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The Witch's Daughter

(Irish Witch #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  456 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Book Two of the Irish Witch Series continues the quest to end the curse of the Glade Witch. Forced to contend with the possibility of an arranged marriage, Alainn (pronounced awlinn) McCreary, healer, witch, and commoner, struggles alone to control her ever-growing magical powers and the yearning she feels for a man beyond her station. Killian O’Brien, virile, noble, betro ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by FriesenPress (first published July 8th 2015)
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Al *the semi serial series skipper*
***I received this book courtesy of Netgallery and the publisher in exchange for an honest review***


This is some book, I thought the first book was a fluke but this has proven me wrong. WTH. Nothing of worth happens, how can there be two books of nothing happening.

I can't even recap the first book because I remember nothing about it except how painful it was to read it, this one was slightly better. Instead of the flight of ideas that was book one, this was only slightly coherent, just a t
Catherine McNary
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fun read.

Great for the beach. Keeper for Romance

And fantasy fans.

Recommend for those who enjoy reading for plot.
Looking forward to book 3.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series was well worth the wait. The author continues to reach into the souls of her major characters, and to add depth to the supporting characters in this series. The addition of new characters and the page turning plot makes this second in the series even stronger the her first book in The Irish Witch Series. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Kudos to Leigh Ann Edwards, she has caught my attention!
Spaka Eon
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am a fan! :) Looking forward to the next book!
Kerry Croucier
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am hooked on this story. Book 2 picks up exactly where the first ends, with Alainn trying to start over, away from the O'Brien's, looking for a way to break the curse, while hoping that Killian will find happiness in his arranged marriage. It backfires when she runs into the one person she is trying to leave.
As her powers grow, the two are fighting for their lives, both against mortal enemies, and the supernatural forces drawn to Alainn's growing power.
The story, characters and setting kept m
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great series about a healer and the noble man she fell in love with. You suspect how it will end, but for the 2nd book in a trilogy, it has a lot of plot twists. It also describes what life in Ireland was like among the different classes of people.
The Word Nerd Reviews Blog
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book two The Witch’s Daughter continues the emotional journey of Alainn and Killian. Secrets are kept, and revealed, and a mystery is solved, but through it all danger is lurking in the background in an as yet unknown form only recognisable as a dark power seemingly linked to Alainn’s fairy heritage.

I’m a huge fan of a character driven plot and I devoured this one in a single day. In fact, if I hadn’t had to work to pay those pesky bills I wouldn’t have put it down from beginning to end! I love
An historical fairy tale romance laced with romance, magic and legends!

“I have something far more powerful and effective than a mere man." She added in a whisper, "I am protected by fairies.”

The Witch’s Daughter by Leigh Ann Edwards is the second installment in the author’s Irish Witch series. It picks up exactly where the first book, The Farrier’s Daughter, left off. The series is a magical fantasy set in sixteenth century Ireland featuring witches, a swoony hero, an evil curse, fairies and da
Michelle Randall
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All of her life, Alainn has lived between two worlds. Although she was of the servant class, the others didn't like her, thought she was too good for herself because she was given certain privileges, raised and tutored with the master's sons. When she falls in love with the heir, Killian, life gets even more complicated only for her to find out truths about her parentage. The Witch's Daughter is set in Ireland in 1536, and the historical imagery is amazing. The world
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After all the revelations in the Irish Witch Series book one, The Farrier’s Daughter, I wondered if the momentum of the series would slow down with The Witch's Daughter. Absolutely not, it is moving at a full speed freight train. In fact, Leigh Ann Edwards’ second book is even better. This author is going to be a powerhouse writer, I am so impressed by her voice, her digging deeply into the souls of the characters and the complexity of the plot.

The struggles of Alainn continue to escalate as s
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book two in Leigh Ann Edwards' Irish Witch trilogy, The Witch's Daughter is an intriguing mix of history, legend, myth and fairy story. I found it a little confusing early on as matters covered in the first book in the series were revealed in order to set the scene for this story, however the further I read, the more I wanted to find out what would happen next. I really warmed to both Alainn and Killian, though there were times I wanted to knock some sense into them. This story works well, but r ...more
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this story down. So much happens in it that you are almost overwhelmed but at the same time disappointed that more did not happen! The story picks up where it ended in the previous book, Alainn on her way to town, away from Castle O'Brien. A great story that will have you wishing, believing, routing for the good and booing for the bad. Wow!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was interesting, it reminded me of "Outlander" mixed with "The Iron Druid Chronicles." Alainn has a knack for finding trouble. She is a witch, druid, and granddaughter of a goddess. She is in love with the chieftain's nephew, Killian, ever since she was little and throughout the series, they have to find their way back to each other. The first 3 books you learn to hate the chieftain and priest but in the end, you learn everything is not as it seems. ...more
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"The Witch's Daughter by Leigh Ann Edwards is book two in The Irish Witch series. Book two takes off right where book one ends and it´s a good story. It´s a fantasy romance story with quite a young adult team going one. It´s also set in 16th Century Ireland so that explains a lot. It´s a good read. ...more
Maureen Hoar
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nail biter

Can this story get any more tense!! Alainn is so alone now with Killian betrothed to another. Something is amuck with the chieftain and a dark presence is after Alainn. My heart can't take anymore! Come on book 3! I can't wait to see how this ends.
Darlene Parsons
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh it is safe to say I am hooked! I love the story, the characters, just all of it!
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the series so far. Couldn't put it down. Awesome. ...more
Sheila Wozniak
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Witch Daughter

story and the new adventure s which are novel! Love Irish folklore!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was a good sequel to the first novel in the series. Several questions from the previous novel became answered, but several more have development. The story picked up right where the previous left off and you need to read the first book to understand what is happening now.
Alainn McCreary is a healer and a witch with extraordinary powers. She has fled her home to try and protect the man she loves, Killian O’Brien. Kil
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Witch's Daughter is the second book in the Irish Witch series. It picks up right where the first book left off. Alainn spends most of this book pining over Killian while trying to unlock more secrets of her past and her magical abilities. I found myself really wanting to backhand Alainn at times during this book. She just was so dense and stubborn about Killian. Considering she's supposed to
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
These should be read I order. If not, you may be a little lost and give up on a good series...

Alainn McCreary is pregnant, common, and growing into a very powerful witch. With a shady past she is only now just learning about and a love for a man who is far above her in station, she continues her journey into the shadows of magic and cursed families. Her birth is in question and the baby she carries is heir to the family O'Brien. Will love win?

These are wonderful books. If you are like me and lov
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alainn, runaway healer from the powerful O’Brien Clan, cannot keep from thinking of the love she has with the nephew of the chieftain, a vicious revengeful man. Killian won’t give up on her. His determination to keep her safe may be their undoing.
Alainn has her secrets which she feels she must keep to protect Killian. Her power is strong but uncontrolled at times. Can she keep Killian safe, her life and her powers as well? This is the second in the series. The author brings us the history of Ire
Chuck Matthews
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating read

Many fantasy novels spend too much time talking about what I think of as the physics (or science) of magic. Ms. Edwards tells the story, and she reveals to the reader what the heroine discovers. Alainn thinks for herself and discovers her destiny - but still determines that her destiny is her own.

I highly recommend this series, and I am looking forward to reading The Chieftain's Daughter.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Okay. I am just about over the protagonist in this series. She is beginning to get very annoying. The book was okay, still has that contrived dialogue though. I am very glad I did not pay for the first four books in this series.
J Guzman
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Not much better than the first in the series.

I didn't find as many editorial errors, but I still feel as if the story was lacking.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This felt too long for me.
The characters are interesting but the story moved to slowly in places.
Diane Catanzaro
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Totally addicted to this series now. Kept my interest enough to keep me up reading and thinking about it during that day. Thank you for a wonderful storyline.
helen ivory
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Wasn't what I thought it was going to be but enjoyed it. ...more
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
The Witch’s Daughter by Leigh Ann Edwards
Healer, witch, and commoner Alainn McCreary battles valiantly to control her growing magical powers and to ignore her doomed yearning for noble Killian O’Brien, a man who is far above her station and betrothed to a noble, dark-eyed Scottish beauty. Alone, she continues her quest to break the bitter curse that dooms not only the powerful O’Brien Clan but also Alainn and Killian’s future happiness.

Threatened by dark forces, a powerful chieftain, and a suspi
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