A Foreknown Love by Kelly Renea Hohenstern
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Length: Full (168 pages)
Rating: 3 Books
Reviewed by Camellia
Abandoned on the steps of St. Mary's Orphanage, seven ordinary girls discover they possess extraordinary powers…
Coping with a terrible tragedy, Juliet Wiccan—a witch born with the power of premonition and visions—flees London for the countryside determined to start over.
Anthony Treyworth, sixth Earl of Prembrooke, misses his days in the military as a spy. So when Scotland Yard needs his expertise to solve a baffling mystery, Anthony immediately accepts.
But time is running out, and to find a diabolical killer Anthony must go to the only woman who can help, Juliet Wiccan.
Helping the handsome earl doesn't fit into Juliet's plans for a new life, yet when his fiery kisses invoke a passion deep inside her, one too powerful to deny, how can she refuse?
Juliet has a deep need to know: who she is, who her parents are, and from where she came. From her dreams, she knows her unknown past is important to her future.
In the orphanage, she has six avowed sisters that, like her, have some magic powers. Juliet has the power to see past and future possibilities. She has visions that devastate her at times, but she always seeks to do good with her powers as she guards against an evil power that seems to want to do her harm.
Lord Demount, Anthony Treyworth, the sixth Earl of Pembrooke has an immediate and compelling attraction to Juliet when he first offers her help, but she mysteriously disappears. When he next sees her, the strong attraction returns, but a murder propels them both into the path of a supernatural being that kills—a being that figures into Juliet’s dreams and her deep needs.
As the emotional tension mounts between Juliet and Anthony, the danger comes nearer and nearer, creating adrenaline-pumping moments.
A Foreknown Love has more narrative than usual that takes the reader out of the action, disrupting the momentum and putting the characters’ experiences at a distance. More details about how magic facilitates the success of some happenings would enhance this love story. But, the story is brimming with the supernatural and has an undercurrent of malicious intent that erupts into a perilous time for Juliet without her sisters or Anthony there to help her, making it a page-turning read.
The Wiccan sisters are intriguing characters that will have lots of exciting adventures in future books, I predict.