Series: Sisters of the Craft Book #2
Author: Lori Handeland
Blurb: A spell that tore three sisters apart is broken four hundred years later, when the magic in their blood reunites them. Now, one of them will discover her gift–and reignite a love long thought lost…
Flame-haired Becca Carstairs was born to be a veterinarian. Since childhood, her affinity for animals has been special, and her healing touch nothing short of magic. But only Becca knows the truth–that she alone can hear the creatures’ voices. She’s always trusted her sixth sense…until a string of missing pets, an attempted murder, and a face from her past converge into one explosive mystery, with her at its center. Is haunted Owen McAllister, the boy who broke her heart ten years ago, related to the sinister crimes that have peaceful Three Harbors, Wisconsin, on its guard? Or is his reappearance part of the answer to questions that have troubled her all her life? As Becca delves into her strange heritage, she’ll have to fight for her life…and the man she will always love.
Thoughts: When I first got this series, my original intent was to read them in order – which is my preference usually. However, for some reason I just kept coming back to this one, so I decided to read this one first. It actually wasn’t a issue – the story was easily read as a stand alone. Of course, the sister(s) made an appearance, and there is a bit of a storyline that is interwoven from the other book(s). However, had you not known it was part of a series – well, you would only get a very vague inkling that you are missing something.
Overall, I rather enjoyed the book, but it was a bit weird for me as well. Having been a longtime fan of her Nightcreature series featuring werewolves, I have to say it pales in comparison to those.