Book Review: New Witch on the Block by Louisa West
I've been in a really witchy mood lately. I have always had a deep love for all things witchy. For years, Charmed was my favorite show! I picked up this book from the stuff your kindle event, but I really wasn't sure whether I'd like it or not.
Given my last couple of reads, I didn't have high hopes for this one. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.
Rosie has just escaped her abusive husband with her daughter Maggie in the middle of the night. They end up in a small town, in a house that's seen better days. Rosie hasn't really worked a full time job, and she's been beneath her husband's thumb for over twenty years. She stayed because of their daughter, thinking that the love for her child would be enough.
Mosswood is a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere. The town has a small community based around their evangelical church. As Rosie and Maggie settle in, they find a routine that fits their new normal. Then weird things start happening.
One of the respected members of the community hits on Rosie and believe the husband when he says it's the other way around. The man who lives nearby stumbles drunkenly onto Rosie's property, claiming she is his Witch Queen and he, her Witch King.
After settling in, Rosie learns that she is a witch. The details on this were a little unclear to me, honestly, but I was willing to suspend my belief a little. I didn't like how the love interest, Declan, was introduced, but I wasn't completely put off by it.
While trying to make this new place their home, Rosie learns how to live again. This was a great story about a woman reaching middle age learning who she really is. Even though I felt like there wasn't enough given about her being a witch, I was satisfied enough with the story that I will more than likely continue this series.