Author: Elizabeth Bass
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Book Description: Bewitched meets Practical Magic in this bubbly, quirky romantic comedy with an enchanted twist from acclaimed author Elizabeth Bass. When romance problems cause their powers to go berserk, a trio of witches whose family was banned from practicing magic risk getting in serious trouble with the Grand Council of Witches. Can they get their magic—and their love lives—in order before it’s too late?
“An enchanting paranormal rom-com…Fans of Practical Magic will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly
Goodreads Hottest Romance of January
Nearly a century ago, Gwen Engel’s great-great-grandfather cast a spell with catastrophic side-effects. As a result, the Grand Council of Witches forbade his descendants from practicing witchcraft. The Council even planted anonymous snitches called Watchers in the community to report any errant spellcasting…
Yet magic may still be alive and not so well in Zenobia. Gwen and her cousins, Trudy and Milo, receive a letter from Gwen’s adopted sister, Tannith, informing them that she’s bewitched one of their partners and will run away with him at the end of the week. While Gwen frets about whether to trust her scientist boyfriend, currently out of town on a beetle-studying trip, she’s worried that local grad student Jeremy is secretly a Watcher doing his own research.
Cousin Trudy is so stressed that she accidentally enchants her cupcakes, creating havoc among her bakery customers—and in her marriage. Perhaps it’s time the family took back control and figured out how to harness their powers. How else can Gwen decide whether her growing feelings for Jeremy are real—or the result of too many of Trudy’s cupcakes?
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: The story opens when a letter is received by three family members who are are non practicing witches, that their adopted sister Tannith who is practicing that she is moving to New York and one of their partners will be joining her at the end of the week.
This sets up a flurry of who’s partner is cheating and leaving them. You can imagine mistrust and hijinks ensue as these three people try to figure out who is leaving.
The overall story was cute and satisfying, however in the scheme of things I don’t think it will be very memorable to me. This is a great book as a placeholder until you figure out what you want to read next.
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.