Tuesday, July 2, 2019

#Book #Review & #Giveaway ~ Bewitched and Betrothed (A Witchcraft Mystery, Book #10) by Juliet Blackwell #CozyMystery

Book Details:

Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

About the Book:

A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle...

When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero’s cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost-ridden island of Alcatraz. She'll have to sleuth out the culprit—when she’s not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches. Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city? If so, she'll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area. Because no matter what, Lily's determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side—even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.

My Review:

Bewitched and Betrothed (A Witchcraft Mystery #10)Bewitched and Betrothed by Juliet Blackwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bewitched and Betrothed is another fantastic book in the Witchcraft Mystery series. While the story is a continuation and includes may of the same characters (full-time and part-time players), the storyline is fresh and exciting. For that reason, this series should definitely be read in order. I love the Alcatraz theme and how the author wove it throughout the story.

When Lily is shown what is said to be an original prison uniform from an escapee, the sheer amount of malice surrounding the garment is staggering. So much so that Lily puts a binding spell on it and warns Elena, Carlos Romero’s cousin, not to let anyone wear it. The uniform must immediately be placed under glass and locked up so it can be seen but never touched or worn. Except, Elena no more than steps outside of Lily’s shop and is kidnapped, prison uniform and all. Lily knows the uniform, kidnapping, and theft of the shirt are not coincidences.

The Witchcraft Mystery series by Juliet Blackwell just keeps getting better and better. I love Lily's character and Oscar's companionship. Lily is simply an amazing and down-to-earth witch. I have enjoyed watching Lily's character grow so much throughout the series. She is embracing who she is finally and allowing others into her life without all of the doubt and suspicion, getting more comfortable with her surroundings. She has friends that accept her for who she is and what she does, a very successful resale shop, and a familiar that sometimes just steals the show.

Each story in this series has been developed nicely. The reader is taken on a new adventure in the world of the paranormal; the content never duplicated or stagnant. The novels are suitable for anyone who wants to read them - teens, adults who don't like sex or swearing, and adults who do like those things but also like the cozy mystery scene, too (like me).

If you're looking for your next witchy cozy then I highly recommend Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft Mysteries. They are written well, have great storylines, solid plots, and easy-to-like characters. The dialogue between all characters is smooth and understandable and the novel is an easy, relaxing read. I am waiting patiently for the next book in the series.

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