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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes by Nikki Broadwell a fabulous four-star read. I have read this author previously and thoroughly enjoyed her work so was so excited to get my hands on this, I must admit I didn’t realise this was book two, and I will go back and read book one, but I didn’t feel like I missed anything, the story was full and detailed. The story is fast paced and the plot was detailed but not overly flowery, you felt like part of the story and your heart would race as you get so sucked into the story you can’t put it down.

Review by @saraoxo

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The Moon in her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Sarah Oakes

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about time. Emeline Chase is a witch who can travel through time. Her travels end her up in the 1620s to live with a native American tribe and fall in love with its leader, Samoset. But her abilities cause trouble and mess with time, altering events she knew . With the help of a coven, can she fix it before it’s too late?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Emeline trusting her abilities while struggling with her feelings or Samoset trying to protect his people despite his feelings
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the sense of nature with the forests in the past full of colour and animals.
And the scenes with the fountain under the moon were perfectly written with a.sense of awe and wonder Or the magical and friendly sense of the coven house with the stars was a lovely touch
The only issue I would raise is that it was sometimes hard to follow to which timeline the narrative was taking place . Perhaps a switch of perspective on Samoset or chapters with timeline names on could make this clearer. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars .

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The Moon in Her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Moon In Her Eyes is the second book in the Witch series. It isn’t specifically a cliffhanger, as the main story has a conclusion, but it does leave the story open to continue.

I really wanted to love this book, but the political aspects of it were not woven into the story in a way that made it flow. It came across as a soapbox rather than a story enhancement. The time travel and paranormal aspects were overshadowed by the challenge I had weeding through the politics.

I did like the historical aspects and the weaving of the time travel piece. And there were a pretty good variety of characters to get to know.

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell is a fantasy and is full of magic and witches both good and evil. The characters were likeable and the story was set over a lot of different time zones and was a bit hard to keep track of it all. The overall theme of time travel and plot were interesting and I became engrossed in the story because I had to know how it ended. It is not my favourite by Nikki but I was intrigued. At times the main character annoyed me and I wanted to smack her but I had to remember she really was a young adult.

Overall it is a good story that should be added to your to read pile. Enjoy.

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The Moon in Her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Angela Hayes

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Moon in Her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell is a wonderful paranormal mystery, with romance, fantasy, magic, time travel, drama, and adventure.
This is a standalone story, but not the first book with Emeline, the main character. Emeline is a time travelling witch who started her adventures in “A Witch in Time Saves Nine”, when she transports back in time, only to discover that she really has no control over when she travels, or where she ends up. This becomes quite a terrifying ordeal for her- but she figures she must be there for a reason, but any small changes she makes seems to have a flow on effect on the future, throwing everything out of whack. This story sees Emeline searching for the answers to putting things right, but the craziness seems to have no end. With things seeming to spiral out of control, Emeline is being blamed for all the terrible things that are happening. There is a lot at stake, including matters of the heart, and Emeline will need to work it all out and discover a way to set things right, before it’s too late.
I love how Ms. Broadwell’s stories are always so original- infusing each one with her unique style and ‘feel’. I also enjoy how her stories include American Indian people, culture, and/or mythology as part of her storylines- for example here in Emeline’s stories we meet the Wampanoag people. I find this to be very creative and imaginative- and I also love how the magic and time travel was woven into the story. Ms. Broadwell creates vivid, fully realised, and believable world/s (times) in which she set her story. This plot switches back and forth from in time(s), as the whole story plays out. But, these transitions are quite smooth and seamless. Ms. Broadwell also includes some political and social issues which gives this story some added interest.
The whole story has an “Outlander” x “Sliding Doors” feel to it, but with it’s own unique identity.
An enjoyable and engaging read.

Thank you, Ms. Broadwell!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Moon in Her Eyes By Nikki Broadwell – Review by Laura Furuta

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale
By: Nikki Broadwell
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell is a fantasy book the I loved reading. It is a story that once it starts the journey that it takes you on doesn’t stop until the ending page. It had me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. I loved reading about Emeline. She is a witch who is living in 1694 with the Wampanoag tribe. She has the ability to travel through time which can at times have consequences. Emeline is a beautiful and strong woman. When she finds that timelines are all mixed up she wonders what has happened. She is trying to find the truth about what has happened and how to repair what has been altered. Will she succeed? Will and can the timelines be repaired? Read this story to find out. I could empathize with Emeline as situations are happening quickly and she at times wonders if she is the cause of some of the changes occurring. This is a fast-paced book that had me on the edge of my seat. The characters are constantly on the move. There are additional characters that are introduced in the story who help and interact with Emeline. Then there are those characters that I wondered about their true motives. Don’t miss out on a story that has magic, time travel, and dark forces. Highly recommended.

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Maura Harper

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW!!

THE MOON IN HER EYES is Book Two in the “Witch’s Tale” series. I did not read the first book and never missed a beat. (I will, however, be going back to read it because I don’t want to miss a single word of this series). I enjoyed the author’s writing style, the character development and the way each situation is explained so I never felt lost at all.

There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the book that states “This story is meant for entertainment purposes only. I invoke artistic license for my rendition of events either past, present or future.” PHEW, glad to know that the author is clairvoyant and seeing what the immediate future of America is. YEESH.

This story is fast paced and it took me a few chapters to mesh with the cadence as it jumps back and forth between times – changing things along the way. There are so many things I highlighted while reading because some things scared me (not as in horror movie scared, as in holy moly is this real life today scared), while other things I found inspiring.

Here are a few of the things I highlighted:

“…until you reclaim your strength, you are useless to the cause.”

“Fascism – is that what we have now? Or would you call it a dictatorship?… The name for it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we stop it before our country turns into a place we don’t recognize.”

“…we are locked in the grips of the monster we created.”

“Just trust the process.”

“History is not written in stone.”

I really enjoyed the way this book is written and the way the story is told. It’s like Sliding Doors meets Time Keepers meets Twilight Zone. It is a fantastic story that I would recommend to my young cousins and my elderly mother’s book club and I look forward to reading more of this story in the future (of course, which future is still to be determined).

Review by @mauraharper
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