Shirley Damsgaard. The Seventh Witch. New York: Avon, 2010.

Ophelia has mixed feelings about going to the Blue Ridge Mountains for her great-aunt’s 100th birthday party. Although she spent part of her childhood at the family homestead there, she feels more at home in her quiet village of Summerset, Iowa, where she lives with her grandmother and serves as the librarian. Ophelia would prefer to lead a normal life, but her status as a psychic witch dictates that she interact with the extreme – curses, ghosts, and even murder.

In North Carolina, Ophelia expects a carefree vacation, but she quickly discovers that her family’s secrets have put them in danger. Her quirky aunts, who are all witches and healers, help Ophelia piece together reasons why another witch in the area wants to do harm to their family – and to kill her beloved grandmother, Abby. By using her psychic abilities and with the assistance of her love-interest, Ethan, Ophelia exposes a crime committed against the people of the community, sets some family history straight, and saves Abby.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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