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Wildwood Whispers

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A heartwarming novel of hope, fate, and folk magic unfolds when a young woman travels to a sleepy southern town in the Appalachian Mountains to bury her best friend.

Mel Smith has always known life isn’t easy. After all, she was abandoned as an infant and raised in foster care. But still, when the only bright spot in her life, her best friend Sarah Ross, unexpectedly dies,
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Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Expected publication: August 2021 by Redhook
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Steph Elias
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wildwood Whispers is a fantastic book about a woman who is bringing her friend's ashes back to the mountains where she grew up. She meets a cast of really interesting characters, some good, some bad, and along the way she finds that there is a lot more to herself than she knew. I loved all the wise woman stuff, the recipes, the history, all of it was wonderful and really added a lot to the book. The atmosphere was so well written you can feel the blackberry thorns poking you, smell the scent of ...more
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
"The wildwood is whispering. It has secrets to reveal - if you're willing to listen."

This witchy book sounds amazing and this cover is stunning!
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Ashleigh Howland
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Wisewomen. Midwives. Healers. Warriors. Sisters.

These women are the center of Willa Reece’s debut novel, Wildwood Whispers. This book is homage to nature, the family you find, and the connections you inexplicably know in your bones. It is beautifully rendered and cleverly plotted; it delights in the splendor of a quiet Appalachian mountain town, and it celebrates the magic that comes from finding your village and honoring our Earth.

The Wildwood provides abundance and sanctuary to those who prote
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Denise Levendoski
Thank you to Willa Reece and Goodreads.com I won this book in a Giveaway.

I really liked this book and loved how it ended with Jacob Walker. It was a very fun read, had a interesting story line and it was the perfect length - a little longer then most. My only trouble was sometimes the plot and story line was hard to follow, although, I usually don't read faerie / magic books so I may have just missed the point. Great read !
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Quinn
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It took me a bit to get into because there were some inconsistencies in the story (I was reading an ARC), but eventually I fell in love with the characters. The reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is because the climax felt a little rushed to me. The ending was very satisfying though.

If you love nature, witches, magical food, magical pets, and found family, this book is for you!
Emily
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An enchanting cottagecore mystery with a touch of mountain magic. It explores the themes of community, connection, and putting down roots in a beautiful, poignant way. Highly recommend!
Mary
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Willa Reece has published more than a dozen books with top publishers as Barbara J. Hancock, most recently the Brimstone and Legendary Warriors series of paranormal romances for Harlequin and her gothic YA AFTER ALWAYS for Entangled Teen. Her novella “Ghost in the Machine” was a Dear Author Recommended Read. Besides writing, Willa is devoted to animal rescue and her three scientist sons—a biologis ...more

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