Title: Mystic Maples (Deerbourne Inn Series)
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose’s insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.
Silvanus Forrest’s gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?
The past several months have been exhausting for Mercy so her sister booked her for an extended stay at the Deerbourne Inn. Before she left, her sister circled a spot on the map and said it is supposedly mystical. When Mercy arrives, she not only finds her reservation is only for two weeks but she bumps into a handsome man and his dog. The owner of the inn secures a long-term option for Mercy on the same land supposedly magical. She uses her powers as a witch to investigate herself and runs into the owner. With her secret exposed, she confesses to being an elemental witch.
The last thing Sil expected to find on his land was a witch whose powers thrive in soil and a woman who stirs his soul. She may need his land to reenergize her magic but the more time he spends with her, the more she fills the lonely place in his heart. When the truth behind his heritage is revealed and they have to go back in time to right a wrong, will she leave or will he give her a reason to stay?
Mystic Maples blends two of my favorite things: paranormal romance and maple syrup. Both are soothing to my soul and both are sinfully delicious. Mercy and Sil have a lot of emotional barriers to overcome and it was such fun watching them fall in love. Descriptive narration made the story come alive, especially Mercy’s gardening scenes. Sil’s parents were quite funny as was the time travel.
My favorite scenes were between Mercy and Sil. Their attraction was immediate, yet it took time for them to get together. The small ways they showed their feelings for each other endeared me to them. They’ve now become my favorite couple Tena Stetler has created. I only wish there was more to read. Maybe a sequel? *hint, hint*
If you’re looking for a small-town romance between a witch and gypsy/fae under the noses of mere mortals, you’ve got to read Mystic Maples. Another great installment in the Deerbourne Inn series.
Favorite Character/Quote: “She raised her arms out from her sides and turned her face to the starlit sky letting the magic surge through her. It had been almost a year since magic of any kind called to her. It felt so good, she was lost in the moment.”
My Rating: 5 stars
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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-seven-year-old box turtle.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N