Good Day! All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio releases on August 13 along with The Loyal One by Shelley Shepard Gray. Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delaney comes out August 27. There are just too many good books coming out next month.
A Charming Misfortune by Tonya Kappes returns readers to Whispering Falls. June Heal is heading to her shop, A Charming Cure when her crystal ball, Madame Torres warns her of birds by cooing at her. She passes Eloise Sandalwood who warns her to watch out for that birds. A group from the Audubon Bird Watching Society descent upon the town looking for Spangled Smoky Momoko. It is a rare bird that is becoming extinct. Adam Vedder, a zoologist with Prebble Exotic Zoo, wants to capture the bird for his zoo and there seems to be some animosity from the birders toward him. At a camp out that night, a crow cries out at midnight and flies by. June follows the crow and finds a deceased Adam. Oscar Park, June’s husband and the town’s peace keeping officer, has twenty-four hours to solve the crime before he loses his suspects. With the clock ticking, June dives into the case while Petunia Shrubwood works to keep the Spangled Smoky Momoki out of sight. Can the group expose the killer before the suspects take flight?
A Charming Misfortune is the twelfth A Magical Cures Mystery. While I recommend reading this entertaining series in order, A Charming Misfortune can stand on its own. I always enjoying digging into one of Tonya Kappes’ novels. Her conversational writing style draws the reader into the book and keeps them engaged. The story moves along faster than Mr. Prince Charming chasing after fireflies. The characters are developed and delightful. June Heal has come a long way since she moved to Whispering Falls. She runs her shop, teaches at the magical university, makes her special potions and is married to her understanding and loving husband, Oscar. I like her style of dress including her pointy toe witchy boots. Whispering Falls is a unique town filled with quirky characters who each have a special bewitching talent. The vivid descriptions of the town bring it alive for me. The mystery was intriguing with several suspects and misdirection. If you pay close attention to the clues, you can solve the mystery before the big reveal (or you may be surprised). There is humor sprinkled throughout the story that is guaranteed to have you giggling. The ending of A Charming Misfortune is special and will delight fans of the series. A Charming Misfortune has an intuitive feline, a bevy of baked goods, a beautiful plumed bird, suspicious suspects, magical misdirection and a spirited witch.
A Charming Misfortune releases on Tuesday, July 23. It is available through Kindle Unlimited (along with the other books in the series). You can find a complete list of A Charming Cure Mystery series here on Amazon. Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back next time with my review of Versions of Her by Andrea Lochen. I am glad that the author contacted me about her new novel. I hope you have an enchanting day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader