Review by Marlene Engel
Growing up in foster care, Allison Darling never quite fit in. And, as an adult, she still strives to be part of a group. Now a wife and mother of three, Allison lives in a town reminiscent of a Stepford Wife community. A community that is so concerned with looks and status, a community that Allison so wants to be a part of.
When she’s approached to join the Glamour Girls, Monrovia’s elite group of women who belong to an at-home shopping company that specializes in soap, she’s all over that invitation. You see, the Glamour Girls pretty much run the town. From school events to business transactions, it’s the ‘it’ group to be in.
But as her magical powers start popping up, and at the most inopportune times, Allison tries her hardest to conceal her secret. The secret that she’s a witch! She’s determined not to let the other women find out and potentially ruin her chances at belonging to a group. What she doesn’t know, is that she isn’t the only witch in Monrovia.
Housewitch is author Katie Schickel’s debut novel. A story about family secrets, acceptance and magic perfectly blended with witty humor, this book has all the elements of a great novel. And, with a cast of fun characters, you will have a hard time putting this book down.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KATIE SCHICKEL graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in English. A former newspaper reporter, Schickel's writing career and passion for scuba diving has taken her to Pensacola and Key West, FL, as well as throughout the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. She has been a freelancer for several scuba magazines, including Scuba Times Magazine and Outside Magazine. Schickel lives in Massachusetts where she spends her time writing and with family. When she’s not doing that, Schickel also surfs the chilly waters of New England, even in the winter. HOUSEWITCH is her first novel.
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