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A LOVELY WITCHCRAFT MYSTERY,
This review is from: Secondhand Spirits (Witchcraft Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)This is the first book in the Witchcraft Mystery Series by Juliet Blackwell.
Lily Ivory is the owner of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco. She is a lovable thirty year old woman, whose supernatural nature forced her to be a loner most of her life, but now she has finally made a home for herself in San Francisco, and she is beginning to understand the value of friendship and love. In one of her quests for vintage clothes for her store, she realizes that the powerful demon La Llorona is in town, threatening innocent children. As she prepares to vanish the demon and to rescue her latest victim, she finds herself facing unfriendly witches and the police's accusations for the murder of a seemingly sweet old lady she tried to protect.
This light mystery book is excellently written with an interesting and gripping mystery plot and fascinating supernatural references. The descriptions of all the beautiful vintage garments are amazing and the atmosphere of San Francisco fantastic. However, the best thing about this book, are the great, very likable and well developed characters; as this the first novel in the series, all the characters are well introduced and they also seem to have interesting backgrounds and secrets that will gradually be revealed as the series progresses.
In addition, the book includes a preview of the next book in the series, A Cast-Off Coven: A Witchcraft Mystery: Witchcraft Mystery Series, Book 2.