Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.
Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.
One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.
Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?
A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
Thawer's tale of witch sisters trying to find one another throughout multiple lives doesn't live up to its potential. In 1693 in Ipswich, Mass., Karina is burned at the stake for being a witch. Before she dies, she casts a spell that flings her and her two sisters into the future to be reborn. After 300 years, Karina, now known as Trin Hartwell and living in BlackBrook, N.Y., has found one sister but still searches for the other. Without her, the trio can never regain the power they had in their original lives. After meeting Caris Hardy and her cousin Jason, Trin thinks Caris is the missing sister. However, sinister forces are working to keep them apart. The flashbacks to the 1690s are interesting, but they don't add much to the story. Despite keeping memories of their past lives, the characters are thinly drawn, leaving the reader to rely on awkward exposition drops to understand them. There's no chemistry between the romantic leads, and, though the villain is surprising, the climax has no tension. There's just not much here for readers to sink their teeth into. (BookLife)
Best Witches Story Yet
Must read! Enchanting in every way.
A fascinating story that I finished in one night!
I bought this book from the author at Penned Con 2016 and decided to review it.
Initially, the plot begins with a story that most people who have practiced the Craft know all too well: a person who was well-versed in medicinal herbs helped out her neighbors for a nominal fee, one of the townspeople she helped (or a friend of the townsperson she helped) went to the authorities and accused her of witchcraft, the person was "tried," usually found guilty of witchcraft, and was summarily executed.
At first glance, one might think that this is a trope that has been discussed ad nauseam before; however, Thawer introduces a unique twist to the plot when Karina casts a spell that releases the trio's souls so that they can be reunited in the future. I really liked the characters and I would have liked to have learned even more about them. Having said that, I think that Thawer restrained herself when developing the characters because giving her readers too much information would have ruined the plot twist near the end. Also, this is the first book in the series, and I anticipate that Thawer will reveal more about the sisters as the series progresses.
The one aspect of the book that really shined, in my opinion, was Thawer's knowledge of the history of witches, the Wiccan Crede, creating spells, and herbs. I was truly impressed by her ability to weave that knowledge into the plot.
With her unique voice, interesting characters, and knowledge of Wiccan history and lore, Thawer has taken what could have been considered as an unoriginal interpretation of Wiccan lore and turned it into a fascinating story that I finished in one night.
If you are interested in stories about the Salem witch trials or enjoyed Charmed, I recommend giving The Witches of Blackbrook a try. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
This was right up my alley. Once I started I couldn't put it down!