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A Reckless Witch | [Debora Geary]

A Reckless Witch

With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson.... As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch.

Fetched by Nell's spell, she'll no longer need to do magic on lonely beaches - but can Sierra learn to use her power safely? Or will her reckless blood put Witch Central at risk?

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Publisher's Summary

With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson....

As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch.

Fetched by Nell's spell, she'll no longer need to do magic on lonely beaches - but can Sierra learn to use her power safely? Or will her reckless blood put Witch Central at risk?

A Reckless Witch is book three in the top-rated A Modern Witch series. While each book tells a complete story, you'll enjoy the characters far more if you start at the beginning of the series.

©2011 Debora Geary (P)2012 Debora Geary

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    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 05-20-13
    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Orphaned Witch Needs a New Home"
    If you could sum up A Reckless Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Heartbreaking - Hopeful - Loving


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Reckless Witch?

    We are back in America and meet Sierra Brighton, an orphaned teenager who uses her magical powers to dance with the ocean - yes, the water itself. Ms. Geary pulled me into the scene (and the book) with her wonderful writing. I felt like I was there with Sierra enjoying the freedom and happiness of this magical dance. This is especially noteworthy since I cannot swim - what a wonderful "experience" for me! Thanks also to Ms. Pardee for another outstanding narration!


    Which character – as performed by Martha Harmon Pardee – was your favorite?

    Sierra is a very sympathetic orphan who is the perfect mix of tough-as-nails versus broken little girl character. Ms. Geary did a fabulous job developing her for this story. The three twin girls work lovingly with Sierra and I enjoyed these scenes very much. Aervyn still owns my heart. When he grows up, I want to marry him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, in fact I did listen to this book until its completion at 1 am in the morning - on a work night.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is about a young girl who loses her mother and has to hide her witchy talents while being placed in various foster care homes for six years. It is a lonely existence, but she seems to fair better than most in this system. However, she is about to turn 18 and will be kicked out of foster care at that time. Nell's wonderful witch-finder spell finds Sierra in the nick of time and that is where the magic truly begins. While there is much laughter and happiness in this story, it also had some heart-rending moments to it. (Not bad enough to make me cry though.) The story also has some world-wide implications which were a pleasant, yet well thought-out surprise. Well done, Ms. Geary! There is a bonus feature to this book - A Witch Central Wedding was added to the end in it's entirety. It is an item that you pay for separately on Amazon, so I was thrilled to get this little bonus here. Thank you very much for that little present.Lastly, when I looked on Amazon to get Sierra's last name (Brighton), I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are more books in this series that are not available on Audible. So if you enjoy this series as much as I do, please look for the rest of the series there. Audible, PLEASE bring the rest of the audio books in this series to your offerings. I'd really enjoy being able to hear them narrated as well as reading them on my Kindle. Thank you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen ORLANDO, FL, United States 10-17-13
    Karen ORLANDO, FL, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just Can't Get Enough of these Wonderful People!!!"
    If you could sum up A Reckless Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Joyful, Sad, Healing... These stories don't just tell of the joys and struggles of being a witch, but of everyday experiences felt by all of people-kind. I simply love the community and caring that is expressed in these stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Reckless Witch?

    When Sierra recognizes that she is no longer alone. Without ruining the story for a new reader, the love and caring and inclusiveness that the folks at Witch Central give to Sierra is wonderful. All of these stories pull at the heart-strings...


    Have you listened to any of Martha Harmon Pardee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have and I absolutely Love Martha Harmon Pardee! I'm hoping Audible continues to bring Debora Geary's books to audible life, and sincerely hope Martha will be the performer. I so enjoy the personality her voice changes brings to the different characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are a number of them... There are moments of happiness and fun. Moments of sorrow and deep sadness. Healing... and Joy... I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone. Just know that you will be moved...


    Any additional comments?

    I really, really do hope Audible makes the rest of Debora's books available, again with Martha as the performer. I'd order all of them in a split second. I really don't want these stories to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-19-14

    Dog Walker

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    "Somewhat Silly But Fun"

    This series is a light listen , enjoyable, but not masterful. They are romance novels with a bit of magic witchery thrown in. A unique universe and fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mel S. 09-09-14
    Mel S. 09-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I love the Sullivan brothers."
    Which character – as performed by Martha Harmon Pardee – was your favorite?

    It is a hard choice between Jamie, Irvin, and Devon. But I think Jamie still edge's out in front. Jamie and Devon are 2 out of 3 identical triplets. Jamie has been a major player in books one and two, so we are already familiar with his charms, but I was unprepared for Devon to be just as charming. I think this is my favorite book out of the three so far, in part because we get to meet Devon. He's snarky and self-assured, has a great sense of humor, and he feels very real. You know what, I changed my mind, Devon was my favorite!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme, no. It's not really that kind of book. I can always count on this series to make me laugh, and give me a case of the warm fuzzies. The laughs tend to sneak up on you, but they are pretty consistent throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely a character driven novel. There is plot, and climactic action, but a lot of this book revolves around the family and how people in their lives grow, change, or simply interact. It is a light and fluffy story, and in that regard, it serves it's purpose well.

    My one complaint is the limitations of the narrator. Overall, she does a great job, there are just a few quirks that bother me. The main one is the voice she uses when a female character is having a vulnerable revelation in an inner monologue moment. It's like she can only express emotional vulnerability one way, and it is this kind of overly emotional wavery voice. It feels inauthentic to me, and she uses the same tone over and over again for those moments.
    The less pressing concern that might affect other people's enjoyment is there is a bit of a lack of diversity of the middle-age female characters. If they are older, younger, have a dialect, it's not an issue, but it can be hard to tell the women in their 20s to 40s apart sometimes. I don't think it is necessarily the narrators fault, as there are a bunch of women in that age range and there is only so much difference she can add to a non-accented American woman voice, but it is something to be aware of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 05-22-14
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 05-22-14

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "slightly better than the second"

    This story may be a little better than the second in the series but the narration remains awful.

    All in all, I haven't gotten any enjoyment out of these purchases.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 04-28-14
    John 04-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A very engaging series."
    Any additional comments?

    This is areally good series. The characters are so appealing, I want to be their neighbor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 12-11-13
    Sallie 12-11-13
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    "A loving witch tale"

    A new baby witch joins the family! A new teenage witch is located and introduced to the accountability of spells. Another wedding. Calming world wide weather. This is a great story with a lot of adventures. My only slight complaint is that I love all of the "love" but it is a little over the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A Joyous Series"

    This book, as a part of a much larger series, is filled with deep characters that are so real they could step off the page. However, my favorite thing with each book in this series is the deep feeling of joy and contentment I feel during and after I read them. Thank you Debora Geary. I own all the books you have written thus far and will continue to buy them all both in Kindle and Audible formats.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 07-09-13
    Liz 07-09-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "The Weighing of a Witch"

    A good witchy tale about the village ethic with witches as the extended/foster family. How do we raise a witch who has never had any guidance. Who takes responsibility. Another light-hearted entertaining novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jamie 05-06-13
    jamie 05-06-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Like Friends"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Reckless Witch to be better than the print version?

    Yes - I have both the book and audible version. When listening you get a different perspective - totally engrossing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that it's a character drama. They feel like friends


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me both laugh and cry depending on the scene. Can't give you details or I'll spoil it for you. Debora Geary has created a wonderful world that combines the supernatural without vampires or werewolves, just a family like atmosphere that makes you want more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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