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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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    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-13
    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh the accents"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses to be better than the print version?

    Probably not, since the accents were so ridiculously distracting. I did enjoy the story though.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 06-11-13
    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 06-11-13 Member Since 2009

    I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

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    "Great Book :)"

    Hilarious as usual! Molly Harper is an automatic download. She always leaves you with a smile. I liked how the new plot connected to the grandfather and tied everything together in the Hollow. So nice visiting with old friends from Half Moon Hollow.

    I enjoyed the crazy accents, because really how would a Boston/Irish accent sound?

    If you keep writing them, I'll keep downloading! :)

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    nicole buckner Bethel Park, PA 05-28-13
    nicole buckner Bethel Park, PA 05-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "inconsistent accent annoying"
    What didn’t you like about Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

    I am having trouble listening to this- I usually LOVE this narrator but the in and out accent is sooo annoying!


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    Gwendolyn 06-07-13
    Gwendolyn 06-07-13
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    I really miss the laugh-out-loud humor of the Jane Jamison series and the story 'And One Last Thing'. Those stories made me laugh so hard at times that I'd cry. And every time I listened to them, it would be like visiting old friends. That was why I started buying every audio book by Molly Harper. Lately though, the stories are slipping into mediocrity. The just don't have that same spark that set them apart anymore. I hope this is temporary because I miss the old Molly Harper magic.

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    What made the experience of listening to A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses the most enjoyable?

    Good book, but the accented narration missed the mark. At times she sounds like Arianna Huffington and at others like anything else. I don't mind accents and I expect Arianna's accent in an Arianna book. Ms. Ronconi is off on this one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 06-04-13
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 06-04-13 Listener Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Amanda Ronconi, as good as you are? Seriously bad."

    I adore Molly Harper, I love Amanda Ronconi. With that said I think the good thing these two had going.....is OVER. Usually, Mollys books make me laugh out loud and Amanda seals the deal. I didn't love the characters, the story was weak and the narrator sucked. It was difficult to finish it as Amanda ruined it with the terrible, terrible accent. I'm shaking my head over this one. I didn't laugh once. Not even a giggle. I'm seriously depressed over this failure as I looked so forward to this book.

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    Anne MELBOURNE, FL, United States 05-30-13
    Anne MELBOURNE, FL, United States 05-30-13
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    "Sad to be SO disappointed with the narration..."

    First and foremost, I LOVE Molly Harper's books. I have listened to all of them in the audiobook format and until now have never been disappointed. I am very sad to say that the narration so is poor that I find myself distracted from the great writing. Until now I have really enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's work. However, the Boston accent is so bad in this recording that at first I actually thought it was a joke and part of the storyline. The narrator will read an entire passage with no accent whatsoever and then throw in one or two of the well-known cliche Boston accent words (pahk the caah, etc.). When she does this I'm a instantly snapped out of the story and focused on the strange accent.

    While I agree a series should stick with the same narrator whenever possible, if the author felt the Boston accent was too important to the story to lose (I haven't finished the book, but at this point that doesn't seem to be the case) a different narrator would have been a better choice.

    I always anxiously await Molly Harper's work and will continue to do so. I hope any future new accents are fully vetted before recording begins. Harper's books deserve the best possible narration and unfortunately this one misses the mark.

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    Jacquetta Upland, CA, United States 05-30-13
    Jacquetta Upland, CA, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Molly Harper has done it again"

    I have every Molly Harper book and am never disappointed. Another easy listen with just the right amount of humor and romance. One of the few authors that makes me laugh out loud.

    I love Amanda Ronconi and the fact that she narrates all of Molly's books.

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    "Love Amanda Ronconi ... but not this time"
    If you’ve listened to books by Molly Harper before, how does this one compare?

    Honestly, I haven't finished it yet. I am having a very hard time getting interested in the storyline and the characters. So far I'd have to say this is my least favorite.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms Ronconi in Molly Harper's other books, but not this one. There was a mention in the book about the main character having a mix of accents, but that couldn't explain this mess of accents. Ms Ronconi seems to frequently forget the accent(s), then remember for a few minutes and then slip back to her regular voice. I find it jarring and very distracting. I think it would have been much more successful if Ms Harper had written Nola's character with with only one accent for Ms Ronconi to deal with.


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    Aria Beesting 07-09-13

    Favorite reads are urban fantasies featuring adults, with a firm twist of tasteful erotica, shaken well with plenty of humor & wit over ice.

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    "What a shame… :("
    What disappointed you about A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses?

    Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are two of my very favorite duo, author and narrator, but this book was a total disaster for me.

    My favorite narrator Amanda Ronconi attempts an Irish accent that has my teeth grinding until I can barely stand to listen and the horrible rancid, hate-filled spewing about the mother/daughter relationship is more than I want to deal with. Please, please don’t do that accent again! I miss your usual, wonderful attitude and expressiveness that fills lines with an enchanting aliveness!

    I listen to Molly’s books to enjoy, not to feel I’m having to endure and cringe like a guest at a really, really bad family reunion. It just went on and on too long for me.

    Not enough fun Molly… I’m ended listening to this one because I need to go find a more fun read just to cheer myself up a bit. I hope everything is okay with you… This one just doesn’t do your usual style any justice.


    Has A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No… Still love this genre and the author and narrator at their usual form. This just was a hit and miss.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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