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A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2 | [Molly Harper]

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....
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Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.

Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

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    Rachael 06-13-13
    Rachael 06-13-13
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    "More Witchy fun!"
    If you could sum up A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses in three words, what would they be?

    More Witchy Fun!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearing all the Half Moon regulars in the story!


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her Irish/Boston accent is quite amusing!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Curses, Witches and so much more!


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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-13-13
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2006

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good story :D"

    4-4.5 stars

    This was a really good story. I just love Molly Harper and this was an enjoyable addition to the Half Moon Hollow stories.

    Nola is a witch from Ireland that's been sent to Half Moon Hollow to retrieve some mystical items that are very important. She rents half of a duplex, the other half of which has been rented to Jed. A very handsome man she tries not to flirt with because she has a boyfriend back home. Regardless of this fact, the attraction between them is hot and they both have trouble ignoring it.

    Jed is a good guy. I liked Jed and liked the chemistry between him and Nola and seeing came next between them. Fortunately, Nola does break up with her ex and we get to see things heat up between her and Jed when they end up on a road trip together.

    To start her search Nola contacts Jane and company. Fortunately they get along well and Jane and friends help Nola with her quest to find the items. It's interesting where the items ended up and seeing what Nola has to go through to gather them all up. Unfortunately the search isn't without it's issues. The rival witch clan that's against Nola's family causes problems. Also, Jed does end up having some secrets that cause some issues. Things do get worked out but with difficulty and I liked the way they ended the conflict. It was a good solution.

    I really enjoyed this book. I was very happy to see Nola and Jed together in the end. This was a very good book and addition to the Half Moon Hollow series. I'd recommend it. :D

    *Note - Nola was supposed to have a Boston/Irish accept. Amanda Ronconi did a great job on this. I wouldn't usually expect a combo accept like that to be pulled off so well but Amanda did a great job with the accent. I could hear both the Bostonian accent and the Irish. Very well narrated.

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    noah APO, AE, United States 06-11-13
    noah APO, AE, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it"
    If you could sum up A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses in three words, what would they be?

    it action fun and paranormal


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses?

    the witty repatare between jed and nolan


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    what we would hope the come to be


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    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 06-10-13
    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2008

    Married, middle-age, owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.

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    "Best one yet"

    The same town, the same cast of characters, with 2 new ones that are different from any before. And I mean ~different~! I am having so much fun with Molly Harper's Half Moon Hollow, I hope it never ends. This book is sweet and sexy without being sappy or trite, with a plot that intrigues but doesn't confuse. It is carefully woven into the existing story, but it would still stand on its own. I just love it. I'm ready to listen to it again already!

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    R. New Haven, CT, United States 06-10-13
    R. New Haven, CT, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrated by Maude Lebowski impersonating JFK?"

    The story was great - another good Molly Harper book. But as other reviewers have noted, Amanda Ronconi's accent really missed the mark. I get what she was trying to do, and maybe it was an impossible task - the main character is supposed to have some combination of a Boston accent and an Irish one. But I'm not sure where she got her idea of what a modern-day Boston accent sounds like - the net effect was how I imagine Maude Lebowski doing a JFK impersonation would sound like. Really grating, and I never could get past it.

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    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 06-09-13
    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 06-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed it!"

    First of all, a warning. If, like me- you know what an Irish accent sounds like- don't get too cranky at what you hear. The reason it is odd is explained a wee bit into the book. But I really wondered what had happened to the amazing Amanda Ronconi and the horrible accent :) She did a wonderful job and I'm grateful she's been consistently the narrator for the series. Always a professional.

    Ms Harper has come up with some new perspectives and they are awesome! I will avoid spoilers, so can only say that she did a nice job of trying to lead us down the garden path before giving up the goods in the end. It's a light romantic story, thoroughly enjoyable and worth the credit. All our favs are there, Jane and Gabriel, Dick and Andrea, Zeb and Jolene- no Ophelia but it was enough without her.

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    Karen M. Arlington, VA 06-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not as good as the orginial"

    I love everything Molly Harper, but "Witch's Handbook" was just not as perfect as her other books. For first time readers, you must read the" Nice Girl's" and the "Werewolf" series or you will be confused by the characters in this one. Don't worry, they are worth the read! Amanda Ronconi is the only narrator who can read Molly's books, she is perfect! But her Boston/Irish accent was terrible and Nola's voice was too similar to Jane's. Several times I thought there was a Jane dialogue, when in fact it was Nola. They should have had another narrator play Nola parts while Amanda played her usual amazing characters.
    The story was classic, witty, sarcastic Molly material. I can never get tired of it. But Jeb's identity was a bit too much of a stretch for me, and there needed to be a little more Jane secondary story line weaved in.
    For those Molly Maniacs out there, you'll like it. For those who are new to Molly, read her earlier work first to really enjoy this one.

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    Jessica St Paul, MN, United States 06-07-13
    Jessica St Paul, MN, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Bad accent, good story. . ."

    I really enjoy the Half Moon Hollow spin offs! Molly Harper is hilarious. I like Amanda Ronconi but this might have been too much for her. She did the HMH cast of characters (Jane, Gabriel, Dick, Andrea, etc. . .) well, and even the Irish accents weren't that bad. It was Nola's Boston/Irish that was inconsistent- not a deal breaker but sort of annoying. You should not let it prevent you from listening though, it's a great book!

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    Kerry 06-06-13
    Kerry 06-06-13
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    "Huge fan of Molly HarperOther stories are stronger"
    What did you love best about A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses?

    Classic wit and charm.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane Jamison if you know her work the character carries over.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    LOVE her. She is fantastic and did the odd accents the characters call for.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Molly Harper. She is awesome! I would have done five out of five it just was missing a little something. But it was such a little something I would still whole heartedly recommend!

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    lora 06-05-13
    lora 06-05-13

    Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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    "Classic Molly Harper"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Molly Harper's characters are so human. It,s hard not to enjoy your way through all her books and this one is no different.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    In this book she switched it up a bit. I liked that. I knew which characters and their wa no confusion.


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