author: Leighann Dobbs
series: Elemental Witches of Eternal Springs #2
published: 17 July 2018
genre(s): cozy mystery, paranormal
source: Kindle Unlimited
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Finding a body facedown in a chocolate fountain isn’t exactly the way earth witch Zola Meadows wanted to start her day. Even worse, her sweet old lady neighbor, Lilly Martinelli, is arrested for the crime. The evidence against Lilly is flimsy at best, and Zola vows to clear her name. Not only to make sure justice is served, but also to get rid of the trouble making cat that Lilly has entrusted to her care while she’s in jail.
Luck is on her side. Lilly’s hotter-than-heck pie-making nephew wants to help. Then again, maybe that’s not such a good idea. Not just because Zola has a romantic past with him, but also because he soon bubbles up to the top of her suspect list.
Zola finds herself wading through a maze of clues and suspects: cheating husbands, purse-grabbing friends, shopping-obsessed daughters, not to mention a little creature running around town tormenting tourists with bad breath and sticky brown goo. With pressure from the coven elders and a sheriff itching to close the case, Zola must put her magical skills to the test in order to discover the true identity of the killer before Lilly’s time runs out.
a few notes
keywords/phrases: witches, elements, mystery, humor
mood reading: in the mood for a good cozy mystery with witchy elements
This is the second book in the Elemental Witches of Eternal Springs series, each book written by a different author. In the series, the four witches are tasked by their coven to protect the island of Eternal Springs, off the coast of New Jersey. There is a portal on the island, and it is their mission to send the creatures that sneak through it back to the other side.
Zola Meadows is the lead of this installment, an earth witch who owns a garden shop with the whimiscal name of Cackleberries. One of her jobs is to provide the lobby of the local resort and spa with plants, and it is while setting her plants up that she discovers a dead body… in a chocolate fountain. And Zola’s neighbor, an elderly woman who runs a chocolate shop, is the only suspect. To make matters worse, there is an escaped creature wreaking havoc on the island.
This is a fun read with a great mystery, lots of funny moments, and a hint of romance!
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