"The Donovans return to Captivate a new generation of Paranormal readers"
Although each story can stand alone, the three Donovan
cousins are such integral parts of each other's lives,
offering advice, support, and love, that they are even
better when read together. What is the Donovan Legacy? It
is a legacy of magic passed down by their Celtic ancestors.
It is also a legacy of love.
Two sets of fraternal triples marry, three Donovan brothers
to three Corrigan sisters. Each union results in a single
child, Morgana to Matthew and Bryna, Sebastian to Douglas
and Camilla, Anastasia to Padrick and Maureen. Hereditary
witches one and all; each is blessed with a special gift.
The stories are set in Monterey California.
Captivated is Morgana's story. Morgana's gift is the
gift of magic; she can conjure spells like no other. Magic
is her stock in trade as well as she is the owner of the
successful shop, Wicca, which caters to folks interested in
healing crystals and herbs.
Nash Kirkland is a successful screenwriter. He writes
scripts for horror films. His latest muse is to write a
script involving witches. Draw to town by Morgana's
reputation, he is a skeptic but is determined to pick her
brain for material for his film. He never expected to find
himself face to face with the real thing.
Nash is also an only child, however his legacy is quite
different from Morgana's. His mother, an unwed teen,
abandoned him to the dubious mercies of his grandmother.
The grandmother, determined to visit the sins of the mother
upon the child, farms him out to foster homes just long
enough for him to form attachments. No sooner is he happy
than she yanks him back home to a loveless environment. A
good-natured boy, he does not become bitter, but in the way
of many in his situation he draws himself into a world of
his own making. His fertile mind creating fantastic tales,
which later become his stock and trade. He is vulnerable
though, never risking his heart, afraid of rejection, he
puts all his passion into his work.
Morgana isn't impressed with Nash's vision of witches, but
has admired his previous work. She is not sure she wants to
aide him in his quest. She has seen the future, her
personal involvement with him, but she doesn't know where
it may lead. Risking her heart she agrees to help him with
his script to ensure proper portrayal of her kind. She is
soon drawn to the talented and lonely man. The result: a
sultry affair and the best work of Nash's life. Why isn't
it enough for either of them?
I think the reader will enjoy this believable and highly
lovable witch trio. Look for Sabastian and Ana's stories
coming soon. Highly Recommended.
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted February 10, 2004