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In the Air Tonight

(Sisters of the Craft #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  821 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had...

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is par
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Claire Robinson
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
4 - "Death is the end." ...Not always. Stars!

In the Air Tonight is the first book I have read by Lori Handeland, and it is also the first book in her new Sisters of the Craft series. I will say I was on the fence with this one for around the first 30%, the story was moving along, but the writing style was a bit of s struggle to get into. If you are having the same problem, I would say persevere, once you get used to the slightly quirky prose, and the random information the author intersperses from her characters, this book is aStars!
A fairy tale with a bit of a kinky side (now stop thinking about Snow White and the 7 dwarfs!).

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Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Raye Larsen is a twenty-seven year old kindergarten teacher. She lives in the same small town she grew up in, the same small town where she has never fit in (b/c typical small town nonsense).

Raye is adopted, you see, and in addition to having dark hair and eyes in a town of blonde-haired, blue-eyed Scandinavians . . . she can also see ghosts.


When she was four---yes, four---she overheard her adoptive parents discussing her oddity, and when Dad suggests they "take her back," she modified her behavior to nevfour---,
Reminiscent of my years of watching the TV show Charmed, I found In the Air Tonight a perfectly witchy, finding lost sibling, urban fantasy read.

The story starts four centuries early, when two desperate parents try to save their new born triplets by transporting them to the future, where they hope they are safe from persecution. The spell sends the three newborns to contemporary USA. Leaving each child in the hands of whoever found them, the newborn daughter have no clue about their heritage, ability or that they even havshow
You guys ever watched Charmed? Growing up it was my absolutely favorite tv show. Three sisters, witches, fighting demons and kicking ass left and right, it was pretty hard not to love it.

Sisters of the Craft has that Charmed vibe, but each book focuses on one particular sister.
In the Air Tonight revolves around Raye, who's always been different, and accepted it long time ago. She's got a strong personality, she stands up for herself and she takes everything life throws at her in stride and she does it with humo/>Sisters
All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

IN THE AIR TONIGHT is a thriller with a few ghosts, dashes of witchery, and some sweet romance. I enjoyed the fact that this story is set in Wisconsin as not too many books take place in the upper Midwest. The Midwestern vibe is strong in this book and I was afraid we'd forget about it when parts of the plot went to New Orleans. I love that city but I wanted to stay in Wisconsin, luckily they did. Aside from the setting I really enjoyed the magical ba
I have mixed feelings about In the Air Tonight, on one hand I had a lot of problems with the characters but on the other I liked the backstory of the three sisters and I am curious to see what happens next so I do think the series has potential.

I think my main issues were with Raye, I had sympathy for her for the way everyone treats her so differently in the small town where she grew up, but I struggled to understand her motives for staying in a town where everyone is so mean to her. It's no
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
IN a time and land filled with superstitions and tales of magic, three babies are born and already their very existence is on the line. Seventeenth century Scottish witch hunters are after them…and I am hooked. Lori Handeland’s In the Air Tonight tells the story of one of these sisters, found as an infant, taken in by a loving couple and raised in contemporary times in Wisconsin. Raye has a secret, she sees ghosts, she talks to ghosts and now, using that very gift may be the only way to stop a serial k ...more
Ruth Gutscher
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for an honest review ...I can honestly say I loved this book,the story line,the characters,it had mystery,humor,and romance,and things that go bump in the night.. a little something for everyone.. I love a story that takes you into the past to give insight as to what has come to be in the future.Welcome to New Bergin,Wisconsin & meet Kindergarten teacher Raye Larsen.. she see's ghosts,and one day comes across one she has to help,and she finds she is able to help them cr ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
**WARNING: I stayed away from spoilers, but this review talks about all the books in the Sisters of the Craft Series**

You can't read one of the books in the Sisters of the Craft series without reading them all so I decided to write a series review instead of individual book reviews.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT follows Raye. I found her to be strong and loyal, but lonely. Being adopted has made her a bit of an outsider in the town she great up in, but she doesn't really have a want to go anywhere el
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
In The Air Tonight is a fabulous start to the "Sisters of the Craft" trilogy by Lori Handeland. I’m a huge historical romance fan, and was thoroughly entertained by this book, including its contemporary and paranormal elements. The characters and setting are realistic and the story is very engaging.

The story centers on Raye Larsen, a black haired beauty who sees dead people. She lives in a Scandinavian community in Wisconsin and feels like an outsider; besides not being a blue-eyed b
I liked In the Air Tonight, the start of this trilogy of sisters who are witchborn and sent into the future - by their parent's last earthly act of magic before being burnt at the stake by a vengeful witch hunter. The first sister, Raye, was found naked by the road as a babe and adopted by a family who are more than a little concerned when, as a child, she starts talking to invisible people. Turns out that Rate can see and speak to ghosts - a talent that she quickly learns to hide when she overh ...more
Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
In the Air Tonight is the first installment in the Sisters of the Craft series, as well as my first read by author Lori Handeland, and it is an exceptional one. Handeland's world building, development of her characters, in addition to the mystery revolving around the cult group trying to murder female witches makes for a very interesting story. Although the romance wasn't very profound, I enjoyed Raye and Bobby's interactions. Their attraction to each other felt real  and believable.

*NOTE: This is a review of the entire trilogy. I will try to keep it as spoiler-free as possible*

For whatever reason, I rarely read paranormal romance books. I'm not sure why because it's a genre that I usually enjoy. I have a bunch, but I always seem to skip over them and pick up a fantasy book instead. I was browsing through my unread books, and came across the Sisters of the Craft trilogy. I decided to give it a try because it had been a while since I read a book about witches, and the covers
Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I kindly received this ARC from St. Martin's Press via Netgalley in return for an honest review

This book was intense! In a good way.

Okay, now these 'witch' stories are not my thing, like at all. However, this one surprised me. I usually like the Fantasy notion of a Mage, that's the only thing i'd read, but even though the people were called witches. They resembled mages, because there were elemental ones mainly.

Warning- Adult content...Like more adult than i anticipated if you know what i mean. The
27-year-old Kindergarten teacher Raye Larsen has always felt like an outsider; in a town full of Scandinavian descendants, she sticks out with her brown eyes and black hair. Being adopted, she has no idea where she came from, she just knows she's not like the rest of the townspeople. Add to that, she also has a little problem, one that started when she was very young: Raye can see and talk to ghosts, something she's worked very hard to hide, but not soon enough. Before she learned to hide her "g ...more
David Watson
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Raye Larson is a woman with a mysterious past, she was found on the side of the road and raised by foster parents in the small town of New Bergin Wisconsin. Raye is a kindergarten teacher that doesn’t fit in with the town, she doesn’t look like them and she has the ability to talk to ghosts. She keeps her ability to herself but when murders start to take place in her home town she might be the only one that can help.

The small town murder has also gotten the attention of New Orleans h
Wendy Keel
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for the purpose of an honest review.

I have to start off by saying that I'm not normally a fan of first person stories, but Lori Handeland is an exception to that rule. Her stories have first person moments but there are third person as well and somehow it works. I'm not sure how. It just does. With IN THE AIR TONIGHT we start a new series, fans of Ms. Handeland's NightCreature Novels will find another set of characters to adore and cheer on. This is the story of
~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion ~

Originally published on Bookgatherer

Actual Rating: 4,5 stars

You looking for a witchy read? Well, the synopsis says it’s about witches, but the truth is it’s only in the end, but I liked it this way. I guess it will be more about witches in the next two books since two sisters are still left.

I personally read and liked this because our main character, Raye (short for Raymond – poor girl) could see ghosts. I’m a
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is stunning, and you do not realize that the red hair is her sister’s unless you see all of the covers together which is really cool to tie all of the covers together, so I highly recommend visiting Lori’s website to see that :)

I didn’t realize I was going to love this book as much as I did. This is the first book in a new series Sisters of the Craft. This book
Zarith dol
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given by netgalley for an honest review

A late review but given noneless. I'm in a lazy write mode but this book is totally rocking it. It is the first book in the series and it is a really, really good one.
I've rarely read a story about witches but this is well recommended. To be read in order it start with the first sister, Raye has been raised by her adopted family in a Scandinavia family (whose whose family relatives all blonde hair and blue eyes per Raye with dark hair). Fee
Susan (susayq ~)
What an interesting story! Three babies were sent through time by their parents who were witches being burned at the stake. The babies all inherited various witch powers. Those babies ended up in different places in the current time period. Who knew that the hunters of evil would still be around trying to kill witches and resurrect their evil leader? Well, they are, and on their list to kill was Raye Larsen.

Raye has always been able to see ghosts. She hides that ability from everyone. But, a mu
This is a new series for LH and I really liked this first book. Since the ARC is going to span the 3 sister's books the ending was a little cliff hangy, but still good. This is a good book to read this time of year because our heroine has the ability to see and talk to ghosts, as well as being a witch and Bobby Doucet (love the hero's name) is very anti witch and anti ghost...he has his reasons. Eagerly awaiting the next one.
Michelle the Romance Witch
3.75 stars. overall an interesting read, though I'm still not sure I like the format
So, I Read This Book Today
Outstanding Novel of Ghosts, Wiccans, Death and Love "Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon." -- Richard John Neuhaus"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." -- Albert CamusIgnorance. Illiteracy. Hubris and insecurity, mad obsession. "Once upon a time, long ago, in the bad, ignorant, evil times of King James and h ...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon." -- Richard John Neuhaus

"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." -- Albert Camus

Ignorance. Illiteracy. Hubris and insecurity, mad obsession. "Once upon a time, long ago, in the bad, ignorant, evil times of King James and his Danish queen, there was a
Snarktastic Sonja
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one is off the beaten path. It definitely falls into the Paranormal Romance side of Urban Fantasy. Each book is about a different young lady.

I really liked the way this is set up. From the prologue to the conclusion. The romance, as isn't unusual for my PNR tastes, is a little fast and unrealistic. And, a little too much sex. All standard stuff for me. But, the characters are likable and realistic enough to keep me interested.

The mystery is solid. The bad guy came from out of n
Ivy Deluca
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _arc-reads, witches
Raye has always been an outsider, even in her own adopted family. When a murder occurs in her hometown of New Bergin, Wisconsin - the first in decades - Raye meets Bobby Doucet, a detective from New Orleans, who’s come to New Bergin to hunt down a serial killer that he believes may be in New Bergin. While all of this is going on, you guessed it - romance happens.

The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between

A happy accident : I got an accidental email from the publicist, asking about posting a revi/>/>The
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this and am so glad I chose it for a current round of Bookshelf Bingo. I've read a couple of Handeland's Phoenix Chronicles and at least the first of her Nightcreature Series, but never finished either of them out because there were so many other series out there I'd rather finish. And I say "at the least the first", because I don't really remember clearly if I read any others and it's pre-Goodreads for me, so no easy way to track back. Anyway, I've always felt her books were an ...more
Margaret Fisk
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

This book is solidly two interrelated stories: one a love story and the other urban fantasy with ghosts, witches, and evil hunters. I enjoyed both, but my favorite was the witch story.

The complexities of being an outsider in a small town because Raye’s adopted then further because she has the ability to see and speak with ghosts were wonderful. The little side stories like Stafford the ghost with his mischief and how the children could
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Lori Handeland is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 60 published works of fiction to her credit. Her novels, novellas, and short stories span genres from paranormal and urban fantasy to historical romance. After a quarter-century of success and accolades, she began a new chapter in her career. Marking her women’s fiction debut, Just Once (Severn House, January 2019) ...more

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