The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy:
A Wishcraft Mystery
3rd in Series
Obsidian (April 2, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
E-Book File Size: 706 KB
Darcy Merriweather is Enchanted Village’s newest resident Wishcrafter—a witch who can grant wishes for others. But as Darcy prepares a celebration for a magical florist, she discovers that every rose has its thorns…
As You Wish, Darcy and Aunt Ve’s personal concierge service has been hired to throw a party for magical florist, Harriette Harkness. She is 80 years young and plans to celebrate. She is also celebrating her new Witching Hour rose, it is the very first all natural midnight black flower.
Darcy has all the plans under control and ready to go. She is just waiting for Michael Healey to deliver the cake and the special entertainment to arrive. When she goes out to the parking lot to track down these very important party needs the celebration is turned inside out. She finds Michael’s dead body not far from the bakery van. She then receives another surprise when Michael’s ghost imprints itself on her. This means they are bonded together until she “untangles the thicket surrounding his murder”.
I have fallen hard for this series and its magical characters.
A contemporary fairy tale, The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy even has a set of Wicked Sisters! All my favorites are back from past stories, including the lovable familiars, Pepe and the movie line expert Archie. They are joined by all the witch crafters that call the Enchanted Village home.
The part that really caught my interest was the imprinting of the ghost on Darcy. I think this would be so cool!!! as long as it was a friendly ghost like Michael. They way they were able to communicate was just brilliant. The special craft the he and his sister had was also interesting.
I was also taken in by the floracrafters vs. the terracrafters and the dysfunctional families created by their prejudice of each other. To me both gifts would be so much fun with all the plants, the blooms, the lawns, the gardens.
The Enchanted Village is truly a magical place, full of whimsical characters. A place where wishes come true and spells are cast. A place where the familiar becomes extraordinary. A place where romance is starting to bloom. A place I would love to visit often. I wish I never had to leave!!!!
The whole series is recommended highly. I know you will be as enchanted as I have become with these wonderful stories!
About This Author
Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of over a dozen novels. She’s a Dr Pepper enthusiast, total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch Reality TV (totally addicted, especially to competition shows), crochet, occasionally leave the house to hike the beautiful mountains in the northeast, bake (mostly cookies) and dreams of owning a house at the base of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. 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. Find out more at http://www.heatherblakebooks.com/
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