Twixt is one of the most magical and spellbinding stories I've ever read! The writing is brilliant and flows so beautifully through the pages as you're carried along this mystical adventure. I love how the story mostly takes place in the present while also being heavily rooted in the past. I feel it would be very fitting to describe it as a tale of both hardship and romance that transcends time. I am in awe of how it's all intertwined so seamlessly. The story starts with a prelude that takes place in Ireland and focuses on Ailis O'Dannan and her young daughter Corvine. After a tragic event Corvine travels to Boston. She meets Rory there who sweet talks her into heading to Idaho Territory with him, convinced she would lead them to gold. Fast forward to the present and we have Rose, a descendant of Corvine, who has to battle not only with her own heart, but also with foes from the past that have come back for more. I don't want to give too much away, but Rose is seriously stronger than she knows. How much she loves her daughter is so touching and I really felt for her as she battled with what was best for Crystal. I'd also like to say that the imagery in this book was amazing. I felt like I could truly see the shop and the island and Rook Ridge. I of course can't say how much I liked this book without including something about the gripping romance. A time transcending bond full of encouragement and faith... Just beautiful! I'd recommend this book for fans of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and just a beautiful romance in general.
Author's website: https://dianejreed.com/