A long time since any book grabbed me like this one! Absolutely loved the experience. Combination of great women's relationships and good sexual tension. The Pot Belly pig/ Gargoyle is genius. Great character building, dialog, and the plot was fun! The characters have depth, yet they are not evil! (okay, to me it seems like most authors spend way too much time giving the villain some layers)The only bad thing about this book is that there are no more available! Thank you for the ride Juliet!
Not a romance but a story about a witch, who leads a fairly regular life (with very little crush over some men in her life without anything actually happening).
Easy listen not overly exciting but keeps things light and interesting.
The narration was alright, was a bit hard to tell the characters apart at times.
Not sure I would buy the next book in this series (bought this one at a sale)
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This was a good book. I wouldn't say fun per say, but defiantly left you with a good feeling. The characters were just good people who made you want to cheer for the underdogs. I love going to yard sales, secondhand stores, estates sales and now that it is spring this book only intensified my need to find the perfect bargain. Plus I love reading stories from San Francisco, it is such a colorful place. There is a slight male interest that I believe will be interesting to follow in the remaining series, no sex. Narrator was slow and raspy, this was distracting and I felt she made the book darker than the author intended. I will be continuing on with the next book and see how it fairs.
Definitely. Very easy and entertaining read
light, funny, warm
I laughed out loud several times through out the book
Xe Sands is on of my favorite Narrators. The story keeps you engaged and the characters are interesting. I will be checking out book two for sure!
This is the start to a series. I love a good series but won't be buying this one. It barely kept my interest, but I did finish it. The reader almost puts me to sleep. The characters were OK, the only humor was the gargoyle. A book about a witch needs some humor to make it work. I geuss the one word I would use to describe this book is "Forgettable"
I won't remember it by next week.
Great narrator, funny upbeat story with lots of action.
The plot twist with references to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.
Too many good scenes to choose from...
I plan to read all the books in the series.
Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!
What a great find this is, a new series with several books already released!! Happy Dance!
Lily is a really interesting character, the whole witch angle is very intriguing. There seems to be a great deal of exposition that is being left out, lots of hints or comments that leave questions about her past. The whole book is her POV, not bad just keeps the reader from getting ahead of the story.
The plot is inventive and engaging, the story really flowed. I loved the characters, especially her new familiar!! Oscar is too cute!
The book ends with two possible plotlines for the next book. There are also several questions left unanswered from Lily's past. I am definitely hooked!!
I have the audiobooks of this series, great deal on Audible. The narrator, Xe Sands, is fantastic. I love her style and her tone is perfect. She really has a way of making the story come alive, animated and dynamic read. I am definitely going to look for more of her work!
I do agree that this is a very interesting and fun witchy book with great characters. But I almost didnt finish it because of the narrators softly sexual voice. In fact , I stopped listening for a time and went on to another book, but I didnt want to give up on a potentially good story. I could barely hear the narrator and had to hold my Ipad up to my ear to hear it! I went to Walmart and bought a speaker for it just so I could hear it better! Im not sure I want to go on to the next book in the series.
This book had a great list of characters - witches, wiccans, voodoo, demons, myth buster (no vampires) and a cute gargoyle that turns into a pot-belly pig (who liked to go under the curtains when the women were changing clothes). You also, of course, have your sexy men. Lily, the main character who owns a vintage dress shop, investigates how a client died - even though she had put a protection spell on her - and who snatched a little girl she had met at her client's home. It was mainly a light mystery book with a little dark edge to it to keep you interested. It started out a little slow but then turned into a page turner.
Narrator - some reviewers complained about the narrator but I thought she did a great job, even with the male voices and the gargoyle.