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Bubble...bubble...

June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

Cures and trouble...

Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought...literally.

Magic stirs...

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number-one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June's lucky charm in the victim's grasp.

And troubles double...

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park, and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle's Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don't have cauldrons in jail.

©2012 Tonya Kappes (P)2013 Tonya Kappes

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-16-13

Needs work

The idea of this book is really interesting but it needs more work to be in order to be complete. I read the entire book waiting to get to know the characters in this book but it never happened. The characters were introduced in a random and disorganized fashion. The romantic storyline with June and Oscar was also undeveloped. I couldn't tell if they were childhood friends or more than that. If I had to describe the book in one word, I would say it was anemic. It was more of an outline than a complete story. I can't recommend it in this condition but I will say that it was an interesting idea. I'm not sure I will buy the next book in this series.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Another charming story

This a great series. I started with book 6 because i got it free for a review. I am going back to start at the beginning. this book was fun and full of mystery and humor. I look forward to listening to the others. I just bought book 3.. However book 2 is not in audible. Hope it does go to audible. If not i guess i will read it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a charming book

What made the experience of listening to A Charming Crime the most enjoyable?

I have read all of Tonya Kappes book and I find them imaginative & entertaining.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how we are getting to know all the different characters with all their quirks. And i love Mr. Prince Charming

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

She is a wonderful reader and her voice is very pleasant to listen to

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

The quirky village

Any additional comments?

Loved listening to this book can't wait to listen to rest of books in this series when they come out

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not worth the price - nice idea poorly implimented

A Charming Crime: A Magical Cures Mystery, Book 1 had great potential, sadly the book didn't live up to it.

Sadly it is a poorly written, badly paced tale that is hard to get involved in. It's a shame really as the idea behind the series is good but it urgently needs a decent editor, because who ever in doing it at present is not up to the job and letting this author down by letting this getting published as it stands.

And if anyone ate as many "Ding Dongs", which according to Wikipedia are some sort of chocolate cake about three inches in diameter and a little more than an inch high, they would be bloated before this short story finished. At first it was a nice little character trait but quickly it becomes over used.

I wish now i had not wasted the money on this book and can only hope in future books in this series her publisher uses a decent editor

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • United States
  • 02-11-14

Narrated Almost Caused Me to Stop Listening!

The narrator's voice was very distracting. Her reading was choppy and at times flat and nasally. The story was interesting with fun characters and a good mystery to solve. I do not think I will try another audible in this series if it is by the same narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Magic and a new life

Fun murder mystery with quirky characters. Solving a mystery in a town full of secrets isn't easy.

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Good start

Good start to a series. Nice world building. A little writers convenience in the solution to the mystery. But overall a fun little paranormal cozy.

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Inlove with Mr. Prince Charming

How can I not love a story with a cat called Mr. Prince Charming? The story is engaging suspenseful and a good puzzle. it has a supernatural angle so I guess it's not for people who don't like fantasy. The cat made it a favorite for me. He doesn't talk or do anything truely unrealistic but I have a feeling there's more to him than meets the eye. I guess we'll see in the next books.

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  • Rena
  • Cape May Court House, NJ
  • 03-22-16

A charming book

This is a very good supernatural cozy by Tonya Kappes charmingly narrated by Karen Savage. This book is for those who like quirky and are also looking for a world to spend some time in. I find that the books I like best are inhabited by people I want to spend time with. I'll happily visit June again.

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A witchy tale

I had fun listening to this book on Audible. It's funny and well written and I was quite shocked at the 'who dun it' - it was the last person I expected it to be but it made total sense.
I'm looking forward to the rest of this series.