her accent when reading this series.
The tense moments between Iona and Boyle. Love them!
Looking forward to Book 2.
I'd prefer the narrator from the Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness...not sure who she was. The narrator from NR's The Witness was good, too.
This narrator was so distracting I can't even begin to describe it. The overly breathless/"I'm in the throws of passion" voice was a bit much seeing as how the narrator never veered from it. I've listened to several of NR's books and not had this experience before. Ultimately, it just felt like it was so overacted. I'll definitely buy the Kindle edition next time as I don't think I can take this narrator again.
I liked the story line. I love Nora Roberts.
Anyone else would have had to be better. Every character sounded 100 years old except Iona. I seriously thought for half the book that the other characters were old people.
Nora yes - Katherine - No. This story has a very familiar story line - as a matter of fact it is very close to her Sign of Seven trilogy with good vs evil and the blood line of the evil's ancestors defeated evil 200+ years later etc etc. I found the narrator horrible.
I would be willing to give another series a try - but I was disappointed in the last two series so I'd probably wait to see reviews instead of purchasing right away as I have in the past
Well - if you haven't read The Sign of Seven Series the book would probably be good - but the story line was so familiar I just couldn't get into it
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