Dark Witch (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts #Bookreview #Romance #Witch #Magic #Paranormal

My Rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Oh…k, fair warning to die-hard fans of Nora Roberts, please do not take your bricks and bats, I am also a huge fan of her works, and irrespective of the predictable storyline most of her stories carry, I am always Team Nora for the simple escapism she offers to a faraway land and cute and moving romance that is always uplifting. So I’m really sad to say Dark Witch by this prolific author is maybe the first book that I was bored to death with.

Now there could be 1001 reasons for this, maybe my interest has changed or it could be due to the fact there were a bunch of “witchy” novels that I was reading back-to back but Dark Witch was supposed to be the icing on the cake for me. Alas, that wasn’t meant to be and to top it off, I was terribly disappointed that after Iona comes into the scene I didn’t wanna go back and pick it up again, and instead of the romance between the main characters I was more interested to know about the push and pull between the secondary characters Brenna and Fin which spelled disaster in the making.

There was a spark missing between Iona and Boyle and the witty banter that is always associated with NR novels was also lacking the fire. NOPE, I am not giving up on you Ms. Nora Roberts, 225 novels and counting, it is fine to have one book among the lot that didn’t appeal to me and would, I am sure work its charm on many others.

Well, as they say, expectations could be a killer.

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 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

Shadow Spell
Blood Magick 

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4 thoughts on “Dark Witch (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts #Bookreview #Romance #Witch #Magic #Paranormal

  1. I read this trilogy but it was so long ago that I’m not sure how I felt about it. I do seem to remember that it was a bit slower paced than I like now but back then I didn’t really care. Excellent review!

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