Friday, June 12, 2015

Charming Cozy Mystery

I read a charming and good cozy mystery. I know it is a series that has been out for awhile but this is the first time I have read it and I really enjoyed the book. It Takes A Witch by Heather Blake is a fun, charming mystery that leaves you wanting to read the next book in the series to find out what your friend Darcy will get into next. Yes you can relate to the characters in this book like they were friends you might have.

Darcy and her sister Harper move to the Enchanted Village after their father dies and their Aunt Ve tells them they are Wishcrafters, witches that can grant wishes. They move in with Aunt Ve and are starting to fit into this new place and powers when Alexander is found dead and Sylar their Aunt Ve's boyfriend is accused of murder. Darcy decides she has to help find out who really killed Alex and show that Sylar didn't do it because her Aunt is so sure he didn't and her Aunt is miserable. Will she find out the real reason for the murder and who did it before she gets hurt? Will she learn how to use her new found talent and stay within the rules? You will have to read the book to find out.

It Takes A Witch is not a dark ritualistic book but a very charming, mysterious book. It has some magic, some romance and a good twist and turn mystery. You are surprised by who the killer is and what lead up to the killing I like a book that keeps you guessing. I think you will enjoy this book and I plan on reading the rest of the series too.

If you want to learn more about this book and series or the author and her other books check out her website at

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mystery, Family History, Ireland Add Up to 5 Stars in Buried In A Bog by Sheila Connolly

Buried in a Bog (County Cork, #1)
Buried In A Bog (A County Cork Mystery) by Sheila Connolly is a 5 star read that mixes mystery, intrigue and new beginnings into a fantastic book.


Maura Donovan lives in the United States with her Gran. She has been raised by her since her Dad died and her Mom left. Gran came to the US when Maura’s father was a lad from Ireland and  never really said much about her homeland so Maura was surprised when Gran made her promise to go to Leep, County Cork Ireland after she was gone. When Gran dies Maura takes what little she has and heads to Leep Ireland to keep her promise. Little did she know what she would be getting into. Maura is thrown into the middle of murder as well as the mystery of who her ancestors were all while trying to fit in to and find her place in not just Ireland but life itself. All this and trying not to be the killers next victim.

I loved this book and all the characters. I love that Maura is independent and strong. She has courage to strike out on her own to a place she knows nothing about. She doesn’t’ back down when she is the target for someone wanting to harm her for reasons unknown, in fact she digs in her heels and is more determined to stick it out.

I love how Sheila Connolly writes about Ireland in a way that you can picture it as if you are seeing it for the first time right along with Maura. She makes Ireland into being an important part of the mystery and plot.


This book has mystery, intrigue, family history, surprises you won’t see coming all tied up with a mystical beautiful land of Ireland, what could be better?

I love this book and can’t wait to read the next one in the series. I highly recommend it.

If you want to learn more about this book and series as well as Sheila Connolly's other books go to her website at
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