Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.
The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.
Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.
A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse. There is a thread in the Come, the Dark forum at the bottom of this page discussing the issue and how it is handled within the book.
My Thoughts:5 Stars!
This is not a book as much as it is true art!
Every once in a while I find a book that's so good it leaves me lost for words. Not a normal occurrence, I assure you!
On occasion I've re-read a particular book I've really enjoyed, though never before have I done so within days of the previous read. This is one of those incredible, immediate re-read books!
Come, the Dark is filled with emotions, some of which I truly believe only a woman who has given birth could understand so intuitively. The draw, the heartbreak, the all out *need* to return to a child lost.
The author maintains an intensity throughout the book that, so far, I've found unmatched in other books of a similar nature. Her education or research on subject matter is very clear. She knows of what she writes and relays it well.
There was so much information to take in on this work, so much detail given to the reader, that even the second time around I found myself truly intrigued, spellbound, and turning the pages with such anticipation.
I won't go into the content of the book, as I can see many other reviews have already done so, but I will say, in my opinion, Come, the Dark is a highly recommended read, especially for pagan lovers.
Rebecca Hamilton has once again bound her works to my automatic TBR list, without a doubt.
It all started with the Forever Girl, and I've become a forever fan after this amazing novel!