“Can I see your magic?”
His face flushed red, but Beri shrugged and smiled sheepishly. “Sure.” He brought up his hand, his empty hand, and a ball of rich emerald-green magic appeared. It swirled in clouds of mist, slightly thicker here, slightly lighter in color there, dancing in a mesmerizing play within his long fingers. Above it, Beri watched her.
Fern’s stomach gave another flip. “It’s, er, very lively, your…ma—energy. Nice.”
For months, seventeen-year-old Fern has been sneaking out on her mother—really sneaking out—through a magical portal to an island halfway around the world. There, the grandmother Fern never knew existed needs her help rejuvenating their ancestral land. She has always been good at growing things, but that’s not magic. And magic is what the island needs.
With its energy running out, the land is breaking apart, and the caretakers demand a real witch to take over the Meadows, not a teenager with a green thumb. Elbow-deep in dirt, Fern confronts a splintered community, unsure who to trust, but grateful for the support of a Scottish boy who looks at her with green eyes shining with magic—and something more powerful.
Caring for this land is Fern’s birthright, one she longs to claim. But to take her place in this magical world, Fern must first figure out how to use her unique gift.
THE WITCH OF THE MEADOWS begins the journey of a generation of magic-wielders as they restore their connections to nature and community.
*Appropriate for adults and young adults. No sex or graphic violence. Some mild cursing.*
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The Witch of the Meadows
I found this book to be very refreshing. I could put it down until I had finished it. I especially enjoyed the good, clean language used. I felt I could share this book with my friends!