martedì 18 ottobre 2016

Review & Giveaway: Putting on the Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene

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Putting on the Witch
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

The fantasy element and magical world building was wonderfully done. The mystery is well-written, the characters are likable (at least most of them are!), and I loved every word of it.
~The Book’s the Thing
This is not typical paranormal or cozy and definitely not typical paranormal cozy. I found it to be loads of fun with plenty of suspense, hilarious humor, and clever plot twists.
~I Read What You Write!
Joyce and Jim Lavene had imaginations that were truly out of this world and it was in full force in this 3rd installment of the Retired Witch Mysteries.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
This is my favorite Lavene series! I love the paranormal aspect, as well as the close friendships, the humor, and the love.
~Book Babble
Don’t be alarmed, if like me, you are new to this series. Just jump right in and enjoy! The authors gently interweave backstory throughout, so readers fit right in.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
Putting on the Witch is another great book in the series…The plot is developed nicely with several twists tossed in to keep the reader guessing.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
I love books that grab me right from the beginning. This book is one you will want to read without stopping. There was no way I could put this book down as the characters came to life and captured my attention.
~Texas Book-aholic
This book was incredible as is the whole series.
~Community Bookstop
Plenty of mystery abounds, with some fun twists and witchy shenanigans to keep you engaged. This would be a good one for your Halloween reading list.
Anyone who enjoys mysteries with a little paranormal twist will love this series.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!
This book not your normal para-cozy it was so much more. In fact I think this goes a little deeper than most cozy mysteries.
~A. Holland Reads
I absolutely adored this book. The three witches, their friends and family are what make this book. In fact, that’s what makes all books by these authors.
~A Chick Who Reads
PUTTING ON THE WITCHPutting on the Witch (Retired Witches Mysteries) 
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (October 4, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425268278
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With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.
The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks…

My Review

This couple of writers was really special and extraordinary: each of their book is a gem, a fun and relaxing reading. We will miss them so much.
How can a ghost mother to save her daughter from her father who is an evil wizard? Drago is charming and funny and his daughter Dorothy is enchanted by him. Her mother Olivia and her boyfriend Brian are worried about her, especially her mother who understands the fascination that emanates this man. Then being a ghost can do very little. Brian's family invites Dorothy and her friends to a party to celebrate the birthday of Brian, but during the party a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. So get a witch hunter and everything becomes complicated.
This  paranormal cozy mystery captures you and leaves you glued to the pages right from the start, it is impossible to put it down before the end. An enchanting world, charming characters, with many twists and unexpected events. The plot is well developed and then there is paranormal, friendship, humor, romance.
Highly recommended.

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene wrote award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They had written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. Joyce passed away October 20, 2015 and Jim passed on May 5, 2016. They are missed by family, friends and their many fans.
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3 commenti:

  1. Grazie! I enjoy your insights into these books...

  2. Another great read from the Lavene's. Can't wait to read. The Lavene's will be really missed.

  3. I keep forgetting I have entered this and have now tweeted at least four times. But I always enjoyed Joyce and Jim Lavine and miss them.


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