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Spell of Appalachia Paperback – September 16, 2009
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About the Author
Known as SweetWitch by many readers, Molly Wens weaves spells of passion and romance in her writing. Her characters leap off the page and become a part of your world as they explore the forces at work in their lives. Sometimes gritty, often sensuous and always riveting, her stories are born of her fertile imagination and remarkable life experiences. Molly has been writing for much of her life, starting at the tender age of eleven when she won her first national award in a school-sponsored essay contest. Her love of the written word has never wavered, and she has continued to win prizes and accolades for the many short stories she has in print. Now living in the Midwest with her family, Molly can often be found reading, working, playing with her child and even jumping from the occasional airplane. Shelter from the Storm is the first of what we hope to be many commercially published novels by Molly Wens. Web Site: www.mollywens.com
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The story was earthy and ethereal at the same time making the unbelievable easily believable. I believe this is a talent held by only the best writers. I personally read for escape, to be sucked into another's world. In this primitive, supernatural read, I not only escaped but was cured right along with the main character making this story a brief solace from the tragedies of life. I became, as Molly wrote, "one of those who knew that torment could only hope for something, for some place that would offer them solace and give rest to their disillusioned minds."
"Sometimes when we are at our loneliest, someone comes to us, as if summoned by our troubled souls..." I loved this line, and it leads me to Molly's use of secondary characters who bring so much to the story and provide for the fullness of her characters. For example, Del, who is a glorious mixture of sympathetic and prying, gives the reader a wealth of information about the heroine, Onida Burk.
I could not read this story fast enough with so many questions being conjured in my mind as to what was happening in those mountain mists and what the magic of the mountains would bring about for the hero and heroine. I will even admit that with less than fifteen pages left to go in the rapturous world they created together when my reading time was interrupted, it was maddening! I became one of those have-a-bowl-of-cereal-if-you-are-hungry moms in my rush to get back to my book.
I urge you to get caught up in the unanswerable magic of the Spell of Appalachia.