Darker Paths

Darker Paths

by Christine Pope

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BN ID: 2940159076182
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Publication date: 05/16/2018
Series: The Witches of Canyon Road , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,784
File size: 617 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in grade school. Her work includes paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and science fiction/space opera romance. She makes her home in Sedona, Arizona.

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Darker Paths 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
IAGrams More than 1 year ago
Darker Paths by Christine Pope is the second book in the Witches of Canyon Road. You really need to read the first book in the series, Hidden Gifts, but you don’t need to read her other witch books first. Miranda has been promised to Rafe since before she was born. Drawn together 21 years ago to fight the dark mage Joaquin Escobar, the Castillo clan (Rafe) and the McAllister clan (Miranda) agree to the match shortly before Rafe’s grandmother dies. But things don’t always work out the way they are supposed to! At the end of the last book, Rafe was under some influence to say terrible things to Miranda in front of the entire church right before they were to be married. Miranda teleported out of there and hasn’t been seen since and Rafe can remember nothing that happened. Not what he said or who Miranda might be with. Luckily one of his sisters can see the black magic around him, so everyone understands it wasn’t his fault, but where is Miranda? Meanwhile, Miranda is with Simon. He has always been nice to her and never asked anything of her. And now he says he can teach her how to use her magic! She certainly can’t go back to the Castillo household and her emotions are too raw for her to go home to her parents. If she goes with Simon, she can learn how to learn her magic and take something of value back to her parents. She is 21 after all! So Simon let’s her use his phone to call them. She has to leave a voice message, but that’s not too strange, right? They go off together to an estate in the middle of nowhere so they can be alone as Miranda learns magic. Miranda isn’t positive she’s doing the right thing, but she’s since talked to her parents and they know she’s safe. And she is learning! She is strong in magic, stronger than she ever dreamed. Rafe meanwhile is trying to find Miranda and slowly going crazy. He has finalized realized that he is in love with her and will do anything to find her. And he has this nagging feeling that his is forgetting something important. Something to do with a wine tasting room downtown. But when he goes there, instead of remembering anything, all he feels is black magic. Will Rafe find Miranda in time? Will Miranda figure out that Simon isn’t the good guy he pretends to be? What about the rest of the clans? Who else gets drawn into the web of deceit and black magic? And who will pay the ultimate price? This was a great book! The author told it as two stories with one chapter devoted to Miranda and the next to Rafe. There were a couple of times I wanted to skip a chapter just so I could keep going on one storyline! The characters are well thought out and the plot is fast pasted and full of action. What a great ride! I can hardly wait for the next installment to come out!
n7kk7br00ks More than 1 year ago
This new generation of "Cleopatra Hill" Witches are not having an easy time of it! Miranda McAllister was tied to Rafe Castillo from birth. She was sent off to be married to him on her 21st birthday. But neither are easy with this pact but eventually came around to realise that they want to go through with the wedding. But the friend Miranda made, Simon, was not all that he seemed and he meddled with Rafe and essentially made him dump Miranda at the altar! Rafe is till reeling from what he was made to do, in front of his family and friends and most importantly what it did to Miranda. She fled the chapel and has now gone to ground. He has his family investigators searching for her but he needs some magical back up! As he reveals some of the mystery surrounding Simon, he realises that Miranda is in real peril and he may just have lost her forever! The twists and turns in this are of epic proportions. You love Rafe, you worry about Miranda, you relish in the comeuppance you know Simon has coming. I read it in one sitting, I just could not put it down! There are so many loose ends that I need tidied up!
JenniferSoppe More than 1 year ago
This book will light up your path! The adventures of Miranda and Rafe continues in this second installment of the Witches of Canyon Road series. As their story advances Christine Pope spins more mystery into the lives of all involved. Continuing to bring her great cast of characters to life and introducing new twists and turns to keep readers on edge, Darker Paths is another hit for Christine Pope's newest series. I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book that I received for free.
SweetAlyKat More than 1 year ago
That black cat! I knew it had to be part of what develops into an intricate puzzle, although not quite the missing piece. Miranda comes into her own as she explores her many gifts, but has to stand up for who she is as a person, her beliefs, and what her heart forbids her in using her powers. She wrestles with the shadows that Raff left on her heart and her attraction to Simon. Christine proves again what a good writer she is as she twists the plot over and under and around, keeping we, the readers, in her magic until the very end. And then, we are left wanting the next book yet again!! (Hard to write a review without succumbing to spoilers, but if you have enjoyed Christine's other paranormal books and are hooked like me; you, too, will be waiting with anticipation for July! So curl up in a comfy spot and JUST READ IT! ...enjoy)
AFlores1994 More than 1 year ago
Darker Paths picks up almost immediately where Hidden Gifts ended. Miranda is in Simon’s apartment after being rejected at the alter by Rafe. Together they leave Santa Fe and head to a new place to hide out, so Simon can help Miranda with her abilities. As the days pass and Simon tutors Miranda in her new found magical abilities the Castillo Clan are frantically searching for Miranda. Meanwhile, Miranda begins to feel that something isn’t right. Follow the continued adventure of Miranda, Simon, and Rafe. Miranda and Rafe go through their own journeys to set things right and find each other once again. I was sent an ARC copy of this book but it no way affects my opinions on the book. This was a great read, one that kept my on the edge of my seat with each chapter. The relationships between the characters was a great read. In this story there is a lot of growth to be seen in Miranda, not just magical wise but as a person. She becomes more confident and defiant but there’s still a softness to her. She’s a character that I easily connected to in some aspects of her life. I highly recommend this book, anything by Christine Pope is always wonderful to read. There were a few unexpected twists and turns that have left me in anticipation for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loving this series. You "might" be able to read this book alone but it'll be so much better after the previous book as this is a continuation of the story of Miranda and Rafe. Their "arranged" marriage results in Miranda getting brutally dumped at the altar by Rafe. She takes off with Simon to learn more about her newly manifested powers. But there is evil about and Simon is an excellent villain. Rafe must solve this mystery if he is to get Miranda back before she is taken over by evil. Lots of backstory and history comes back to bite them. Great continuation and looking forward to the next installment. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC).
Tara_Jordan More than 1 year ago
This book is a roller coaster ride of emotions. It has just the right amount of everything.and I for one couldn't put it down!! Once again Christine Pope takes us on an amazing journey through the lives of the characters within her books.She truly does bring you into each of their worlds and you end up becoming attached to each of them. I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out !!
GrannyC More than 1 year ago
Oh Wow! This story continues from where Stolen left off. I was glued to my chair from the first paragraph to the last sentence. The characters are so real. It seems like I was there with them.