Dark and Unnatural Powers
In a remote part of California just above the coastal town of Devilswood, Ravencrest Manor, imported stone-by-stone from England more than two centuries ago, looms tall and terrifying, gathering its dark and unnatural powers, and drawing those it wants as its own.
Murder Lurks in the Shadows
Governess Belinda Moorland has settled into life at Ravencrest and, as summer gives way to autumn, romance is in the air. She and multi-millionaire Eric Manning are falling in love … but powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. And as the annual Harvest Ball is set to begin, evil abounds at Ravencrest. Murder lurks in the shadows, evil spirits freely roam the halls, a phantom baby cries, signaling a death in the mansion, and in the notoriously haunted east wing, three blood-soaked nuns, Sisters Faith, Hope, and Charity, tend to the demented needs of a maid gone mad.
Ravencrest has come to life. In the gardens below, granite statues dance by moonlight, and a scarecrow goes on a killing rampage, collecting a gruesome assortment of body parts from unwilling donors … But Belinda’s greatest danger is the vengeful spirit of Rebecca Dane. Once the mistress of Ravencrest, Rebecca Dane has a centuries-old ax to grind with the powerful witch, Cordelia Heller - and Belinda becomes her weapon of choice.
These guys are assholes. Seriously, they are assholes. I say that because I love them, but that is so not what I expected from this book. I mean, granted, overall, this was what I expected, but I so did not see that ending coming and I feel somewhat disgruntled. I love these authors and this ending doesn’t change that, but dammit!
The Witches of Ravencrest follows right after The Ghosts of Ravencrest ended. Cordelia Heller is still a pain in the ass and Belinda is still discovering who she is. It’s exciting to me to see how they are both developing and growing as characters.
We learn more and more about the family that calls Ravencrest home, both their back-stories and tales of their personal lives. With each story, we learn more and more and I think it really helps the reader develop an attachment to both the story and the family.
It’s hard for me to say much about this book without giving anything away. Just know that it will grab your attention and not let go until it’s had its way with you.
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