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Publisher's Summary

When you are ready, seek, and you shall find. It is your gift.
Gwen Harper left Pendleford 13 years ago and hasn't looked back. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she'd escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt's legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past.
The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance. Gift or burden, for Gwen, it always spells trouble. She has to stay - she has nowhere else to go - but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch?
©2013 Sarah Painter (P)2016 Sarah Painter
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3 out of 5 stars
By Trish R. on 12-31-16


So, according to Goodreads this book has 332 pages. At 20% (location 1136 of 5601) I don’t have a clue what Gwen looks like. She could be a snaggled-tooth-crossed-eyed-wart-nosed-female-with-a-brillo-pad-head-full-of-orange-hair for all I know. Nor do I have any idea what Cam looks like. In all these pages couldn’t she have told us what the main characters look like? I absolutely hate when an author doesn’t tell you important things like that. It makes me lose interest in the book so fast it’s not even funny.

BUT worse than that is the author’s laziness in: replies, answers, remarks, exclaims, articulates, mentions, murmurs, mutters, anything but “said.” Is it really so hard to find another word once in a while other than “said?” In this 332 page book (according to Goodreads) Sarah Painter used the word “said” 1,096 times. Really?

That’s why I stopped reading at 44%. If I’d read that word again I was going to scream. I think I only read 1 Loretta Chase book then never read another because of this very reason. It was all “he said she said.” Needless to say, I won’t be reading any more Sarah Painter books.

The F-bomb was released 14 times and I have no idea if there was sex. As of 44% there was no kind of desire that would make you believe Gwen and Cam would ever be involved romantically.

As to the narrator: Stevie Zimmerman did a fantastic job, up until I quit reading. Her men sound like men and as long as a narrator reads with emotion they’re great in my opinion. Stevie Zimmerman gets better with every book she reads.

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5 out of 5 stars
By neraks on 03-28-17

Loved this book!

Where does The Language of Spells rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a keeper

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Language of Spells?

Overcoming negativity

What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?

Stevie's performance made the book come alive

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were some laugh out loud moments!

Any additional comments?

I received this book as a gift from the author for an honest review.
I would definitely buy other books if there are more in this series

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5 out of 5 stars
By TINA ROGERS on 11-05-16


I Loved it. Just my kind of book. A easy listen with a good story .

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3 out of 5 stars
By Maria Smith on 10-25-16

Magic and Romance

If magic and romance are your thing, then do have a listen to this book.

When Gwen returns home to the place of her childhood, she quickly discovers she isn’t welcomed by everyone. The locals assume she is a witch like her late aunt who has left Gwen her house, and all of her possessions.

Gwen has her own special powers, but isn’t interested in using them - all she wants is a normal life. However, she finds herself drawn into the goings on of the local community.
Some are wary, some are downright unfriendly, and a few are expecting her to take over where her aunt left off.

There is one man in the village keen to get reacquainted though, her old flame Cameron, who I’m not going to tell you anything else about - You’ll have to listen yourself.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lyn on 07-31-17

Fun, easy to follow and a pleasant listen

Would you consider the audio edition of The Language of Spells to be better than the print version?


What did you like best about this story?

easy listen

What does Stevie Zimmerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

was a little difficult to listen to at times

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it was sweet and at times delightful

Any additional comments?

i would recommend it

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