Greensmith Girls

Greensmith Girls

by Raven Snow


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Greensmith Girls by Raven Snow

The town of Lainswich is a bizarre place. It's an insular community and home to a lot of strange happenings. It's also home to the Greensmith family. Rumor has it that they're a family of witches. The rumors are right.

Rowen Greensmith moved away to escape her crazy family. She has her own place and a job in tabloid journalism. Things aren't perfect, but she's hopeful they'll improve. When Rowen's Aunt Lydia calls her with news of a murder, all of that is turned on its head.

During the annual Greensmith family yard sale, Rowen's Aunt Nadine sold a chest that turned out to have a dead body in it. As if that wasn't bad enough, the woman she sold it to has now turned up dead! It's a juicy story, and once Rowen's boss catches wind of it, Rowen is put on the case.

Now Rowen is thrown back into the life she tried to escape. Everyone in the town of Lainswich remembers her, even the ones she rather wishes didn't. The only total stranger is a handsome businessman who's new to town. Unfortunately, he has motives all his own.

If Rowen wants to save her family, she's going to have to solve not one but two murders. First, though, she's going to have to deal with the police, suspicious locals, and her crazy family. Knowing Lainswich, there's a decent chance she's going to have to deal with quite a bit of the supernatural as well. Rowen is about to be thrown into one of the most hectic weekends of her life. She'll be lucky if she can make it out in one piece.

The theme of this book is a Supernatural/Paranormal Witch Themed Cozy Mystery. It is a Novel, approx. 40,000 words in length which will typically take the average reader about two hours to read. It is the first volume of the Lainswich Witches Mystery Series. This book is a standalone, reading further volumes is not required to resolve or enjoy the book. Romance is clean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544708355
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Greensmith Girls (Lainswich Witches) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, interesting plot. Needed to be longer. Hope there'll be more like this.
Anonymous 11 months ago
A great fun summer read. The Greensmith women are a family of witches lead by their adorable grandmother. Trouble seems to follow them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and well developed characters, very enjoyable book, looking forward to more!
ksprings More than 1 year ago
This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier. Synopsis: Rowan Greensmith had left town to get away from her eccentric family. A family that is literally made up of witches with a tenuous relationship with the townspeople of Lainswich. Now a reporter (sort of) for a city newspaper, a family emergency calls Rowan back home. She tries to resist, but her boss finds the scoop irresistible and sends her to investigate. One of her aunts sold a chest at a yard sale. The new owner winds up dead, and there is a body in the chest. Who killed the owner, and where did the body in the chest come from. These are questions Rowan must find answers to. At the same time, she must keep local police and reporters at arm’s length, while placating the suspicious populous of Lainswich. She also has to figure out her feelings for the victim in the trunk’s great grandson. Review: Raven Snow has written a cozy mystery with elements of urban fantasy. The Greensmiths are a family of witches living in the small town of Lainswich. The novella is written in a quirky, almost snarky tone. Rowan Greensmith had left for the big city to get away from her crazy family. She only comes back when a chest no one can open is sold at a yard sale, with disastrous results. With two dead bodies, ghostly phenomena, and a boss who wants a scoop, Rowan’s visit home does not promise to be restful. Throw in some town people who want them run out of town or worse, and the great-grandson of one of the deceased as a potential boyfriend and life is getting complicated. It is a fun story with some unexpected twists. I certainly would like to read the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting family just about as nutty as ours! Nutty and lovable which means that newly returned Rowen has her hands full. Notime to settle in before thrown head first into murders! Definitely a 'cozy' mystery best! ^-^
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
The Greensmith family was well-known in Lainswich as witches. Rowen Greensmith had left that life behind, or so she thought. She gets called back home after two deaths get connected to the family. Once she returns, she remembers just how bazaar her family can be. This was a quick read that had me curious how it would end, and I wasn’t sure if the family was guilty or not throughout. It had an interesting plot with delightful characters. I liked this family, but I could understand Rowen distancing herself from them. Nevertheless, as always, family comes first.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read--modern day witches trying to stay incognito even though every one in the town of Lainswich kind of knows! Rowen tried to escape from the little town--but was somehow drawn back--Did witchcraft have anything to do with it? And a body is found--then a ghost kills a live person. It will take the entire Greensmith family with the help of the dead man's (ghost)great grand son to get to the bottom and help the murdered humans soul to be released. Seem a bit complicated? Not really-- Lots of twists and turns--and you will never believe who originally killed the man many years ago!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good beginning, good plot. Interesting characters, I hope for more books which flesh the characters out more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 55 page free tale of a witch family hiding in plain sight in a small town and then she is called home about a murder that happened because of her aunt's yard sale item. A witchy mystery and a romance with ghosts.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Lainswich is a very small town. EVERYONE knows your business. When Rowen gets a panicked call from her aunt, she knows she'll have to go back. Her boss is thrilled because he wants her to report on whatever is happening. Rowen knows this is not going to be an easy trip. Her family is, well, different than most. Knowing she has no choice, Rowen heads to Lainswich. I really love this book. It's a quick, humorous read. The writing is outstanding and the characters you'll enjoy immediately. Ms. Snow is a very creative story teller. She doesn't waste time either. Once you open this book, you will finish it because you'll be curious to know what's going on. The plotting on this story is spot on. Nothing left to chance, Ms. Snow buttons it all down. You'll re-read this book because it's that funny and delightful. This is one to start when you just want a relaxing and easy read. I can't wait for more of this author's work. I'd like to see this series as a TV show. It would be hilarious. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a keeper. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
Not up to par. First of all, it's very hard to sustain interest in a plot when the protagonist is not very likable, as this book's Rowan isn't. She comes off as bossy, pushy, ill-tempered and quick to judge, so it's hard to feel any sympathy for her. There also isn't very much background about the family, and their personalities are all similar to Rowan's - suspicious, ill-tempered bordering on rude, and apparently none of them even have jobs or hobbies to occupy their time. They all live in a big house together what? Mostly bicker, I guess. We are never told how the male main character comes to find out his great-grandfather was found in their trunk - the guy just appears one day. Then we are asked to believe that the ghost randomly murders people he comes into contact with, without rhyme nor reason. The great-grandfather's murder is solved - but no mention is made of the other victim that the ghost supposedly killed. I guess the cops just gave up? And finally, we don't find out what happened to the murderer after that person confesses, although one could infer from the epilogue that the murderer was exploited to make a profit in "someone's" new business venture. Yuck. I have read cozy mysteries that feature sisters who are witches and things of that nature, and this book doesn't even come close to competing with them - mostly due to "lack of"... ...lack of character development ...lack of sympathetic characters ...lack of plots that make sense ...lack of explanations for events that occur/peoples' motivations Finally, at the end the author invites the reader to join her book club, in order to read free books and so on. I can't even find this book club on the internet, so I don't know if it even exists anymore, but I will say this: I don't want to read any more of her books, even if they are free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute story. Enjoyed reading it.
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Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Pretty good but not great. The characters we ok. It was a little hard to follow who was who and the plot twist at the end was just weird. I'm glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all three of raven snow's books and loved all of them. Greensmith Girls is a wonderful fun book that kept my interest and I read it in one sitting. I feel there should be more adventures of this book. I'm sure if others would give this author a try, They would love the stories too.