Saturday, March 30, 2013

Witchwood Estate - Going Home. #Book #review by Sharon

Book 1 currently FREE from all online stores.

Author: Patti Roberts  Genre: YA Paranormal Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies

Blurb: There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate... Whimsical, "TV" length episodes in an ongoing series. Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... An equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new friends…

Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!

Sharon's Thoughts

As a HUGE lover of Patti Robert's work I was thrilled when she announced she was releasing her "TV series" length books - The Witchwood Estate Series.


As anybody who regularly reads my reviews knows, I am a lover of all things paranormal; vampires, shifters, angels, you name it' I've probably read it. But I must admit I haven't read a lot paranormal containing witches, so was really quite excited when Patti said this was the basis of her new series. Now before you start thinking OK a story about witches; this is no 'Charmed' or 'Merlin'.


The first book in the series; Going Home, introduces us to our heroine Alexandria, as she is getting ready to go home to Witchwood Estate to claim her inheritance.  We meet Olly and Martha Barnaby her loving but rather curious guardians, and then go with Alexandria on the first leg of her journey home.


What makes Patti's work so easy to read is that her stories have an emotion, spirit, and energy that draws you into the story and you are propelled along with them.


With each story only the length of a standard TV mini-series or show, it is quite easy to read in one sitting, and then, like any other favourite TV show, you have to wait with baited breath till the next exciting episode.
You can read the review on Sharon's blog HERE

Witchwood Estate books on Amazon

Readers reviews: 

What a delightfully magical read! For the young at heart or others who don't fear to dream. I enjoyed it so much! The wonderfully created world that you have so vividly written is easily envisaged! Katrina Whittaker

By Leslie Hansford  Format:Kindle Edition

This story pulls you in and makes you smile when the character does; feel anxious about impending danger, and cringe at the evil the dark characters manifest. Rooting for our Alexandria from the first page. This promises to be a great series. I just love Patti's work. Without trying you are transported and become an invisible observer right in the story. She also makes you feel like you want to be close to her main characters. I will devour this series. Perfect-length installments for the read-a-holic. I will be recommending this series to everyone who has hope, who is adventurous, and has an open mind to fantasy. Patti Roberts does it again! 

5.0 out of 5 stars i loved it, i couldnt put it down 

By jennifer leblanc Format:Kindle Edition

all i can say is i loved this book
once i started to read it, i couldnt put it down!!!!!
the only thing i hated was that the book ended and i have to wait to see
what happens in book 2 lol
thankyou patti roberts for a great book
i look forward to reading book 2 

5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!! 
By Katie  Format:Kindle Edition
This book was really awesome, This is one of those books that is a fun read and plus a really good book to read. Once I start this book I could not put it down I had to know what happen next.

5.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical & Wonderful!!
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This review is from: Witchwood Estate - Going Home (Kindle Edition)
First off for those of you who are already Patti Roberts fans of her Paradox series, you will know she is a spectacularly imaginative and beautiful author. Where some folks books read like solid dependable working boots, hers read like the gentle and delicate lace adorning your grandmothers couches. They are full of spirit and grace. Each of these types of styles are fine, and I enjoy both. What sets Patti's into this category is her grace and energy. She truly is a joy to read, and to know. I was thrilled to see her releasing something that I adore, short stories, and to make it better, they were to be part of a whole series.

This book really left me wanting more. I could not believe how it grabbed me from the start. Alexandria had my attention and I wanted to know more about her. My interest was peeked when she got on the bus. I was on edge with the bus ride never knowing what was going to happen next. I loved the storyline and when the book ended, I tried to turn the page just to see if it was more. I can't wait for the next book to come out. This is a goodread!

This short section is a very tantalising look into what promises to be a wonderful book. It has the smoothly competent writing that we've come to expect from Ms Roberts, but the tone of this book is lighter and more humourous than that of the Paradox series. I am very much looking forward to reading the whole book. 

Book 2 in the Witchwood Series - Ferntree Falls.

Where to buy:

Buy print books direct from the printer and save $$$ -HERE

Vote for cover 2 -  "winged covers" on Goodreads HERE 

Book 1 & 2 available in a double edition print book. 

All comments welcome - and - If you have enjoyed reading this post - please share on facebook and twitter.  Many thanks, Patti

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