"Story brings trilogy to its climactic ending"
Spencer Reeves and his friends leave Salem to take a
leisurely afternoon sail but are shipwrecked by an
unexpected storm. As a physician, Spencer knows he is
seriously injured and barely remembers his friends helping
him to shelter. He is surprised to awaken feeling better
than expected with a lovely lady caring for him. Although
he tried to deny it, Spencer's feelings were stirred.
When the injured trio arrived at their door, Lemuel and
Gillian Saunders took quick action. Their adopted father
was a physician and Gillian was following in his
footsteps. When Gillian touched Spencer, she felt
something she had never felt before. Was this only a
stirring of her healing talent or was it something more
powerful -- like love? Living in different towns makes
love impossible and as he leaves, Spencer promises to aid
her as she did him should she ever need it.
The news of who rescued Dr. Reeves brings trouble and
danger from the past to the Saunders and they soon find
themselves homeless and turning to Spencer for aid. Not
since her childhood had Gillian been back to Salem.
It is 1792 -- 100 years since they were cursed and the time
appointed for the MacInness' to break the spell placed on
them. All that is needed is to find the third sister
before All Hallows Eve and perform the ceremony. The
descendants of evil MacGow will do what they can to prevent
this from happening. Unknown to Gillian, she is the
missing sister and is in even greater danger than she or
Spencer suspect. Will family unity and love be able to
break the curse?
Even though she did not write the second book of the
trilogy (CALL DOWN THE NIGHT by Sandy Moffett), Julie
Moffett was able to draw everything together to bring this
trilogy to its climactic ending. As a historical romance
reader, you will enjoy the rich detail of the lifestyle of
the time as well as the in-depth characters. Like the
sisters in the story, the Moffett sisters were able to work
together in a complimentary manner to 'cast a spell' and
present readers with stories filled with history, adventure
and magic -- and of course the magic of love.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted October 17, 2002