REVIEW: These Are for Tears (Will-o’-the-Wisp Stories Book 3) – Sherry Perkins

These are for Tears Book Cover These are for Tears
Will-o'-the-Wisp Stories Book 3
Sherry Perkins
Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Independently Published
October 29, 2020

Too much family drama at home. That's what Morgan Patterson was thinking when she left the States to finish her final year of college studying abroad in Northern Ireland. She quickly finds herself immersed in a hidden world of magic and danger with the man of her dreams at the center of it.

Only he's not a man. Tiernan Doherty is an honest-to-goodness faerie lord with family drama of his own. There's a blood feud to be settled, not to mention a messy chain of duty that binds him to the queen of the dark fae, a woman he truly despises.

None of that matters to Morgan, though. She realizes Tiernan's not just the man of her dreams, he's the man she's meant to protect. But what she does to protect him surprises everyone, threatening the longstanding peace between humans and faeries, and causing more than enough tears for them all.

"These Are for Tears," is the third book in the Will-o'-the-Wisp Stories, a serialized, epic urban fantasy that proves nothing is what it seems, promises are meant to be kept and words are binding things.

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team


This is the third in what is truly an epic fantasy story! Sherry Perkins has created a true adventure where the worlds of the fae and real life crossover with a backdrop of Northern Ireland.


We find our intrepid young heroine, Morgan, battling both creatures and circumstances that most college students don’t even believe exist, let alone have to face. She is by far the best part of the book for me. She is strong and sassy, without coming across as brash or harsh, even when she is willing to do whatever it takes to save the people she loves.


It is hard to remember how young she is when seeing her face down forces way beyond the norm. The growing relationship between Morgan and Tiernan Doherty is under threat from none other than the queen of the dark fae. Morgan’s sass and fierce strength is vital in this edition, more than even the previous books.


There is a sweetness and depth to the interactions that make the romance very easy to invest in as a reader. Warning though, the tears in the title are for real, for the characters in the book and for the reader.


Perkins words are very much like those in the fae realm, they have power. All of the threads, from book one to now, that led to this point, create an edge of your seat finish in this third book. It is hard to share much more without giving away too much of the surprises in this book. Fans of fairy tales and fantasy will not be disappointed by this series

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