I thought Nora Roberts combined just the right amount of fantasy and romance in this novel. The fantasy let's you go back to when you were five years old and dreamed of princesses and castles and white knights while the human desires of the characters make the stories almost believable.
The Witching Hour: This was a good overall fantasy + romance. I personally like stories about meeting your destiny or following your fate. I particularly liked how the wolf ends up being everything she wanted and needed in her life.
Winter Rose: This short story seemed a little too much like a reverse "Beauty and the Beast". Maybe because it seemed to be so obvious as to what would happen, it didn't really call out to me. Not a bad read, but not as motivating to turn each page.
A World Apart: Now I have to admit, even as a woman, this was by far the best novel! We always see the women get what they want in a man - It was refreshing and fun to see a man find everything he wants in a woman - albeit a clueless one. As she falls in love with baseball, beer and pizza you have to smile. Not to mention decent action about demons and other worlds! Of all of them, this was by far my fave!!
Overall I easily give this 4 stars, and wouldn't mind seeing "A WORLD APART" as a full length novel instead of just a short story!!
The three books in this collection are quite good if you like your romance novels served up with a big dose of faeries and magic. I enjoyed the first two but struggled with the third and eventually gave up. It was just a little too "out there" for me.
This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. However, there are some interesting parts in the stories. I didn't like that the stories weren't linked somehow. I guess I would recommend the book, but not highly.
In THE WITCHING HOUR, a kingdom is plagued by tragedy until a wizard-god's spell brings forth a courageous and beautiful young woman who must follow her heart in love and follow her destiny in a battle.....On a remote island cursed with eternal winter, a young queen heals a wounded soldier--and warms her heart with the joys of true love in WINTER ROSE.....In A WORLD APART, a ravishing midieval Demon Slayer arrives in twentieth-century New York to brave a strange new world--and a man who will be her destiny.