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Friday, July 31, 2009

The Pebble by Nadia Williams

The Pebble by Nadia Williams
Publisher: Amira Press LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Full (199 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Teagan never guessed she holds a gate to eternity in her hand. It’s nothing but a dull black pebble. She explains away the friendly presence she becomes aware of from the day she brings it home from the beach. Then the presence becomes an all too real hunk who materialises in her sitting room. A powerful witch has a hold over Ronan and keeps dragging him back to the past. He has something she wants, and she’ll do anything to get it from him. Now all he and Teagan have to do is figure out what it is.

A cow, a cliff, magic, and a mischievous boy. What more incentive does one need to read this story? A young Ronan has gotten into more trouble than his father can remember and now this new trouble with the cow is the last straw. Teagans father has moved their family back to his homeland of Ireland and she must learn to fit in. Two people from two different timelines and one pebble that connects them. Can love withstand the tests of time?

Young Ronan is kept virtually as a prisoner by a witch who teaches him magic. Meanwhile Teagan finds herself transplanted from South Africa to Ireland. Once there she finds a pebble on the beach and takes it home. The pebble seems to be full of magic and Teagan can feel the presence of it. One day that presence becomes the all to real Ronan. Ronan and Teagan become fast friends and later learn to love one another. Never knowing just when the witch will call Ronan back to his time the two must learn just what it is that she wants and how to give it to the witch.

Fearlessly loyal Teagan and young mischievous Ronan are destined to be together but first they must learn about themselves and who they are. They must each look inside themselves and come to terms with what they learn. Through many adventures the two learn to trust and love each other.

The Pebble is a wonderful tale of love, honor and trust. This story is set in beautiful Ireland and is steeped in Irish legends. It is a quick moving story that takes the reader on a wonderful ride. With many twists and turns it keeps you entertained to the very end.

If you like Ireland and stories of Irish lore you will defiantly enjoy this story. With its strong hero and heroin both willing to do whatever it takes to save the other this book is not to be missed.