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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...more
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Published July 25th 2011 by Fireweed Publishing
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Debora Geary
Jul 26, 2011 Debora Geary added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My new book :).
Robin Cole
This is an outstanding series. It is super light reading and very Disney-esque in its family oriented message of kindness, forgiveness, patience and love. Normally i read more zombie books, apocalypse, death and destruction books but i like the occasional fantasy and the witch aspect caught my attention after so many vampires and zombies so i gave it a try and just feel in love! Great character development and family dynamic. Although the stories are pretty light weight and too "all good things...more
Karen Fowler
A while back, I reviewed Geary’s first Indie published novel A Modern Witch and I had the pleasure of reading the sequel, A Hidden Witch as well. With the first book I developed a wicked case of puppy-love, but with the second I’ve become flat-out enamored with this series and the characters.

I stayed up far too late last night reading it, and in fact, I started on it the moment I downloaded it to my iPad. Even though I hated to do it, I eventually forced myself to go to bed at 2am, saving the la...more
Jacob Proffitt
I was a bit disappointed with this second novel by Debora Geary. It was very like the first in terms of character and story—a focus on the characters and witch community without much in the way of external antagonist. I think I might come to appreciate this, though it's not something I generally seek out in books I read. You'd think it wouldn't have a “story” as a result, but Geary does a good job drawing us into the inner lives of her characters and that provides all the conflict and plot you'd...more
Marcie pollack
Aug 01, 2011 Marcie pollack rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I just got finished with the second installment to Debora Geary's A Modern With Series and was not disappointed at all. Like a few others I receive this free from the author but I would not have had ANY problem paying for it. Debora has a wonderful way of heart warming way of telling a story and keeping the reader riveted to the pages. This story is about Moria's granddaughter Elorie. Elorie had always hopped to be a witch, and growing up among a family of witches who wouldn't share this desire....more
Melissa
We are back with my favorite people! A Hidden Witch takes us to Nova Scotia, Canada and that branch of the family and a this time a whole new type of magic besides the six known is found and our hidden witch who is a traditionalist has a hard time accepting this new magic.

Elorie Swan was raised around witches her whole life, she is granddaughter to the matriarch of the Nova Scotia, Moira, witchcraft and the powers are her birthright. To her despair as each of her friends and family members devel...more
Kitty
Debora Geary has become my "go to" author when I need something happy - when life is getting me down and I need a lift. If I could choose a book, or series of books, where I could actually step into the story and live, it would be something by Ms. Geary. I want to live in this world, get to know these people, and experience what they experience.

A Hidden Witch was a little heavier on the magic than A Modern Witch, and, perhaps, a bit more "out there". That's not at all a bad thing in my opinion,...more
Joe Young
A delightful story of technology being adapted to recognize witches who are maybe wandering in the world without any training to control or discipline for their budding powers. This story is like others that Debora Geary has written about Witches that just sings with the sense of love and family. If only the real world had such positive views of how life can be, how much better off the world might be. This story centers on a Witch who always felt she didn't have any powers and longed to be like...more
Sirammaris
Who loved the characters of the first book will love the continuation of their mildly exciting adventures and the new characters. Who liked the lightly mechanical descriptions of different kinds of magical power will really get a kick out of this book. Who wanted to hear more about the online castles and moats, that's your thing.

Unfortunately the book only keeps up with the larger witch community and the Walker family and there's precious little of Lauren and Nat in here. Marcus is the best char...more
Sho
Since I gobbled up the first book the Modern Witch and loved it sooo much. I pretty much bought everything that's available on the series! That's how much I liked it.

This book follows the first book and shows more of the world of the Modern witches. It goes into more about the family and the relationship surrounding them. The concept of the hidden "witch" talent here is very modern and interesting. Made me want to play the game! The additional characters further introduced here and were just gl...more
Raquel
I've read the first three books of this series, and each one reads like a season of 7th Heaven. Very family oriented, lots of warm fuzzies, an abundance of characters and subplots.

This entry was the weakest of the three I've read. It's very angsty all the way through. I didn't ever warm to the fetched witch in this one. She just never became someone I could like. There was also a veritable onslaught of poignant moments, one right after another. I like a good poignant point but not so much that I...more
Gretchen
#2 in the series expands in the stories created in A Modern Witch. This time we are in Nova Scotia, and it seems that something is broken in the "fetching" spell, when it finds someone they already know.

I didn't like this book as much as the first. Elorie, Sophie and Marcus weren't as interesting to me as Lauren, Jamie and Nat. I understand the idea of building a larger set of characters if you are hoping to have a longer series, but I just wasn't as sold on this storyline. I also had issues wi...more
Cara
Entertaining storyline, but once again goes so far into the "internet-coding world" that I lose interest at time. It's a fascinating idea that witches would find a new power developing among them which involved being able to use the internet and computer connections to increase power, but doesn't catch my own personal interest that much. I have to give credit for original thinking, though. I find the story interesting enough to keep me reading, but nothing that I can't put down and forget about...more
Marilyn Rondeau
Elorie Shaw is extremely cognizant of witchery, after all she is part of the Fisher Cove, Nova Scotia witching community, and most of her relatives are real practicing witches. However, for all her knowledge of traditions and history of the witching community, Elorie has no powers – or so everyone thought. Her grandmother Moira constantly scanned Elorie for powers but always came up empty. However, the Witches Realm fetching spell showed Elorie to have an immense power in something no other witc...more
Brad
Another great book in this series. I am still amazed at how engaging the story of this extended family of witches is, considering they're not dysfunctional. This book reads like a series of happy endings, although it does contain some drama as well.

For those keeping nutritional track, if book one was all about ice cream, book two is all about cookies.

I am rooting for potato chips and Doritos for book three.
Karen
As I was reading, I felt myself mentally rolling my eyes at the characters... a lot. I liked the first book in the series well enough -- a little quiet mental floss from my usual vampires, time traveling, Highlanders and wizards, but this second book bored me silly. I usually devour a book in a day or two, but I had to make myself finish this book.
Linda
Not Impressed

this book I read out of story line so I'm very confused about this book series. I also think that you have to write a review on every book you read is very annoying nope you can not return a book cause you have to write two whole paragraph about a book that none times out of ten no one actually reads a book Justus of one review. what would you like to hear sorry just really annoyed fee l s like you are in school have to write a book report every book you read wow this is annoying ca...more
Angela
Terrible book. Net witchcraft?? Huh?!
Michelle
Book two in the A Modern Witch series was just as good, if not better than book one. The characters have clearer voices in this installment and more depth than they had previously. As a reader I feel I have a good understanding of the world these people live in. It is clear that Debora Geary knows rural Nova Scotia as well as she knows Berkley. Her knowledge of these areas makes the magical world her characters exist in seem feasible.

I loved this book, I honestly loved it. As I've stated so man...more
Karen Fowler
A while back, I reviewed Geary’s first Indie published novel A Modern Witch and I had the pleasure of reading the sequel, A Hidden Witch as well. With the first book I developed a wicked case of puppy-love, but with the second I’ve become flat-out enamored with this series and the characters.

I stayed up far too late last night reading it, and in fact, I started on it the moment I downloaded it to my iPad. Even though I hated to do it, I eventually forced myself to go to bed at 2am, saving the la...more
Sally906
The second in ‘The Modern Witch Series’ HIDDEN WITCH takes up just after the end of MODERN WITCH. Many of the characters from book one are here, but the story concentrates on the dramas of a different main character – the hidden witch amongst them. You won’t find kick-ass action; neither will the world be in jeopardy and in need of the witchy crew to save it. You won’t see werewolves, ghosts, zombies or any other paranormal critters in this book either. What you will find is an easy to read stor...more
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Angie Holtz
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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, especia...more
Carl
Right after reading the first book, I immediately went after this one. Debora Geary’s “A Hidden Witch” is the sequel to her “A Modern Witch,” a top-rated book in contemporary fantasy. Although not necessary, do try to read the series in order; you'll enjoy the characters more by experiencing their change and interactions. This book and the series, does not focus on the “dark side” of witchcraft, rather it presents witches and their families as “normal” families, except some of them have certain...more
Tina on the Hill
Feb 05, 2012 Tina on the Hill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cyn, Shan, Nik
Recommended to Tina on the Hill by: Debora Geary
Shelves: e-book
The best time to write a review is immediately after reading the book. Details and the emotions it evoked are fresh. That said, I had to wait until I could see again before writing this one.

I enjoyed Geary's first book in this series, "A Modern Witch". It was funny and sweet and just so enjoyable. With this one I felt so much more. Geary has created a world where the people are so very real, regular everyday life is heartfelt and magic is a part of life. I love how I can say that and have multip...more
Rhonda
I really enjoyed visting these characters and see what they have been up too.
Elorie has been training witchlings but she never got any powers of her own and she always thought that she would. Nell, Moira and sophie are back on the web looking to draw new witches in again. This time it has brought Elorie and she knows and her grandma knows she is know witch. But what if she was and it was a new unrecongizeable power? How does it work? Are thier others out thier that have this power too and not kn...more
Susan
Ms. Geary continues her Modern Witch Series with the next installment, A Hidden Witch. This time, the readers are transported (not teleported!) to Nova Scotia, and the small town of Fisher's Cover, where Aunt Moira lives. Moira is the matriarch of the family/witching community and beloved historian. Her beliefs in tradition have been passed down to all in the community, especially her granddaughter, Elorie Shaw.

A talented sea glass artist, Elorie has been a part of the witch community since birt...more
Katarina710
It was amazing! It had lots of suprises and twists, but what made it really good was what the author is trying to tell the readers. I think Debora Geary is trying to tell the readers to never give up, no matter how tough it is. For example, when Elorie wanted to give up on her Net Power (a power that some witches have that has to do with the Internet), her grandmother, Moira, wouldn't let her give because that was Elorie's destiny. Also, when Ginia wanted to make some jewelery for Lauren, Elorie...more
Karen Mead
Just like the first book in this series, A Hidden Witch is a low-angst, hi awww-factor tale with delightful characters that are just fun to hang out with. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first because Elorie isn't as easy to root for as Lauren was, but it was still a pleasure.

My only real criticism has to do with the way magic is explained in this book as opposed to the first; this is a mild spoiler, so I'll hide it: (view spoiler)...more
Mandolin
I was so excited to get this second installment of Geary's A Modern Witch series that I put aside another book just to feast on this one...and I wasn't disappointed! Thanks, Debora, for this free copy - I devoured it!

Elorie once struggled with disappointment and despair when she realized she would never be a witch, despite her family's rich history of magical powers. Though she experiences occasional pangs of envy, she has found her special place as a witch trainer, jewelry maker and innkeeper i...more
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