Love the Witch, Hate the Craft: A Romantic Paranormal Mystery

Love the Witch, Hate the Craft: A Romantic Paranormal Mystery

by Nora Lee


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When Rowan Middlebrook left Secret Hallow for college, she swore she would never return home. It's not that she doesn't like her hometown. It's just kinda weird there, what with the eternal autumn thing, the hauntings, and...oh yeah, all the witchcraft.

But then Rowan broke up with Garrett, her magic-oblivious boyfriend. And then the local school district put a hiring freeze on teachers, so Rowan can't get a job in her field. And then Nana Winterblossom asked for Rowan's help saving The Elder Tree, since she she used to be the best earth witch in Secret Hallow.

Why not? What harm could there be in going home just for one week?

Rowan quickly meets the new warlock in Secret Hallow: Caedmon McFarland, who thinks he's going to take over the coven by marrying Rowan, despite the fact they've never met before. Meddling Nana has that matchmaking twinkle in her eye, so she's no help shaking Caedmon off.

Dodging arranged marriage and trying to save The Elder Tree is more than enough to keep Rowan busy until graduate school.

Which is why it couldn't be more inconvenient for Garrett, magic-oblivious ex-boyfriend, to suddenly show up in Secret Hallow looking for Rowan.

Now Rowan remembers why she swore to never go home again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517761738
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2015
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Love the Witch, Hate the Craft: A Romantic Paranormal Mystery 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
csrsvivr More than 1 year ago
We all run away from our families at one time or another. For Rowan Middlebrook; whose parents are on their own adventures, it was up to her to go help her grandmother in Elder Grove, OR. A family of witches had trouble in their coven. A strange warlock was trying to cut Rowan out of her coven heritage and seemed to have everyone under a spell. Will Rowan wake up from her fear and do what she needs to? Will she save the coven? Will she get over a recent break-up?
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Rowan was greeted by Nana, Enid, and Gemma Ash on returning to Secret Hollow. Rowan and the whole village were witches Rowan had broken up with her long time boyfriend Garrett so she felt she didn't have to impress anyone she met.Rowan only plans on staying at home one week before leaving again to return to graduate school. There is a new warlock in town Caedman McFarland and he thinks he is going to take over the coven by marrying Rowan even though they have never met. I like this story a lot. It was a light read but enjoyable imagine a place where everyone gets along. I liked that. I like how Rowan learns to enjoy being a witch again. Although why would her parents leave her grandma without making sure she had help first. Anyway I liked the characters also especially Rowan and all the ins and outs she went through to be who she is suppose to be. I recommend ‘I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Rowan is a witch, although you wouldn’t know it. She hates to use her magic and has abandoned the place that she grew up in, ‘Secret Hallow’, because she doesn’t like to use her craft. When Rowan is called back to the village by her grandmother, who needs her help to save the Elder Tree, and to stop ‘Secret Hallow’ from losing it’s magic, Rowan feels like she has no option but to return. What her grandmother wasn’t expecting though, was Rowan to try to help in a non-magical way. Can she save them all without having to resort to using the one thing she hates about herself? I love a bit of witchcraft (I don’t know if you could tell by the logo for the blog!), so I was intrigued and excited to get my teeth into this book. The story though wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I was expecting action, magical moments, bad guys, a fight to save the tree. What we actually get is a sweet story about a witch trying her best to help her ageing grandmother. I also expected the Elder Tree to have a bigger part in the story, seeing as though that was the reason that she returned home, but the tree plays a secondary role to Rowan herself. The book mainly is about Rowan, well, just being Rowan and getting on with her life. Meeting her friends and family and failing to use her magic, even when it is needed. There is however a bit of a love story to the book too, as well as a non-starter love triangle (all one-sided on the warlocks behalf). The book reads very easily and much like a YA book (that’s why I’ve put it in the YA category as well). The story is lovely, but I was really hoping for a bit more oomph and depth to it. There was one bit about the book that really narked me though. Rowan’s grandmother never called her by her name. She called ‘grand-daughter’ every time she spoke to her. Now I don’t know about you, but my grandparents have always called me by my name, not ‘grand-daughter’ when speaking to me. It is an interesting, fun book, but I think this would suit someone around 12-15, more than an adult. Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Sweet love story written with a new twist. I like how the story is about witches but not about them casting spells to make things happen. Their town seems like such a lovely place to be. And I loved how the town members all supported each other. Will read the next book in the series. Given a free copy by for an honest review.