Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

by Mindy Klasky

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A librarian discovers she's a witch!

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three.

She has a desperate crush on a man who doesn't know she exists. Her doting grandmother insists she meet her long-absent mother. She's working as a librarian, trapped in absurd costumes and serving up lattes in a last-ditch effort to keep her employer solvent.

In lieu of a well-deserved raise, Jane is allowed to live in an ancient cottage on the library grounds. She soon discovers a hidden chamber filled with magical books that awaken her inner witch.

Her first spell releases a smart-mouthed feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those witchy workings draw an overbearing astral enforcer, David Montrose.

Will magic solve Jane's problems? Or only bring her more disasters?

"[A]n irresistible tale of power and love, friendship and acceptance..." – Romantic Times

This is the Author's Preferred Edition of the beloved cozy paranormal novel by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.

The Washington Witches Series includes:

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
Sorcery and the Single Girl
Magic and the Modern Girl
Single Witch's Survival Guide
Joy of Witchcraft
Capitol Magic
"Dreaming of a Witch Christmas"
"Nice Witches Don't Swear"


Product Details

BN ID: 2940013254664
Publisher: Res Ipsa Press
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Series: Jane Madison Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 418
Sales rank: 168,898
File size: 731 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including cozy paranormal, hot contemporary romance, and traditional fantasy. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.

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Girl's Guide To Witchcraft 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Maggie02SK More than 1 year ago
Jane and her friends are LOL funny. I want to find a hidden cache of books in my basement!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Fun, light read, didn't want to put it down until I was done. I loved all of the characters and can't wait to see what trouble Jane gets into in the sequels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very funny and enjoyable book and I really look forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Smart, funny, engaging characters.
bookwormmamaNE More than 1 year ago
I picked this book solely on the cover and it being close to Halloween, and its ok...its a cute story nothing at all like i expected I wish there would have been more romantic "chick lit" style and maybe there is in the following 2, but it was a super easy read and goes with this time of year I guess!
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
2.5 Stars I'm at a bit of a loss with this review, this is the second time I've read this book and I must have loved it the first time around as I have all 5 in the series and have read them all. Unfortunately, on this read through I'm not quite sure why that is. I could just about remember the basics - librarian Jane gets her wage slashed but free accommodation to make up for it, discovers secret basement full of Witchy goodies and awakens her familiar, Neko, by accident which leads her Warder, David to turn up on the doorstep berating her; all mixed up with her family relationships changing, her crush on an academic who turns out to be a bit of a prat and her friendship with the baker. Everything that happens in the book is narrated by Jane and she is annoying - whether it is her constant ramblings about the academic or worrying that people are only nice to her because she inadvertently cast a love spell - her voice soon began to grate on me. No wonder her grandmother keeps asking her to make promises not to do weird stuff (like "promise me you won't kiss a toad") as she is just dumb enough to do anything someone tells her too. The humour in the book comes from laughing AT Jane rather than WITH Jane and leaves you feeling a little bit less than you thought you were; not that there is much humour to be entirely honest. My favourite character is Neko - he is the king of snark and completely fabulous (yes, in the Ru Paul sense of the word). Unfortunately, he doesn't make enough appearances in the book for my money. I am so not sure why I loved this one the first time through and I am now wondering if it is worth re-reading the rest of the series but I've dug them out now so I guess I will.
RuthiesBookReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read. I've never read a book that so incredibly funny and entertaining. We meet a resourceful librarian named Jane Madison and she's trying to just make a way in her life and figure out where she belongs. So as things are starting to look up, her job offers her to stay in the cottage behind the library for free as long as she works there. Ok, sounds good right. So her friend and her make the way of cleaning up the place. That night she suddenly finds a hidden key and it unlocks the basement door. Upon going down there, she finds a whole bunch of strange books and this strange looking cast sculpture. She opens one of the books and repeats the words on the page and WHAM, next thing you know there is a man standing there looking at her from where the cat sculpture was. Her reaction was quite funny, and then there is a knock at her door and she meets a warder named David Montrose, who sensed when she used her magic and came to stop her from using magic until she was properly trained. After meeting these strange people, she can hardly even come to terms that she might be a witch, but Neko presses her sometimes to try little spells. Which in turn brings the presence of David afterwards. The book is fast paced and Jane seems to be taking things with stride, even after using a love spell and causing the janitor at the library to take a very big interest in her, along with some other men, including her imaginary boyfriend, Jason. But what she doesn't realize until the end of the book was that the spell only affects the first man, not the others. The rest was all her and how she had changed after learning magic. I enjoyed this book. It was funny at times and made me laugh, especially Jane's grandmother who always made her promise to do something before she told her what it was, including meeting her mother, whom she thought had died when she was little. The characters were all fun, especially Neko, gay and very cool! Jane, grew throughout the book and became a very confident woman. And David, well, he grew to like his new 'job'. I'm not going to say much else except that I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!
tyesenpitty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Super cute read, I really enjoyed reading about the character's trials and errors!
MisfitRhi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Witchy Good Chick-litWhat would you do if you discovered a secret room full of dusty, ancient books filled with "magic spells" in your new apartment? Certainly not read one of them out loud. Unless you're Jane Madison, librarian at the Peabridge Free Library in Georgetown. Afterall, Jane specializes in colonial tomes and these certainly look old enough to be an old collection worth learning more about. Until the spell turns that funky cat statue into a walking, talking man with designs on making a snack of Stupid Fish, the neon tetra her ex-fiance gave her. If that isn't the way to make her regret her careless reading the visit from her new Warder, David Montrose, certainly is.Jane has to choose whether to learn the magic she's unleashed or give up not only the stash of spell books and magical paraphenalia littering her basement but her newly awakened familiar too. Could being a librarian and a witch be such a bad thing? Surely a little charm casting to improve her luck with the man she's been lusting after wouldn't be wrong. Now if only there were a way to keep using her magic without getting herself into trouble!Now this is one that just hit the spot. I'm not a real big chick-lit reader but it blends so well with witch stories that this one was a real treat. Jane definitely has some moments where she seems too-stupid-to-live when it comes to men but haven't we all had those moments? Her commitment to her librarian job and her love of it are cute, if a little boring at times. Still, she manages, through her strongly written voice, to make a reader care about what happens both to the library and her romantic life. Though a bit cliched, her overtly gay familiar makes for lots of funny moments. Meanwhile her love interests bring a lot of conflict that isn't fully resolved by the end of the book but will definitely lure readers into the next book. If you're in the market for something different from the dark or erotic urban fantasy and paranormal romances out there this one is worth a read. It's light without being too fluffy and paranormal without being gloom and doomy. Jane isn't a blank slate could-be-any-girl character, yet she manages to be highly likable and genuine. Enjoy!
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane Madison has an ideal life, a librarian with a place to live on the library grounds. She finds a cache of books about magic and reads a page out loud. This leads her to a life of magic, a warden, who doesn't want her to use magic without thinking about it and a multitude of issues.It's a fun read. I enjoyed it.
Taelac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typical chick lit with a twist. A librarian discovers a magical library in the cottage where she lives, only to find out that a girl's best magic is a little self-confidence.
Kace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't really know what to think of this book. Its a really great idea, a boring, going nowhere librarian finds shes a witch when she moves into the guest house on the libraries property. She is thrown into the world of witchcraft through a familiar, a nod to one of the characters on "Queer eye for the straight guy" who happens to be the cat statue, when not in breathing form, and of course a sexy warder, who polices her and her witchcraft. The thing is, is the writing seems kind of amateurish...its almost like shes following the map to writing, and while I think its a brilliant idea, sometimes the dialogue, or just the writing itself, has me grinding my teeth. There are moments it hits the mark and I enjoy it, but I'm still waiting for everything to click into place.The writing was a little hard for me, made more aggravating by the fact that this was a great story idea. I'm intrigued enough with the story itself that I'm going to keep going with the series, disappointments aside.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not bad. I haven't been reading much chick lit lately, because I just can't deal with the "fluffiness", but this was cute. A librarian discovers that she has the ability to cast spells. She also has a really messy life that she is trying to put back together. Cute, fluffy, but fun.
averitasm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved it, Funny, Quirky and Witchy. I laughed so hard at some points in this book , i couldn't put it down and will go get the other two books pronto, loved the sense of humour and her familiar. How she learned she was a witch sounds like something that might happen to anyone, it's really cute. I would recommend this and another author with similar humour is Kyra Davis.
DreamingInFiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading about Reference Librarian, Jane and her discovery of being a witch. Cute, easy read.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Awful! Lame character longing for a boyfriend. Heck, if I were him I'd run away from a twit like her! Didn't make it past third chapter. Waste of time but thank goodness it was free.
Sodapop74 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! Jane is a great character and she is very easy to identify with. I love her familiar Neko and everyone wants a best friend like Melissa! I do not really like Jane's choice in men though. This is really worth the read! The only negative I can say is that it got a little long toward the end. However, I have already bought the next in the series and I am reading it now!
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I really enjoyed this book! Can't wait to start the next inthis series.
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