Author: Tonya Kappes
Title: A Charming Wish
Publisher: MagiCal Press
Publish Date: March 11, 2013
Review Copy Provided By: Cozy Mystery Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb:Bubble, Bubble. . .
It seems shop owner and newly appointed Whispering Falls Village President June Heal has it all: Beauty, wits, bewitching powers...Sheriff Oscar Park. Life is good. Because life in Whispering Falls is magical.
Cures and Trouble. . .
But when a member of the community is found dead on the steps of A Charming Cure, June's homeopathic cure shop, and her fingerprints show up at the scenes of local robberies, she is kicked off the village council and her powers fall under scrutiny. Until it's uncovered who is wreaking havoc on the town...June's magic is suspended.
Magic Stirs. . .
With the help of a rather obnoxious genie and Mr. Prince Charming, June's Fairy-God cat, June is determined to figure out who is framing her. Time is of the essence when it becomes clear that the true villain is trying to get rid of her...permanently!
And Trouble Doubles. . .
Oscar Park will do anything to protect June even if that means giving up all of his magical powers. . .or worse, his life.
A Charming Wish is the third book in the Magical Cures series, but thankfully you don't have to read them in order, or as usual I would be up the proverbial creek.
From the very start, this book grabs you. June and the cast of characters in Whispering Falls capture your heart. I loved Mr. Prince Charming her cat, and the genie in the bottle left by Kenny. They all have their little quirks and June is no exception. Her love for the now defunct Ding Dongs made me laugh. (With me its Ho Hos).
I have to give props to an author that used the death of Hostess as a huge part of a novel! I also like the name of the version made by the town bakery, June's Gems! How cute is that?
Now I'm hungry for Ding Dongs!
What really made this a great cozy is the whodunit itself.
Kenny, the Indian that delivers supplies to the town is murdered on June's doorstep just after she's been named the Village President and the circumstantial evidence is pointing to her.
(OK, I have to admit several times through the book I kept thinking on a South Park vein. OMG they killed Kenny!)
You definitely will be on the edge of your seat waiting to find out who killed Kenny and stole the June's Gems and birdnapped an ostrich!
This book is a quick read at 143 pages. Most of the time, I'd say that's two short to really wrap up a mystery, but Tonya really gave most everything closure, except maybe the situation with June's BFF/boyfriend, Oscar, but that's getting there too.
If you like a cozy with a touch of magic/paranormal fun, you can't go wrong here. This book is a true delight!
Rating: 5 flowers
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