Author: Maggie Shayne
Published: December 1, 1998 by Jove
Purchased: February 17, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: Three hundred years ago, Raven St. James was accused of witchcraft…Only one man tried to free her from the hangman’s noose–Duncan, the town minister, who died trying to save her. Three hundred years later, the accused witch still lives and longs for her love…At last, after centuries of loneliness, Raven has found her precious Duncan. But as he awakens to the passion of his past life, so too does the evil that tore them apart. Now Raven and Duncan must prove their love for all eternity…
Review: The reason for four stars on this one is because I didn’t really fall in love with this book. Yes, it was entertaining and I connected a bit with the character but, I just didn’t fall head over heels with it. It was interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading but I would get bored with it, put it down, pick it back up, get bored and put it back down again.
The subtitle gives it away that this is about witches so I won’t dance around that subject, not entirely anyway. One of my favorite parts about this book is the mention of The Salem Witch Trials. I won’t say anymore than that, but if you want to read about it, take a look at the authors webpage to read up on what the book is about.
Now, while I didn’t fall in love with the story itself, I did fall in love with the characters. There’s heartbreak around every corner and a plot twist that you wouldn’t believe. I know I’m probably sending some mixed signals about this book but, that’s how I feel about it, just mixed up. I want to give it five stars but the writing just wasn’t keeping me interested enough for that fifth star.
If you want to see more reviews, you can do what I do and read the reviews on Amazon. Before reading a book, especially one that’s free, I like to see how many reviews it has and how many one stars v. five stars.
All in all, I would recommend this to, not everyone, but most people. I hope this conflicted reviewer has given you enough to make you curious, and I would hope that you give this book a chance.
Thank you for reading my review.