Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove - (Serpent & Dove, 1) By Shelby Mahurin (Hardcover) : Target

In old-timey France, witches are the vermin of the street. Men trained to kill them are all over the place, with blue jackets, and the title of Chasseurs. Reid Diggory is one of them, and he has sworn his life to exterminating the witches of France. What he doesn’t know is that he is married to one. Lou is a Dame Blanche, a white witch, and her mother is the most powerful one of them all, which is why Lou is running from her. When Lou is caught stealing a magical ring, she is forced to marry Reid or face the punishment.

Of course, as a hidden witch and a witch hunter, they barely tolerate each other in the beginning. That is until they start to warm up to each other with the help of a Chasseur in training, Ansel. With Lou’s mother on the loose and the Archbishop of the Chasseurs hiding a secret, they are constantly in danger. Can they protect each other, or will Lou be lost forever?
           In this slow-burning enemies to lovers story, you will discover that perhaps differences aren’t such a bad thing. In the end, they may be the very thing that keeps you alive. Shelby Mahurin’s debut novel is full of everything you could ask for from a fantasy book: romance, magic, and hope. Serpent & Dove will force you to reevaluate your point of view and look at the world differently.


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