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Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder.

Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: They're actually Wishcrafters-witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt's magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them when a wannabe witch turns up dead - strangled with Aunt Ve's scarf - and Ve's sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Skylar wish that the victim would disappear - forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it'll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery....

©2012 Heather Webber (P)2014 Tantor

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An interesting start to the series

I was not in love with this book, however, it was entertaining enough to draw me into the series. There are many intricacies of the world that take a little time to grasp. Fortunately, Darcy is new to her powers and we are learning along with her. Turns out she is a pretty decent sleuth as well.

The romance angle here is nice, but way second burner to all the murder and learning the craft stuff. There are so many interesting characters coming at you. Lots of supporting to keep track of as well as their powers when you learn them. Her aunt V is a hoot, her sister Harper is fun as well, and the villagers are head spinning.

Totally clean romance, no bedroom action at all. Also, the mystery is fairly light. There are plenty of clues to help you solve right along with Darcy. A couple side plots keep things moving along at a steady pace.

Narrator Coleen Marlo does a great job with the read, although there were a few things I did not enjoy. Her pace was super swift, or at least it seemed that way in the Audible app. I also heard hints of a strange accent, her "o"s are very odd. I heard it most prominently when she says "potions" which happens often in this book. It was distracting at best.

In the end, I was entertained and curious to see more of the series. It wasn't amazing, just okay, but enough to pull me into the lives of the colorful denizens of the Enchanted Village.

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Loved it!

I enjoyed everything about this book: the story, the characters, and the narration. A definite recommended read!

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great book, poor performance

I like the story it is fun and fast moving. I don't particularly like the narrator. She pronounces things funny and over annunciates words so they sound weird or puts emphasis in the wrong place. The worst is when she says the wrong thing, like when the name is Missy and she says Mike.

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fun, clean mystery

Don't miss this laugh out loud mystery. Fun characters you'll fall in love with. great reader.

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Narrator is horrible

I have listened to many books and many narrators. Some I absolutely love and will try an author just because I love the narrator, some are so so, I can overcome listening to them because I love the story and get familiar with their style and don't notice it anymore. With this book I had read the story and liked it so I thought I would give the audible version a try because sometimes listening to the story brings out even more detail. I could not finish listening to the book. In fact it put so on edge I stopped liking the story.

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Interesting...

The story was good. Took awhile to get started. Anyone who likes cozies with a supernatural twist , will enjoy these.
My problem was the narrator. Som e of her characterizations were hard for me to take.
This being said, I will try the next title in the series .
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a good mystery

Has a good story as well as magic. Looking forward to the next one in a week.

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Fun series

I guess I'm reviewing the series really. This is a fun series. Mystery, talking familiars, a little romance...just what I needed! The author has created a delightful world. It is consistent throughout the books and the detail she provides paints a vivid picture in your mind whether about the Enchanted Village, the characters, or scene details. And Coleen Marlo, the narrator, has become my favorite (I've listened to more of her work beyond this series)! My guess is she reads the books before performing them allowing her to appropriately use the tone, pitch and emotion relevant to the scene. I've listened to the start of what may be a good story but returned it because the narrator is lifeless in tone or just sounds off in the reading. Not in this case. Between the delightful writing and the excellent narrator, there were times I did, in fact, LOL or become a bit teary-eyed. Love this author's creativity and the way the narrator brings it to life.

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nice story

loved the narrator. very soothing voice, so not good for night listening as I fell asleep a few times :). I like the fresh concept of the wish crafters. character development is slow but I hope it gets better in the future books.

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Fun

Good clean story. Didn't figure out who committed the murder, but then no real clues were given. Left enough unanswered questions that I'll have to continue the series.

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