A Nomadic Witch: A Modern Witch #4 by Debora Geary
Pull out the tissue, if you thought A Reckless Witch pulled the tears from you, this one surpasses it in every way. This story is about healing, forgiving – others and for Marcus Grimald Buchanan – and learning to live again.
A visitor shows up in The Realm, now that witches have net power they have figured out how to physically go into the virtual world of Enchanted Realms, her name is Adele and she is all gold lame and glitter; she brings a message from Evan Buchanan, the twin of a grumpy witch named Marcus Buchanan. He was always dark to Evan’s light, caution to Evan’s surge forward without looking. Evan had a little understood talent, astral projection, and they lost him when he was five, he went out early one morning and never came back. Marcus, as the older more responsible twin, has been blaming himself for forty years, and morning his lost twin. He is not an uncle the children hang on, but they have been around him more and more this past year, he blames the meddling of his Aunt Moira and the new little babies floating around Fisher’s Cove. Evan is sending Marcus a baby to care for. Marcus doesn’t believe it … until a baby girl shows up on his doorstep a couple days later.
Marcus quickly calls on the ladies of Fisher’s Cove, they will know what to do with a baby girl, and they will take this creature off his hands. They come, they help with the little ones immediate needs, they give him enough supplies to last the night, and then they leave him, with a baby girl named Morgan! After a day or so the Fairy Godfathers swing into action, sending him a how to manual to help him care for his new charge and then they start meeting in the Realm’s Witch’s Lounge. Morgan quickly starts healing Marcus’ heart until the frozen fear invades again as Morgan starts her astral travels. He wakes up one night to find her cold; her spirit has left her to travel where he cannot go, but this time he pulls her back. Young Kevin, one of the ten year old twins in the town, researches and plots the missing souls for as many years back as he can find documented. He discovers that all the lost souls lived near water, so they transferred Morgan to the Realm where there was no water.
One day Marcus brought her back out, it was a sunny day, most of the lost souls happened early morning when it was very foggy outside, so they all thought she would be safe. Then she was gone, but instead of being a small five year old boy alone trying to call his brother back, Marcus was a fully trained mind-witch with a circle at his call. Morgan was brought home, then a new circle was formed and Marcus went into the mists to see Evan. With the Net powers, they had found a new power that was near to the astral projection powers. Using it and the other powers a bridge between the astral realm and the physical realm; they should lose no more witches to astral realm.
I think I cried more through this book as Marcus healed, and the woman of the community fought their instincts to coddle him and Morgan, than any of the other books. I also laughed as the Fairy Godfathers got in on the act, we finally got to meet Daniel, Nell’s non-witch husband, and he is the perfect foil for our fire witch and their five children. This book moved a little slower pace than the others, but the timing and rhythm was perfect; it still swept you along as the tide ebbed and flowed along the Nova Scotia coast line. I rate this one another five stars, Ms. Geary has not missed yet, every book in this series has hit just the right note with this reviewer. Thank you again for sharing your world with us.