Monthly Archives: October 2010

Betraying Season

In this follow up to Bewitching Season, Penelope Leland sets off for Ireland to study magic.  Just as Bewitching Season is refined and restrained like London society, Betraying Season is much more free and sensual, like the old Celtic magic … Continue reading

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Bewitching Season

It’s actually almost a bit embarrassing how much I liked this book. The fact is, I’m a sucker for romantic historical fiction, particularly anything taking place in England in the 1800s. Bewitching Season takes place as Victoria is about to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Susanne for winning her very own copy of The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams.  Thanks to all of my readers for participating and good luck on my next giveaway! Stop back later today and tomorrow for more witch … Continue reading

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October Giveaway – The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

Today I have a giveaway for you – The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams. Abbie is a fifth grader who also happens to be a witch.  In fact, her whole family has magical powers.  And Abbie’s certainly got her hands … Continue reading

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Which Witch?

Arriman the Awful is simply sick and tired of being the darkest wizard around.  He consults a fortune teller and is promised that a new wizard will come to take his place as master of black magic, but after nine … Continue reading

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House of Many Ways

I have to say, I love this nearly as much as Howl’s Moving Castle. Charmain has been brought up to be very respectable but not at all useful.  When she goes to watch over her Great-Uncle William’s house her only … Continue reading

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Castle in the Air

This book is billed as the second book in the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy, but if your kids (or you) are anything like me, they’ll spend the whole book waiting for Howl to show up and not really enjoy or … Continue reading

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Howl’s Moving Castle

We’ve been a little witch heavy this month to be sure, but here is your remedy.  One powerful, vain, girl-crazy wizard plus his incredible moving castle. I seriously love this book.  I love Calcifer the fire demon, I love poor … Continue reading

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

When my husband spotted this on my nightstand he said, “Hey, didn’t I have to read that for school?” And even though I didn’t actually know him back then, I can say with confidence “Probably.” Because I’m pretty sure every … Continue reading

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I wasn’t in love with Jinx to begin with (more on that later), but when I hit page 241, I nearly threw it across the room.  You see our heroine, who is a witch, learning to harness and embrace her … Continue reading

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