A Celtic Witch is a story that nearly demands to have a soundtrack. The spell that draws witches into the growing community of Witch Central in Berkeley and Fisher’s Cove in Nova Scotia catches the attention of a star in the world of Celtic music, an Irish fiddler by the name of Cassidy Farrell whose fame seems to be on par with Loreena McKennitt or Ashley MacIsaac (if you watched the opening ceremonies of the Vancover Olympics you got to hear both of them, though, strangely, US broadcasters never showed McKennitt on screen). Cassidy is taking her annual break in Cape Breton when a recommendation leads her to the Sea Trance Inn in Fisher’s Cove.
More so than most books in the series, A Celtic Witch is a love story which in this case brings together Cassidy with Marcus, the protagonist of A Nomadic Witch. It’s not something either of the two are seeking: we are well aware of Marcus’ prickly demeanor at this point, and Cassidy has a highly success career and no desire whatsoever to settle down. But Cassidy has a rare witchy gift for hearing the rocks sing, and the magic practiced by the witches of Fisher’s Cove calls to a part of her which she has set aside for the sake of her career.