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Going Home (Witchwood Estate #1)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
There's something evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate - Whimsical "TV type episodes" in a book in an ongoing series.

A short story series for all those young at heart... Witches, shape-shifters, ghosts....

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cott
Published 2013 by Paradox Publishing
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Mar 20, 2013 Abigail rated it really liked it
First off for those of you who are already Patti Roberts fans of her Paradox series, you will know she is a spectacularly imaginative and beautiful author. Where some folks books read like solid dependable working boots, hers read like the gentle and delicate lace adorning your grandmothers couches. They are full of spirit and grace. Each of these types of styles are fine, and I enjoy both. What sets Patti’s into this category is her grace and energy. She truly is a joy to read, and to know. I w ...more
Dec 28, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
This book was really awesome, This is one of those books that is a fun read and plus a really good book to read. Once I start this book I could not put it down I had to know what happen next. Mr.Barnaby and Ms.Barnaby welcomed Alexandria in there home, the first day Alexandria attended elementary school, the kids would laugh at her and call her a witch. Olly and Martha gave Alexandria her mothers spell book the only way to open was a drop of her blood. The only way for the magic to work is for A ...more
Jan 11, 2013 Mindy/fangedmom rated it it was amazing
I have been thinking of this story all day. I keep getting happy thinking I am going to go home and read more of it but then I remember that I have to wait!

I love the world that author Patti Roberts has created with Alexandria. I love how she so easily accepts who she is and what her new fate is. I love magic. I am so jealous of Alexandria! I want to find out I descend from a long line of witches. This story has NO AGE LIMIT! As long as you have an imagination, this story will whisk you up and s
Leslie Hansford
Feb 10, 2013 Leslie Hansford rated it it was amazing
I just love Patti's work. Without trying you are transported and become an invisible observer right in the story. She also makes you feel like you want to be close to her main characters. I will devour this series. Perfect-length installments for the read-a-holic. I will be recommending this series to everyone who has hope, who is adventurous, and has an open mind to fantasy.
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Dec 30, 2012 Tabitha Ormiston-Smith rated it it was amazing
This short section is a very tantalising look into what promises to be a wonderful book. It has the smoothly competent writing that we've come to expect from Ms Roberts, but the tone of this book is lighter and more humourous than that of the Paradox series. I am very much looking forward to reading the whole book.
Nov 11, 2012 Conny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
I sooooooooooooooo LOVE it !!
Waiting for the next one please xxx
Jun 02, 2013 Charidy rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I was suggested to read these books. Patti Roberts captures your attention in the first paragraph. I try to write reviews without being a spoiler but also to do the author and their work justice.

These books are about a young girl who learns that she is a witch, she embraces her destiny with courage and grace. She has just turned 17 and is going home to Witchwood Estate to claim her birth right. Along her journey home there are forces, unbeknownst to her, that are trying to prevent t
Aug 22, 2014 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mysterious witch short story

this short story us about a young witch that has no family left and us takin in by the Barnaby. they teach her all she needs to no. at a young age of 9 she learns she's a witch and so was her mother. she his at the age of 17 a few months before he turns 18 left a estate in a town called withhold she plans on turning it into a bead and breakfast. at 17 a few s before she turns 18 she decided to claim it so it's not destroyed. on the bus she meets a boy who sh
Jan 11, 2014 Earicka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Childhood's End .... The Journey Begins

This series must be read in order. This is the first book.

This story has loads of flashbacks to help you understand how Alexandria grew up and why she must leave her new home behind and go back to her ancestral estate. The writing is evocative and imaginative and though set in small towns it is on par with many urban fantasy series as well as urban paranormal series. Even though this is a novelette or short story series I truly enjoyed it!

The world contain
Victoria Stolte
Mar 07, 2014 Victoria Stolte rated it it was amazing
Right off the bat Patti peeked my interest. In the first book in the Witchwood Estates we meet Alexandria. She was brought up by the Barnaby's after her parents met a tragic end. The series starts off with Alexandria headed on her journey back to her families house that is in Ferntree Falls, just the name sounds intriguing Witchwood.. She meets a few interesting character's along her way there, and even though she is anxious.. she cannot wait to be "Home". Since these are books in an "Episodic w ...more
Dec 30, 2012 Katrina rated it it was amazing
What a delightfully magical read ! The only problem it will leave you wanting more like any tv series does.

Witchwood Estate - Is book one in this new Tv series type story , and it is filled with such wonderful Imagery, a world full of Magic and possiblity. And certainly intrigue. A fun short read , for all those who enjoy a lighter read, with wonderfully written characters and a charismatic storyline.

This series is For the young at heart or others who don't fear to dream, and Patti has certain
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
May 26, 2013 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Patti Roberts Author
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.

What an awesome and captivating story that has me needing to know more!! The characters so far are lovable and seem to feel very real and very interesting and intriguing. This is a fast paced and well written story that has me wanting to follow these two characters to the end of the world and back just to see where this adventure will take them. A MUST read YA full of mystery, suspense, and paranor
Jun 24, 2013 Pamela rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Alexandria Santorini is a witch. She was teased by the children in school because she is a witch. She lived with Mr. and Mrs. Barnaby, then at the age of 17, she learned some witchcraft and went back home to inherit Witchwood Estate, which has been in her mother Felicity's family for centuries. On the bus ride, she meets a boy which whom is a ghost, a in-betweener. Pick up your copy
Solease Barner
Jan 09, 2013 Solease Barner rated it it was amazing
This book really left me wanting more. I could not believe how it grabbed me from the start. Alexandria had my attention and I wanted to know more about her. My interest was peeked when she got on the bus. I was on edge with the bus ride never knowing what was going to happen next. I loved the storyline and when the book ended, I tried to turn the page just to see if it was more. I can't wait for the next book to come out. This is a goodread!
Jul 01, 2013 Bev rated it it was amazing
I have never read a novella before. This is my first. The book has a great storyline. The characters are great. If you love witches,ghosts and others , you will love this. I can't wait to read the next book Witchwood Estates-Ferntree Falls to see the continuation of this series . I give this book 5/5 stars .
Tracy Ehlers
Aug 21, 2015 Tracy Ehlers rated it it was amazing
What an awesome start to this series.. Full of magic and mystery from the get go.. A quick exciting read, suitable for young and old alike.
Just believe.. Magic can happen. I want more!
Reaching for the next book without delay..
Shannon Taylor
Apr 18, 2013 Shannon Taylor rated it it was amazing
Patti Roberts is an amazing author who knows how to get readers hooked to a story. The characters are written well and are relatable. This book had me wanting more! I can't wait to read the second book!
Tiffeny Moore
Dec 04, 2012 Tiffeny Moore rated it it was amazing
this book captured my full attention from beginning to end i couldn't put it down until i finished the book from beginning to end and i cant wait to read more about Alexandria and Andrew as she helps him out and he provides her with a friendship. i highly recommend this book to everyone
Deborah Close
Feb 05, 2014 Deborah Close rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I started reading this book and couldn't put it down. I love the characters and the story line. I also like how Patti ended this book, it's not a cliffhanger, but you will want to read the next book to find out what happens next.
Jun 06, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
AWESOME!!! A must read. I couldn't put it down. Great storyline, fantastic characters! I highly recommend!
Apr 02, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
Shelves: witches
I wish it weren't a short story. I loved it and wanted to keep going. I will definitely keep reading the series. Patti has a magical way with words.
Michelle Lewis
Apr 23, 2013 Michelle Lewis rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, liked-it
Book Talk Reviews-

This is the first book i'v read by Patti Roberts and I really enjoyed it.

The main Character is Alexandria and she learns from a young age that she is a witch and all the kids in her school say mean and nasty things to her,but Alexandria tried her best to ignore them. Alexandria lives with Mr.Barnaby and Ms.Barnaby who took her in when she was very small and gave her all the love and support that any
Apr 16, 2014 Cricket rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens and Adults who love paranormal.
Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. She has never really had any friends, but she doesn't mind, after all she has Olly and Martha Barnby. She was taken in twelve years ago by the Barnabys after her parents died. Now that Alexandria is almost an adult it is time for her to leave her loving guardians and return to Ferntree Falls and Witchwood Estate her legacy. She hopes on the bus after a long sad farewell and heads to Ferntree Falls. While on ...more
Susie Fitzwater
Jun 05, 2014 Susie Fitzwater rated it it was amazing
This was a short read. I love the background through the story and how the author is descriptive in her books so that you can understand the book.The plot also helped to develop the characters to the role that they play through the book. I felt what the characters felt and was sorry what the boy was going through that she meets. I can't wait to see what happens with the rest of the characters and there reactions to who the old lady was. I enjoyed learning about the people that took her in and ho ...more
Sharon Richmond
Oct 09, 2015 Sharon Richmond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Adventure

Loved it

What a wonderful adventure with just a simple bus ride.

I'll admit this was the first book I have read from this author and wondering why I hadn't yet. Patti Dunn Roberts brings such life into her book.

I read this under the perfect surroundings, comfy in bed with it raining outside. I was taken back to the age of 13 when I wholeheartedly felt the same way when I would daydream. Thank you Patti Roberts.

Alexandria Santorini parents die when she is just 5 and she goes to
Alicia Huxtable
Nov 26, 2015 Alicia Huxtable rated it it was amazing
The first in a serial series and it's impressive. Alexandria is about to turn 18 so has decided to return home to Witchwood Estate to receive her inheritance and keep the estate. On her bus trip she meets Andrew, a ghost who lives in the in between after his parents and him, as their first born, were cursed by a witch. He's on his own mission and Alexandria befriends him and offers help.
Enjoyable fast read that promises to be a series starter
Dec 24, 2013 Paula rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, urban-fantasy
good for the short that it was
Kimberly C. Winslow
It had me from page one!

Wasn't sure about this one but it grabbed hold of me quickly and I devoured it! Great story, characters, interactions, and suspense. Twisted ending with the old witch and her pet cock roaches!! Messed up - ready for more!
Nancy Silk
Aug 15, 2015 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"A New Series of Witches and Witchcraft"

I don't normally read stories of witches, but this first short episode series enticed me, and I'm glad that I read it. It's a fun read about witches and spells. Alexandria Santorini, 17 years old, learns that she is descended from a long line of Harvey witches. The Barnabys, husband and wife, have been her legal guardians since her parents were killed 12 years previously. They are an older couple who love her dearly and provide a great environment. They ar
Laura Reading
Jun 28, 2015 Laura Reading rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Hollie Westring, Patti Larsen, TVs Good Witch series
Written in short episodic style, meaning always leaving the reader wanting more, this is a wonderful series that gives us more than just fantastic characters and a very appealing storyline.

In the first several episodes, author Patti Roberts introduces the characters, giving hints at what is special about each. More will be revealed, to readers and to the characters, as the series progresses. We also learn about special secondary creatures and critters that play important roles, as do the setting
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PATTI ROBERTS was born in Brisbane Australia but soon moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Her son Luke was born in 1980. Patti now lives in Cairns, Queensland where she now writes full t
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Other Books in the Series

Witchwood Estate (5 books)
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