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A Celtic Witch

(A Modern Witch #6)

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Cassidy Farrell is a world-class Celtic fiddler. And if she has her way, that's exactly who she'll stay.

Except that's not what the rocks have in mind. Or a certain fetching spell. Or the truth working its way free in her own heart.

Can the music, and perhaps a certain grumpy curmudgeon and his baby girl, help Cass find her life's new song?

A Celtic Witch is book six of the t
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Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published March 16th 2013 by Fireweed Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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Evan Nelson They are more geared for adults, but I think a teen could enjoy these if you can find them. The first 3 are still on Amazon, but the rest aren't,…moreThey are more geared for adults, but I think a teen could enjoy these if you can find them. The first 3 are still on Amazon, but the rest aren't, which is unfortunate. I'm not sure why they've been taken down, but the first three are definitely worth your time.(less)

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Anna
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, indie-books
This is the second novel focusing on Marcus, and it brings his character to a really good place. Poor Marcus has had to put up with a lot over the course of this series, with interfering witches galore monitoring him, coaxing him, teasing him and goading him. They do it out of love for him, but sometimes they lose sight of all his good qualities and just see him as a comic curmudgeon, a foil to set off their own good qualities. After finding some peace with the tragedy in his past and discoverin ...more
Sho
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely lovely book! One of my favorite characters in the previous books is Marcus and I am oh so glad that he got his turn to grab on and pursuit happiness. Also having both the main romantic characters be established adults (over forty) almost set in bachelor ways were very nice, too.

Even though each story has its own end, the series is best when read in sequence! So if you haven't read them yet, please do. It will put a smile on your face for sure!


Spoilers below!
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In order t
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Mandolin
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-inventory
Nineteen year-old Cassidy Farrell's grandmother gave her wings when she told her, "Go, child. Fly. And when you're done and ready to come home, you'll know." Fleeing the rigid boundaries of a country that didn't understand or accept the magic of her music, Cassidy did, following the call of the rocks to a distant shore where fame and glory awaited. For twenty-six years, Cass has followed her heart and the open road, living for the music and the rocks that echo its magic. Though she finds solace ...more
Joe Young
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Debora Geary has done it again, taken her stable of truly loveable characters and had them dance together to the music of Ireland in a small fishing village, Fisher's Cove, Nova Scotia, the realm of matriarch of Nova the Scotia clan, Moira. This book starts with a review of the characters that have populated this remote place in the past and continues with an update introducing the new members of this isolated community. Buddy MacMaster, an 88 year old fiddler with roots directly to the Irish or ...more
Rhonda
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS

I had a hard time waiting for this to come out. It was worth the wait. I was trying to decide why this series is so good. I think because the passion the different characters feel about their lives. Nell her family and her business.Caro and knitting,Nat & yoga,Lauren finding the right home for people. Aaron cooking. The characters are all passionate and caring for each other. Even groucy Marcus. It makes the readers passionate too for more. I have read all the books in this series mor
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Kirsten
Geary does it again with another outstanding story of a "found" witch and the association she has with her established characters. This story line is set SOLELY on the East Coast of Canada and focuses on Marcus and his lovely little babe in arms, but we can see him melting even more in this story. The other main character is Cassidy or Cass, a world-reknowned Celtic fiddler who is also an earth witch from Ireland, and who is a constant restless soul, touring and traveling for over 20 years. It's ...more
Susan
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally, we're getting to find out what happens with Marcus and Morgan, but first we have to me Cassidy Farrell, and she is a remarkable woman! I love reading about strong women who have great talents.

Cassidy is a world renowned Celtic fiddler and she is winding down her current tour to take a much needed rest. (I know how she feels, being dedicated to your craft is exhausting at times!)

Marcus, on the other hand, is somewhat of a curmudgeon, set in his ways, and a bonafide bachelor with a cute l
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Sheryl Painter
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received the Celtic Witch as a gift, and what a wonderful gift it was. Debora Geary brings back her lovable and charming characters back for another superb read. Opening A Celtic Witch was like snuggling into a favorite blanket on a cold night - fun, and comforting. Through the series, I've fallen in love with her characters and always open the new books excited to meet someone new. What a great mix of characters, full and rich in flavors and "gifts". Not only is it great fun to return to them ...more
Diane
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-books
I was eagerly awaiting the next book in the Witch series and I was not disappointed. In fact, this is probably my favourite one yet. As a native Nova Scotian, this really spoke to me. While I'm not from a small village, the culture and the people are very similar all over the province.

This is the story of Cassidy, an Irish fiddle virtuoso, who is taking her annual vacation away from her busy tour schedule. She always goes back to Margaree in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to recharge her batteries, p
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Karen
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had everything I have come to expect from Debora Geary and the witching community that she has created. The characters are always interesting and could step right off the page fully realized and start living their lives. The language is never to complicated but makes you feel at ease as you read. The landscapes are so vivid that you can see yourself walking the roads or sitting in someone's kitchen or parlor.

Cassidy 'Cassie' Farrel is a famous Irish (Celtic) fiddle player who has taken
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Jennifer
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It only gets better.

I love this series. The magic, the love, the family, the community, the belonging, it is all so amazing. I always feel like I am there, a member of the characters’ lives.

All of the witches in their communities are so down to earth and this story of Cassidy and Marcus is so charming. Marcus has always thought of himself as the grumpy solitary man whom doesn’t want to be around people. However with Morgan’s love already melting his heart, he is learning to love, but will he ta
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Scott Love
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible read! The world of The Modern Witch series is so incredible. All kinds of characters reflect what we see in the real world. We have the grumps, the loving grandparent, worried parents,rambunctious kids, kids that have to be grown up way before their time, and lost person. These stories tell the tale what a tight, loving family can do together.

I don't know how Debora does it, but she can describe her world in ways that make it so lifelike! The physical descriptions are good, b
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Estara
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Estara by: Sho
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Cuglyface2
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you remember news stories of movie goers who came out of the theatre depressed after watching Avatar? They were upset that the world of Pandora wasn't real and they missed being able to live there. Debora Geary's world of Witch Central/Witch Light gives me a similar feeling. Less depressed, just glad that it exists and that I can visit with them like old, treasured friends every time she gifts us with another installment. The characters have real fragility and problems that anyone can relate ...more
Sheryl
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this wonderful book. I have become highly enamored of Debora's tight knit family after reading the previous 5 books in the series, and found this book a nice break from the California Witches Central local.

Set in Nova Scotia, this book brings an unexpected change to their crankiest witch and the new light of his life Morgan. Will he be open to yet another change that threatens to bring down the last walls around his loving heart. Just to be a silent witness of the opening of two he
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Nicole
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I love these books. The relationships, the family, the troublemaking children and the adorable babies are all an integral part of the Modern Witch series. Throw in a bit of magic, cookies, and of course pink fluffy bunny slippers and it’s about as good as it gets for a somewhat urban fantasy/ romantic comedy/ light read entertain. There is not just humor but also wisdom that people don’t need to be perfect to be loved and to love, that sometimes the best things are free to give.

In some ways I f
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Marti
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful book was the latest in Ms. Geary's "finding witches" series. In it, we meet world class Celtic fiddler Cassie Farrell. It is set in the Canadian Fisher's Cove area. I must admit I'm an afficionado of just about all things Celtic, so that angle had me hooked from the start. However, it would have taken much more than just that for me to give this or any book a five star rating. Yes, there's some magic but it's more subtle in this story than in many of the others. This book centered ...more
Marti
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful book was the latest in Ms. Geary's "finding witches" series. In it, we meet world class Celtic fiddler Cassie Farrell. It is set in the Canadian Fisher's Cove area. I must admit I'm an afficionado of just about all things Celtic, so that angle had me hooked from the start. However, it would have taken much more than just that for me to give this or any book a five star rating. Yes, there's some magic but it's more subtle in this story than in many of the others. This book centered ...more
Michelle
A Celtic Witch had me drinking kettles of tea, craving beef stew,longing for fiddle music, and missing my grandma. There is just something about the Nova Scotia clan that just pulls at my heart. Once again we got a story focused on Marcus and once again I cried more than once. I love these people (if you are this far into the series then you know that these are not just your average fictional character) like they are family. I laughed with them. I snuggled on the comfiest couch in the inn with t ...more
Patricia
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how she does it but each book is more intense and deepens my appreciation of her novels. Cass has found her way to the witchy community with a sense that she is suppose to be there. Marcus who's heart has opened with the love of his daughter did not realize he still yearned for more until he lays his eyes on the lovely Cassidy. Change is not always easy for most people and she has to learn that adding someone to your life does not mean you have to give up what is a part of you. I re ...more
Read
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Every book has been better than the last. You MUST read this series in order to fully understand and appreciate it. Loved the family interaction, the cast of characters, the refreshing "PG" tone. In this book, Marcus finally gets his Happily Ever After for him and his lovely little Morgan. My heart tugged for him in the previous books and it's wonderful to see him finally relax, blossom and fall in love. Plus we get to met some wonderful new characters in Cass & Nan. Can' ...more
Debbie
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, urban-fantasy, 2013
I'm still enjoying this series. It was great to revisit Fisher's Cove, and I liked this book much better than A Nomadic Witch, with its ever increasing cast of characters. This one was more insular, and I liked that.

That said, I'm finding myself less satisfied with each new book, and I can't quite pinpoint the reason why. Maybe it's because I've gotten used to the setting and the characters, and while it's good to revisit old friends, the plot lines just don't have the same oomph as they had ea
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Colette
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the sixth book in the amazing series, A Modern Witch. Cass, the new main character in this book is unique and relatable for all ages. I love the Nova Scotia setting where most of the story takes place and can't wait for the next, and last book in this series to come out. Each novel has ties from the previous books, so I would recommend staring the series from the beginning, but all of the books have different main char ...more
Lidia
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful,amazing and so romantic story. I have loved the character of Marcus from first moment and I'm very happy that him had met Cassy and the true love, and as always Mrs Geary has her particular mode for make it . Because, I must tell as the author needn't to describe long dialogues or sex scenes for portray like two persons fall in love and the strong sexual tension between them. Set in Nova Scozia ,there are a bit of modern magic and a lot of old magic, Cassy, finishes her journey , accep ...more
Robin
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this entire series. I saw it on my prime lists as free for prime members for months but just shuffled it back in my mind as a future read. So I finally took the plunge because I was in the mood for light, fun reads. Wow. I was amazed. I couldn't stop reading the books! I read every single book in the series AND the Witchlight trilogy in a matter of days. They truly were fun reads, but also very emotional. The characters pulled at my heart. I have now recommended this series to everyone I ...more
Maria Elmvang
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one was strangely slow to start compared to some of the others, but once it did, it took off with a vengeance. Not much page-time for the Californian witches in this one, which was a shame, but on the other hand I appreciated all the page time that Marcus got. Such a sweet story :)
Margaret
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The next chapter in The Modern Witch series - a light but satisfying read, filled with characters that I have grown to care about. This series is strangely addicting.
Evan Nelson
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To be clear, I loved all of these books; they're heartwarming and have a knack for putting me in a pleasant, mellow mood. This book in particular has had a profound impact on me. In it, we're introduced to Cassidy Farrell, and her character charmed me. I've always loved great violin music, but hadn't listened to much fiddle music. In the book, Cass interacts with a fiddler named Buddy MacMaster, and on a whim, I did a search of the name. Lo and behold, I found video of the late Buddy MacMaster, ...more
Amy
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
The sixth instalment of the series is based on a woman named Cassidy Farrell. She's an Irish witch on a short vacation to Nova Scotia, taking a small break from her life of world-class violin playing. That's right, Nova Scotia has a star in their midst.

This story is really about helping Cassidy to understand herself better. She can listen to rocks and hear what they say. However, when she plays her violin something almost otherworldly happens. It has different effects on different people but th
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Susan
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love falling into these books. I was kind of sad to realize that this would be the last book centering on the Nova Scotia witches and their families. Hopefully they will be poking into the rest of the books now and then to keep in touch.

It is so comfortable to follow up with the friends you have made in the last books and see where their roads lead.

This book brings a new character Cass, who is a world renowned Fiddle player who has taken her yearly vacation to visit the Maritime town that she
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