Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1)

Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1)

by Nora Roberts
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Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Dark Witch

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Shadow Spell
Blood Magick

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101626368
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 4,287
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Dark Witch 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 719 reviews.
LRM53 More than 1 year ago
Although I love Nora Roberts, I was a bit disappointed with this one. It's just a slightly different version of the Three Sisters series. Instead of a curse that is waiting for 300 years, it's a curse from the thirteenth century. Iona is similar in personality to Nell. Branna is similar in personality to Mia. Mia and Sam are Branna and Finn in this one. Even maring the wolf with the pentagram is repeated. I will read the next two books as I've read most of Nora's books, but I'm hoping that there are differences from the previous trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Nora Roberts books and this one wasn't any different worth the money and one I will read again I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While good, i think the story was a bit rushed. I was hoping for more tension between iona & boyle & less conversation in general. I miss the detailed descriptions of the settings, & the characters themselves. Its almost as if since where we already know where this is going, why waste pages on building the story. Parts of the story resounded with hints of some her older novels while other parts seemed written by another person altogether. Maybe the editors missed the mark there. Overall, i still enjoyed it & will be looking for part two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I have always been a fan of her books, her newest offering sounds and awful lot like...well, every other supernatural trilogy she has written. Roberts found a formula that works, that's for sure, but now fans like me can only hope she will find a new one. I will not be purchasing the next two books in the series... I am pretty sure I already know what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her trilogies and this first book has me excited for the next two. I think her best ones have that supernatural element, and she never goes wrong when she takes us to Ireland!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was entertaining and predictable. Nora Roberts has the ability to draw you into a story with great history and details. But sadly, the plan reverts to her predictable pattern seen in all her trilogies. Yes they are entertaining but the ending is so predictable and anti climactic. I'll have to wait and see if I want or even dare to buy the next in the series. Sadly I'm left wanting more.Even though I know what to expect, I love to read about these deeply devoted families. I like to immerse myself in the love and the fantasy and for a little while a least become one of them.Didn't 'really think I would be reading about absolute witches and witchcraft. In fact I almost changed my mind about reading it. Glad I didn't as it was a good read. Loneliness finds family, a place to belong and be loved. Together they battle darkness using their supernatural powers. The story begins. You have my recommendation for this one.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She did it again! Couldn't put it down once I started it. Another wonderful read by Nora Roberts. Hope the second book isn't too long in coming. Worth every penny and more....
babiesandmoore More than 1 year ago
Fantastic!  Couldn't put it down and read it all today.  Nothing better than a new Nora Robert's Series.  Character development is wonderful and she makes you want to be a part of the inner circle of characters.
Spoiled_Reader More than 1 year ago
Slow, has good points but drags on and on. Table talk on and on....boring. Not one of her better books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved reading Nora Roberts more magical or witchy books and i waited anxiously for the release of this book. Unfotunately this fell short of my expectations. It really felt like the story was rushed even the first sexual trist between Iona and Boyle was short lived and uneventful. This could be a really good story line if you'd slow down, bring the characters to life and allow your readers to live the story instead of rushing us through this just to get to the next book. Hoping you take your time with next book because i really want to fall in love with this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories just do Not need so many sex scenes in em. I know the editors or publishers ask for em but when you have great stories and writers like Nora Roberts , Jude Deveraux , we dont need so many sex scenes. The sexual attraction is great. Leave some to imaganation please!?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I KNEW it was a new book, but as I read on I kept feeling like I had read this book before. Love NR but this was a bit stale and 'already done'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has all been done before. If you read the Three Sisters trilogy dont bother with this one. The ominous fog, the big bad wolf, the family curse, it's all there. The difference is she set the story in the Born In series location. Oh, and she added some animals as familiars. Nora Roberts didn't try very hard here. Dont waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts has always been a hit or miss with me but I decided to give this book a try.  Sorry that I did.  All  I can say is that it will be a long time, if ever, that I read another one.  This story can be figured out in the first few chapters. Not any different than any of her other books, I take that back.  Worse than most of her other ones.
JT1962 More than 1 year ago
I love Nora Roberts and the way her stories build the characters and settings in such a wonderfully layered way. I can't remember how many times I've read some of her trilogies because every time I read them, I feel like I'm finding something new. I wish I could say that's the same with this book but it feels like it was written "in the style of" Nora Roberts and not BY her. The story is just a slightly different version of the Sisters trilogy, in a different setting, with different names. There's no character layering in depths, no descriptions that make you feel like you're right there. I'll buy the next two books but I'm not sure this will be a series I'll read more than twice. It's a pity because the Sisters trilogy and her Wedding quartet have been read so many times, I HAD to buy them in e-versions because the books were falling apart. Ms. Roberts, wherever you went when you wrote this book, please come back home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read- believable characters,great storyline and has some steamy moments while also thrilling plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello fellow readers, I love Nora Roberts! She is my favorite author, and when I saw the release of her new book Dark Witch I knew I had to read it! This book, like all of her books, kept me interested and on the edge until the very end. I couldn't get the witty characters and beautiful scenery of Ireland out of my mind. Nora did a fantastic job of bringing her readers into the story, at times I felt like I was in the tale myself! That's when you know you've read an amazing book, when you experience everything the character's are going through, when you can relate, while you laugh and cry, and when by the time the book is over with; they've become your friends. I loved Dark Witch, it was a fast-pased, energetic read. It was full of magic, love, and friendship! Once you get to know the O'Dwyer's, you'll never find a better group of friends! I rate this book a 5, and I encourage everyone who loves romance, or even Nora Roberts, and anyone who has never read any of Nora's books, to read this! You'll be glad you did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story line!
Snoopy1CC More than 1 year ago
So bored with the story line, kept reading because I thought it would get better.  The main character got on my last nerve, she was needy, always talking about how she have anyone that truly loved her and that she was limited.  I would have liked less whining and more story.  And the ending was the worst, I read an entire book about going after and I got 3 pages of fluff that I still don't know what really happened.  Not worth the time or money.
Softtail98 More than 1 year ago
I am a Nora Roberts fan. Always have been. Unfortunately, this book was very disappointing.  A super natural trilogy. She's done that. You (almost) immediately know  how the 3 women and 3 men are going to match up in the end. And good will triumph over evil. Nothing new that had me captured in the story line.  Sadly enough, I'm not excited about the next 2 books and  probably won't read them. What a shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been a fan of Nora Roberts, I was looking forward to another trilogy. The Dark Witch, the first in her latest trilogy series, is okay. It was predictable but I'm waiting for #2 and #3 to finish the story.
tatertot80 More than 1 year ago
Not typical of Nora Roberts books, she branched out on a subject that was unreal. I do hope she does not go in this direction again, so unlike her usual books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not even finish reading this book. I do not think nora roberts really wrote this book. Boring is an understatement
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every one of Nora Roberts books and this was the first one I could not finish. Wasn't so much the witch theme but nothing to keep your interest. Very bland dialogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many many nora roberts books as she is one of my favs. Have read most of her trilogies also but this book so far is a snooze fest. I am a little dissapointed but probably will read the next two.