This book is absolutely wonderful. From the moment I picked it up, I could not put it down. The author's meticulous attention to detail transports you back to 19th century Wales, painting a beautiful, breathtaking picture. She introduces you to Morgana, a mute witch who conveys far more through expression and actions than she ever could in words. After losing her father, Morgana's mother worries for her, and arranges a marriage between Morgana and Cai, the most powerful man in town. Reluctant at first, Morgana slowly becomes accustomed to her new life, slowly but surely becoming fond of her new home, and of Cai.
As time goes on, Morgana and Cai begin to develop deep feelings for one another. Their romance is even more touching than most, as it proves that words are just words, and even the smallest of gestures can have the power to convey just how much you love and care for someone. The idea for this goes beyond romantic, and was one of my absolute favorite things about this story.
Mixed in with the romance, is a thrilling mystery, as Morgana and Cai find themselves fighting the evils of another witch to save their home, their land, and each other. Exciting, sweet and brilliantly written, this book is one of my favorites of the year so far. I would recommend this to anyone who believes themselves a true romantic at heart.
Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books