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Posted September 25, 2013
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......Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted April 23, 2013
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.
Posted January 30, 2013
Posted February 28, 2012
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.
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Posted December 8, 2010
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 31, 2010
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 13, 2010
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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