The road to reviewing indie books continues and so here are some of my recent reads, all of which I recommend!
‘A Stranger From the Storm’ by William Burton McCormick
‘Brilliant fun – a historical mystery with plenty of atmosphere‘
‘Witch in the Lighthouse’ by Azalea Forrest
‘A quaint and fun magical tale…‘
‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens
‘An exploration themed sci-fi novella not of this world…‘
‘The Caverns’ by Olen Crowe
In The Caverns an ancient evil lurks…
‘Red on White’ by J.P Biddlecome
‘The Wolves came, rising from the waves…’
And so that wraps up another edition of Awesome Recommended Indie Reads. Keep reading and keep reviewing!
A quaint and fun magical tale…
This was my first Azalea Forrest reading experience and an enjoyable one at that. ‘Witch in the Lighthouse’ is a quaint and fun magical tale that follows ‘Magnolia’ as she inherits a Lighthouse from her recently passed away uncle in a town that isn’t so welcoming of her kind.
Having had previous negative encounters with those of the magical persuasion Maggie faces the task of convincing the small seaside town of Lightview that she is there to help. Whilst some make her feel welcome, others are stubborn to the thought of a witch in their town even if this world of practical magic can help them in so many different ways. Just what did happen in the past and even to her uncle? The intrigue intertwines with the moving plot here keeping readers interested throughout.
Eventually the story unfolds as does the history of Magnolia’s family and what follows is an epic meeting of forces that carries an original and deeper meaning of responsibility of power and much more. Magical forces in this world can be used for both good and bad which is explored well here. The characters, setting and story were very well executed and I’d be more than happy to read another title by Forrest.