This is such a fun, witchy romp with great representation with characters of all ages, races and LGBTQIA+ categories. The Witches of Moonshyne Manor are a fabulous found family of senior witches who are about to lose their home. Several spoilery circumstances leave them scrambling for a lost treasure, one that cost them quite a bit to procure in the first place. We flashback in time from the present, where the mayor’s daughter is helping them fight off the bank and into the past on the night of the treasure heist when their lives took a bit of a turn.
There’s lots of fun magic, whimsical games of fire, reading of tea leaves and potions calling for unique ingredients like unicorn urine and the eyelash of a ruling English monarch. The “sisters” are all women who have had less than stellar circumstances and were drawn to the manor and to one another to form a stronger unit. The “sisters” squabble and certainly make some stumbles along the way as they each interpret the best way forward for the group but in the end they fight fiercely for one another and their home.
I did this one on audio and the narrator was fabulous at pulling me into the story and keeping me on the edge of my seat.
Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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