The Witch's Grave (Ophelia and Abby Series #6)

The Witch's Grave (Ophelia and Abby Series #6)

by Shirley Damsgaard

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Overview

Cupid has cast his spell on good witch Ophelia Jensen. The practical, pragmatic, law-abiding librarian has just begun letting down her hair with Stephen Larsen, the author of some of the most scandalous crime exposés ever written. It's a match made in the stacks—until the would-be lovers take a quiet countryside stroll, and shots ring out.

A murderer, not magick, made Stephen disappear—and Ophelia might be next. The sheriff warns her and her grandmother Abby not to meddle, but after another shooting leaves them shaken the women can't help but get involved. A sinister stalker is slowly drawing closer to Ophelia, and she'll have to summon all her powers to prevent herself from ending up six feet under.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061977916
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Ophelia and Abby Series , #6
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 148,837
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Shirley Damsgaard, author of numerous published short stories, resides with her family in small-town Iowa, where she has served as Postmaster for the last twenty years. She is currently working on the next Ophelia and Abby mystery, which again touches delightfully upon the paranormal.

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Witch's Grave 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Charla6321 More than 1 year ago
This author is an excellent writer - character development and smooth writing is essential. Damsgaard excels with this series. A must own and must read.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
This Shirley Damsgaard series revolves around a witch named Ophelia who keeps getting entangled in mysteries. In the first book, Ophelia is unhappy and unaccepting of her 'powers'. Then with each following book, she grows a little stronger and more confident in her abilities. This sixth book, "The Witch's Grave", has Ophelia coming into a new level of power while experiencing dreams of another, possibly past, life.

Ophelia is happy when she meets a handsome blond stranger and they seem to have an instant 'connection'. So when he asks her to walk with him and discuss a date, she's glad to comply. Their walk is interrupted when he is shot right in front of her. He manages to pass her a diary before he collapses at her feet and in the flurry of the rescue, she forgets to give it to the police. That night she reads the diary and becomes interested in what could possibly make this man a target for a killer. That night, she also begins to dream of a woman. The further she gets into the mystery, the more of this mysterious woman's past life is revealed. Can Ophelia figure it out before the killer comes for her?

I've enjoyed Ophelia's journey so far and in past books, the balance between magic and mystery has been weighted more towards mystery. However, in this book the balance shifted quite a bit towards the magical side and I think the mystery suffered as a result. Hopefully, Damsgaard will adjust the balance and I certainly intend to keep reading about Ophelia's life, loves, and mysteries.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sixth in Shirley Damsgaard's Ophelia and Abby series, about a witch and psychic, Ophelia, her grandmother, Abby, and Ophelia's foster daughter Tink. In this outing Ophelia meets Stephen Larsen and realizes he is the man she has been dreaming about, and they take a walk, both feeling a strong attraction. But a shot is fired, and Stephen falls, critically wounded. Ophelia feels a duty to find out who hurt him and why,The story begins on a rather unbelievable note - Ophelia meets, literally, the man of her dreams, and then he gets shot -but by the end Damsgaard has written a unique story about how past lives interweave with the present. Nicely done.
AFHeart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ophelia has come a long way from book 1. I personally have been waiting for her to tap into her power like she did in book 1 again. This book was satisfying in her progress with her powers and most characters in the story were well done. The past life plot I felt was handled deftly and added a great flavor to the story. The one aspect of the story that is getting progressively tiresome with each book is Sheriff Bill Wilson. He even somehow blames Ophelia when someone tries to shoot her in her very own backyard and even expects her to only be at the library if not home. If she visits the hospital and meets the mother of the shooting victim then she is somehow meddling. He is getting very aggravating. Whether he ever respects Ophelia's gifts is different than the character just being impossible.
IceQueenTN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet story but it was all about Ophelia and people from the past. These books are usually so good because they involve all of the character and their personalities. This book was looking in that area. Still good story though!
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Shirley Damsgaard series revolves around a witch named Ophelia who keeps getting entangled in mysteries. In the first book, Ophelia is unhappy and unaccepting of her 'powers'. Then with each following book, she grows a little stronger and more confident in her abilities. This sixth book, "The Witch's Grave", has Ophelia coming into a new level of power while experiencing dreams of another, possibly past, life. Ophelia is happy when she meets a handsome blond stranger and they seem to have an instant 'connection'. So when he asks her to walk with him and discuss a date, she's glad to comply. Their walk is interrupted when he is shot right in front of her. He manages to pass her a diary before he collapses at her feet and in the flurry of the rescue, she forgets to give it to the police. That night she reads the diary and becomes interested in what could possibly make this man a target for a killer. That night, she also begins to dream of a woman. The further she gets into the mystery, the more of this mysterious woman's past life is revealed. Can Ophelia figure it out before the killer comes for her?I've enjoyed Ophelia's journey so far and in past books, the balance between magic and mystery has been weighted more towards mystery. However, in this book the balance shifted quite a bit towards the magical side and I think the mystery suffered as a result. Hopefully, Damsgaard will adjust the balance and I certainly intend to keep reading about Ophelia's life, loves, and mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love your books Ophelia & Abby are my favorites and I think I have them all. Are you going to write anymore because I have’t seen any and I miss them, I reread the ones I have. Thank you for this series
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Read the entire series in a week and enjoyed it. Hopefully there are more books coming.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Great series, good book.
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sharno22 More than 1 year ago
This series is the best in the paranormal genre bar none! Love the characters which are like old friends by now. Hope this series continues for many years!
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Ladyslipper More than 1 year ago
As always, great fun. Shirley Damsgaard makes the best mind candy going! Will it solve world hunger or stay in my permanent library? No, but it's a guilty pleasure for all.
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