Soul of the Witch

Witches of Keating Hollow, Volume 1
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Series: Witches of Keating Hollow, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Keating Hollow, the village full of love, magic, and cupcakes, where nothing is more important than family.  

At age 18, after a spell tragically backfired, Abby Townsend left Keating Hollow and her magic behind to find redemption. Twelve years later, after being summoned by her family, she’s back. 

As soon as she drives into town, she’s already plotting her inevitable exit, but she can’t quite escape the pull of the tightly knit magical community or the soulful gaze of the one man she’s never forgotten. And when a nine-year old witch not only leads her back to her magic, but also steals her heart, Abby’s about to learn what it means to embrace the soul of a witch.  

©2018 Deanna Chase (P)2018 Deanna Chase

Critic Reviews

"Soul of the Witch feels like it maybe got touched by just a little bit of Witch Central’s DNA." (Debora Geary, best-selling author of A Modern Witch

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Fun and fast read!

This story was great, and surprisingly not only about witches, but so much more! I loved the family dynamic in this book, and the bond of sisterhood. This story really had something for everyone. It includes magic, family, friendship, redemption, love, drama, and tragedy! I would absolutely recommend this books to my girlfriends. I could see this series and character developing and continuing for years to come. I received a copy of this book from the author, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

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Heart warming beginning to a series

I enjoyed listening to every word of this audiobook! It hooked me in line & sinker. And I am so ready to listen to the next book!

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Heartwarming

I loved every second of this story! Abby and Clay’s chemistry is off the charts. Deanna Chase has me going through every emotion that the characters are feeling, and the complexity of each character, including the supporting ones, was refreshing. Abby carried the guilt and loss of her friend for 10 long years, and returning to Keating Hollow she begins her rebirth. When she finds her full magic again, my heart was so full love. Olive and Clay’s story is heartbreaking and I loved the end of the story when they both find happiness. Beautifully narrated!

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WOW

What a great romance/life story! I was completely immersed in it from the beginning. Gabra Zackman did a wonderful job with the narration, making you feel like you were right there in the town, with the characters. Deanna did such a wonderful job, that I felt Abby and Clay's pain, frustrations, happiness, joy and love. An excellent beginning to the Keating Hollow series and I am looking forward to starting the next book!

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nice little slice of witch life!

The overall story was alittle tame, but the story was endearing and cute. the plot line was very straight forward and the main character achieves some decent personal growth.

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next book please

totally enjoyed.after I finish saying that I enjoyed this book I'll be downloading the next. huzzah

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Enjoyable but shallow

I like the premise but the book doesn't give much scope to the world outside of the main clutch of characters. lots of questions are left only vaguely answered. Is magic all over the world, part of things, how much so. the romance was to quick to sudden there was no building. The plot line, while mildly intriguing, was more suited for a side plot. even taking into account that this book was likely a jumping point into deeper story waters it was rushed and thin. Character and relationship growth and development is jumpy at best racing and then stagnant. A pleasant enough read, with a very pleasant voice actor ( though the change from character to character can be a bit minimal) but not enough to entice me into the rest of the series.

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Amazing

I wish I would of found this author sooner this was absolutely amazing and i can't wait to get to all of them

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Soul of the Witch

I was a lucky recipient of some audible codes for some of Deanna Chase’s books. Soul of the Witch has entertained me this past week in my car while driving to & from my work stops.
Abby left home because of a tragedy in her life that she holds herself responsible for. Because of an illness in the family, she returns home and begins the process and of forgiving herself.
I found myself laughing at certain parts & very upset for other parts. I throughly enjoyed the story & the narrator! Looking forward to the 2nd story in the series!

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Soulful

A great homecoming tale.... a better version of the prodigal child...
Returning to the folds of a family who loves you after an unknown, or unimaginable rift and finding happily ever after...

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  • Liz1873
  • 04-12-20

Magic and Family

Very light, sweet, PNR. Enjoyable. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 03-14-20

Great story!

Loved this book! I even cried a few happy tears at the end...which doesn’t often happen! Well written modern day paranormal romance story with relatable troubles from modern life. The characters are likable and believable. The narrator did a fantastic job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mrs S.M
  • 02-29-20

Highly recommended

Follow this story as Abbie has to face the ghosts of her past. A page turner, with sadness, humour and laughter. Highly recommended

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  • Diana S.
  • 02-26-20

Absolutely loved it

I've read quite a few of Deanna's books and had kind of expected this to be similar to the rest, but I was wrong. The only demons present in this story were the internal ones of the main character - that in itself can be a bit refreshing sometimes! This was a simply nice and very easy to listen to story about a witch and her internal struggle with her perceived guilt and her inability to leave the past where it belongs to the point where it has affected her ability to use her magic effectively.

I loved the story and can't wait to read/listen to more.

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 02-01-20

Fantastic second chance PNR

Love it!! Clay and Abby are both back home in the town they grew up in. Abby is trying to overcome her past and be there for her father and family after moving away 10 years ago. Clay is home with his daughter after a divorce. Absolutely amazing story!!

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 01-31-20

Soul of a great listen

Book 1 in a series. First that I listened to from the author . Deanna Chase the author wrote a story that will have you listing till the end . She wrote a strong heroine, that in some instances will make your heart break, you will want to cheer her on and tell the heroine not to give up .
Heroine is Abby. Hero is Clay .
Abby knows she needs to run and start somewhere new other then Keating Hollow. Her powers are playing tricks with her , what I mean by that is they are getting weak and acting up . Her family is at Keating Hollow and so is the love of her life , Clay .
So goes to New Orleans and settles there . But she still wishes she’s back home. Abby has a chance to go back home when she gets an emergency call about her dad . She wonders if Clay is still in the village or did life pull him away also . Will Abbys powers get strong like they are suppose to . Is Clay and Abby get together. Grab it and see .
Gabra Zackman performance was great . Her voice is strong smooth and clear . The tones for the characters were spot on