The Daughters of Maine (Witches of BlackBrook #2)

New Adult

PARANORMAL/HISTORICAL:  Three sisters, witches who have only just found each other, are forced to separate again to save themselves and their newly formed coven. Foes from the past threaten their future and to save everyone, they’ll have to chase their enemy through the folds of time itself — but revisiting the past may have dire consequences. 

"The Daughters of Maine" is the second book in the Witches of BlackBrook series. New readers may feel a bit at a loss if they attempt to read it without having picked up the first book in the series.  A lot of focus is placed on the sisterly bond, which works rather well and is slightly reminiscent of “Charmed”. Considering most paranormal books seem to focus on romance rather than family, this provides a nice change. 

The characters are all quite interesting, Trin being perhaps the most intriguing of them all. Individually, each of the sisters are well-rounded, three-dimensional characters, but as a unit, they’re even stronger. Readers can easily keep their personalities apart as they’re all quite different from one another. 

The pacing of the novel is very fast. Readers will dive right into the story and not put it down until the end. Tish Thawer's writing is excellent, and she does a phenomenal job crafting the sister-witches' world. The story has just the right amount of complexity to be engaging and still be a light, easy read, with an unexpected twist every now and then. 

Majanka Verstraete