I've been a fan of this series from the beginning (Circle of Five) and each book since (Charmed Circle, The Divine Circle of Ladies Making Mischief) has been such a pleasure to read. The Divine Circle of Ladies Courting Trouble continues Ms. Riccio's fine tradition of a good mystery with characters you can care about and action that grabs you from the beginning.
If I had to list books that illustrate women's friendships in a good and realistic fashion, these books would top the list. Cass and her friends, Phillipa, Deirdre, Heather, and Fiona, are so interesting. Their lives are full, yet they make the time for one another, their sleuthing, and their Wiccan faith. It is so great to be along for their adventures and see how they depend on one another, their strengths and weaknesses coming together to support each other and work for common goals.
The Circle's Wiccan practices, holiday observances, and spell workings are very well done, so much a part of the story that they are never intrusive or preachy. They are just a lovely window into who the ladies are and how they live their lives daily.
If you enjoy a good mystery and love to read well done fiction that incorporates Wicca into the story, the books in this series are for you.