REVIEW by Dolly: A Nomadic Witch (A Modern Witch Series #4) by Debora Geary (@fidget78 )
Spring brings a traveler to Nova Scotia – a tiny babe who will turn Marcus’s life upside down and reincarnate the horrifying events of his past.
Can Marcus find his way through the pain to love and healing? And can the witching community finally learn to keep their astral travelers safe?
A Nomadic Witch is book four of the top-rated A Modern Witch series. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won’t want to leave.
Thank goodness I happened upon this series of books. A Nomadic Witch is the fourth book in A Modern Witch Series. The only thing I can say about ALL Ms Geary’s books is, “Life Happens”
This story featuring crusty older bachelor, Marcus, is no exception to life. The roller coaster ride of emotions, the friendships and the genuine caring between family and friends. But, as we all know, life isn’t all sunshine and lollipops. There’s depression, loneliness, disease and deep agonizing hurt. No, the book isn’t depressing, lol. It’s just about life and how individuals deal with it on a daily basis. Just because A Modern Witch Series happens to deal with mostly witches, doesn’t mean they don’t problems like anyone else. A spell can’t heal all bad things.. Only caring can.
To get the full effect of this novel, you really need to start at the beginning and work your way through in order (timeline wise, anyway). There are lots of witches and non-witches to keep track of in this heartfelt series and their lives are interwoven throughout all the books.
This entry into the series focuses on Marcus and the dilemma he finds himself in when a girl infant is left on his porch step. She has powers that have rocked Marcus’ world before and he wants nothing to do with her. Marcus isn’t really living life, he’s existing. The women band together to NOT help Marcus, while the men come up with their own solution. And that’s all I can say without saying too much.
Ms Geary’s novels make you feel. You laugh, you cry and then you laugh some more. I think I’ve said this before but I don’t think I’ve read such a unique series of books. If they weren’t so well written, they would be only slightly entertaining. The character and world building is top notch. Every installment is like a family reunion. I’ve read them all multiple times.
Now the issues. As I’ve said before, after doing my review and fixing the rating in my head, I read the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. So, I have to agree that this isn’t my favorite book in the series but it is a good solid entry with a story that needed to be told for the series to move forward. I appreciate that. I’ve wondered about Marcus and why he was the way he was (make sense?). The plot line of A Nomadic Witch was unexpected. I really liked that. I also appreciated the way Ms Geary kept us guessing on what had actually happened in Marcus’ youth. All the witches knew the story, but the reader doesn’t. She unfolds it in such a way to keep the reader involved. Several reviewers indicated they didn’t feel as connected to this novel as they did the previous ones. I really can’t address that because I didn’t have that problem. (I’m not calling anyone out, no hate mail, please. What I’m trying to do is give an overall full review)
I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series and that says it all.
My Rating: 4.25 Stars