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Today, March 17th, leprechauns, pots of gold, and four-leaf clovers are brought to mind. This is the perfect day to celebrate Nora Roberts’ Circle trilogy and Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy. Ancestral Ireland and magic are intertwined in both.

If you like series’ that are plot-centered, mystic, with a resolved ending, you might be interested in the storyline of both. After reading both trilogies certain similarities stand out. Readers who choose books based upon elements of the plot, might identify them as read-alikes.

Ancient evil from long ago, looking to amass ultimate power, must be defeated by chosen “warriors.” A team of six face the threat in each trilogy. A sorcerer, witch, warrior, scholar, shape-shifter, and a lost soul are the “circle of six,” forming a ring of power in the Circle Trilogy. Travel through space and time to stop the darkness is attempted in both series’.

Three cousins, witches, are the chosen ones of the bloodline to fight and defeat evil begun long ago with the original dark witch; aided by two love interests, sorcerer and human; and friend in the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy. Humans having their own strengths in this battle.

Romance ignites, love simmers, in these easy, fast reads with a little bit of a dark element or feel to it. Finding little jewels, such as The Dark Witch, part of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy, shows the value of browsing library shelves. I found it in the library returns.

Good night! See you tomorrow.