A Cast-Off Coven (Witchcraft Mystery Series #2)

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Overview

Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body00and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.

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Overview

Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body00and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.

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"Set in a vintage clothing store and starring a sensible and entertaining witch, this series will please paranormal fans." —-Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451230492
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Witchcraft Mystery Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 218,473
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for a mystery author who, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover's Mystery series as Hailey Lind.

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration and performance. Sands's characterizations are rich and expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate. She has also won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for her narration of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    WHAT CAN I SAY I'M HOOKED

    READ READ READ I CANT SEEM TO STOP WITH THE BLACKWELL BOOKS CANT WAIT TILL JUNE TO GET NEW BOOK I'M SURE IT WILL KEEP UP WITH THIS WONDERFUL READ.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Getting Better

    Blackwell'ssecond Witchcraft book is better than the first but it still needs a little work. I enjoyed the book bit found it tedious in some parts with a bit too much detail. The main character also still needs a bit of work to be more likeable. The secondary characters are good. I think Oscar in particular has really improved. Good second book, but not great yet. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Loved

    I totally enjoyed this "second in the series" book. Ms. Blackwell does get a tad carried away with details, but is interesting and I'm getting used to it. On to the next book......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    &heart

    &heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Roxas

    Lqys in a hammock

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    No clue. XD But dat Kiev dude ish makin' a move....Know whaaaat, I'll leave you to your life. Bai now. XD

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Great

    I really enjoyed this book. The story was well paced and kept your attention all the way to the end. My only issue is the rushed conclusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Easy Fun Read

    Different and fun to read. Both of Ms. Blackwell's series are worth the time.

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  • Posted April 23, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This is the second book in the Witchcraft Mystery series by Juli

    This is the second book in the Witchcraft Mystery series by Juliet Blackwell. This book opens shortly after the end of the first book, Secondhand Spirits. This time, Bronwyn, the Wiccan herbalist who has a small corner of Ivy's vintage clothing store, Aunt Cora's Closet, knows that Ivy is a natural witch. Maya, the young student who is now working for Ivy, does not. Maya thinks that Ivy is some kind of "sensitive" and brokers a deal with the provost of the local arts college for Ivy to do some investigating of strange noises in exchange for some vintage Victorian clothing recently found found in a storage room at the college. 

    Unfortunately, on the evening of Ivy and Maya's initial investigation, they find a dead body, the wealthy father of one of the students. Ivy doesn't think that the gentleman died of paranormal causes, but finds that there is some ghost and possible demon activity going on at the college and former nunnery. And Ivy feels compelled to find out what exactly is going on. 

    We are treated to a returning cast of characters, including the possible love interest Max Charmichael, male witch Aidan Rhodes, the "gutter punk" Conrad, the gifted familiar/potbellied pig Oscar, fashion editor Susan Rogers, as well as Bronwyn and Maya. The by-play between the characters, Lily's colorful southern language and her lack of knowledge of American Pop Culture references help keep the story lively and interesting.

    I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads. It was a fast, fun read with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. A perfect follow up to Secondhand Spirits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Love

    This is the second book in this series. I love it. The story is fun and flows at a nice pace. I also love hearing about the clothes. Well worth paying for!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Fast read

    Good read !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Recommended - Enjoyable characters and engaging storyline.

    I wish she'd write more in this series!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    good book

    this was the first book I've read by this author. I was impressed. I went back and bought the first one in this series. I look forward to reading more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Good mystery - great vintage clothing.

    Really like the main character and fully developed secondary characters.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    check this out... perfect for all hallow's eve

    funny, read the first one... can't wait for another.... like this series ..

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Great follow-up

    This was a great second book for the series. It's only getting better. I can't wait for more. If you haven't read the first book in the series, that's fine because this is a great book on it's own. You don't need to have read the first book to understand this book. However, I do suggest that you read it because it's a great book. I definitely suggest this book to anyone who loves a good story.

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    I liked this book as much as I liked Secondhand Spirits. This series has to be one of my favorites of all time. Lily is such a fun main character and it's really easy to relate to her. I give this book five stars too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

    Excellent Mystery that Kept You Guessing

    Great second book. Lily is more likable, but still needs some work to make me really like her character. The historical details were great, descriptions helped me paint images in my mind throughout the book. Dancing dresses was a fabulous descriptor of emotions. The mystery was compelling and I really didn't want to put the book down...I just needed to know. I stayed up until 1a reading despite having to be in work at 6a, that's dedication. I'm not sure why I felt this way, but there seemed to be too many characters in this story, many had relevance but I felt like a number of others were just mentioned to keep you mindful of the first story and didn't contribute enough that it was worth muddying the waters. Nevertheless, this series is no longer a filler for me. I can't wait until June 2011 when the next book will be released. I'm wondering if the writers in these series could take a page out of the books of romance writers and at least produce one book a quarter. Ok, I'm very impatient. I will have to console myself with the knowledge that it takes time to write a really good book!

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Super Sequel

    Ms. Blackwell's has hit a homerun with her second Witchcraft Mystery. This one is even better than her first book, "Secondhand Spirits", was I really enjoyed. Ms. Blackwell continues to develop her central character, Lily Ivory, and we learn more about her in each book. I'm already looking forward to the third entry in this series which was previewed at the end of the book.

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

    Cute Idea

    A really cute idea, the basic idea has a lot of promise. It is a first novel in many ways, but enjoyable. If you like Madeline Alt, I think you will enjoy this.

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