author: Constance Barker
series: Happy Blendings Witch #4
published: 10 January 2020
genre(s): cozy mystery, paranormal
source: Kindle Unlimited
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Poison Darts and Mystery Vines
Goodspring's business folks are up in arms. A new NEED-IT-NOW store wants to open for business in the town and the shop owner's are afraid it will ruin them. The man attempting to bring the store to town is a sly character and the witches have their hackles up. Business owners as well don't care for the shifty character. But when a town hall meeting, discussing if the new store should be allowed to come to the town, is interrupted by a murder, Sam and friends want to know who would murder one of their own. Are there more mysteries in this small town that are about to reveal themselves?
The vines in Sam's garden are getting stronger and more menacing. What do they mean and why can't she kill them?
Tessa and Ethan's romance gets hotter, but will his newfound heritage put a dent in their relationship?
a few notes
cover notes: so cute, yummy
keywords/phrases: witchy, big business
mood reading: in the mood for a cozy read with a satisfying ending
bonus points: creative murder scene
anti-bonus points: the incorrect use of a Sabbat
A big box store is trying to edge into Goodsprings, and very few people are happy about it. Hence a town meeting, in the middle of which occurs an oddly committed murder. Once again, Sam and the rest of the coven become embroiled in the mystery, needing to sovle. A secondary plot line has Sam trying to solve the problem of a killer vine that is trying to destroy her entire orchard.
The premise of big business coming in and destroying not only small business but an entire communtiy was relatable. It was a great foundation for a cozy mystery!
And I loved the murder scene. Instead of playing out in private, it took place in the midst in front of most of the small town. And the method? Totally unexpected! Best murder of the series thus far!
The witches in this don’t seem to really follow a traditional Wheel of the Year. A Sabbat is a particular day within the witches’ calendar, but these witches seem to use the term generically to describe any witchy gathering they have.
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