One Solstice Night

One Solstice Night

Elora Bishop / Feb 19, 2020

One Solstice Night Librarian s Note this book has been reissued under another pen name For purchase and reviews please see Under Her Spell by Bridget Essex Isabella Fox mediocre witch for hire has just moved to the c

  • Title: One Solstice Night
  • Author: Elora Bishop
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 110
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  • Librarian s Note this book has been reissued under another pen name For purchase and reviews, please see Under Her Spell by Bridget Essex.Isabella Fox, mediocre witch for hire, has just moved to the charming little town of Benevolence As the new village magicmaker, she s expected to cast only one spell a year in the sleepy village something not even she could mess up.Librarian s Note this book has been reissued under another pen name For purchase and reviews, please see Under Her Spell by Bridget Essex.Isabella Fox, mediocre witch for hire, has just moved to the charming little town of Benevolence As the new village magicmaker, she s expected to cast only one spell a year in the sleepy village something not even she could mess up Or so she hopes As the Winter Solstice celebration draws near, Benevolence flurries with the magic and wonder of the holiday season But not all are welcome to partake in the town s festivities Outcast shapeshifter, Emily, lives alone in the mountains She is a mystery to Isabella, until they happen upon each other by chance in the snowy wood, like magic On the night of the Winter Solstice, love begins to grow between the two women, despite the chill of the winter and the foreboding possibility that not all is well in Benevolence.The novella One Solstice Night is a magical lesbian love story, and the first in THE BENEVOLENCE TALES series.

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    About "Elora Bishop"

      • Elora Bishop

        Elora Bishop is a queer author of magical lesbian love stories You will often find her wearing soft skirts, curled up in a sunny window much like a cat , Austen in hand, cup of tea two cream, one sugar nearby, always piping hot She is bewitched by all beautiful things but, most of all, by her beloved wife She writes lesbian YA as Sarah Diemer.


    228 Comments

    1. For some reason, I never got round to reading the two books which follow this one, so I’ve reread this one now. It’s a very short novella — shorter, I think, than the two which follow — and so it was a very quick read. Some of the novelty has worn off from Elora Bishop’s work to me; there was a magic the first time I read this in it being some of the first unrepentant lesbian romance I read, and I think I liked it more for that. Bishop’s introduction about the lack of queer people in [...]


    2. A little bit of spun-sugar sweetness for the day my girlfriend went home after a visit. It's a quick read, and the love story is really cute. Predictable, perhaps, but lovely, and it made me smile a lot. And there's a talking cat! Win all round. And, of course, there's a happy ending, despite a touch of danger in the middle.


    3. This was very child-like YA. It read like a children's fairy tale, really which might be good and fine if I were expecting that (annoying). But even for an innocent little kiddo story it was rather simplistic and dull.In this world witches are for hire, there is witch school, and towns hire out witches to be their town magicmaker luckily there's a hangout called The Hag Bar where witches can find jobs. I'm not sure why witches would need the towns, but they get a place to live in return-- and a [...]



    4. (From my Wordpress blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors)Isabella Fox is used to being run out of town. A mediocre witch-for-hire, eventually her spells always seem to go wrong. After getting run out of town for the third time by an angry mob, she takes a post in the sleepy mountain town of Benevolence, vowing that this time she will get it right. And since the townsfolk only need her to do one spell a year, how could she possibly go wrong?This is a beautifully told [...]


    5. Now this is more like it! This is the third book I've read so far written by Sarah Diemer/Elora Bishop, and it has a really similar feel to her book Sugar Moon (written as Sarah Diemer). However, where Sugar Moon felt a little rushed, One Solstice Night feels just right.Isabella is a mediocre-at-best witch who keeps getting run out of the towns the hire her--with torches and pitchforks, the whole she-bang. When she hears that the sleepy town of Benevolence only needs one spell a year from their [...]


    6. I read One Solstice Night by Elora Bishop back just before the solstice. It was such a lovely, fun read. If you read my Q&A with Sarah Diemer (ainesrealm/2012/1), then you saw that she and Elora Bishop are the same person. While One Solstice Night is not a YA book, it's perfectly fine for teen readers.Young witch, Isabella, is run out of town because of her failure at being a witch. When she finds an add for a job as the town witch for Benevolence, she snatches it up. And when she finds out [...]


    7. After reading the author's "Cage the Darlings" I was looking forward to reading this particular story, as I have a soft spot for witches. This book is a lot shorter than the previously mentioned book, pretty much a novella. This story is about a mediocre witch named Isabella who moves to the town of Benevolence (a town full of shapeshifting animal-human hybrids called Changers), where they only need one spell a year, and that is the spell to ward off the Wolf of Winter. There she sees a white do [...]


    8. “What bound two people together? Was it a shared memory, like a poem, memorized and always on the tongue, ready to live again and be said aloud? Was it a moment the two had possessed together, if only for that moment, or was it a connection that spanned from one heart to the other, an invisible thread, unending?”I loved everything about this book. This book felt like magic. The way the author described the town of Benevolence especially during the time of year it is set (winter solstice) fel [...]


    9. I read One Solstice Night after looking for something light to read while traveling during my winter holiday vacation. I wanted something wintry and festive without all the heavy overtones of Christmas. This was perfect. The love story is sweet and kept me reading the rest of the Benevolence Tales. Sometimes I wish it could have been longer, with stronger plot development, but really, it hits its mark. This series as a whole is good and to be honest love how non hetero-normative everything about [...]


    10. I actually found this story to be charming, interesting, and relatively well-written. Unfortunately, the length was problematic. Somewhere between a short story and a novella, this story wasn't long enough to create a compelling story with the tension necessary to a fairy tale and/or fantasy. There simply wasn't enough room to fully develop the characters or the plot, which was disappointing from a writer and a work that showed so much promise.


    11. For me this author's work has been a bit of a hit and miss, but this was one of the ones that warmed my cold, cynical heart. Some of the other stories I've read by Elora Bishop/Sarah Diemer have felt too rushed, but this was closer to the steady, lingering pace of The Witch Sea (which I loved, at its best her writing is powerful).


    12. This book is lovely. Anyone who is fascinated with the idea of a witch for hire should read this novel. The descriptive imagery itself will mesmerize the reader. This written work captures the reader's attention as a novel approach to pagan literature. This book is about movement, hope, and metamorphosis.


    13. I was making the rounds, reading all of Elora's works in March-April and this was another I'd somehow never gotten to before. It was so smooth and sweet, I was in love with the main character, the towns people, the way it all neatly knitted together at the end, even pulling a few tears from me on the way to getting there.




    14. so cute! a sweet, fun, fluffy read, with cats and tea and witches and animal shapeshifting and a cozy wintery holiday vibe. i love it <3




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