The Baba Yagas have incredible power, but even that may not be enough to save their world when magic goes horribly wrong and all their happily ever afters are gone in an instant.
Barbara Yager is used to traveling alone as she tends to her duties as a Baba Yaga. She sometimes brings Babs, the adopted daughter she is training, but her sheriff husband stays behind. This trip, though, she has made an exception. After all, the task seems so simple, and shouldn't take long to accomplish. When it is done, the three of them can indulge in a long-overdue family vacation. What could it hurt?
Quite a lot, as it turns out. What Barbara thought was a minor problem ends in a violent magical confrontation she never expected. The resulting backlash sends them all into a warped timeline where Barbara and Liam never got together, and only Barbara and nine-year-old Babs remember the truth. Liam is still trapped in his grief and all the good they've done together in the past few years has come undone.
Even worse, her Baba Yaga sisters, Beka and Bella, don't believe her, and the wicked Brenna is still out there, planning who knows what kind of mischief. The children stolen by the rusalka Maya are trapped in the Otherworld and she is loose in this one and up to no good. It is up to Barbara, Babs, and their faithful dragon-dog companion Chudo-Yudo to knit together the unraveled timeline and make things right again, before it is too late and Barbara loses her one true love forever.
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Barbara Yager, one of the three Baba Yagas in the United States, has agreed to their first ever family vacation, a trip to Niagara Falls in their Airstream. But first, she has to answer a brief call from a sprite to resolve a minor magical issue from a resident witch. When they reach the spot, she leaves Liam and Chudo-Yudo at the Airstream. and proceeds to the witch's home, bringing Babs along as part of her Baba Yaga training. What she anticipated to be an easy and non-dangerous assignment, turns out disastrously, magically turning back time and undoing everything accomplished in the past several years. Apparently, she never married Liam, never found the missing children, and all the things that happened to the other Baba Yagas and Riders also never occurred, for better and worse. As if that wasn't bad enough, she and Babs are the only ones who remember this alternate timeline, and getting anyone to believe them, least of all help to restore it, is proving to be almost impossible. This is the latest edition to the Baba Yaga novels, bringing the reader back to the Barbara Yager, where the series first started. While you don't necessarily need to have read the previous Wickedly stories (and the Riders stories), it does help to better appreciate this new timeline. I have to admit that Barbara is my favorite of the three Baba Yagas, and this story helped broaden her character, as she learns to interact with Babs in a new "mother" role, now that Liam is no longer part of the picture. I hope that there are more Baba Yaga stories in the future.