It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1

Synopsis: Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They’ve come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder…

Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: They’re actually Wishcrafters – witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt’s magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them when a wannabe witch turns up dead – strangled with Aunt Ve’s scarf – and Ve’s sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Skylar wish that the victim would disappear – forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it’ll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery….

Review: Right now, I’m in a paranormal cozy phase and I’ve had a few volumes of this series for years, so I started with curiosity this first volume.

Harper and Darcy left their old lives to move in with their aunt. It’s a new beginning, especially since they’re learning at the same time that they’re actually witches! More precisely, they can grant wishes, but it is not always easy. But when a woman is murdered in town and no one knows what happened, things go wrong. Their aunt’s boyfriend is suspected, and Darcy is determined to understand what happened. Yet the truth could reveal many secrets. In addition to manage her powers, our heroine will also have to understand what she wants to do with the handsome and charming Nick.

It was a nice novel, maybe a little less rhythmic than I expected, but it was nice to discover Darcy. There are still a lot of things in the shadows, but I have volumes 2 and 3, so I would be happy to discover if the author presents us a little more about the past of the characters.

A nice cozy story.




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