Friday, October 1, 2021

Review: Daughter Witch by B. Austin @MagicProse

Daughter Witch

Romanov Witches Origins #3

by B. Austin

Published: January 27, 2021

Publisher: Spell Bound Books

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Witches


Blurb:


1952 to 2001


Liliya, Dima’s third daughter, may be a hippy and a Natural Witch who dabbles in plants, but Liliya is trouble. She has an unhealthy obsession with the weather, forcing the Romanovs to flee once again. The women finally move into a home that reflects their royal Russian blood, a rundown mansion in Santa Fe at the bottom of Witch Hill.

There is a portrait hanging in the house at Witch Hill. Thirteen-year-old Astra Romanov looks out of the picture with haunted eyes, but her grandmother dominates the picture. Dima is 180 years old but appears to be a teenager, proudly holding out in her hand an ordinary-looking volcanic rock, a rare shape-shifting stone, allowing her to bathe like in the fountain of youth, to be immortal while others around her age, including her three daughters.

Astra is half-Native American. Her aunts, Medea and Nikki, tutor her as a third-generation witch. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but humanity will never break me," so claims the young witch, Astra, but she was born with a soft, human heart that even being an outcast won't harden. Astra has wolves as her only friends, until her family makes her befriend Amelia, a Catholic girl they have their eye on.

In New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, the Romanovs will discover that they are not the only magical beings. And then there is the danger of a fanatical branch of the Catholic Church.

The next book in this unique series is: The House at Witch Hill.

(Please note: The books in the series, A Dysfunctional Family of Witches, are standalone and can be read in any order. Each book comes to a conclusion, but the story of the Romanov witches continues through time.)


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My Review:

 Daughter Witch is the third book in the Romanov Witches Origins series and can be read in any order as they are standalone novels. Daughter Witch is Liliya, Dima’s third daughter, and her granddaughter, Astra, Lilya’s daughter’s stories.

Daughter Witch starts out with Liliya’s story and how she is always doing things that get them in trouble with the local folk. Liliya likes to practice Aeromancy without her family’s knowledge of course.

One day Liliya is seen by a local who later comes accusing her of witchcraft. The locals have come to take Liliya to a secret location for a witchcraft trial. Once again Liliya is the reason Dima and her daughters have to take off in the night for a new place to live where no one knows them.

They find a home with Native Americans. Liliya falls in love with a local shaman. Liliya has a baby, Astra. After Astra is born the story switches to her. Astra meets a new friend, Amelia, a Catholic girl. Before Amelia, Astra’s only friends were wolves.

And here is where the plot thickens as the wolves make their appearance on the scene. I really enjoyed this new addition to our little family of Dysfunctional Family of Witches.

Daughter Witch like its predecessors has lots of magic and throws out lots of twists that keep the story interesting and the pages turning. I love following Dima and all of her daughter witches on their journey’s as the magic is always flying and getting them in trouble one way or another. And in Daughter Witch, we are introduced to a new character, Astra, who makes a fine addition to their little family.

I can’t wait to see what all of the witch’s daughters have in store for us in the next book The House at Witch Hill.

Now the time has come for you to one-click your copy of this magical novel, a novel that I highly recommend, Daughter Witch today for an epic adventure into the world of magic.  


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