Book Two in the Once a Witch series – by this time, Tamsin Greene has retrieved her sister from the love spell clutches of Alistair Callum, aka Knight, her families mortal enemy. But the theft of the clock by herself and Gideon back in 1899, had started a chain of events that was unraveling her family’s future. Somehow she must stop what is happening. By this time, she realizes that she has a Talent – it just wasn’t manifesting itself, or was talked about, for reasons that are explained at the close of the book. She must venture back in time again, to before when all this started, and try and avert it from happening at all. She decides to go alone, and winds up back in 1887, working as a ladies maid to the powerful Knight family – an evil family of very powerful witches, and ones who are bent on destroying her family. It takes her some time to discover where her family resides, since they didn’t buy their NYC house until a decade later, and in the meantime, she is busy trying to prevent bad things from happening inside the Knight house without raising suspicion on herself. She eventually finds her family, but she is discovered, and a battle royale ensues, with Tamsin making the ultimate sacrifice for her family (not death, but close). Great, fun read. Couldn’t put it down. Wishing there were more, but I think the story is told. Again, a fun cast of characters, plenty of twists and turns, and all neatly tied up.
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