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The Line: Witching Savannah, Book 1 | [J. D. Horn]

The Line: Witching Savannah, Book 1

To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content.
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Publisher's Summary

Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical....

To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South.

Despite being powerless herself, of course.

Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps - culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch - leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart...and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations.

In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J. D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flair.

©2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.; ©2014 J. D. Horn

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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 05-23-14
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 05-23-14 Member Since 2009

    I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

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    "Great new series!"

    I really enjoyed this one. Its a paranormal with a lot of mystery, and the reader was perfect.

    I'm waiting patiently for the last book in Deborah Harkness' trilogy, and this was a great discovery to tide me over.

    Looking forward to the next book in this series as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    gardener97 Atlanta 04-26-14
    gardener97 Atlanta 04-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Story and Excellent Narrator"

    I was surprised I liked this one so much. Set in Savannah, about a young girl who is twins with a witch sister - our girl is somewhat shunned by the family because she did not get any 'powers'. Everything went to the sister. Part supernatural and part love story and part general slice of life with interesting well developed characters. Outside my normal milieu of dark and twisted deceptive stories, I find I am ready for the next book - not out yet...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Moira L. Mefein Florida 05-28-14
    Moira L. Mefein Florida 05-28-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Well written & performed; read it to the end"
    If you could sum up The Line in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, twisting, excellent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Jilo, but not till the end of the book, when the truth about her history was revealed in one "throw-away" line. What a great twist that was!


    What does Shannon McManus bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have a great passion for hearing well-written words spoken aloud - and she does that really well.


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

    The story of the twins' birth and their mother's death was moving, of course. There were other scenes that were moving, but the intermittent discussion of that moment (throughout the book) was especially so.


    Any additional comments?

    Savannah is one of my favorite towns, so I was delighted for it to become very much a "character" in the book. Every character in the novel rang true to me, making me more aware of my southern heritage than I have been for many years. I strongly suspect, in some ways, that the twins and I shared the same grizzly grandmother! (Not literally, of course, but they were very much the same type.)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chai on Life Branson, MO 05-15-14
    Chai on Life Branson, MO 05-15-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Book with perfect Balance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It has everything to provide entertainment. It has humor, mystery, secrets, love, betrayal, the South and magic. And the perfect balance of each. The author describes the characters, the situations and the scenery quite well but doesn't turn the descriptions into filler.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found everything about this story enjoyable. I had just finished a great book and like many readers, couldn't find another to hold my interest. And I tried a dozen. I purchased this on a whim and I am so happy I did. It caught my interest right away and kept it all the way through. Now I will have that trouble again.


    What about Shannon McManus’s performance did you like?

    Shannon was just right for this book.


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

    Yes and I tried but finally fell asleep at 1AM and I'm usually asleep by 10:30. Woke up and the first thing I did was to start listening until I finished. No TV, no phone calls, no housework........


    Any additional comments?

    Yes! I will be buying the next book in the series as soon as it is released. Fortunately that is next month. This author is a treasure and I can't believe my good fortune in finding him. Pure entertainment at its best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Owen Sound, ON, Canada 05-13-14
    Douglas Owen Sound, ON, Canada 05-13-14 Member Since 2006
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    "A good start but stumbles a bit."
    What did you love best about The Line?

    The plot was interesting, limited info dumping to a minimum and didn't give the plot immediately away within the first chapter.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The main character Mercy was the most interesting. She seemed fairly fleshed out as well as Oliver.

    The entire love quadrangle. If Mercy was younger (13-15) I cold maybe see this as an important plot element but it just bogged things down.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The Voice Actress could convey emotion well and fitted it to what was happening in the narration.

    I didn't like that there were only a few unique voices and sometimes the VA mixed up which character was speaking and used a different voice.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Overall it's not a bad beginning to a series. The novel suffers from a few issues, like having a too neatly tied up ending. I wish Jackson, for example, could have been a great loose end.

    The whole love plot was strange and detracted from the plot for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Aurora, Colorado, United States 06-08-14
    Megan Aurora, Colorado, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Obsessive book hoarder, and intense audible lover.

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    "I don't like writing bad reviews..."
    Any additional comments?

    And in all honesty, it was a cute story. But that's just it-- a story. The novel didn't resonate with me, and in all honesty it didn't rate high for me. I felt I had heard this story before, and probably have with the cumulation of all the YA books I read as a young teen. I think I'd have really loved this book if I read it when I was 13 or so. It was easy to predict, and I found enjoyment in guessing whodunit and being right. So, I won't read the sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 06-03-14
    Amazon Customer USA 06-03-14 Member Since 2011

    Mother of 8, grandmother of 7, RN and book nerd

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    "Good book"

    This was a good story. Narration was great for characters. I'd like to say it was a five star, but it dragged at times. I have ordered book two because it was worth following the story . I'm not biting at the bit for story two, but I'm sure I'll at least enjoy seeing where the author goes with it. Witches, ghosts, voodoo with a backdrop of southern coastal mysticism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Atlanta, GA, United States 06-03-14
    Eric Atlanta, GA, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Bewitched!"
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    I know my title/header is rather cliché, however I was truly bewitched by this audio book. The narrator does such a beautiful job in bringing the characters and story to life that I found myself sitting in my car to finish sections. The story itself is entertaining and filled with great plot twist that keep you guessing. Just when you truly believe you have figured the story out, there comes another OMGosh moment. My only wish would be to have just a little more 'magic' earlier in the storyline. This is a great listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Edwards New York USA 05-16-14
    D. Edwards New York USA 05-16-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Not as good as I'd hoped."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I always listen to books while doing other things, so yes.


    Would you recommend The Line to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure that I would. The characters just aren't strong enough, they don't make you care for them and the story is missing something.


    What aspect of Shannon McManus’s performance would you have changed?

    Her squeaky voice, yuck.


    Did The Line inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book seemed to have all the right ingredients, but in the end fell short of my expectations. It was ok, but I don't care enough about the characters or the story to try the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KATHY LANGLEY, SC, United States 03-16-14
    KATHY LANGLEY, SC, United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2011

    I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.

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    "Love the story"
    Where does The Line rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20


    What other book might you compare The Line to and why?

    Discovery of witches.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end.


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

    Is an extremely good story. So far.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the book waiting for the next want to come out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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