Series: Three Sisters #1
Published by Berkley on January 6, 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Buy on Amazon
When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago…
But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him, for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely.
Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself.
A woman finds her destiny in a small town island off the coast of New England. Let’s review, shall we?
I read this book when it first debuted years ago. It’s a story I turn to when I am looking for a good, quality read. This adult fantasy romance stands out because of its amazing characters. The plot is fairly predictable, particularly if you are an avid Robert’s reader. While Nell is not my favorite character Robert’s has ever written, I do find her to be one of the most well-rounded. I absolutely adore watching Nell grow not only her self-confidence, but also her business as a cook. Honestly, I love the cooking aspect so much. Every time Nell makes a dish, it’s like I am in the kitchen with her.
The romance between Nell and Zack is very sweet, but not particularly steamy. Mia would occasionally get on my nerves in regards to her instruction of Nell on witchcraft – superiority is a pet peeve of mine. I loved the growing friendship between Nell, Mia, and Ripley. I always appreciate how much Robert’s crafts the bonds of friendship between women just as much as the bonds between the romantic leads. The antagonist of the story was very one-dimensional, a problem with most of the villains in her stories.
tl;dr A quality romance with a predictable plot, but outstanding characters.