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Totally entertained by this smart and snarky start of a new witchy mystery series!

What a fun, entertaining start to this new witchy mystery series!

Lily is smart and snarky and funny, and she's not the only one! The author did a great job giving us many clever characters to populate Sweet Briar, Georgia. However, I have to admit that I especially enjoyed Lily's great-grandmother, Adriana, (whom she physically resembles in the most uncanny fashion), and loved their snappy verbal sparring. There is a scene where the two square off with each other that is hilarious. Lily and Adriana are very alike even though they are generations apart and have been separated for most of Lily’s life. I look forward to more interaction between the two in the future, especially as Lily begins to come to grips with her new-found witchy powers and learns from the family’s matriarch. In addition, I was glad that Lily finds some nice relatives and friends in the town after her isolated, emotionally-deprived, younger life.

Then there are the love interests! First of all, I liked that there is a romantic plotline, and that in this book, it remains at the beginning stages. Lily doesn’t just jump at the first pretty face. (There are choices!) She takes note, but displays some natural hesitation and common sense. And there is tension from her not knowing who she can trust and who has hidden motives or agendas. We don't really know for sure who the good guys are as the story progresses and because there are still secrets and unanswered questions at the end of the book, we are going to have a niggling uncertainty for a bit longer. But I liked that, and I think it will be fun to see where this goes in future books.

The town of Sweet Briar is full of surprises and engaging characters, and it is depicted as Small Town USA. Just like your typical small town, everyone knows everyone else, their background, and most of their secrets. It just happens to be a haven for witches hiding in plain sight.

There are a lot of secrets to tease out in this town and these witch families. And because all the mysteries that arise in HOME SWEET WITCH are not resolved by the final page, there is a lot of room for future novels in the series.

I recommend this book for cozy mystery readers that enjoy elements of magic, romance, witches, and witchcraft in their stories.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

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About the author

Author of witchy mysteries, paranormal fantasy suspense and romance. I live in the foothills near the N Georgia mountains on a farm, with my husband and almost adult kids, a Cairn Terrier, two black cats, and fish. I can usually be found behind my laptop or driving around in my Jeep. It's a thing. view profile

Published on May 18, 2020

Published by Aqua Raven Publishing

80000 words

Genre: Cozy Mysteries

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