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5 thoughts on “Witch Ever Way You Look At It

  1. Kathy Bryson Kathy Bryson says:

    Charming story about woman who's achieved a happy if somewhat small life growing herbs and hanging out with her friend Grandma however has other plans which may be why Annie has developed a sudden and strange distrustfascination with the new neighbor that leavers her drunk breaking and entering and every other mishap you can imagine The ending takes an offbeat direction but otherwise satisfyingly funny

  2. Lisl Lisl says:

    Sometimes books appear in your midst as if by magic Or maybe not magic though there do seem to be other forces whispering into your ear even when you’d decided you were just window shoppingIn my case recently the voices within had been beckoning to me because once I’d seen it initially I never really could forget about it Aye I admit it the cover was the first draw but why not? It’s a great visual it’s fun and sassy and well done And of course the play on words gives a little insight into the plotAh no wonder the magic Witch Ever Way You Look At It centers on Annie and Lizzie best friends who are there for each other through thick and thin One year earlier Lizzie had lost her husband the love of her life and now is left to care for their small boy CharlieAnnie proprietor of Annie’s Herbs and granddaughter of the local witch has it made Yes The perfect friend perfect granny perfect life “Everything was just plain perfect” Sure Lizzie likes to tease her about being a witch “I am NOT a witch” but she could allow those conversations to peter out with a few well placed humorous comments for effect In the end they always move on to other topics including her grandmother Wilhemina or Willie who often tries to bring Annie’s attention to this or that available male despite our protagonist’s insistence that her life is happy just the way it isNevermind Everything is perfectAnd then comes Mace Anderson Rather uickly author Jennie Orbell playfully delivers an example of the timeless misunderstandings between men and women Piercing pale blue eyes nonetheless Mace gets under Annie’s skin when he moves into a nearby cottage and seems to turn up at the most inopportune moments catching Annie doing something uite reasonable—usually—but with an offbeat appearance or backstoryShortly after Annie arrives home from coffee with Lizzie—at a café where Mace Anderson had been eavesdropping on their uirky conversation and making no effort to hide it—she finds herself underneath her new neighbor’s posh vehicle attempting to cajole her feline pet Bat out from under where he’d been hiding after stealing a pork chop from Mace’s kitchen ‘Can I help you with something?’The words came floating down towards her left shoulder as gentle as apple blossom falling on dew soaked grass and she knew without a shadow of a doubt that they had come from her new neighbour She screwed up her face and mouthed the words ‘Oh God’ to no one but herself Bat turned swallowed a large chunk of pork and licked his lips “You bugger” she mouthed at the cat before taking a deep breath and crawling out from under the car A hand was extended from above which she ignored and she rose slowly to her feet tugging down her dress which she felt sure had ridden up to her armpits and had exposed her half naked body to a total stranger‘I was looking for my cat’ she said with an ever widening smile‘Your cat?’‘Bat’‘Your bat?’‘Sorry?’‘You say you are looking for your bat? Don’t they only come out at night?’‘I said I was looking for my cat Bat’The eyes blinked twice ‘You have a cat called Bat?’Later as Annie discusses with Willie Bat’s thievery and meeting up with Mace for the first time Willie is dismayed ‘We’ll have to keep our eyes on him He needs to know his boundaries’‘Exactly’ Annie said with a positive nod of her head ‘He can’t expect to move in here and rule the roost in a day’‘I was talking about Bat’ Willie saidWith this the author sets up a series of circumstances and misunderstandings that lead to the absurd the alarming even the life altering if they move forward unabated Some of the results are hilarious others cause a skipped heartbeat here and there and the author’s telling of them is spot on in her observations of human nature as is the adroit manner in which she weaves words together The characters speak to each other in dialogue that is true to life and I easily heard their conversations as I read sometimes aloud Orbell is adept at moving characters through various ups and downs while preserving the integrity of each one’s voiceShe then does one better by creating an underlying thread one that results in a second storyline the magic of that being that readers accompany Annie through her trials and tribulations without awareness of this second story This parallels Annie’s own experience of these events in that she doesn’t seem fully aware of the effect her past has on current circumstances as well as in how she allows herself to advance toward the future She believes she is just moving forwardThis dual plotline reveals another strength from Orbell the ability to pair humorous antics with poignant reality We also see Annie in ways her public persona does not necessarily showcase not only as a considerate person but also an individual with thoughtfully developed interests and concerns as well as someone uite competent and in a pinch capable of securing the wherewithal and ability to perform Of course this type of multi dimensional character is what readers appreciate and they will feel the same about the creator who skillfully pairs wit and wisdom in a balance that can be rather difficult to strike Orbell does it with dexterity and grace resulting in a read that is both straight up fun as well as tenderly poignantAs Annie and readers learn together her life may not be as perfect as it once appeared to be though the roads traveled and discoveries made contribute to a shared experience that neither would trade though for different reasons On our part we can also relate to so much of the interaction perhaps because much of it triggers the sort of coming to awareness serious as well as light that enables laughing at oneself or the softening of a necessary blow something most of us have also experiencedAfter an unsettling encounter Annie returns to the cottage and confides to her granny Annie ran a hand over her forehead; it was damp with sweat ‘I think I made a fool of myself Gran because I told him everything and then I cried’Willie made a tutting noise and dismissively waved her hand ‘Oh nonsense don’t you think the man is used to you making a fool of yourself by now’Filled with characters we’d love to see again Witch Ever Way You Look At It is a compelling and rewarding read one that drew gasps at times made me laugh and caused my heart to swell I also loved the passages that include the herbology Willie uses for her spells and Annie’s work with her herb business It was fun to read about but also intriguing and made me want to engage in the pursuit as well—all while staying light and on course for the events being discussedI will most definitely be reading from Jennie Orbell and recommend with much enthusiasm this start to her world It is singularly spectacular and I won’t complain if the author were to whip up a little magic and bring these characters to us againIn fact that would be perfect

  3. Deb McEwan Deb McEwan says:

    A humorous and fun read which in parts made me laugh out loud and in other areas the humour was a tad subtle There is also a serious element with a number of interesting twists and turns and one major surpriseAs well as being able to weave wonderful stories another reason I love Jennie Orbell’s books is that the characters are so real and I feel for them almost as if they’re my own friends Her descriptions are superb too without being over the top I felt like an interloper in Annie’s country cottage and the café where Annie and Lizzie meetA thoroughly enjoyable book which I highly recommend if you want hours of escapism and a good laugh

  4. Jen Moore Jen Moore says:

    A delightfully enjoyable romp filled with humour and likeable characters I loved the setting too There were some welcome surprises as the story unfolded and the twist at the end was completely unexpectedThis the second book I have read from Jennie Orbell I can recommend 'The Sleeping Field' and again I was hooked from the start

  5. Anita Dawes Anita Dawes says:

    A witch’s life should be perfect right?But Annie has no intentions of becoming a witch like her grandmother She is young attractive headstrong and single and sometimes her life has a habit of turning itself upside down at a moment’s notice and she could use a magic wandIn the beginning this story was deliciously funny and I anticipated a fun read However mysterious forces were soon at work and a serious thread became apparent Her best friend Lizzie a widow is struggling to bring up her young son trying desperately to forget how her husband died and continue living her life without him Annie has dark memories too a nasty accident that she refuses to think aboutThen an attractive man moves into the cottage just across the street triggering her grandmother to conjure up wedding bells But maybe he likes Lizzie instead?A brilliantly intricate well written story So much going on and at times I laughed aloud The serious bits were incredibly sad but it works out well in the end after a well thought out twist that I didn’t see coming I would definitely recommend this well written book for it has something for everyone and I defy you to read it with a straight face

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