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A Broom with a View: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Kentucky Witches Book 2) Kindle Edition
She's your average witch next door.
He's a Christmas tree farmer with three sisters named after horses.
It's a town so small it doesn't even have a Walmart.
None of them will ever be the same again...
Liza Jane Higginbotham is your average witch next door. Just a down home girl, she enjoys driving her truck, listening to country music and, oh yes, the occasional brew.
This witch just wants to enjoy the quiet life. When her no-good, hipster husband cheats on her with a trombone player, she moves back to take over the family farm in rural Eastern Kentucky. Here, she's expecting some peace, content to play in her garden, restore the dilapidated farmhouse, and throw her money away at the town auction house every Friday night.
But the town of Kudzu Valley just won't let a witch rest. From the high school basketball coach looking for a charm to help the team win the big game to Lola Ellen Pearson who wants to hex the local Pizza Hut for giving her food poisoning the night before her fourth wedding, everyone wants SOMETHING from the town's resident witch!
When Cotton Hashagen's dead body is found, though, all eyes turn to Liza Jane. After all, hadn't she JUST accused the local librarian of a terrible crime? With the townspeople and police turning their eyes to Liza Jane, it's going to take a lot for her to prove that she didn't put a "whammy" on him AND solve the mystery to find the real culprit!
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The first book in the Kentucky Witches series.
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Book 2, Broommates, will be out in February 2016.
From the Inside Flap
She could see her now, Mabel Merriweather, stalking around her tiny apartment in Beverly. "Gawd Liza Jane, we moved out of there to give you and your sister a better opportunity," she'd all but whined.
Actually, her mother had moved from the small town because she'd met husband #2 at a Rite Aid convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and he'd sweet talked her into marrying him and moving to the Boston suburb where he owned a town home. Liza's father had passed away in a freak lawnmower accident when she was a toddler. He hadn't been run over by the lawnmower or anything; it had fallen on his head. Why George McIntosh, owner of Johnson's Home Improvements and Hot Tubs, had thought hanging Cub Cadets from the ceiling was a good idea was beyond her. Freeman Merriweather had literally been in the wrong place at the wrong time. He'd had no idea that the Maytag dryer, priced at a Black Friday special of $199, would be the last thing he'd look at.
Gene Corrado was an okay man and did his best as far as being a stepfather to two mountain children he didn't understand and, in spite of the fact Mabel's parents were sure that with a surname like his he must be mafia connected, he was a gentle soul. Mabel might not be living in the lap of luxury, but she had a nice split-level house in an affluent neighborhood, monthly Botox injections, a timeshare in Las Vegas, and a cappuccino machine she'd paid full price for (not one she'd gotten in a post-Christmas sale like he neighbors). Mabel often spoke of her former classmates back in Kudzu Valley with disdain.
"Liza Jane," she'd all but whispered that afternoon in her kitchen. "What will you DO there? They don't even have a Walmart. How are you going to entertain yourself?"
"The old fashioned way, mother," she'd answered back. "I'll turn all the men into toads and then earn a living getting rid of everyone's warts."
Mabel nodded. "I have a list of people you can start with."
- ASIN : B0168UC1HU
- Publisher : Mistletoe Press; 1st edition (December 15, 2015)
- Publication date : December 15, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 626 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 335 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #963,291 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As an author/reader with ADD, I absolutely love to read but I am a tough audience to keep around until the end. For me to finish a story, there has got to be a confluence of good writing, a good story, and good characterization. This book does a wonderful, wonderful job of good writing and good characterization. The story is good, too, but the mechanics could have used just a little tweak or two: the pacing needed some tightening in a few spots and there were a couple of spelling errors, but nothing that would make you drop this story like yesterday's wet newspaper.
I read this book in one sitting without taking a break to peruse Pinterest or play Words with Friends (an amazing feat in of itself!) and I was actually sad to see the story come to a close. I loved the slowly developing relationship between Colt and Liza Jane; I loved learning about Liza Jane's grandparents and other family members; I loved listening to her inner thoughts and doubts about her new life in a very small Kentucky town. I also enjoyed getting to know the population of the town's characters, each one distinctly drawn. The magic in the book wasn't cheesy or heavy-handed, or more importantly, used as a mechanism for lazy writing. Overall, there was a nice richness to the overall story arc, making it immensely enjoyable to read.
I can't wait for the next installment!