A Charming Crime (Magical Cures Mystery Series)

A Charming Crime (Magical Cures Mystery Series)

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by Tonya Kappes
     
 

***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes*** 

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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

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***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes*** 

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. 

A Charming Crime is book one of the USA TODAY Bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153257747
Publisher:
Tonya Kappes
Publication date:
06/15/2016
Series:
Magical Cures Mystery Series
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,427
File size:
279 KB

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A Charming Crime 3.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 115 reviews.
Crickerz More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the Charmed series, and it hooked me. June is quirky and just real enough to make it easy to relate to her. I love her Ding Dong addiction. The supporting characters are great from the cranky nosey neighbor, to her handsome best friend. Love the twists and turns in this story as Junes life takes it's own twists and turns, from moving, to solving a murder that has her name written all over it. Thank goodness for her loyal cat Mr. Prince Charming who seems to be the only true friend she has left in her life. If you love magic, and mystery then you should love this book. Hats off to Tonya for a well told story.
Karisuecat More than 1 year ago
I loved this book..It's a fun,quirky,magical mystery and has a satisfying ending..Highly recommend it!!
Susieqz68 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved "A Charming Crime". This is definitely a must read especially if you are a fan of cozy mysteries. Tonya Kappes has a way of taking you right into the life of June Heal and the magical world of Whispering Falls. It's a great book to kick back,grab a cup of coffee and get lost in. I couldn't put it down because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I can't wait to return to Whispering Falls with June,Mr.Prince Charming and all of the other fun characters when the next book in the series comes out. Hurry up August!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free, 470 page book is book one, in a series of seven. Each of the others are $2.99 each. This book was not very well edited. I think there were mistakes on every page. I did not mind the poor punctuation as much as I did the left out or added words. There were other errata as well. This was a rather strange book. It was about a village of people with various types of paranormal activity. I like the cat, Prince Charming, the best of all the characters. He was the most beleavable. There are spells, of which some were a tad funny, no romance or sex, some violence, several older murders and several new murders. These were nondescriptive. There were some convolutions in the plot. This was an okay read. It was almost like a YA book. It did not have much depth. Even though longer than most novels, I read it in about three hours so it goes fast and has a good flow. Chick lit, ages 13 and up. AD
Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
A Charming Crime is a great mystery, a super fun book with characters that will have your heart, and is hard to put down until you have devoured the entire book. She is put into a world of the funniest characters. There is a talking crystal ball that had me cracking up with her snarky comments, plus Mr. Prince Charming (the white cat) is a bonus to the book. She had me smiling from page to page. Truly magical, fun, and I can't wait until the next on in the series! Warning - do not read the end first. It's a winner. Tonya Kappes has created a completely original world of potions, secrets, and murder that is sure to appeal to fans of HP Mallory and Rose Pressey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to be seeing ding dongs in me sleep. If I ate as many ding dongs as this chick, I'd be 500 pounds. Punctuation and grammer....pshaw who needs 'em. The story gets a slow start, but picks up a little when Ms. Ding Dong sells her house in a day and moves everything in no time at all. The ending seemed rushed and too much info was crammed into the last chapter. Not my fave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can tell the author had several rewrites because the book jumps around too much and the main characters focus and knowledge of the situation changes without the reader understanding what happened in the interveining period. At ine point she leads readers to assume a second death has happened. Also the confrontation with Jordan Parks over her father happens twice. It reads like she changed her mind one too many times on the direction and executuion of the story and didnt bother to proof read it herself or have anyone else do it for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have officially read every book out in this series and i love every one. I really hope that there are many more books in this series. Everytime i pick one up i feel like i get lost in whispering falls !
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book, if you love Cozy Mysteries you have to read this book and the other books by this Author. I love June's story and how she learns that she magical powers. I want to move to Whispering Falls, it sounds like such a wonderful magical place to live. I love Mr. Prince Charming the cat and the other people who live in this magical place. I read this book in one sitting and couldn't put it down until I finished reading it. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Tonya Kappes has done it again with this wonderful book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Ms Kappes has done it again. All her books are fun reads. Hurry and write the next one!
just_jess More than 1 year ago
This was originally a self published ebook and the lack of professional editorial control is apparent. Portions of the book were disjointed. The plot was scattered and not well thought-out. There were errors, contradictions and redundancies. A good editor would have helped the author to plan and focus the work. It's a shame because author Tonya Kappes has the seed of a delightful series here. The good ideas - a series of "spiritual" villages where gifted individuals (psychics, palm, tarot, and tea-leaf readers, healters, witches, etc.) live together to support each other and, coincidentally, peddle their wares and gifts to visitors and tourists. Oh, and there are fairies so I suppose there could be other magical beings as well. There were too many Ding-Dongs.
Berls More than 1 year ago
I really thought A Charming Crime was going to be cute. I like small town dynamics and animal companions and magic and such. But A Charming Crime just didn't deliver. Why it didn't work for me: From the get-go there were things that rubbed me wrong. This is going to sound like knit-picking, but sounds were written out in italics and then also described. Like "meow, meow. The cat meowed." I know, not a big deal but it bugged me and was prevalent. But the real reason that I called it quits was that the storyline in A Charming Crime was just ridiculous. I can take a bit of humorous ridiculousness but it wasn't funny to me. A few examples: - the main character thinks about moving. A guy randomly shows up to her house saying he has buyers who want a home just like hers. To the T. And so he whips out a contract, she signs, and he hands her a check, paying her way more than her house is worth. Really? I mean... Really? - a murder happens (its a cozy mystery) and the main character has a couple shocking moments. Both are not really written to make us feel shock though. Its like "so and so died. Oh and she had x in her hand. That's not good." Queue eye rolling. Except our main character is so overwhelmed she faints. Only to awaken, be told "we know this secret about you and its pretty unbelievable and confusing" and she accepts it completely, no questions. She just suddenly understands this big, confusing thing. And then for some reason that I was kind of unclear on, she faints again. Really? - our main character is brand new to this town and way of life, but they decide she needs to lead this ritual. And what do you know, she knows exactly what to do - without any instruction. That would have been bad enough, but the whole ritual and the way it played out made me roll my eyes. And close my book. That was it. I was done. Here's the deal - I read a lot of paranormal and maybe I expect too much believability in my paranormal. If your okay with in your face obviousness you might like it. Although I will say I have no idea who murdered the lady - that mystery is solid and if I cared enough about the world or characters (not one stood out well enough for me to know their name) it probably would be satisfying. So it didn't work for me and I'm calling it. Time of death: 50%
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into this book because it was told in past tense but then would flip to present tense in the same sentence. If there was an editor, he or she should be fired. Grammatical errors abounded, which is a shame because I liked the characters & story.
Patti_in_PA More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I didn't pay for this book. The story was OK, but the writer needs a good editor! The story jumped around and was full of  holes and logical inconsistencies. The main character takes what seems to be hours to read two sentences of her mother's journal. No reason is given as to why she didn't just read the whole thing (which seems pretty short) in a single day! In her visit to Eloise, a sentence talks about how the flowers are turning toward the sun and then the next sentence says it's 11 PM. The text is rife with typos and grammatical errors too. The ending felt rushed and too much was tied up right at the end. I won't read anything else by this author--even if I get it for free! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imaginative plot, but misused words, many spelling errors and lack of thorough editing forces reader to re-read sentences to try to figure out what the author meant to say. Example: "Freight and share agony pierced my soul." The shear number of these types of mistakes is frightening!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone needs an editor badly! Poor grammer, bad spelling, missed and mistaken plot points. Some conversations happened twice! No romance either. I struggled through to the end and it was not worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sorry just can't keep reading. It may have potential with a good editor. Too scattered for my taste.
monty03 More than 1 year ago
This book is so poorly written, rife with grammatical errors and sorely in need of a good editor.  I only made it through three chapters and couldn't take any more.  I can ignore some of those issues if there is a good story.  Sadly, not to be found here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the other book in this series but this one had no romance in it at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Around page 300 out of 415 things start getting interesting. Before that, it was very Harry-Potter-ish with it's over the top characters, unbelievable overreactions, and fairytale setting. Not that there's anything wrong with that, though. This is suitable for tweens and older. Some typos. But hey, it was free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, however it isn't a romance and there is absolutely no attraction between her and Oscar. I was hoping to figure out more about Mr. Charming too. A lot of the unanswered questions were left unanswered as if the book needs to go on. Maybe there will be a prequel if this is a series....I hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun read! Doesn't disappoint. Highly recommend this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tonya continues to write books that are difficult to put down once started. No grafic sex or bad language which I appreciate. This was a charming story that I was able to read to my hospice patient without having to edit out things that would have offended her. She enjoyed it every bit as much as I did. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining, loved it.