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Breaking denial’s spell takes more than magic
Cayden Sinclair: BBW—big, beautiful witch—struggling to control her power and become worthy of her legacy.
Clint MacAllen: Blinded by ambition and desperate to save his failing construction company; he’s not expecting to find redemption wrapped in goth and toting a truckload of crazy.
J Milton: Mega-developer with plans for the Crossing.
Buchanan’s Crossing: One of the last magical strongholds on earth. Each has everything to lose. All will stop at nothing to win.
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About the Author
Award-winning author Rhea Rhodan resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She’s been telling herself stories since long before she learned to write. She attended the University of Minnesota with a focus on Journalism, then Brown Institute for Broadcast Journalism. After many adventures, misadventures, and a couple of short marriages, she found the love of her life in Regensburg, Germany, and has been living happily ever after since.
She journaled those adventures extensively (some might say rabidly) beginning in middle school, but didn't combine her writing and story-telling until several years ago, when one of the stories grabbed her by the throat and shook her like a rag doll until she gave in and wrote it. Having tasted freedom, her muse refuses to return to the confines of her head, and has successfully turned the tables, keeping her at the keyboard to appease it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing is the first chance I have had to read work by Rhea Rhodan. After reading this wonderful book I know I will be on the look out for more of her work. Rhea Rhodan has created a very powerful captivating storyline with fascinating characters that had my attention all the way through the book. This is one of those books that I was up late reading because I could not put it down. My eyes were crossing as I was reading or I would not have put it down when I did to go to bed. However, the first thing I did the next morning was finish this great story. I really liked Cayden Sinclair. She has some very intriguing abilities and she is such a likable character. I really admired her for standing by her grandmother and the crossing. She will do anything to keep them safe. This poor girl goes through a lot and has a lot of things happen to her. She has a dear grandmother and her wonderful pet Nevermore to stand beside her though everything. I loved Nevermore, this bird is not only very loyal but also humorous. I love how he takes revenge on people that do things to hurt Cayden. He and his friends have a way of perturbing the one's that hurt Cayden or her feelings. Clint MacAllen is a hard working business man. He owns his own construction company so he has a lot going on. I don't want to give to much away but he is surprised when a big project lands in his lap, closely followed by another large project. He's has a lot going on so when he starts having headaches he finds the Handimart a convenient place to pick up over the counter medicine to help. That is where he meets the very unique Cayden. There is an instant attraction between these two. Clint is sure that Cayden is everything he does not want in a woman. Clint really is CLUELESS at times but I found him to be a nice guy. Overall this is one really captivating story that I certainly enjoyed. I enjoy stories that include witchcraft and this one contain some very interesting aspects of witchcraft. There is plenty of drama that kept me turning pages. I have to admit I was on the edge of my seat for a good portion of this book and just could not wait to find out what in the world could possible happen next. There is also a few steamy scenes between Cayden and Clint as they find their way together. Even with all the drama there is some humor included as well. I found myself laughing out loud at times during this story. If you enjoy an interesting paranormal story with interesting characters and an intriguing storyline, I think you will enjoy this story. I know I most certainly did. I can't wait to see what Rhea Rhodan may have in store for us next, but I know I would enjoy reading more of her work. I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing.
Rhea Rhodan has a gift for creating unique, unforgettable characters in her books--and those in The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing are no exception! I won't reiterate the plot, as there are several reviewers that have done a nice job already. What I will say is that this was quite fun to read and well-worth every page-turning minute.
Cayden Sinclair is the last of the Buchanan line and destined to be the Warder of Buchanan’s Crossing once the mantle passes from her grandmother, Aileen. Cayden is a hereditary witch, but her magic has never been under her total control, and she has a unique familiar – a raven, Nevermore. Cayden has been searching for the Keeper, her mate, since her grandmother is getting weaker. Yet her destined Keeper, Clint MacAllen isn’t interested in her as she’s not his “type” physically and doesn’t want to have anything to do with witchcraft. He owns a green construction company, suffers from insomnia and migraines, and being drawn into a deal with J. Milton Developments. There are sinister forces who want possession of the Crossing and will let nothing stand in their way. THE LEGACY OF BUCHANAN’S CROSSING is an intriguing paranormal romance. I liked Cayden’s style because she didn’t apologize for who and what she is and I loved Nevermore, her raven familiar. Cayden’s fear of failing at her birthright, taking over as the Warder, consumes her but it doesn’t break her. Clint, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to know his own mind. The story and characters kept my attention, but I do wish we got more background on the Crossing itself. Maybe there’ll be a prequel! I enjoyed the more natural progression of Cayden and Clint’s relationship, the magic of the Crossing, and the generations-old mystery. THE LEGACY OF BUCHANAN’S CROSSING is a very enjoyable story and I’d love to read more about Cayden!
First off, thanks to Rhea Rhodan for giving me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. The book starts off where you meet the hero Clint. He has been suffering from headaches and nightmares and is going to the convenience store for medicine. This is where he encounters the heroine Cayden who works the nightshift. Cayden is a witch who is looking for her keeper(fated mate). Clint is her keeper and is totally the opposite of her. Cayden's grandmother raised her and has been in charge of warding Buchanan's Crossing(a source of power for witches). Cayden is being groomed to take over the task from her grandmother. At the same time that this is happening, Clint who owns a green construction company has been offered a huge contract by J. Milton Developments. Clint cannot believe that he is attracted to Cayden - she dresses in goth and is not his type. He constantly dates the Barbie doll type. The best way I heard this described was it the BBC America show Luther when Alice tells Luther that "He wants what he wants to want" which is not necessarily what he needs. Clint has to overcome a lot of prejudices in order to see his love for Cayden. Sometimes I wanted to knock him over the head to make him see the light. What I liked about Cayden's character is that she never changes for him. He has to accept her for who she is. Clint is also a non-believer in magic, but does come from a family with magical powers - his mother sees visions. I thought his parents were sweet and genuine. I like how the hero and heroine did not get together right away - it was a long process. I hate fated mate books where they meet and immediately are together. At the same time that Clint and Cayden's relationship is growing and Clint's business is finally taking off, a sinister enemy form the past is implementing his plot in order to get the power of Buchannan's Crossing. This is played out throughout the book and a final confrontation at the end reveals family secrets. On a side note, every witch has a familiar(an animal companion). Cayden's familiar is Nevermore a raven. Nevermore was hilarious and really added to the book. Overall, an enjoyable and original paranormal romance about witches.
An AWESOME fantasy romance with a little bit of everything! I absolutely loved this story! It was incredibly well-written, and there was never a lag or a dull moment. I was so eager to find out what happened in the end that, had I not paced myself, I would have finished the book in two sittings! Cayden was so fun to read! She is a modern-day witch with some serious self-doubt and a very unique mission to find the Keeper. Oh, and "Join" with him in the secluded glen of Buchanan's Crossing (your inference is 100% correct on what "Join" means!) The circumstances leading up and subsequent to Cayden actually finding the Keeper made for such a fantastic story. Clint is probably the last person who would believe in magic, which makes him a perfect contrast to Cayden. His skepticism made for some pretty interesting occurrences throughout the book. That and the run-ins with his nemesis, Nevermore, gave me some good chuckles. And HOLY HOTNESS, were there some steamy scenes in this book! All in all, I loved the "epic quest"-type feeling I got from this book and the story itself was phenomenal. It kind of makes you stop and think that maybe, just maybe, magic could be everywhere!
Magic, witchcraft and modern living “The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing” by Rhea Rhodan is an entertaining fantasy novel that centers around Cayden Sinclair who is struggling to deal with the responsibilities that she is supposed to assume from her grandmother, the current Warder of Buchanan’s Crossing. The trouble is that she is supposed to be supported by a Keeper and the current candidate, Clint MacAllen, is firmly a non-believer who is oblivious to the concept of witchcraft or anything else arcane. Remarkably, his very pragmatic company is named Green Man Construction, a title that has its own mystical significance. He will need to see past the eccentric appearance that Cayden projects in order to defeat the evil that threatens not only his livelihood and his very soul, but also will usurp the power that has been protected at Buchanan’s Crossing at such great cost. This story features an unconventional heroine who has an opinionated familiar and a very reluctant hero to convince. On the face of it, this is a typical fantasy story that starts off relatively slowly but the tale gathers momentum and character as it progresses and combines the traditional trappings of witchcraft with a fun modern twist. I adore the croakings of the crow, aptly named Nevermore, even as I cringe at his dexterity at aiming his raspberry laced poop to punctuate his sentiments. Cayden definitely follows her own path in life and is a testament to the importance of looking beneath the surface to find the true value of a person but her tenacity and efforts to fulfill her obligations are inspiring and her arguments with Nevermore are hilarious. The hero is somewhat frustrating and lacks a bit of depth although some of his actions are understandable and his background dictates that perhaps he should have been better versed in the world that he becomes immersed in. There is a faint hint of a paranormal flavor with a reference to vampires but most of the tale focuses on the struggle for the power of the Crossing. This is an entertaining tale and I look forward to reading other stories by this author. I received this title as a gift. © Night Owl Reviews