Author: Deborah Geary
Publication Information: Fireweed Publishing. 2011. 304 pages.
Book Source: I received this book from the author for an honest review. The book was delivered through Amazon.
Favorite Quote: "Many parents raise a child in their image. Your mama was smart enough, and strong enough, to parent each of you the way you most needed."
A Reckless Witch is the third installment in Deborah Geary's Modern Witch stories. The first two were titled A Modern Witch and A Hidden Witch respectively. These books are part family saga and part fairy tale. The stories are about witches but are not dark and gloomy. They are instead bright, humorous, and lighthearted. A fun and easy read that leave you hoping that another installment is coming.
This installment of the series focuses on Sierra, an eighteen year old witch. Her mother disappeared when Sierra was twelve. Sierra lives through the foster care system and mourns the loss of her mother. She is discovered by the witching community when she is about to turn eighteen. They knew her mother but did not know about her existence. They welcome her into their family and community. She learns to let go and to trust.
The central themes of the book are the nurturing and protection of children and the balance between responsibility and play and caution and recklessness. Many of the characters from the first two books return and develop a bit further in this book. New characters are introduced who I hope we will see more of in the coming books. I look forward to hopefully reading further installments of this series!