Monthly Archives: January 2015


Nora Roberts’s “Dark Witch” 3

I was so excited to read this book. I’ve read a lot of Nora Roberts and generally walk away happy I spent the time with her. But this book just didn’t hit the mark for me. Granted, it’s possible my expectations were too high — I love anything involving magic and the supernatural. In this tale, you begin with the original Dark Witch whose descendants come back together in modern times to finally defeat the wizard who took her down and wreaked havoc on the lives of many. We follow Iona Read more […]

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Jessica Leake’s “Arcana.”

Jessica Leake’s “Arcana.” Katherine “Wren” Sinclair is a young noblewoman in Edwardian England, with a talent inherited from her Sylvan mother. That means that coupled with her half-human ancestry, she is able to channel the energy of the sun as Arcana, a force like magic that allows her to heal wounds, communicate with animals and demonstrate preternatural speed and agility. But while horseback riding with her brother, she saves him from a bad fall in view of a servant. That is the Read more […]