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"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

SUMMARY

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.

 

The Sun Witch
(Fyne Witch: Book 1)
by Linda Winstead Jones

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
December 1, 2004
Available: December 7, 2004
ISBN #0425199401
EAN #9780425199404
336 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Linda Winstead Jones

Christmas with a Vampire
Last of the Ravens
Holiday with a Vampire III
Bride By Command
22 Nights
The Magical Christmas Cat
Untouchable
Raintree: Haunted
Prince of Swords
Prince of Fire
Prince of Magic
The Star Witch
Beyond The Dark
The Moon Witch
On Dean's Watch
Clint's Wild Ride
Wilder Days
Love Is Murder
In Bed With Boone
Secret-Agent Sheik
Capturing Cleo
Hot On His Trail
Madigan's Wife


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