12.6.2021 | Monday

Icy Illusions

category: Book Reviews

Icy Illusionstitle: Icy Illusions
author: J.L. Collins
series: Winter Witches of Holiday Haven #13
published: 9 November 2021
publisher: self-published
genre(s): cozy mystery, romance
pages: 144
source: Kindle Unlimited
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Have yourself a very Merry Witchmas in Holiday Haven, where the magic and mystery of Christmas is snow joke!
It’s Christmas time once again in Holiday Haven, and Star Clearwater has a choice to make. Her generous fiancé, Everett, won’t push her to make it, but she knows it’s only a matter of time.
In the middle of dealing with her own relationship woes, Star realizes that her mother’s new boyfriend may not be what he appears. A shocking theft from the town’s biggest jewelry store points to the new beau being the main suspect, and Star is ready to don her detective cap and investigate the case.Will her mother’s boyfriend check out? Will she find the true culprit? And will Star make the right decision—a decision that will change her life forever?
Find out now in her last adventure of Holiday Haven!
This mystery contains Christmas magic, hot cocoa, romance, and plenty of mischievous puppy-sitting!
Icy Illusions is the third and final stand-alone sequel to the cheerful Holiday Hexes, and Jolly Jinxes also by J. L. Collins, and book thirteen in the Winter Witches of Holiday Haven mystery series.

my review

I’ve loved Star’s story so much throughout the Winter Witches of Holiday Haven series. She and her mom have had a rocky relationship, which I feel is a relatable issue, as are the trust issues she has as a result. So it’s made this part of the series especially poignant as Star navigates her relationship with her mother and that with her boyfriend Everett. And we meet her mother’s new boyfriend Danny, who’s the “number five guy in the North Pole.” Dear God, he was a character! And there are things about him that threaten Star’s still healing relationship with her mother.

Great mystery, great story!

About J.L. Collins

J. L. (Jerri) lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, with her family and feisty canine. She loves delicious southern food, dogs, Carolina sunrises on the beach, shopping on King Street, and curling up with about twenty different books on the weekends. When she gets the rare chance, she also likes to go exploring and learning more about Charleston’s rich history.

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