Witches and Wine, Book 1
Synopsis: Pepper Jasper moves from Sydney to the cozy town of Lighthouse Bay, answering a desperate plea from her aunts to help with their failing Bed and Breakfast business. She discovers her aunts are more eccentric than she remembered, the Bed and Breakfast does not serve breakfast, and the cottages for lease have strange themes.
And what’s more, within minutes of her arrival, she stumbles across a dead body.
Pepper soon has her hands full, contending with a murder mystery, irritating guests including the enigmatic Lucas O’Callaghan who is convinced every woman wants to fall into his arms, and her aunts, who are hiding more than one dark secret. Who or what lurks in the forbidden room at the end of the dark corridor?
Why do the aunts insist she drink copious quantities of special label wine?
Find out what awaits Pepper Jasper at Mugwort Manor.
Review: I saw this free novel on kindle and as I like cozy mystery, I was quite curious to discover a new series as well as a new author.
Pepper, despite her degree in hand, can’t find a job, so when her aunts ask her to come to the city of Lighthouse Bay to help them run their Bed and Breakfast, she sees this as a solution to her problems. But the town is full of secrets, and her aunts seem to hide many things. And then there is Lucas O’Callaghan, that charming man who thinks that all the women are after him, which really annoys our dear Pepper.
It was a nice novel overall and I had a good time, but I have to say that I didn’t get as hooked as I thought I would. It’s a book that won’t necessarily leave me with a memorable memory, but it’s an easy read.