The Garden of Magic

  • by Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by Tracey Norman
  • 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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...

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Entertaining Magical Story

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Iris is a witch in the town of Pendleford. The witches in her family all have special talents or "afflictions", as they are regarded. Iris's affliction is an overwhelming compulsion for giving. More importantly, she is compelled to give others what they need, even if it makes no sense to her at the time. Now an elderly woman in her 80's, Iris is beginning to feel the effects of her age.

A young woman named Rebecca (Becs) comes to her for help with her employer. After resisting his advances, she is accused of stealing as retribution. The employer turns out to be none other than the son of the man that Iris was once engaged to. This knowledge conjures up old, painful memories for Iris. But will she help?

The Garden of Magic is the prequel novella to The Language of Spells. The story was very entertaining and I really enjoyed it. The narration was wonderfully done. Tracey Norman has the loveliest voice and was such a pleasure to listen to. I would recommend The Garden of Magic.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

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- Karen M.

The Truth Serum

Would you listen to The Garden of Magic again? Why?

yes, because you always miss things the first time around.


Which scene was your favorite?

The confrontation in the Farrier living room.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, short but complete.


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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- wendigee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-17-2017
  • Publisher: Siskin Press Ltd