2002 RITA Finalist
First in the bewitching new Three Sisters Island trilogy.
When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters
Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from
her abusive husband -- and from the terrifying life she
fled so desperately eight months ago . . .
But even in this quiet peaceful place, Nell never feels
entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her identity, she
takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café -- and
begins to explore her feelings for the island Sheriff, Zack
Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal
to him, for she must continue to guard her secrets if she
wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one
misplaced confidence, and the new life she's so carefully
created could shatter completely.
Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to
break free of her fear, she realizes that the island
suffers under a terrible curse -- one that can only be
broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches
who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help
of two other strong, gifted women -- and the nightmares of
the past haunting her every step -- she must find the power
to save her home, her love . . . and herself.