Title – The Witches of BlackBrook
Author – Tish Thawer
Publication Date – June 23, 2015
Series – The Witches of BlackBrook, #1
Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.
Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurdles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.
One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.
Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?
I will be the first to admit that when it comes to the paranormal genre, I am very picky as to what books I will read. I think it has to be done in the right way in order for me to enjoy it because it can’t overshadow the plot. With my fascination of the Salem Witch Trials and everything surrounding that part of our history, I knew that I would want to read The Witches of BlackBrook the moment I stumbled across the synopsis. Needless to say, this one hit every single one of my requirements and then some. I was utterly consumed and unable to put this incredibly well written novel down!
“Together remain, and from fighting refrain, as the bond you share, time will not wear. So mote it be.”
As a female, I adore a good, strong heroine, but to have a book that was all about female empowerment and the spirit of a woman was incredibly special. It’s so rare to see a novel these days where the female steals the show, but Witches of BlackBrook really did just that. There was a small bit of romance, but the hero never outshone what the females could do. The main component is the bond of sisterhood; one that, no matter what, would survive through space, time, and any circumstance presented to these special sisters.
“Transported across time and space, she saw herself, Kara, and Kenna together, then watched as they shifted from one life to another, their faces different but their souls the same. Bound by the same energy each and every time, drawn by the heart but forced to remain apart.”
The book takes place mainly in modern day times, but it also highlights scenes in the Salem Witch Trials period. There was something very unique and special with the way that Thawer chose to do this. It enhanced the story by bringing a deeper understanding of the relationship between the characters, but also of their current desires. I felt that the plot was original and twisty with things I didn’t really predict happening. The paranormal element was sheer perfection and left this reader wanting more and more.
“Trin opened herself in that moment, heart and soul, and knew in an instant what they needed to do.”
Overall, The Witches of BlackBrook was a grand slam for me. I was so enchanted by this spellbinding tale of hope, love, and a bond that can’t be broken. There was something special about it and I honestly think it had something for all different types of readers. Whether you’re into romance, historical, paranormal, new adult, etc. the author effortlessly weaves so many elements together to create a flawless experience for whoever picks it up. If you’re looking to be enchanted and escape your mind for a couple hours, I highly suggest picking up The Witches of BlackBrook and diving on in!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
The Daughters of Maine (Witches of BlackBrook #2)
Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.
Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.
She’s been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.
You can find Tish on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTishThawer
A common FAQ: “How do you pronounce her last name?”
Answer: Think “Bower” or “Thow-er”. It’s Persian!