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Witchy Reads

Sit down for a spell and become enchanted by these witchy reads!


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches and vampires whose activities center around an enchanted treasure.

Black Candle Women : A Novel by Diane Marie Brown
Generations of Montrose women have lived together in a quaint two-story bungalow in California for years. They keep to themselves and stick close to home, but when seventeen-year-old Nickie Montrose brings home a boy for the first time, their quiet lives are disrupted. For the other women have been withholding a secret that will end Nickie's relationship before its begun: the family curse; that any person they fall in love with dies.

Mortal Follies by Alexis J Hall
Maelys Mitchelmore thinks she is cursed, and every time something embarrassing, tragic, or downright terrifying happens, Lady Georgianna Landrake is right there. Rumor has it that Lady Georgianna is a wicked enchantress–is she behind the curse, or can she save Maelys from the spirits that plague her?

Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper
Emmy reluctantly returns to her hometown to serve as arbiter of a magical tournament. But the town now seemingly has much more to offer, including a gorgeous witch. Will she be enough incentive for Emmy to stay? Romance and a well-developed magical system make this perfect read.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The story of two sisters, Gillian and Sally Owens, brought up by their elderly guardian aunts in a small New England town. The aunts possess magic that they in turn hand down to their nieces.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller
The last in a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of the regrown bone trees at Orchard House, Charm, a witch, prisoner, survivor and the Emperor's mistress, is the only person who can keep an empire together as she fights for her freedom.

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
In the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence and the execution of her father, Beatriz accepts Don Rodolfo Solorzano's proposal of marriage and is whisked away to his remote country estate where she is faced with a malevolent presence linked to his first wife's death.

The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub
This lively retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, as told from the perspective of Lydia, the much-maligned youngest Bennet sister, is filled with enchantment, intrigue and boundless magic as she comes to learn that, for a witch, promises have power.

Venco : A Novel by Cherie Dimaline
After finding a tarnished silver spoon humming with otherworldly energy, Metis millennial Lucky St. James, familiar with the magic of her Indigenous ancestors, and her cantankerous grandmother Stella are welcomed into the fold of Ven.Co -- a network of witches working to return women to their rightful power.

Weyward : A Novel by Emilia Hart
Told over five centuries through three connected women, this riveting novel follows Kate, in 2019, as she seeks refuge in Weyward Cottage; Altha, in 1619, as she uses her powers to maintain her freedom; and Violet, in 1942, as she searches for the truth about her mother's death.

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Legend goes that long ago a Flores woman offended the old gods, and their family was cursed as a result. Now, every woman born to the family has a touch of magic.

Witches : A Novel by Brenda Lozano
Sent to report on the murder of Paloma, a legendary healer who entrusted her cousin Feliciana with all her secrets, Zoe finds her life twisting around Feliciana in a danse macabre as she begins to understand the hidden history of her own experience as woman.




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