The Maid of Bitmore Swamp by Shirley McLain

The Maid of Bitmore Swamp by Shirley McLain.

5 Stars: Mother and Daughter Tale!

‘The Maid of Bitmore Swamp’ is a continuation from ‘Princess Adele’s Dragon’ in this Witches and Dragons Fantasy. Witch Bethelda Nightshade, came from a village named Candlewick. At age fourteen Bethelda ran away from home. She now lives in the Bitmore Swamp, cheating mortal men. As payment for a spell she created, she received a baby girl, whom she named Anya.

This is a tale of a mother and daughter. Bethelda grooms Anya to replace her in the swamp. Bethelda’s teenage daughter rebels and is determined to live outside the swamp. Not wanting to lose her daughter, Bethelda comes up with a plan.

… “Bethelda completed her packing, which didn’t take long because she didn’t own anything. She saw a big shopping trip in her future. That will fill me full of anxiety, since I know nothing about shopping. I went one time with Mother. It will be one of those learning experiences I’ve heard mentioned.

…Moving the treasure from the cave would require detailed planning. She decided to use magic wagons to get her gold and jewels from the treasure cave. I will put a spell over the wagons to disguise what’s in them. I think I will make the wagons look like they are loaded with hay.”

On their adventure they encounter royalty, strangers, finagle a few transactions, use magic to their advantage while side stepping the danger, that is always present. Will it be possible for them to fit in. Will their new identities keep them safe, or will the past catch up with them?

I found this story quite entertaining.

Author Shirley McLain; is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl. Shirley has also published. The Hidden Stairway’, ‘The German Spy’, ‘Dobyns Chronicles’, ‘The Greatest Athlete’, ‘Kelly’s War’, Thomas Gomel Learns about Bullying’, ‘Crimes and Retributions’, ‘Princess Adele’s Dragon’, ‘Shirley’s Book of Horror’, ‘Verses for My King’, ‘Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes’, and ‘The Tower’.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Book 2 of 2: Witches and Dragons
Print Length: ‎193 Pages
Publisher: ‎SHIRLEY’S BOOKS; 1st Edition (July 14, 2022)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)


About The Author: Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl.

She is currently living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she is enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She has done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.

Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “Crimes and Retribution”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, “Verses For My King.” Dobyns Chronicle s is a historical fiction in which you follow a family through troubling times. She has published (should be on the market the end of January 2020) her educational fiction about Bullying. It is for ages 10 to Adult to help them deal with bullying in school.

Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.

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