"A superb witch time travel!"
Morgana Stuart is a witch in 1692. She's tried hard to keep
her cousin Adair from going over to the dark side of
witchcraft but Adair has always been attracted to
wickedness. When Adair murdered three people, Morgana knows
it's time to try to stop her. Morgana has no way of knowing
that Adair plans to murder her next.
Morgana hurries to the clearing where she and Adair
practice their rituals where she's sure she'll find Adair.
Morgana finds her there already starting a ritual that
looks to be quite ominous. When Adair pulls out her ritual
dagger and starts trying to stab Morgana with it, Morgana
holds out her hand to ward the knife off and ends up with a
cut palm. Then Morgana falls backwards into the fire and
Morgana finds herself in a beautiful garden in the year
1993. The garden belongs to Hilda Jones, a widow who
promptly takes charge of everything. Morgana cannot believe
what has happened and why.
Eight years later, Hilda is dead and Morgana is now Morgan.
She paints beautiful realistic portraits of the witch
trials of Salem. She also moved to Montana, a place that
Hilda talked about constantly.
At one of Morgan's shows, she meets Alex Beaumont, a
mystery writer who is so taken with her paintings that he
tries to commission her to paint his home. Morgan is very
drawn to Alex but she's always been a loner due to her
circumstances so she just doesn't know what to do.
Then strange occurrences start happening in her house and
she has the feeling of being watched. What is going on and
what can she do about it?
This intriguing story kept me up far too long in my attempt
to discover exactly how this story would end. I was on pins
and needles until the very climatic conclusion. Needless to
say, I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating story and look
forward to reading more of Jacqueline Elliott's books.
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted May 8, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006