Friday, July 29, 2011

Review - A Hidden Witch

by: Debora Geary

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

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...

A Hidden Witch is the sequel to A Modern Witch, the top-rated book in contemporary fantasy. While each book tells a complete story, you'll enjoy the characters far more if you start at the beginning of the series.

Debora Geary is working on several more books expected out in 2011, if the kids don't spill any more water on her laptop.

The cover is just as cool as the first book. It's a teal color this time but the same picture. It's ok - I love the pic and the color change shows it's a new book, but the picture ties it together. And come on, that picture is wicked cool!

This story has a consistent flow. I don't think it really ever slows down, but it's not a real fast pace either. It flows like a river, steady and constant. I love all the characters, especially Elorie - the "hidden witch" in this story. She is a jewelry artist living in Nova Scotia with Moira - the matriarch witch we met in the last story. She is married to a non-witch and while she was raised with witches, her power never emerged. She organizes the training of the witchlings, but has no power of her own...or so she thought.

There are so many children in this story and the way they are all just adored is the best. Each pregnancy is announced and discovered with resounding joy. Relationships that were strained are mended. And when the mystery is finally solved, Elorie finds the best way to use her power and organizes the entire witching community to work together.

That's the other part that you will love in these stories. The witches aren't at all selfish, they believe in "do no harm" and that their powers are meant to be used in service to others. If everyone got that lesson - as it's also the basic lesson in Christianity as well as paganism - our world would shine.

Go buy this e-book, support an indie's only $3.99 and worth a lot more!


  1. It sounds like a lovely tale and I LOVE the cover too. I actually stared at it for a while, so when I read your comment about how you liked the cover too, I giggled. I probably shouldn't add anything to my reading list, but you are a fellow reading addict, so you know that is a total lie *sigh*


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