Book Review: Blood Magick (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Book 3) by Nora Roberts


Book Description

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love… 

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Book Review

Book three focuses on Branna O’Dwyer and is the conclusion of the O’Dwyer/Dark Witch Trilogy.   Branna owns the local witch shop where she makes her own soaps, lotions and candles with a little touch of her own magick. Magick comes in all forms. She had the love kind long ago with Fin Burke when they were teenagers until he bared the mark of Cabhan the same man who has tried to kill her ancestors before her . Is Fin part of Cabhan’s line, is fate actually that cruel? Branna broke it off, how could she be with a man that shares Cabhan’s blood. The problem is a piece of her heart broke a long with it. They can never be, so mote it be. Fin has been in and out of Branna’s life since running his business traveling here and there. Until recently where they now know once and for all they must end Cabhan. They will have to work together side by side to make it work, duty before love, so mote it be.

I have always been a fan of Nora Roberts, and always will be. She writes so effortlessly. She captivates as always and most of all she makes you fall in love with the characters. I felt I was eating dinner with the cousins whether eating colcannon or cold eggs planning ways to get Cabhan. With all that said, this book was not my favorite. It was very repetitive of the three, so mote it be. With all that they have endured to this point, all of them not just Fin and Branna I expected the fight with Cabhan to be much more than it was.

I do recommend the series do not get me wrong, you will be entertained.


3.75 Stars


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