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Once upon a time in Wilmington, North Carolina, three witches ran a curio shop named Smuggler’s Arcane. But as the years passed, their magical powers started to fade — leaving them no choice but to conjure up a retirement package…
Before they could blink their eyes or twitch their noses, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia somehow became eligible for AARP. But they can’t fly off to Boca Raton just yet. First they must give up their magic, recruit and train three new witches, and pass on their cherished spellbook.
They’ve barely begun to consider potential practitioners when Olivia winds up dead and their spellbook is stolen. To honor their friend and reclaim their spells, Molly and Elsie are about to go wand-to-wand with a dangerous young witch more powerful than the trio was in their prime. And this time they’re going to need more than magic up their sleeves…
Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene is an awesome start to a new cozy series. I fell in love the moment I saw this gorgeous, magical cover with cats, potions, a cauldron and more. This story was magical right from the beginning. I loved the characters and the mystery itself was well-written and kept me guessing until the end. This is a series that is going on my auto-buy list. The characters, settings and the fun magical elements make the Retired Witches Mystery series one that I will Light the lamp! and stay up late to read.
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