My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Given my interest in witches and the impending autumn season, I thought this would be a good kick off to embracing what’s to come next. It was a fun quick read and left me curious for more.
At first, Ophelia annoyed me as she treated people very poorly; however, you could tell it wouldn’t last. After about 25% of the story, she calms down just enough to be likable and you get to see her relationship with her grandmother Abby, her employee and friend Darci, and her new potential love interest Rick. Each relationship shows promise of growth and depth while the secret among the 4 of them of Abby’s and Ophelia’s witch ways ingites a little fervor.
For a first in series, it’s a good start. We don’t learn a whole lot about the other characters, and I don’t feel like I can easily picture the midwestern / Appalachian town, but I feel like that may come with time. There are a lot of rotten apples in one small town, but doesn’t that happen in all cozies?
I look forward to seeing what sorts of witchery and magick come our way with this series!