It’s an accusation Arianna O’Sullivan dreads as she struggles to conceal her abilities from the suspicious villagers in Colonial Massachusetts. Saved from the pillory by a handsome, chivalrous stranger, Arianna senses an inexplicable connection. When she’s given no choice but to marry the charismatic man even after discovering he’s the grandson of an infamous witch-hunter, she fears her powers won’t be restrained for much longer.
Intrigued by the scarlet-haired beauty, Darius Wyndham recklessly weds her and brings her home to his settlement. Falling in love with his wife was never in the plan, and Darius grows suspicious of his new feelings. He never believed in witches, yet he certainly feels bewitched. Or could Arianna be his destiny?
Arianna dares to believe she’s finally found love and safety in the arms of her new husband, but when the spirit of his first wife appears with disturbing clues to her death and long-hidden secrets from their past, Arianna is left questioning everything.
Titles in The Witches of Time series include – The Witch’s Awakening –
*there is a slight connection to The Irish Witches series*
Title: The Witch’s Awakening
Series: The Witches of Time #1
Author: Leigh Ann Edwards
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Published: January 12, 2021
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
The Witch’s Awakening begins The Witches of Time series with a fascinating story that takes place around the beginnings of the Salem Witch Trials, a horrid point in history yet the mass hysteria that occurred then is a time that has always drawn my attention. The Witch’s Awakening took me back with all the emotions, fear, uncertainty, and dangers of that time.
Arianna and Darius are a unique couple considering that she actually is a witch and he is descended from a famous (or infamous) witch-hunter. Yet the connection we feel between them is immediate and strong. I enjoyed their bantering, their obvious attraction, and how the bonds between them grew – no witchcraft involved in spite of Darius’ wondering about bewitchment at times. I liked them individually and as a couple.
Their road to a happy ending isn’t smooth by any means. I was drawn into this world with ease and didn’t want it to end… but then, there is the next book in this series to look forward to. As always with this author, the writing was smooth, the emotions high, and the situation captivating. If you love a good Paranormal Romance/Fantasy series then you’ll want to get started on The Witch’s Awakening soon. I had a blast, and I’m thinking if you enjoy this genre then you will, too.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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