Friday, August 6, 2021

Herringbones and Hexes

My Kindle Reviews will consist of:
Kindle Lending Library
Kindle Unlimited
Kindle First

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited
12 February 2021
Paranormal | Cozy | Mystery
228 Pages

My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble

American Lucy Swift inherited Cardinal Woolsey’s, a knitting shop in Oxford, from her grandmother after she died. And then she discovered her grandmother is undead. As in, a vampire. Who lives under the shop with a bunch of other vampires. Who like to knit. In addition, Lucy finds out she’s a witch. This is a lot to deal with, right? Well, hang on to your britches because Lucy also seems to find herself involved with murder. Ok, so that sounds bad. She doesn’t commit the murders. She doesn’t hire someone to commit the murders. She just discovers the body or is linked to the poor dead people in some way and being naturally curious and a concerned (magical) citizen, she tries to unmask the killer(s) usually with help from her undead friends. In this latest adventure, Lucy’s cousin Violet has been hexed and they need to remove it, preferably before Violet dies from it.

I’m not sure why this one fell short for me. I think it’s partly all the waffling that Lucy has done regarding her love for vampire hottie Rafe and his marriage proposal. She loves him, but he’s a vampire and she’s mortal so she’ll age and die and he won’t. Does she really want to live like that? Yes. No. Yes. No. At least, by the end of this book she’s made a decision. Finally.

In addition, I just wasn’t feeling the storyline regarding William (who I love, btw) and the financial advisor thing. Violet gets on my nerves, too. And Lucy’s lackadaisical approach to her magic seriously pisses me off. 

Okay, so I guess I figured out why this one fell short for me. Maybe the next book will be better now that Lucy isn’t all constipated about Rafe. If she really starts taking her magic seriously then maybe I’ll get totally back on board with this series. She’s stagnant and it’s really starting to show.


  1. Reading the blurb I thought this sounded so much fun, sorry to hear it fell short for you.

    1. I really enjoy the series as a whole. This one was just meh to me.