Friday, September 23, 2016

Putting On The Witch By Joyce and Jim Lavene

The third book in the A Retired Witches Mystery Series, Putting on the Witch, comes out October 4th. For those of you who may not know Joyce and Jim Lavene both passed away in the last 12 months and their passing has had a huge impact on the cozy community and on me personally. Joyce was a mentor of mine and a cheerleader. It was an honor to know her and it is a joy to read her words. Joyce and Jim were incredible in life, in writing and on line. Though I never got to meet them in person, getting to know them both over the last few years was truly inspiring and an honor. In addition to being amazing authors they raised amazing children, whom I am very pleased to have also gotten know on line and I continue to grow in friendship and loss.
Putting on the Witch, was a whirlwind of a book, I honestly found myself dizzy at times. Fun to picture the setting and the characters, the murder, the mystery and the chaos that Putting on the Witch offers readers. I could see vividly the scenes described as only Joyce and Jim could write. With out giving too much away I was thrilled to have some much loved characters return from the previous books in the most unlikely of situations. This book was filled with fun and very imaginative scenarios for the witches to find themselves in and trouble to get themselves out of. I wish that I had just a little of the magic these witches have in this book, even when they are bumbling they are truly the best!
"In the latest mystery from the bestselling authors of "Looking for Mr. Good Witch," the retired witches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are ready to kick up their heels... With their coven s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun. The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks..."
There are so many wonderful books coming out in October and if you are a lover of Witch themed cozies be sure to order Putting on the Witch. 
Learn more about all the series written by  Joyce and Jim Lavene by clicking here. 
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  1. I have the first in my TBR pile. Will have to get the others. They are greatly missed.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Joyce and Jim, Karen. I'm looking forward to reading the third installment of this wonderfully imaginative series.