Saturday, August 9, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Bewitching Boots


Author: Joyce & Jim Lavene
Title: Bewitching Boots
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: July 29, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Great Escapes Book Tours
Book Blurb: 
Jessie Morton is thrilled when she finds Bill Warren, an old fashioned shoemaker, and he agrees to come back to Renaissance Faire Village with her. She’s not so thrilled when claims to have elf magic, and he falls for Princess Isabelle. The dancing slippers Bill makes for Isabelle make him a suspect when the princess takes a leap from the castle terrace. Now, Jessie must find the lady or lord who helped the princess with her last dance before she loses her star attraction.

Review: Bewitching Boots is book 7 in the Renaissance Faire Mystery series. I absolutely love this series and I really need to go back and read some of the earlier books. I've only read the one prior to this and it was fantastic.

If you've been to a Renfest, you'll feel right at home at the Village and the cast of characters is super quirky. I love the Cobbler, Bill, who takes center stage in this book because of the slippers he made for Princess Isabelle who dies shortly after receiving them.

There are a lot of people that didn't care for the Princess but not many that would kill to get rid of her, so finding out whodunit isn't all that easy here, though early on the Lavene's do give you a clue as to who it might be, you just have to pay attention. There are a few potential suspects along the way, along with poor Bill.

I loved his elf magic and the quirks of his boots when too much magic is involved.

Jessie is also dealing with rumors about her new hubby, Chase and that adds a little bit of drama to the story that isn't murder related.

The ever blue ghost, Wanda, is still around and just as fun, freaky and obnoxious as ever. She has to be my favorite ghost.

I really love the mix of paranormal, magic and mystery of this series, as well as the setting. The Lavene's really know how to craft a great mystery, that is fun and keeps you guessing.

My only gripe with this story is when Jessie refers to some cosplayers as dressing like different versions of Dr. Who. As a huge Whovian, I cringed, because the character is The Doctor not Doctor Who. So that bugged me, but it didn't affect my love of the story.

Rating: 5 flowers


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6 comments:

Joyce Lavene said...

Thanks for having us here today!

cyn209 said...

congrats & continued success on this series!!!

Sue Farrell said...

I can always count on Joyce and Jim's books to be fun reading.

Anonymous said...

Love all of Joyce and Jim's book

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leave my name^^

Becky Prazak
rjprazak6@gmail.com

jirrinereads said...

This sounds so magical! I added book one to my wishlist. You really do have the greatest suggestions when it comes to cozy mysteries :).

 
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