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i totally loved this book. Well its part of a quartet and it is the third installment of 'The Donovan Legacy'. It's written by Nora Roberts and is one of her early works for Mills & Boones.
Moving on to the storyline, I would recommend that before reading Charmed it would be best to read the previous two: 'Captivated' and 'Entranced'. Like all Nora Roberts' novels, the main character is a female. The story is about a woman named Ana who is a witch but due to a bad experience in a previous relationship when she revealed her true identity as a witch, she learned never to open her heart to anyone else until her new neighbours move in. Boone Sawyer is a single father who lost his wife to an illness a couple of years after their daughter was born. Now that both father and daughter have moved next door to Ana, her life is about to change in a big way.
I wouldn't like to give too much away as i think that its a book that you have to read for yourself, especially if you are a Nora Roberts fan or just like romance or supernatural fiction then this book is for you.
The characters are amazing and really lovable. This is one of them story's where the characters just stick with you and are almost real. Nora Roberts has done great work in this book and has written really well.
Written in the early 1990's for Mills and Boon, this is one of Nora's earlier works that has just been reprinted. It forms part of a quartet of books called The Donovan Legacy. This is part 3 and follows Anastasia Donovan and Boone Sawyer, but can still be read as a standalone novel. (I have not read parts 1 and 2).
Ana, as she is known, is a witch from a long line of magical people hailing from Ireland, but now living in Monterey California, close to her cousins Morgana and Sebastian, both also witches with different gifts. Ana's gift is empathy and healing, and by 'linking' with people she feels their pain and helps to cure them. She is also a qualified herbalist and creates potions and herbal remedies which she sells in her cousin's shop. She is reluctant to tell people of her gift, since she had a bad experience with a man a few years previously.
Boone, a widower, is a writer of fairytales who moves next door to Ana, with his six year old daughter in tow. For someone who writes about fairytales he is very scathing of magic and does not believe it really exists. Both of them are instantly attracted to each other, but both are hesitant over starting a relationship due to their past experiences and concern for Boone's daughter.
When their relationship develops Ana has to tell Boone about her abilities, but before she can her skills are revealed in a dramatic accident.
Of course this being Nora Roberts you know that there will be a happy ending, but this is a well thought out book and the characters are interesting and believable. Her idea of witches, magic and Ireland, is a common theme which has featured in some of her later (much better) novels, but this is still a very enjoyable read.