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Publisher's Summary

A magical Pendleford prequel novella from the best-selling author of The Language of Spells, that introduces the world to Iris Harper - the original Harper witch.
Iris Harper has lived in Pendleford for decades. The local witch is mistrusted by the townsfolk, but that doesn't stop some coming to her begging for potions, spells and quick-fixes.
As time has marched on suddenly Iris is aware that her days are beginning to fade. Her sumptuous garden is turning against her, the sweet scent of rot potent and now a young girl has come begging for a solution at her door.
Yet, the problem she brings causes Iris to remember a man from long ago - the man she loved, the man she could never trust...
©2015 Sarah Painter (P)2017 Sarah Painter
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adriana B on 05-04-17

Prequel Novella from Language of Spells

I have not read the Language of Spells but I'm looking forward to reading it soon. This was a short audiobook Novella that was light and easy to follow. The story kept me interested until the conclusion.

The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.

If you like supernatural stories with a touch of magic you should give this book a try. It was laid back and a good introduction to this author's writing style. She doesn't spend a lot of time with descriptions of places and people. This book was straight forward and I found it engaging. If you have read her Language of Spells, you will probably enjoy learning about Iris.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Decker on 07-17-18

Perfect Summer Reading

This is a lovely tale told with wit and humor, and a thorough understanding of the magic that glimmers in all gardens. And all hearts.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jo on 06-03-18

a bit disappointing

I enjoyed the book overall, the characters were well rounded and believable, the pace was good and I liked Iris a lot - I felt that the ending was a bit of a let down though. I'd love to read more about these characters and see the relationship between iris and Bec develop more. I didn't think there was enough about the garden and iris either. however, I guess that's part of it being a short story - not enough space to explore everything.

I enjoyed the writer's style though and will look out for books by her in the future. the narrator was also good and I would listen to other audiobooks read by her.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 10-22-17

Entertaining

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This follows two storylines, one concerning a town witch called Iris Harper, who is struggling with loneliness and age, and a young woman called Bex who is fired from her position as a nanny after she is accused of stealing. I much preferred Iris’s storyline and plot even though both felt rather light. It was entertaining but I felt like it ended abruptly.

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