The plots and characters within the pages of the Modern Witch book series are a far cry from a lot of the modern urban fantasy hitting the bookshelves these days. No murders, no uberworld creatures of the night roaming the streets.
What you get are every day people, going through their lives in every day ways, but with the added element of being able to do magic. When I get to the end of a book, I am hit with sadness because I don't want to leave these characters behind.
I want to sit around a table eating nutella cookies with Nell and her family. I want to drink tea with Moira and listen to her stories and words of wisdom. I even want to sit in a yarn shop with Caro and her knitting group, although I have no idea how to knit. And while I don't enter online gaming worlds, I would love to be able to spend an afternoon strolling through the witch-only areas of vitual Ream.
It's not all candy floss and fluff though either. Within these pages, the people of the Modern Witch books address the ethics of having "superpowers". They show the benefit of working together as a group while accepting the need to able to stand alone. Differences are honoured and accepted, not easily in all cases, but those who are unable to accept differences at first are able to admit the problem lies not with the other but within themselves.
What really show throughout these books, whichever the character being presented, is that Debora has done her homework. She get into the heart of each character and brings them to life, warts and all.
I have fallen in love with the people Debora Geary has created. They are the kinds of people I would gladly call friend.