The Enchanted Village is abuzz when the old Tavistock house finally goes up for sale. Darcy’s friend Curecrafter Cherise Goodwin is hoping she will have the winning bid on the home, but Darcy can’t shake the feeling that something bad is about to happen—and her magical instincts are usually right.
Sure enough, while Darcy and Cherise are looking at the property, they discover real estate agent Raina Gallagher stone-cold dead on the floor. Clutched in her hand is a gemstone amulet and, on the wall above her, a large red A. While Raina had no shortage of enemies, there’s also a dark legend about the house itself. To track down the killer, Darcy must unlock the secrets of both the deceased and the estate—and she’ll need to act fast, because revenge is a deal that never closes.
Which (witch?) is so true of the whole series, actually.
The phrase, however, started me thinking about witchy-type powers. Darcy can grant wishes. Others Crafters can disappear into thin air, bake a mean cupcake, grow amazing flowers, craft a spell...
But what power would I want?
There’s something to be said about invisibility. Think of the conversations you could overhear, the hilarious pranks you could pull.
Or maybe telepathy. Knowing what others are thinking. On second thought, cross that off—there are some things I probably don’t want to know.
Ooh, flying. That could be...amazing. Broomstick optional.
Oh, oh! Or maybe unlimited free shopping? Groceries, clothes, tile and drywall (can you tell we’ve been renovating our bathroom?).
All pretty good options, but ultimately I think I’d choose teleportation. Only being a blink or a twitch away from another destination holds a lot of appeal. Especially when stuck in a traffic jam.
What would you choose for your witchy power?
Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of the Wishcraft mysteries, the Magic Potion mysteries, the Nina Quinn mysteries, and the Lucy Valentine novels, and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She's a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, bake (mostly cookies), and occasionally leave the house to travel to the beautiful mountains in the northeast. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family and is hard at work on her next book.
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This book made me laugh, and it certainly left me with the need for more as it wraps up with some unanswered/unresolved issues. And of course, the main twist in the plot - the murder mystery. It was creatively done, and had me scratching my head when the murderer was revealed.
I love these books. I love everything about them and my only suggestion - that they get written faster! :)
Rating: 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.