by Donna Fletcher

March 2006
ISBN: 0-06-075783-3
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Mass Market Paperback

Lured to a trap set by a newcomer to the village, Aliss is taken hostage by the barbaric Wolf clan. She knows little of the clan, except that it was made of nomads and had no allegiance to anyone but themselves. She considered them barbarians and that did not bode well for her, but she knew she had to be brave and keep a clear mind if she wanted to survive the ordeal and return back home to her sister Fiona.

After a previously unsuccessful attempt at getting to Aliss, Rogan finally succeeds in taking her back with him to his village. Although it is true that his people are dying and need Aliss’ gifted talents, there is another reason for the abduction, as well ... a reason that he regrets not being able to divulge to her once he realizes how truly caring and kind hearted Aliss is.

The Bewitching Twin is the third historical romance penned by Donna Fletcher that I have had the pleasure to read, and I am VERY glad I picked this book for review. I must say that I love to read about misunderstood heroes, and Rogan most definitely is one. The leader of a rather unusual clan, it is a pleasure to read how Aliss falls in love with Rogan as she finds out more about him and the mystery surrounding him. Though Rogan is not exactly forthcoming with his real motivation for taking Aliss, he knows her well enough to realize that, in the end, she will understand why he had to choose the approach he took to accomplish his goal. Rogan is not what I would call an Alpha hero in the classic sense of the word, but rather an intelligent, reasonable, passionate, and patient man that only wants the best for his people. Aliss proves to be perfect for Rogan. She is caring, smart and understanding, but not the “in your face” sort of gutsy heroine that eventually gets annoying to read about. This is one thing that I truly appreciated from The Bewitching Twin. The reader can’t help but fall in love with Aliss, even when she shows a stubborn streak. Though the plot was pretty straightforward, it kept my interest from the get go and proved to be a quick and quite enjoyable read. Though this book is a sequel, it can be read fully as a stand alone without any problems. The Bewitching Twin is the sort of story that you would want to pick up and read when you are thirsting for appealing characters, a well-paced non-complicated plot, and a classic HEA (happily-ever-after) that will make you smile. I definitely recommend it.

Reviewed in March 2006 by Mireya.

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