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"A fantastic paranormal romance"

Fearful for her life because she knows the villagers will brutally kill a Calavarian Witch, Jinissa hide her innate skills. Still, when she sees a child in trouble, Jinissa ignoring her elemental flame acts to rescue the lad using witchcraft. The villagers react by shunning Jinissa except for jailing her. At her trail, everyone including the child's father testifies that Jinissa used witchcraft. She is found guilty and sentenced to die.

Before they kill her, the local magistrate pronounces that Jinissa will be lashed so that everyone will know the mark of a witch. However, just when they begin the whipping, Lord Stephen arrives with the King's orders to bring Jinissa to the royal court. As they travel together, the reticent Stephen and the timorous Jinissa fall in love. However, he loathes the Calavarians and firmly believes in total loyalty to His Highness who apparently has plans for Jinissa.

WITCH'S JOURNEY is an enchanting paranormal romance that is fun to read because Karen McCullough makes witchcraft seem genuine. She turns her tale into a medieval historical romance between two wonderful star-crossed lovers with witchcraft being the cross they bear. This is one of this reviewer's favorite paranormal romances.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 2002

SUMMARY

When Jinissa uses magic to save a child from a bad fall, she reveals herself as both a Calavrian witch and a spy. In the land of Lendiil magic is regarded as evil and its practicers as hopelessly corrupt. Jinny is convicted of witchcraft and condemned to torture and death.

Before the sentence can be carried out, however, a delegate from the king arrives, announcing that the king wants to question the witch himself. Lord Stephan has been sent to fetch the witch. A long trip over the mountains gives Jinny and Stephan time to get to know each other better. In the face of all the things that should keep them apart, including Stephan's deep and well-founded hatred for her people, they begin to learn the truth about each other and fall in love.

Stephan is an honorable man, loyal to his king, and his feelings for Jinny will cause only conflict. And Jinny, for her part, is determined to escape during the trip, because she's sworn to keep her people's secrets, even though her background ensures that she will never be welcome back in her own country. With so much to keep them apart, is there any chance for Stephan and Jinny to find happiness together?

 

Witch's Journey
by Karen McCullough

Imajinn Books
December 1, 2002
ISBN #1893896900
EAN #9781893896901
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Other Books by
Karen McCullough

Beneath a Christmas Moon
Shadow of a Doubt
Wizard's Bridge
Shadow of a Doubt
Witch's Journey
A Question of Fire


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