Title: Hidden Witch
Author Debora Geary
The Blurb: Elorie Shaw, steeped in the traditions of the Nova Scotia witching community, but not a witch. The fetching spell must have goofed this time… or did it? Travel to Fisher’s Cove, Nova Scotia, where Moira is matriarch and the old ways are nurtured and passed to the next generation. Where a crotchety old witch makes small children cry and builds walls around the silent pain in his heart. And where Elorie – sea-glass artist, inn owner, and Moira’s granddaughter – makes her home. The old magics are strong here. Which is all fine and good until the fetching spell pulls Elorie into Witches’ Chat. Because she’s not a witch. Or at least not any kind of witch the old ways recognize….
My Thoughts: The second in ‘The Modern Witch Series’ HIDDEN WITCH takes up just after the end of MODERN WITCH. Many of the characters from book one are here, but the story concentrates on the dramas of a different main character – the hidden witch amongst them. You won’t find kick-ass action; neither will the world be in jeopardy and in need of the witchy crew to save it. You won’t see werewolves, ghosts, zombies or any other paranormal critters in this book either. What you will find is an easy to read story of a community of everyday people who just happen to have magical powers. This community of people, both family and friends, magic and non-magic, who love, squabble and support each other, and try to help the world where they can. They are not all perfect, they make mistakes and they are stubborn but they are believable characters. There were plenty of spots where I was laughing at the various activities, others where my heart was in my mouth as I turned the pages to see what happened next. HIDDEN WITCH is a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and if you like modern fiction with a magical twist; then this is a series you can’t miss. I have the next two in the series lined up to go, ‘A Reckless Witch’ and “a Nomadic Witch’ – with Book Five, ‘A Different Witch’, scheduled for Christmas release.
Rating: B – A really, really good read
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