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Saturday, July 13, 2013

An emotional story of courage. The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation by @MagicProse #fantasy




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The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation

(Land of Enchantment Trilogy BOOK 1)


by Belinda Vasquez Garcia





A touching novel about the unlikely friendship between a devout Catholic and a reluctant witch. A book about loyalty, friendship, and the depth of love. The Land of Enchantment series shines with the little-known world of Southwestern magic, which gives this book a compelling twist and a refreshing breath of originality.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but humanity will never break me," — so claims the witch, Salia, but she was born with a soft, all too human heart that even being an outcast won't harden. Salia is a sister, granddaughter and daughter of witches. And she is a half-breed.

There is a portrait in the house at the bottom of Witch Hill. Salia looks out of the picture with haunted eyes. She is pale because her mother pinches her arm. But it is Salia's Native American grandmother who dominates the picture. She is 110 years old but appears to be a teenager, holding out in her hand an ordinary-looking rock, a piedra imán, a rare shape-shifting stone, allowing her to bathe like in the fountain of youth, to be immortal while others around her age.

Praise for The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation


This book delves into the very essence of the characters. The author showed their good sides and their inner demons, their lowest moments and their triumphs. That combined with the rich folklore made the story come alive. Many stories show good against evil, but this story shows how, in reality, we all carry both within ourselves.



Belinda Vasquez Garcia did her homework on the background on the legend of La Llorona and the surrounding Spanish Culture. The way she wove her tale of witchcraft and the life of the villagers in the early 20th century kept me spellbound and I could not put the book down. Her use of language was wonderful and I was drawn into the lives of her characters. She painted a picture of a time when life was hard and people relied on their faith and superstitions to survive.

It is also a story of courage and an indomitable spirit of a woman to obtain her dream against insurmountable odds and the passing on of her legacy. I can't wait for the next chapter of this story. An excellent must read for both the story as well as the excellent portrayal of the Hispanic/Indigo cultural experience that is New Mexico.



The author of The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation gets the reader right where they need to be. The story is written so richly and with such intricate details of surroundings and emotions that you feel like you're right there in the early 1900's watching this story unfold. I became very attached to the main characters and found myself happy or sad depending on what was going on with each of them. This is a page turning, easy read yet very engaging book about witchcraft, Christianity, friendship, love and loss. I can not wait for Mrs. Garcia's next novel!

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