Monday, January 11, 2010

The Witche's Grave by Shirley Damsgaard

Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 262
Challenges: Reliquiae Challenge, Thriller and Suspense, TBR
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Ophelia has been having dreams, rather good dreams if I may say. She's been dreaming about a man that she has a connection with. When she is at a function at a local winery and meets the mans he's been dreaming about, it feels like a true connection and they have known each other for ages. He feels the connection too. They take a walk and when they stop, Stephen is shot.

Bill, the local sheriff, thinks that Ophelia was the target. Ophelia dismisses this until she is shot at while in her backyard. Abby and Ophelia send Tink to stay with their relatives while they try and figure out what is going on.

Ophelia thinks this is all due to the latest book that Stephen is writing, and she decides to take a trip to St. Louis (my town...woohoo!) to talk to his assistant. When she does find the assistant, she is in the hospital because she's been mugged.

To make the matters more interesting, Ophelia keeps having dreams where she is a French model living in Paris during WWII. She "lives" this ladies life and learns how she tried to help those who were hunted by the Jews. Abby thinks this is Ophelia in a pas life, but Ophelia doesn't really think so. Ophelia believes it has ties to what is going on in present day, but not sure how it comes together.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
What can I say, this is one of my favorite cozy series. I love the paranormal aspect to it (did I mention that Ophelia and Abby are modern witches? Don't spell casting..more just being in-tune with nature and energy). I love Ophelia because she's so uncertain with her life and things going on, yet still trying to make the most of it. I think she grew in this one and I cant' wait to see how she grows in the next one.

I definitely recommend this book/series to others. This is the 6th, and of course I recommend starting with #1.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.


Aleksandra said...

I haven't heard about these series until now, but they really seem interesting. I'll definitely try them in the future!

Kaye said...

This was a good one and I like the series in general. A lot of fun!

Have a great week and happy reading.

bermudaonion said...

I would never have guessed that's a cozy from the title and the cover. Sounds interesting!

BookAddict said...

I love this series too. I am on The Witch's Dead

Kris said...

Aleksandra - This is a fun series, if you like a bit of paranormal/witchy stuff - the definitely try this one.

Kaye - Thanks!

Bermudaonion - I know..but since it's pretty "clean' it would be considered cozy. One of my favorites.

Bookaddict - I forgot you read this series! I hope you like The Witch's Dead.