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Spirits and Spells

(Sage Springs #2)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Ivy LaRue didn’t intend on being happy when she moved to Sage Springs, Mo., but that’s exactly what happened. First, Eliza and Lexi wiggled in through the cracks of her carefully constructed defensive walls. Now her best friend, a spirit, is in the flesh thanks to mysterious circumstances. And Ivy can’t help but notice it’s some mighty fine flesh, which just adds another l ...more
Published May 1st 2014 by Willow Branch Press (first published April 9th 2014)
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Ann Marie
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+++ Captivating stars

Falling in love and taking a chance.

So you know how when you're reading a good book and get that goofy grin on your face because what you're reading is just so good? Or when you see a sappy love movie and have those little butterflies in your belly because you know in your heart that these two people should be together and you really truly are rooting for them? Well that is how it is with Ivy and Oliver, I found myself reading with the biggest grin on my face. I laughed ou
Ivy LaRue didn’t intend on being happy when she moved to Sage Springs, Mo., but that’s exactly what happened. First, Eliza and Lexi wiggled in through the cracks of her carefully constructed defensive walls. Now her best friend, a spirit, is in the flesh thanks to mysterious circumstances. And Ivy can’t help but notice it’s some mighty fine flesh, which just adds another layer of complication to her life.

With only days to find a cure to keep her friend in human form, Ivy attempts to find the tow
A Book Vacation
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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After reading Hollie Westring’s debut novel, Whispers and Wishes, I was sold on the beautiful and haunting town of Sage Springs. With her quirky characters, charming townsfolk, and overall laid back atmosphere, Westring easily draws readers into Sage Springs, throwing in twists and turns where we’d least expect it.

Whereas Whispers and Wishes focuses on the character of Eliza, Spirits and Spells gives readers a more in-depth look at Eliza’s spunky side
Suleika Santana -All About Books
Awesome story! This one had a bit more mystery that book one in the series and I loved it. I also love the new characters introduced, like Cruz and Ivy's mom, Mara. There was a bit of a twist when it came to Ivy's mom that I didn't see coming and it was a bit on the sad side but nothing that will make you cry or anything. When it came to Oliver and Ivy I had already fallen in love with both characters since book one so this one just made me fall in love with them even more. I loved their story, ...more
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fun continuation of the Sage Springs Series! I enjoy all the characters, but Ivy is my favorite I think. She started out 'prickly' and seemed to have a big NO TRESPASSING sign up at all times, but cracks have been showing in that veneer and I just love that. She is the focus of this book and it's definitely an interesting story.

Want a fun, lighthearted, but quirk read? This is the book and series for you! There is love, heartache, lots of friendship, good old fashioned values and lots of
All Booked Out
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received an author copy.

I loved Whispers & Wishes (Sage Springs #1) so jumped at the chance to read this, I enjoy a little bit of magic in my stories and this certainly has that supernatural element mixed in with Witches & Ghosts......

Ivy is the main character this time, a Witch who isn't practicing apart from the odd candle which has a little spell that she sells at her new shop, she is sassy, wise cracking and doesn't let people get close, but Oliver does, he becomes firm friends and I
Laura Reading
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This second novel in the Sage Springs series starts a little more smoothly than the first.
Enjoyable but not as emotional as Eliza's story. We hear of secrets Ivy is hiding, but we knew she was not as open as the other two girls. Her life to this point was not as happy.
Sage Springs has been her first real chance at a place to call home.

We get more than half way through the story when WHAM - everything starts to happen.
Our emotions are frayed a bit when we don't know if beloved character Oliver w
Ashley Hampton
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to Ivy's sarcastic wit in book one and was really excited to read book two to find out more about the elusive candle maker. And find out I did! I have never read another story like Ivy's, and that is part of why I loved this story and this series so much. It's hard to say much more without giving away information - so know that the storyline is tight and the character arcs continue into this book from book 1.

The paranormal aspects are more pronounced in this book, and I thought they
Kristann Monaghan
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore the is series by Holly Westring! I seriously had a hard time putting this one down because it was about my favorite character Ivy. I love the little paranormal twist Ms. Westring brings to the books and how Sage Srpings is some place I want to live! The characters are all back from the first one but this time, it is Ivy's story we get to find out more about. The added bonus...more about the ghost Oliver and the twist that he brings to the story....I won't tell but it made me w ...more
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ready for Book 3!

First off..I need a Go Fig Yourself candle. I fell in love with Ivy's story! There were secrets that could break friendships and wishes that could break hearts! We are given the opportunity to see inside of the doom and gloom witch, Ivy ( least that's how she wants herself portrayed at all times). When in doubt , you can always count on a spirit to cheer you up..or a friend's good food and company. Read her story and join me in happily waiting for Cinnamon and Sunshine in J
Toni Michelle-Editor
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this book. I read it a good many weeks (maybe even a few months) ago and totally forgot to put up a review for it. Let me tell you what though, I could read this series over and over again. It is so good! I love everything about the book, although my favorite is "Wicks before Pricks" Nope I will not elaborate because you really really need to read this awesome book. (Note: This is book 2 in the Sage Springs Saga so read book 1 Whispers and Wishes first or you will have missed so much ...more
N.L. Greene
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Definitely didn’t let me down…
I really liked the first book in the series and was surprised when I liked this book even more! Ivy is a great character that I absolutely fell in love with. Her rough exterior is such a contradiction to the love and devotion she has for the people she cares about the most. I don’t want to give anything away but I was so hoping that what happened…happened! This book definitely had me up late because I didn’t want to put it down. I was SOOO happy when I got to the en
Brenda Smith
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-s-read
I had never read anything by Hollie Westring before, and I am happy to say that I really like her writing. Ivy is snarky to protect herself, as we all have some type of protective shield.

I absolutely loved the way Ms. Westring brought everything together
for the closing of the book.... sorry but I won't spill the beans on the ending....LOL

In closing I have to say, with as many books as I read in a week, and
trust me it is ALOT, Ms. Westring goes on my list of fav authors.
Please give this book a re
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
So glad that book 2 in the series was Ivy's story. Ivy gives off a bad girl, snarky attitude thru the first book and most of this one. You hope that deep down she is really nice. She has a candle store called "Wicks Before Pricks" and in this story we learn more of Ivy, her past and why she would name her store that. I lovedIvy and her snarky attitude, she was funny, caring a and easy to love. If you've read the first book you really need to read Ivy's story, it's full of humor intrigue and some ...more
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant second book of the series.

Loved the continuation and that the characters from the first book were very much evident in this book also. This is Ivy's story and it lets us discover why she's so guarded and unwilling to let people in. As the book progresses, Ivy mellows slightly but doesn't lose any of her feistyness or her sharp tongue!!

Another easy read with plenty of twist and turns to keep you entertained. Looking forward to number 3.
Suzanna Lynn
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I already was in love with this series, and even in book one of the series, Ivy and Oliver were my favorite characters. This book did NOT disappoint, it was great. There were a few times I was thinking "Oh no, is this going to end the way I think it is????" but it just added to the enjoyment of the 'what if'. On to book three!
Cheryl Duval
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-to-finish
I really liked this book. The story was interesting and the characters were wonderful. Falling in love with a spirit makes things both interesting and complicated. I had several "smile" moments while I was reading as well as a few anxious moments. This is a great young adult book and I highly recommend it. This book does not end with a cliff hanger.
Erin Dennis
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I, seriously, could not put this book down! I absolutely love Ivy's character. Her quick wit and charm suck me into the story. Hollie creates such an enchanting setting. You want to jump right into the pages of the book and experience it for yourself! A+!
Ivy is a little feisty to say the least. This book is filled with mystery, lvd, humor, and lots of sarcasm! A great 2nd book to the Sage Spring Series.
Heather Hollister
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hollie has done it again. Her books are filled with love. They are also filled with alot of action in the story. I really hope you will give her series a try. You won't be disappointed.
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Hollie Westring is the author of "Whispers and Wishes," "Spirits and Spells," and "Cinnamon and Sunshine."

Hollie has been a freelance book editor since 2011, which keeps her busy and happy. When not working or reading, Hollie is most likely in the kitchen baking.

Other books in the series

Sage Springs (3 books)
  • Whispers and Wishes (Sage Springs, #1)
  • Cinnamon and Sunshine (Sage Springs, #3)