River Magic by M.A. Phillips | Book Review

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River Magic: Book Information

River Magic by M.A. Phillips.

River Magic by M.A. Phillips
Book 1 in Rituals of Rock Bay series
Publisher: Shadow Spark Publishing
Genre: Magical Realism
Length: 324 pages
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: October 31, 2020

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Synopsis

Budding clairvoyant Lacey Moran seeks to understand her dreams and find her life’s purpose along the St. Lawrence River. If only her visions of silver arms and Cian O’Connor’s blue eyes were easier to understand! The pieces begin coming together when she encounters a mermaid in the river, joins a group of Druids, and opens herself to romance with an old friend.

Can Lacey overcome her doubts, or is she in over her head?

River Magic Author Information

River Magic Author M.A. Phillips.

M. A. Phillips lives in Northern NY with her husband, daughter, and three cats. She is a writer, English teacher, and practicing Druid. Some of her short stories have been published in Stone, Root, and Bone magazine. Her debut, River Magic, is an adult magical realism novel featuring a friends-to-lovers romance, contemporary Pagans, and a vengeful mermaid.

When she isn’t writing, you can find her in the garden, sewing, or enjoying a book with a side of tea. You can read more about her spiritual and creative journey on her blog ditzydruid.com, or on Twitter & Instagram @ditzydruid.

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My Review

** I received a complimentary copy of River Magic through Storytellers on Tour, in exchange for an honest. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

River Magic is such a lovely story of finding oneself while discovering gifts. Lacey is someone who longs to find a sense of adventure; as a result, she finds this through a magical community. Lacey finds kindred spirits through her new ‘found family’ of Druids. Additionally, she discovers a special bond as she learns more about herself.

As someone who deeply appreciates magic in all forms, I enjoyed reading about Lacey’s story. She educates her friends about special pagan holidays, and reveled in the natural beauty of her surroundings. I also deeply appreciated the depictions M.A. Phillips provided me of the St. Lawrence River. I would love to visit this area one day!

In conclusion, River Magic is a warm debut story about magic and discovering one’s true power. I recommend this book to those seeking books honoring earth magic and an open minded support system!

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