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“I really Liked it, never read her wk. before, but will read more”Barbara H wrote this review Friday, July 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a good book”Jeanette R wrote this review Sunday, June 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really liked this book. I love these books. I will read more of her books. I like this series a lot.
“A little cloying, but keeping up with a friend.”Cathy E wrote this review Tuesday, April 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“How cool would it be to live in the town that lets magical peeps hide in plain sight?
Darcy lives and works with her good witch aunt Ve. They run the business 'As You Wish' which basically means they do pretty much anything they are hired to do. Aunt Ve is sick, though, so Darcy is having to handle everything herself. To include Aunt Ve's wedding preparations. Which aren't going so swimmingly.
Darcy is hired to clean out a house belonging to a woman who disappeared over a year ago.
Darcy tackles the house of the hoarder...and finds a body....now there's a murder to solve or a friend is going to be arrested.
What could be a too-cute-to-be-good premise is definitely opposite. Highly enjoyable and I love this series even with the cutsie names for the stores and streets and magical abilities through the books. Everything fits and the mysteries are believable and solved smoothly without any eye-rolling on my part. Enjoyable and no eye-rolling, all I ask from a book I read.
Get any book by this author and you will be pleased as magical punch. ”
“I just wanted to finish this book. There are just too many characters to keep track of and too many secondary mysteries and perpetrators of crimes. I enjoy the main characters, but trying to keep track of the rest is just too much. If the storyline were less congested, I would have enjoyed the book much more. 2.75”Corryn V wrote this review Saturday, February 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second in this fun cozy had me juggling a lot of characters and sometimes I really had to stop and think about who was who and their relevance to the story. There were spots of humor and I always appreciate fun surprises and this had a few.”Mary Ann Giasson wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Blake’s paranormal mystery novel, Darcy, a Wishcrafter, is hired by Elodie Keaton to clean up her mother’s house, a mother who has been missing for two years. Although the house is a hoarder’s dream, As You Wish is up to the task—until the missing woman’s body is found buried beneath the clutter.
Taking on the case, Darcy is determined to help Elodie solve the death of her mother. The deceased had vanished shortly after a falling out with her boyfriend leading Darcy to suspect a crime of passion. Or maybe it was magical since the Anicula, a wish-granting amulet, may have been involved as well. Now Darcy must find a killer before he finds a powerful and dangerous amulet.
A wonderful combination of magic and murder. A great installment to the A Wishcraft Mystery series.
“Darcy Merriweather is a wishcrafter who can grant wishes for anyone but herself. She works for her Aunt Ve's personal concierge service, As You Wish.
Aunt Ve is feeling a bit under the weather plus she is trying to plan her wedding. Darcy is trying to help her but she also takes on Elodie Keaton as a new client.
Elodie's mother has been missing for so long Elodie realizes that she can no longer afford to pay all the bills and keep her mother's house. Her mother was a bit of a hoarder and Elodie hires Darcy to clean out the house so she can list it for sale. The motto of As You Wish is "No Job Impossible" but this house is close to impossible. Darcy just starts to make a little headway through the piles of boxes, newspapers and other "treasures" when she makes a disturbing discovery. She finds Elodie's mother's body buried under all the chaos.
It has been over a year since Patrice Keaton was seen. She disappeared shortly after an argument with her charmcrafter boyfriend. Darcy is determined to figure out just how Patrice ended up being part of her own collection. Was she killed in a fit of jealousy? Or was she killed because she had something someone else wanted? Darcy knows she doesn't have much time and while she can't grant her own wishes she has to make sure the wrong person's wishes don't come true.
I am definitely enchanted by this story and its characters! Darcy, Ve, Nick and Mimi will wish their way right into your heart.
Blake has crafted characters that not only include some delightful witches but the familiars are absolutely charming! Archie and Pepe had me in stitches. Easy for Pepe as he's a tailor who also happens to be a mouse. Archie is a parrot that can quote a line from almost any movie. Archie has a unique run in with a very large dog that had me giggling out loud and reading the snippet to everyone I could.
The story has a really fairy tale feel. As Pepe was sewing away I was picturing the mice in Cinderella as they granted her wishes. Heather Blake wraps her fairy tale with a bewitching mystery, snappy dialogue, and a bit of romance in a truly Enchanted Village.
A magical story to escape into today. It is a fun, lighthearted read that I know you will enjoy. Watch for the next book in this series, The Good, the Bad and the Witchy: A Wishcraft Mystery hitting shelves in April 2013.”
“This book was fun to read and had a couple of mysteries inside, including a good murder mystery. I did not recognize the killer until the reveal and that doesn't happen too often any longer. Meanwhile, we the readers are kept busy with a 'Creeper Peeper' that honestly had me flummoxed, a wedding that just doesn't seem to be on 'track,' a romance that you root for and more.
Ms. Blake knows how to deliver a cozy location, the Enchanted Village neighborhood of Salem, Ma. Cozy? Oh yes, I can just see myself wandering down the streets and being tempted by the 'Charmory', a meal perhaps at the 'Sorceror's Stove' (although lately there have been rumors,)or a group vacation photo at the 'Hocus Pocus Photography' store.
The streets are policed in pastel cars. The persons living there are friendly and kind.
Oh, I did remember to mention the body, didn't I? Inside a hoarder's home?
You will have to get yourself a copy or ebook of this novel and find out the excitement for yourself.
Now to await the next in the series, which we were given a preview of and I am so ready to read the entire book but will wait. Not too patiently. ”