Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories. Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends... but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed.
As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side - and in the cross fire. Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her?
©2012 Lucy March (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
mother, wife, artist
If you are a fan of Molly Harpers books, then you will probably enjoy this one, the story is pretty good and has some of that familiar humor like Harpers books, but just not quite as good..the narrator is as always awsome..
Best of all was Amanda Ronconi. Her voice is amazing!
It had such potential, the story line was taking a new path in the witch genre. But the story became disjointed and fizzled in the end.
Every character. This woman opens her mouth and I listen.
I did laugh on several occasions. It helps to have a narrator that knows how to deliver a line.
I will read this author again. In fact, I like the premise of this book and would give a sequel a try. I like the life long friendship of the girls, the old home owned by Olivia, Elizabeth and her CCE's Waffled House, etc. Of course, it needs to be narrated by Ms. Ronconi
I prefer both... first time reading on my own but then having Amanda Ronconi breathe a new life into the story is great.
I love the Saturday night confessionals... reminds me of times with a group of my girlfriends who I do not see nearly enough anymore... will have to see up a Margarita night myself...
I loved her narration of Molly Harper's books so much I got this one just because she was the narrator. I found this story just as entertaining mainly because of Amanda Ronconi and the life she gives to the characters. Sometimes when a narrator does multiple voices for multiple characters it just doensn't quite work. Not so with Amanda Ronconi.
Yes... went straight thru it
If you like the Molly Harper books I believe you would be pleased with this author as well. Will have to try more books by this author. There was enough of funny to make me laugh, enough plot to keep me interested, and characters I enjoyed. It's a light romance (anyone up for a steamier book might want to look elsewhere) but the relationship works... where in other books I too often feel the relationship is rushed or forced. Not so with the book.
I've been reading so many in this genre that are typically Vampire or Were based... nice to see Magic take centerfold. Audible doesn't have any of these yet but if you liked this book or Molly Harpers might I suggest the Hex series by Linda Wisdom, Broken Heart Oklahoma series by Michele Bardsley, or Real Vampires Have Curves series (forgot the name) by Gerri Bartlett.
All I can say is if you're a fan of Molly Harper, you'll probably like this book. Honestly if I didn't know who the author was, I probably would of guessed Molly Harper, especially with Amanda Ronconi telling the tale. It's a "light romance, sci/fi fantasy, bonding girl friends, battle the bad guy, finding ones inter-strength" kind of story that hs the right touch of humor that I found myself llaughing out loud a few times. It's really worth the listen, especially if you are a Molly Harper fan.
Tell us about yourself! I love to read or listen( audio), nothing abridged ,I want every word the author penned that is what I want.
It's about friendships of girls who grew up together and how you dont always know the ins and outs of it. It's a good read for the tests of lasting friendships
This was quite a pleasant surprise to find. I don't usually read books on magic and witchcraft, preferring werewolves and vampires. This book has become the exception, though, and I can't wait until the author follows up with another book. It isn't dark and evil like some in the genre, and has good bits of humor to lighten it up as well.
Having listened to a couple of very depressing novels. I needed this book to clean my pallet. This book was so funny and so well narrated...I laughed so hard my family got mad. I love the dialog in this book and it is delivered, timed so perfectly. It became more serious but it kept the good story, good narration...thank you this is great entertainment.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This read very much like Molly Harper's books. I don't know if it is because Amanda Ronconi was the reader or what. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Lucy March is a pen name for Harper. March has no other books out so it makes one think? Anyway, I liked the book very much, a good light & fun read. And of course Amanda Ronconi did a fabulous job as usual. She is in my top 3 for narrators - her, Tavia Gilbert & Emma Galvin.
If she came out with ant other books, I would definitely buy.
I REALLY LIKED THE DETAILS AND THE TWIST AND TURNS. AT TIMES IT GOT DRAWN OUT BUT WAS INTERESTING EVEN WHEN SLOW. IS WORTH THE LISTEN WILL TRY THIS STORY LINE AGAIN.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Great story. Written in a style with is very similar to Molly Harper who I love.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan, Stacia Kane, Kelly Medding and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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