A WITCH’S LAMENT
CATHERINE ANNE COLLINS
Crescent Moon Press
Rating: 5 Cups
Skye Temple has finally found where she wants to settle down. All she needs to do is pluck up the courage to tell her mother. But that can wait until she gets over the shock of finding a skeleton hidden in her library. And she needs to find out why the hot cop is so angry with her, when he is not saving her, that is.
Jerome Phips has been chasing his mother’s killers for thirty years even though he did not know for sure she was dead. Now that her remains have been found, he still cannot focus on catching her murderer. Somebody is murdering and mutilating young witches. How can he focus on the murders when he knows Skye’s mother was there the night his mother disappeared? Does she know what happened? Was she responsible? Can he trust Skye and why does she have to be so damn sexy?
There is magic between Jerome and Skye but he does not trust her and she does not trust her magic. Both must face their fears and confront their pasts. The magic around them is getting stronger and history is playing its part. Will the past be repeated or can they work together to break the cycle?
Salem Massachusetts and witches go hand in hand, but Ms. Collins has added a layer of sparkle to the darkness that still exists there. With ancient families to protect the town, the magic is stronger now than ever, so are the characters. I felt their power from the very first page. Ms. Collins has a rare talent for building an environment and weaving magic into not only her story but her words as well.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More