Win, lose, or draw... A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery Cendrine West can't catch a break. She's close to landing a new job, and things are getting cozy with sexy sheriff Tyler Gates. All that changes when she is kidnapped by renegade witch Aunt Pearl, who is hell bent on avenging a friend's untimely death. It's Las Vegas or bust...for all the wrong reasons. Rocco RacatellWin, lose, or draw... A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery Cendrine West can't catch a break. She's close to landing a new job, and things are getting cozy with sexy sheriff Tyler Gates. All that changes when she is kidnapped by renegade witch Aunt Pearl, who is hell bent on avenging a friend's untimely death. It's Las Vegas or bust...for all the wrong reasons. Rocco Racatelli is a hunky Vegas kingpin--and the next mob target. Lady Luck has dealt him a losing hand and he wants revenge. When Aunt Pearl is a little too eager to help, project Vegas Vendetta quickly escalates into an all-out mob turf war. As the witches are thrust into Sin City's seamy underworld, bodies pile up and secrets are exposed. It's not just the Las Vegas heat that's scorching...Rocco is intent on winning Cen's heart. But she only wants the man she left behind in Westwick Corners. All she has to do is solve a murder, out-magic her ornery aunt, and take down the Las Vegas mafia. What could possibly go wrong?When organized crime meets unorganized magic, anything can happen! As the body count climbs, it's clear that Cen needs more than a miracle in the desert to set things right....
|Title||:||Rags to Witches|
|Number of Pages||:||592 Pages|
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Rags to Witches Reviews
Rags to Witches: A Westwick Witches Cozy MysteryBy: Colleen CrossNarrated by: Petrea BurchardThis is an audible book and the review is voluntary.I love this cozy witch series. It is a fun mystery with twists and silly situations. It is a family of witches except the main gal isn't very good at spells. This lack of magic ability gets her in to trouble. But the magic ability of her Aunt gets her into a lot of trouble! Her Aunt drives me crazy but it makes for fun stories. The narrator is awesome and keeps the voices straight and despite having a pretty voice is able to make a gruff voice for men. Great performance.
This is my review of the audio version as posted on Audible:story - ***, narration - *****, overall - ****This is one of those audiobooks which are difficult for me to rate; on the one hand, the narration is wonderful, on the other, the plot is just OK - likeable but...Well, I can't really explain what the "but" is about. Is it that the book generally just didn't grasp my attention to the extent of me forgetting the world around and focusing totally on the plot...? Or is it that the main character seemed a little bland, without that sparkle of character that would make her attractive to me as a listener...? Or maybe it's just that some scenes seemed to jump almost out of the blue and felt like being there for the sake of (unnecessarily) complicating the plot...?It's not that the plot is uninteresting - because it is, with the mafia involved and a murder to be solved, and aunt Pearl with her belief that the use of magic is a wonderful solution for everything (by the way, the character of aunt Pearl is one of the funniest I've met in cozy mysteries so far)... There are also several good twists in the story, as we might expect from a crime plot; still, somehow it all didn't work for me so well this time. I found myself rewinding a chapter now and then to listen again as I seemed to lose focus more than once. So even though I truly liked the book altogether, as it was a really relaxing, pleasurable listen, I can't give it more than three stars for the story.The narration, however, is wonderful. It's my first by Ms Burchard and it was a fantastic experience. I especially loved the voice of aunt Pearl - I just saw her, a 70-year-old witch who wants everyone to dance to her tune:) It was a flawless performance from Ms Burchard. The other characters' voices were equally good, and the narration had a perfect pace. Ms Burchard is definitely a narrator I'll come back to.DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Audiobook review: Oh my! Cen and the gang are back in an adventurous trip to Vegas to attend a funeral of a long time friend/ mob boss. This story is like a maze with many twists and turns. If I had an Aunt Pearl like Cen’s, I’d probably leave the continent to get away from her shenanigans, half truths, and miss directions. Though Pearl’s heart is in the right place, the way she goes about accomplishing the task would leave me shaking her and consider cutting family ties. The story has an unexpected twist at the end that’ll leave a smile on your face. This book can be a standalone but I’d recommend starting with the first book. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This book was a lot of fun to read. Twistier that a pretzel this story kept me guessing, many of the characters are keeping secrets that come together to create a mystery that is not obvious.The characters are really easy to like (or dislike depending on their nature), the settings are vividly described and easy to mentally picture. A fun way to spend and evening.The narration is well done, the delivery is smooth and natural and the character voices are clear and recognizable.I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
Another light-hearted murder mystery staring the Westwick Witches. Aunt Pearl kidnaps Cen and her mother and drags them off to Vegas to spend the lottery money she just won and to solve the murder of her old friend who ... oh by the way, just happens to be part of one of the biggest mob families in the nation.The story twists and turns, keeping the reader guessing right until the very end but the biggest surprise comes at the very end of the story ... and it has nothing to do with the mob or the murder.Thoroughly entertaining and well worth the relatively short reading time.
If you like your mysteries full of laughs, twists, and characters who really are, you'll love this one as much as I do! Without going all spoiler, there's the 18 hour drive to Vegas with a lunatic driving a large RV, the crazy Aunt Pearl who is a witch without filters, Cen dropping the casket at a mob funeral. Recapping the plot wouldn't really be capable of doing justice to the humor or the truly imaginative plot twists, besides, you wouldn't believe me anyway. I was lucky enough to receive a free audio copy in a giveaway and think that Petrea Burchard is marvelous as narrator.
Audiobook ReviewA fun listen. I really like most of the characters! Though Aunt Pearl is a nightmare. If she was my aunt I’d avoid her like the plague haha but because of her we have this tale, so she has to stay!Mr Policeman though he sounds very nice & who knew! To know what you will have to listen to the book to find outNo spoilers from me.A fun, light & enjoyable listen.