"Bridget's dream of home and children is changed by destiny and 100 yr old curse"
It is 1792 -- 100 years since the witch hunts in Salem.
Even so, Bridget sensed danger and has kept the fact that
she is different from others to herself. All she wishes
for is a home and family of her own, and soon that dream
will be reality with her wedding to Peter.
She didn't know why she was irritated that Ben returned to
town weeks before her wedding. The three of them had been
inseparable friends almost all their lives, but it just
seemed Ben was trouble. No one believed her that angelic
Ben had put spiders in her shoes and numerous other pranks,
but it seemed she was always caught when she retaliated.
Well, they were adults now and she was not going to let him
ruin her dreams of home and children.
Ben cannot believe the changes in his former playmate,
Bridget. He is happy for her and his best friend, Peter
but why does he feel that something is not as it should
be? It is a little too late to consider that he may be
feeling a bit more than friendship for her.
When accidents start happening to Bridget, Ben becomes
concerned. After witnessing Bridget defend herself with
her formerly hidden power, he realizes how special she is
and although disappointed that she had never trusted him
with her secret, Ben gives her unconditional support. They
begin to suspect more than just natural reasons behind
these attacks and begin to work together much to Peter's
ire. Ben and Bridget will soon find themselves faced with
a life much different than planned and facing forces they
do not understand.
It is in the last chapters of the book that the story comes
together with more understanding of the powers and curse
and the others involved [although you still do not know the
identity of 'the evil one']. This is the first in a
trilogy and the ending, although completing Bridget & Ben's
love story is just the beginning of the battle to break the
curse on the MacInnes family.
The characters and this story are 'comfortable' - by that I
mean easy to identify with and it is enjoyable to join in
their story. Who hasn't had the experience of not knowing
whether you wanted to hug or smack someone you love? The
family relationship as well as the hero and heroine are
bound in love even when in conflict. Although historical
setting, these are 'real people' and Ms. Moffitt did a
great job presenting full characters with their varied
The historical setting makes this an interesting read and
being 100 years after the infamous Salem witch hunts is a
fresh view. I believe this would be a good book to
recommend to someone who isn't quite sure if they'd like a
paranormal. LIGHT A SINGLE CANDLE is a must for those who
enjoy paranormal romance novels.
Bridget found out when she was 6 years old that she had the
power to start fires with her thought. She has struggled
in secret to teach herself to control this power and has
succeeded except when under stress. One kiss from Ben and
her control is lost. I loved it when his shirt caught fire
because of the kiss! When Peter's jealousy causes a
confrontation between the three of them, they find their
lifelong friendship was different than they believed. This
frees Bridget and Ben to pursue their love for each other
and find more about Bridget's past and powers. At her
wedding to Ben, we learn Bridget is adopted. Later we meet
at Widow Bayley's to learn she is one of triplet sisters
who must join to fight the 'evil one' and break the curse
on the MacInnes family.
I put this separate as I know some would prefer not to
know, but I felt that these additional points would
interest some enough to read this book instead of brushing
it off. When I reread the manuscript, knowing these things
had me enjoying the story more; so I hope it has the same
result for you.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted February 9, 2002