Sunday night’s read was Juliet Blackwell’s SECONDHAND SPIRITS. Lily Ivory is a natural witch who has spent her life from 17 to 30 travelling the world, not stopping long anywhere because she feels like an outcast. At age thirty-one she decides, on the advice of a parrot met in a bar, to settle in San Francisco. She opens a vintage second hand clothes store, Aunt Cora’s closet. The leader of the area witches, Aidan Rhodes, gives her a familiar as a gift. Oscar is a gargoyle who shapeshifts into a Vietnamese pot bellied pig when others are around. Soon a child is kidnapped and a client dies under mysterious circumstances. Lily falls for a journalist/myth buster named Max and joins forces with the local coven to gain their help, both of these things revealing who/what she is despite her desire to settle someplace anonymously. The book is a bit darker than the cover would suggest (it actually has glitter on it) and you either like paranormal mysteries or you don’t, I happen to like them. It is well researched as to the witch aspect and I am looking forward to the rest of the series, I started the second Monday night but didn’t quite finish, drat this need for sleep, so I’m off to finish it now. ♥♥♥♥♥

Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

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