Catalpa’s Curse by Terri Reid : The Willoughby Witches (Book Three)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 269 Kb
Catalpa’s : Over one hundred years ago, a group of witches, escaping a second wave of Witch Trials made their way from New England to Whitewater, Wisconsin, known as Second Salem. Others, seeking knowledge in spiritualism and the occult, also made their way to the city and, through their ignorance, unleashed an evil entity poised to destroy the city. Three sisters, the Willoughby Witches, created an incantation strong enough to ensnare the demon. But, magic requires payment, and so the sisters sacrificed themselves to keep their city and their family safe. Now, 120 years later, the incantation is at its end, and the demon grows stronger every day. Three sisters, three witches, know that now is the time for them to step up and face the creature their ancestors faced and sacrifice whatever they need in order to keep Whitewater safe.
Catalpa Willoughby always thought that Donovan Farrington was her one true love, but Donovan’s decision to join the league of the demon known as the Master has Cat both frightened and confused. In order to fight the demon, she and her sisters were charged with finding a soulmate who can help them on this journey. Will that soulmate be Donovan, or could it be the mysterious stranger in town, Finias Bailey, who seems to know more about the Willoughbys than he should.
“She shook her head. “I do not lie,” she insisted.
“You must be wary, little one,” the shadow said. “If you do not understand your own heart and your own mind, they can be used as weapons against you.”
“He does not love me,” she said harshly.
“Just because love is not reciprocated does not mean it does not exist,” he replied gently. “Although, one-sided love is a burden to carry rather than wings to lift.”
“What kind of person am I who loves where there is no hope?” she whispered. “Who believes when there can be no trust?”
“You have a generous and tender heart, Catalpa,” he said. “And although you try to deny it, it is your strongest weapon and your greatest weakness.”
“It is my curse,” she whispered. “To love and not be loved.”
He shook his head. “Perhaps,” he agreed. “Or perhaps you have yet to find the courage to use your strongest weapon in your journey.”