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Waiting on Wednesday: The Obsession

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The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Publisher: Berkley

Synopsis: The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Personal Thoughts: This is an auto read for me because I love Nora Roberts’ stories and they are always great reads. The plot line and the overall story sounds really good so I can’t wait to see what it holds.

What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?

Waiting on Wednesday: The Liar

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Liar by Nora Roberts

Publication Date:April 14th 2015

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Synopsis: Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …

Personal Thoughts: I love a new standalone by Nora Roberts. All her books are pretty awesome and there is always a new plot twist or story and I just can’t help but devour them. I cannot wait! 🙂

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Dark Witch Book Review

16158558Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Source: Library

Synopsis: 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…

Personal Thoughts:I love trilogies and especially the beginning of a brand new one. What makes it even better is if it is by an author that you love and trust to deliver a wonderful story. Dark Witch introduces Iona who goes to Ireland on an adventure to find her extended family and her roots. She finds her cousins Branna and Connor O’Dwyer and there is an instant connection to both of them, a family connection.

Shortly after her arrival, Iona finds a job at the local stables taking care of the horses. There she meets the owner and her boss, Boyle McGrath. He is everything that she has a weakness for and for those reasons she stays away as long as she can. However, the attraction that lingers between them cannot be avoided and before long both are seeing where their affections will take them.

Not everything is as it seems though because there is a dark evil that lingers on her family’s side. It is centuries old and it is coming out to destroy her new found relatives. Iona and the rest of the group team up to stop the evil powers. Through long days of research, practice of her powers and brainstorming for ideas, the team tries to stop and over power the evil that needs to be stopped.

The characters are fully developed and we fully get to know Iona and Boyle. The secondary characters are doing really well because we see the inside picture of everyone. It is a great book and a must read for Nora Roberts’ fans. They won’t be disappointed.

Rating:  4/5 Stars

Shadow Spell Book Review

Shadow Spell (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy#2) by Nora Roberts

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Source: Library

Synopsis: With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…

A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

Personal Thoughts: The second book of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy was everything I was expecting and more. The journey continues with Meara and Connor, the next two characters that try to battle the evil that is surrounding the O’dwyer family past.

The characters are fully developed and we grow to love both Meara and Connor even more than in the first book. We get to see how they deal with things on their side. I love how Nora Roberts just intertwines the family and the history aspect to make it a great story. There is suspense, mystery, magic and romance. A great combination that makes a book awesome.

I cannot wait to read the trilogy. I have a feeling it will be the best out of the three books, as some trilogies tend to be. Shadow Spell was a great read and the story was a wonderful one. I was sad when I finished it because I wanted to be kept enthralled in the storyline and the beautiful country that it is set in.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

 

Dark Witch Book Review

Dark Witch (The Cousions O’Dwyer Trilogy #1)  by Nora Roberts

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Berley Trade

Source: Library

Synopsis: 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…

Personal Thoughts: I love reading books that I know are going to be trilogies. Add in the fact that there are witches and spells involved and it is set in Ireland and I am sold. I went into this book with high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved every part of it. Iona shows up in Ireland with the barest of essentials and hopes for the best. She’s there to find her family roots and it doesn’t take her long to find her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer.

The biggest surprise is her new boss at the local stables. Boyle is everything that she know she should avoid, but has a weakness for. As she is settling in with her new life, there a few mysteries that she needs to solve, for there is an ancient evil that has a long history within their family tree. Iona has a lot of learn but with the help of her cousins and Boyle, she is in good hands.

What starts out as an adventure into a new chapter of Iona’s life, there is more to be won than lost. She isn’t going to let anyone, whether an ancient evil, witch or mortal get in her way.

This is a story of family, friends, love and fighting for what matters the most. With Nora’s detailed descriptions, amazing settings and an imagination that takes us into unexplored territory, Dark Witch will please readers who love the unknown and the magic of family and friends. I highly recommend this book! 🙂

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Waiting On Wednesday: The Collector

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The Collector

The Collector by Nora Roberts

Publication Date:  April 15, 2014

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Synopsis:  From #1 New York Timesbestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . .

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .
Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . . .

Personal Thoughts: Ohh another standalone Nora Roberts’ book is coming out! So excited 🙂  I hate waiting in between her books, but the wait is so worth it because the books are always great.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?