"Jones is spinning magic again!"
As a long time fan of Linda Winstead Jones' faerytale
books, like the Hound of Haskell Hall, I was sorry to see
her talent channelled into the contemporary tales of
Silhouette Intimate Moments. She has a special magical way
about her. A new Publisher and a new series, FINALLY, more
geared to her special talent. This is the first tale of
three sisters (Moon Witch comes in May) from Berkley
Sensations. It's a tale of three special sisters, the women
of Fyne. The three sisters have lived on an enchanted
mountain, as all the women of Fyne have for three
centuries, hiding their supernatural abilities. They are
witches and have been curst to fall passionately in love,
but their love with bring only sorrow as the men they love
are destined to die before their 30th birthday.
This story is about Sophie Fyne. Sophie is the youngest and
weakest in power of the Fyne Witches. She watched her older
sister, Isadora, fall in love and marry, only to have her
young husband die after their brief marriage. Sophie,
Isadora and Juliet have resigned themselves to their fate.
Only Sophie yearns to have a child. Isadora and Juliet have
taken a vow never to have anything to do with men again,
but Sophie knows there is only one way to have the child
she wants. As dreams of a green-eyed stranger haunts her,
she is startled to discover the wounded stranger -- with
green eyes -- by the side of her favourite bathing pool.
She lays hands upon him, healing, but she cannot resist him
so she uses the night to father the child she so
desperately wants. She leaves him sleeping and healed, and
her with the child she craves.
A year later, still haunted by the visions of the angel who
healed him, not quite believing her real, Kane returns to
discover if the woman was real or a product of his being
wounded. He finds the angel, only to discover she is not an
angel, but a witch, and has his child. He wants to marry
her, yet Sophie is ever mindful of the curse and how his
life will be lost if she binds herself to him. However,
fate pushes them together, when Shandley, a man who desire
Sophie, kidnaps her child. Kane and Sophie must join
together to save their child from the evil Shandley.
It's Jones at her very magical best. I am very glad to see
her back in the genre where she shines the most and eagerly
look forward to Juliet's and Isadora's stories. A very
sensual romance that speaks to the soul.
Posted January 1, 2005
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007
For 300 years, the Fyne women have called the mountain Orianan their home, inheriting the supernatural arts from their mothers--but a long-ago curse makes true love unattainable for them.
When she meets the green-eyed soldier of her dreams, youngest sister Sophie discovers that she has been gifted with abundant fertility.
Now, she and her lover must call on all their strengths, both earthly and supernatural, to fight the curse which promises to end their happiness.