I came across this book on Goodreads - Facebook for people who like books, I say.
It intrigued me because it has a Harry Potter flavor to it. And I loved all the Harry Potter books.
But it is not a children's book
The main character is Holly, who is 38, lives alone, has a job in which she can support herself, a great cat and a seemingly pretty good life. Enter Partridge Mayflower who introduces himself as her fairy godfather. Partridge breaks the news to Holly that she was actually born a witch, and she has a great deal of "witchlight", more than the average witch. The Coven (not as dark as it sounds), have been looking for her and observing her and decided it was time she was told her true identity and brought up to speed on being a witch. She was adopted by "mortal" parents, and she never had any reason to think there was anything special about her.
Holly begins lessons on magic and at the same time meets a really great guy (Jake) that could be the one. (He is not a witch) She decides to pursue finding her real witch mother (Esme). It all seems so fun and interesting as she learns magic and is dating a wonderful man.
Then everything seems to changes and bad things start happening to the people important to her. And people are not always who they seem...
The story hooks you on the characters that are so likeable, that when things take a turn, it is hard to put down wondering how it will all turn out in the end.
The story starts out a little slow...I was witching it would pick up a bit sooner, but once it started rolling, it was really good.
I could see a series with Holly and how she might use her new found powers. I don't know if there are plans for another book or not.
If you like books about people with magic in current times, and wish you had "witchlight", you would like this book.
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. Thanks!