Written in the Stars by Patricia Rosemoor & Sherill Bodine
In 1601, Lady Elizabeth York's star-shaped birthmark proclaims her a
child of magic.When she arrives at Dunham Castle to marry Carlyle,
heir to the Duke of Lennox, she finds enchantment in the eyes and
touch of Will Grey, the Duke's bastard son. Bewitched by Elizabeth,
Will defies all for their love, and his jilted half-brother places a
curse on them both.
Searching for a treasure ship sunk long ago, present-day marine
archeologist Cordelia Ward is pursued romantically by both salvager
Innis Foley and treasure hunter Morgan Murphy. She is haunted by a
murderous nightmare where one man is the killer and the other the
victim. But which man is her enemy--which one her soul mate? Can a
journal that belonged to her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York show her
the answers...in time to save her true love?
Chased by evil, two women discover their own magic to fighta
villain's curse on the Posey rings that draw them to the men they are
destined to love.
Cordelia is a treasure hunter hoping to find the treasure her father never got the chance to. She wants to validate his memory and giver her mom a want to live life fully. What she finds is an old diary from an ancestor. She opens the diary and begins to see the life of a girl everyone thought was born to be a witch. Lady Elizabeth was born with a mark and everyone says she is destined for great powers. She is betrothed to a man that will hopefully form a great alliance. She meets the man of her dreams and the one to have her heart only to find he is not her betrothed but his brother. Now she has to hope to gain her power and listen to heart if she is to have her love. Evil is all around and it wants Elizabeth. Cordelia is wrapped up in what she finds in the journal and while treasure hunting she has to see which guy she should trust. The one she has known for years or the one everyone calls a pirate. She has to watch her back because her dreams warn her of what the future holds. She realizes that people from the past may just be the key to helping her now. She just has to listen to her heart.
I really enjoyed this book as in a way it felt like two books in one. You get to visit the past as well as the present time. You get to know both cast of characters and see what connection they all have. Elizabeth is someone who truly comes to life when she meets her love. I loved how she would do anything to protect those she loves. Cordelia is all about doing what she can to help her family name and her mom. She also goes to any length to protect the ones she loves. This is a thrilling book that is full of magic, love, betrayal and so much more. A love that is eternally and is so wonderful to read about. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a story of magic, great characters or just a great love story.
4 out of 5 Stars
A bit about Patricia Rosemoor :
With 90 novels and more than seven million books in print, Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with "dangerous love" – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.
Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.
SKIN is her first original indie thriller. With 53 Harlequin Intrigues since 1985, she is now writing romantic suspense for Ignite, an imprint of Entangled Publishing.
A bit about Sherrill Bodine:
romance novels, co-wrote a comic book, and was a contributing columnist to the Chicago Sun-Times. She currently resides in Chicago where she frequents fashion shows and charity galas with her longtime Prince Charming.
While moving 22 times across the country and rearing her children with her husband, she sold stories to Fate Magazine, Home Life Magazine and True Confessions. In 1988, she sold her first novel and a week later received a two-book contract from Fawcett. Sixteen novels later, she's seen The Other Amanda win the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers’ Award and Talk of the Town chosen by Cosmopolitan magazine as its “Red Hot Read” for February 2009.