Title: There’s a New Witch in Town
Author: Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Series: The Holiday Hills Witch Cozy Mysteries #1
Publisher: Severn River Publishing
Release Date: January 23, 2020
Book Source: Trade Paperback
“I have a perfect life. I recently rented the most adorable little apartment on top of my favorite bookstore coffee shop on Main Street in Holiday Hills, the charmingest of charming small southern towns. I spend my days ghostwriting a cozy mystery series for a well-known author, and maybe just a minute or two crushing on the town’s police chief. But of course, I’d never let that cat out of the bag. I’m still dealing with my recent divorce, and no matter what my bestie says, I’m so not ready for anything in the romance department.
Speaking of cats, my little Burmese, Cooper, follows me around like he’s my guard dog. Thankfully, Holiday Hills is animal friendly. Everyone’s got a cat or dog, and that crazy old woman on the back end of town has the funniest talking parrot.
Oh, that crazy old woman, she’s a local celebrity, which can be a lot of trouble for her daughter. How do I know? Because that’s me. I’m the crazy old woman’s daughter.
The good news is everyone loves my mother, including me. The bad news is she recently died, and when she did, she opened up a whole new world for me, one I’d always thought was fictional. The magical world.
Now I have witchy powers, a talking cat, and a knack for finding dead bodies in my quaint little town.
Ones that haven’t died by accident.
My name is Abby Odell and I’m a witch.
Who knew? I sure didn’t. Thanks for that, Mom.” – Amazon
There’s a New Witch in Town by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is totally my catnip. I love stories about women just coming into their witchy powers!
There are a bunch of fun characters in this book, my favorite being the talking cat, Cooper. And I really enjoyed the grumpy werewolf, parrot, and completely clueless to the world of magic best friend.
I enjoyed how Aspenson wrote the use of magic in regards to people who don’t have it. I thought it was a fun twist and was useful because Abby and the other magic users wouldn’t have to be afraid of being caught using it.
And the mystery added another fun layer to the story. I’m already looking forward to book two, Witch This Way.
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