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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Book Review:After the Summerland by Patricia A. Proctor

After the Summerland (The Witches of Spring Hill, #1) by Patricia A. Proctor
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal)
Date Published:  April 3, 2013
Publisher: Self

Teen triplets are shocked when they discover they are the reincarnation of three witches living on sacred land. The land magnifies their abilities, making them more powerful witches – and targets. They aren’t the only ones aware of the power the land gives . . .

Chloe, Kaiden, and Rowan Alexander can’t wait to meet the new triplets that have just arrived in town. They are determined to find out if they are anything alike. The attraction is instant, though they soon discover they share more than just being fraternal triplets – in fact, Brianna, Cian, and Xavier Silvan are also witches with a secret of their own.

They must overcome their distrust of each other and join together to fight a much stronger witch, who wants the sacred land for more than the power it gives.

It’s a paranormal coming of age story where the teens discover the purpose of their existence, explore their new powers, new relationships, and overcome family secrets, all while becoming stronger witches. They must learn quickly so they can protect themselves and the people they love from the force of dark magic bearing down on them.

After the Summerland is the first book in the Witches of Spring Hill series by Patricia A. Proctor. I'll be honest, I'm not a witch fan(This is a girl who still hasn't read the whole Harry Potter series here.), but there was something about this book that made me want to read it, and I'm glad I did, because I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. With two sets of triplets plus their care takers, that makes for a lot of main characters and in the beginning, I was mixing them up a little, but that didn't last long. Once I got to know each character, it was easy to keep everything in perspective. There was a lot of creativity that went into this book. There were some really great ideas. Like how Chloe, Kaiden, and Rowan were "born". It reminded me of a Phoenix almost. You know? Minus the fire and all. I enjoyed all the characters so far. I usually have a favorite by the end of a book, but I don't yet. If I had to pick, I'd choose Rowan and Xavier, but I pretty much like them all at this point. This story felt really original to me. I love originality! I'm looking forward to more!

After the Summerland by Patricia A. Proctor was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Patricia Proctor lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and cats. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and has had a love of books and reading her whole life.

To learn more about Patricia A. Proctor and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads. Check out Patricia's interview and guest post!


  1. Gabby, thank you for your kind words and wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed my book and look forward to sharing the rest of the series with you.


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