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Publisher's Summary

When life goes sideways, embracing the adventure is the fastest way to set things right. 

One day I was just a widow facing the prospect of an empty nest, living a life that was anything but enchanted. The next, I had discovered my magical roots, and my rightful place as the Guardian of the portal between the Faery and Earth. 

There was shock. And there was fear. After all, no one plans to start over at 45. I intended to grow old with my husband. I thought we’d live an ordinary life. So I’ll be damned if I’m going to waste this opportunity to live in a world I always thought was imaginary. 

I’m half-witch, half-faery, and facing dangers as real as the ache in my bad knee. Ibuprofen and caffeine keep me going, and I could do this for the rest of my life. Whoever thinks my family home is an easy mark better take notice: The new Guardian in town isn’t going down without a fight. 

After all, she’s already learned to let go of her simple existence and believe in the extraordinary power inside of her. What could possibly stop her now? 

©2020 Brenda Trim (P)2021 Brenda Trim

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So Cute!

This story is so cute. The characters are so fun. I can’t wait for the next one!

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This needed to be a rough draft

I'm not sure which editor thought this was worthy of publishing but it needed to be fleshed out a lot more to make a story. The main character kept complaining about her aches and pains because she was 45. The way she described it she sounded more like an 80 year old. There was no resolution or explantion for all these things happening and then she would just do some magic. I couldn't even finish the book.

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To much sex I prefer more storyline. I am not a teen and bothered by a good sex scene but I didn't want a romance.

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Hard to listen to

The actual storyline interests me and is intriguing, well written. However the narrator was distracting because of her long pauses and it seemed like she had a cold.

You could also hear background noise sometimes. I would like to hear the narrator when she's having a good day. Hopefully she doesn't always sound like she needs to blow her nose.

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Fantastic

A fantastic wonderful book that’s a must from a fabulous author. Narrator did a fantastic job also.

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Ok story but needs a better narrator.

The story was decent but all the unnecessary pauses that the narrator made were annoying and took away from the flow of the story.

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I love this book!

The story is awesome, the character building is awesome, the narrative is amazing, and I am off to get the next book! I highly recommend this adorable read, weather you are middle aged or not lol

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Guardian of the Porthole!

I loved this really cute story!

Widow and empty nester Aislinn rediscovers her magical roots in her grandmothers cottage after her grandmother has passed away. Aislinn doesn't know but quickly learns she is the Guardian of the portal between the Faery and Earth but there is no crash course on how to do this or who to trust.

Aislinn finds out she's half witch and half faery and must protect those who are defenseless...she just isn't sure how to go about it and trial and error seems to be how she's about to move forward.


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Love it!!!

The story is fun and a cozy book to listen to. The Narrator did a great job!

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Couldn’t suspend my disbelief

I went back-and-forth on this book. Sometimes I liked the story. Sometimes I liked the narrator. But I never liked them both at the same time. It was kind of strange. I don’t think I’ll be listening to the second book.

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  • Margaret G
  • 04-17-21

great story,

I really enjoyed, this book as soon as I got used tot he narrators voice, she sounded as though she had a bit of a cold. The only let down for me was the ending, the story just stopped, when you know there is more to come, and was not even left on a cliffhanger it just stopped and i felt this let the book down and also left me feeling a bit let me down to

The writer has a great imagination, and I thought the story was lovely, I will be listening to next one in the series, hopefully the editing will be a little better



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  • Mia Harper
  • 11-30-21

Fantastic!

I loved this book, it was fast paced and action packed, and incredibly steamy. I really enjoyed the characters and snarky middle age jokes, it was a great start tongue series. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Helen
  • 08-25-21

Disappointing

The author seems to be too lazy too research even basic facts about England so is very vague regarding locations, place names and since when has small bears been seen in Northern England?
The narrator reads the story in a very dis-jointed way, with too many pauses in odd places so there is just no flow to it.
The story and series could been entertaining but where's book 3? Book 4 is available but what is the point of carrying on with the series?

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  • TaSigmund
  • 03-28-21

Great PWF

I love paranormal women's fiction. It's about time people write about life after 40. Fiona is a woman over 40, is a widow with 3 kids and inherited her grandma's house in another country. Fiona swears that the house is haunted. Now she's learning all about magic and magical creatures.

Brenda Trim is new to PWF, she's doing well. I liked this book, cause of all the other PWF books, the main character is relatable. Maybe not all her experiences, but i can relate to her age and what her body is going thru. I just immediately liked the main character and the characters she interacts with. I'll be sure to read the rest of this series as it comes out. If you like PWF, you'll like this book.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 03-07-21

Wow what a start

Wow this was the start to a new series and boy this book have some great original ideas. And it certainly came with lots of action once the story warmed up and I’m guessing this series is only going to get better with each new book. With characters that you’ll love, some your not going to like. This book has twists and turns, action and adventure and at points you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat. Certainly looking forward to listening to more of this series.
And the Narrator did an amazing job.

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  • Bethann Close
  • 03-18-22

awesome

Talk about a page turner, I could't put it down. The characters have amazing chemistry and bounce of each others personalities amazingly. I can't wait to read the next in this series.