In 1880, superstitions in Nichole’s small New England town are more like excerpts from the bible than cautionary tales. So, when a band of gypsies set up camp outside town the same day Nichole’s mother dies, the town’s people blame the death on a gypsy curse. At seventeen, Nichole is left an orphan and feared by friends. Not even the man she was betrothed to will speak for her. When one of the gypsies comes to claim her, the town hands her over with no remorse. It is only through the connection she feels for the man put in charge of helping her that she is able to accept her new life. Her trust in him turns to love, and the wounds of loss begin to heal. Until she discovers their secret…
This book was really freaking good. I loved the story and the characters. I have really been enjoying “witch” stories lately. The ending excited me and kept me wanting more. Which I spoke to Heather today and she said the second book is in the writing process and hopefully going to be out by the end of the year! (enter girl shreeks here!)
The take on witches in this book was great. I was sucked into it pretty fast. She had a great life, and within one night, literally hours everything changed for her. For the better I think. But she didn’t know what was going on. She struggled with the life changes as anyone would.
I didn’t quite feel like the time (1880 I think) matched all of the scenes and the language. But this was a light read. It is a make your heart feel good story. It totally had the “AWE” factor.
At the beginning the writing was a little bit hard, kinda rough but that quickly went away as I got more attached to the story. I don’t think I remember a single cuss word in the story. This was a very clean read and I would recommend it to 12 and up.
The characters are fantastic, the plot has a lot of depth. I can’t wait for the second book.