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Winter has hit Hemlock Cove – and not in a fun way. The cold weather is keeping most tourists out of town, which is just fine with the Winchester witches. They’re using the lull as a way to recharge and take a break – even if Aunt Tillie is causing her usual havoc. All that comes crashing down, though, when a large yacht is found abandoned in a nearby channel and there’s bl Winter has hit Hemlock Cove – and not in a fun way. The cold weather is keeping most tourists out of town, which is just fine with the Winchester witches. They’re using the lull as a way to recharge and take a break – even if Aunt Tillie is causing her usual havoc. All that comes crashing down, though, when a large yacht is found abandoned in a nearby channel and there’s blood on the deck. For Bay, things go from bad to worse when local law enforcement is joined by a federal representative in the form of Landon Michaels – her former flirt partner and possible boyfriend. Landon has come to town for more than just the case, though; he’s here to make amends. And even if Bay is ready to accept his apology, that doesn’t mean her family is. Landon may be here to win her back, but he’s also a man on a mission – and that mission is truth. He wants to know the Winchester family secret – whether Bay is ready to share it or not. Landon isn’t the only visitor in Hemlock Cove, either. Thistle’s father – Ted Proctor – is also in town. He says he’s there to buy some property for a business consortium – but he’s having secret meetings and hiding a bevy of truths from his daughter and her busybody cousins – something that sets the whole family on edge. When you couple that with the hot new handyman, the hipster snowboarders and Aunt Tillie’s rage about her wine closet being confiscated for a new furnace, it’s another fun-filled mystery for the Winchester witches and Hemlock Cove – as long as everyone can survive the snow, and the killer that hides in it, that is.


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Winter has hit Hemlock Cove – and not in a fun way. The cold weather is keeping most tourists out of town, which is just fine with the Winchester witches. They’re using the lull as a way to recharge and take a break – even if Aunt Tillie is causing her usual havoc. All that comes crashing down, though, when a large yacht is found abandoned in a nearby channel and there’s bl Winter has hit Hemlock Cove – and not in a fun way. The cold weather is keeping most tourists out of town, which is just fine with the Winchester witches. They’re using the lull as a way to recharge and take a break – even if Aunt Tillie is causing her usual havoc. All that comes crashing down, though, when a large yacht is found abandoned in a nearby channel and there’s blood on the deck. For Bay, things go from bad to worse when local law enforcement is joined by a federal representative in the form of Landon Michaels – her former flirt partner and possible boyfriend. Landon has come to town for more than just the case, though; he’s here to make amends. And even if Bay is ready to accept his apology, that doesn’t mean her family is. Landon may be here to win her back, but he’s also a man on a mission – and that mission is truth. He wants to know the Winchester family secret – whether Bay is ready to share it or not. Landon isn’t the only visitor in Hemlock Cove, either. Thistle’s father – Ted Proctor – is also in town. He says he’s there to buy some property for a business consortium – but he’s having secret meetings and hiding a bevy of truths from his daughter and her busybody cousins – something that sets the whole family on edge. When you couple that with the hot new handyman, the hipster snowboarders and Aunt Tillie’s rage about her wine closet being confiscated for a new furnace, it’s another fun-filled mystery for the Winchester witches and Hemlock Cove – as long as everyone can survive the snow, and the killer that hides in it, that is.

30 review for Witching You Were Here

  1. 4 out of 5

    Berit☀️✨

    More magic! More mystery! And more Aunt Tillie💛 This book has close to 50% five stars, however in reading the reviews you would get the impression this is not a very good book.... not sure why, it is the third book in the series, and it was as good if not better than the previous, and why would you read the third book in a series if you didn’t like the first two??? This book had the same fabulous characters with all their Snark and banter, and even more of good old aunt Tillie.... The mystery was More magic! More mystery! And more Aunt Tillie💛 This book has close to 50% five stars, however in reading the reviews you would get the impression this is not a very good book.... not sure why, it is the third book in the series, and it was as good if not better than the previous, and why would you read the third book in a series if you didn’t like the first two??? This book had the same fabulous characters with all their Snark and banter, and even more of good old aunt Tillie.... The mystery was much better developed than in the previous books as well, they actually did some sleuthing.... and there was even a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, definitely looking forward to spending more time with these wonderful witches..... however, if you are looking for a series with tremendous character growth, this definitely is not the series for you, and I don’t think it supposed to be and quite honestly I don’t think I want there to be.... *** narration: she does a really good job with these characters especially aunt Tillie (can you tell who my favorite character is?)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*

    It was okay but it really felt like the story was getting a bit tired; crime, crazy family and snark and you've pretty much got any of the last three books. The jokes were getting pretty old, none of the characters have changed (if anything everyone seems to have got more immature). I probably won't bother reading the next book I suspect it going to be more of the same. It was okay but it really felt like the story was getting a bit tired; crime, crazy family and snark and you've pretty much got any of the last three books. The jokes were getting pretty old, none of the characters have changed (if anything everyone seems to have got more immature). I probably won't bother reading the next book I suspect it going to be more of the same.

  3. 4 out of 5

    JadeShea

    In the third book in the series, Landon has come back to help solve a case, but he also wants another chance with Bay. Bay isn't sure what to think, and she isn't sure how to go about revealing her secret, but she is hoping that things work out. However, they have another huge surprise coming their way. One of their dad's is in town and things aren't looking good. This book was really very good. I enjoyed how Landon was trying to fit in, however, it is still a bit annoying that we don't read muc In the third book in the series, Landon has come back to help solve a case, but he also wants another chance with Bay. Bay isn't sure what to think, and she isn't sure how to go about revealing her secret, but she is hoping that things work out. However, they have another huge surprise coming their way. One of their dad's is in town and things aren't looking good. This book was really very good. I enjoyed how Landon was trying to fit in, however, it is still a bit annoying that we don't read much of a relationship between Landon and Bay, it is more of Landon, Bay, and her whole family. Which, is cool sometimes, but it also takes away from their actually relationship at least right now it does. But I'm hoping that gets better later, and we really learn what Bay feels like towards him as well. Other than that though, this one was good, and I can't believe it ended like that either. I can't wait for more now.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lana Mason

    Since I didn't enjoy the first book very much, but the second book got better, I thought, "Let's try the third. At this rate, by the time I reach the end of the series so far, I'll be really loving it." Unfortunately, I think this one took a bit of back slide. It's just all the same. It's a problem that books in a series tend to have. A good example is the later Anita Blake books... each one just reads like the one before it, interchangeably. This is my main problem here... these three that I've Since I didn't enjoy the first book very much, but the second book got better, I thought, "Let's try the third. At this rate, by the time I reach the end of the series so far, I'll be really loving it." Unfortunately, I think this one took a bit of back slide. It's just all the same. It's a problem that books in a series tend to have. A good example is the later Anita Blake books... each one just reads like the one before it, interchangeably. This is my main problem here... these three that I've read could have happened in any order. No character has experienced any growth or change. At least, finally, I can tell one of the cousins apart since it seems Clove has found her own voice. Every other character seems to just be written the same to me, and they are written as immature. Even other characters call them that, so I can only assume it's on purpose. Not that it's written badly, because it's not. It's not high literature either. It's a light, easy read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    This was not my favorite book in the series, but it was still an enjoyable read... The crazy Winchester witches continue to bring the laughter with their sassy ways; I still enjoy their banter with one another especially the cantankerous Aunt Tillie; and the interactions between Bay and Landon become a little more intense in this read... I think where the book was lacking for me was in the momentum; it felt slow and somewhat “cookie cutter” of the previous reads in the choices for the characters This was not my favorite book in the series, but it was still an enjoyable read... The crazy Winchester witches continue to bring the laughter with their sassy ways; I still enjoy their banter with one another especially the cantankerous Aunt Tillie; and the interactions between Bay and Landon become a little more intense in this read... I think where the book was lacking for me was in the momentum; it felt slow and somewhat “cookie cutter” of the previous reads in the choices for the characters... In the ending all the secret mysteries are revealed which held some action packed magical moments which was enjoyable... 3.5 Stars:)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ayanami Faerudo

    I was stressed from beginning to end, not because of the story but of the characters! *Thistle needs anger management classes, demanding little girl she is. *Clove remains a Bess-type (from Nancy Drew) and let's add being a snitch and a whiner. *Bay needs to assert herself more to her cousins and their moms and aunt (all of the cousins do when it comes to the elders) *I just want to say to the moms: 'Double standards, anyone?' *Aunt Tillie reminds me of my grandmother - the not-so-good aspects of her I was stressed from beginning to end, not because of the story but of the characters! *Thistle needs anger management classes, demanding little girl she is. *Clove remains a Bess-type (from Nancy Drew) and let's add being a snitch and a whiner. *Bay needs to assert herself more to her cousins and their moms and aunt (all of the cousins do when it comes to the elders) *I just want to say to the moms: 'Double standards, anyone?' *Aunt Tillie reminds me of my grandmother - the not-so-good aspects of her. The characters all went on a backslide and became more immature than ever. They all stressed me out (I'm still stressed out). Someone will say that families are like that with all the interference, putting-their-noses-in-another's-business, light to heavy snitching *cough*backstabbing*cough* but they really love each other. I don't think their dynamics are very healthy. Being used to it is just... *sigh* I actually don't blame the men in their lives when they decided to pack their bags and hightail it out of there (we don't know the full story but, jeez, to be subjected to that daily). Run while you can, Landon! I still don't know why I still read it to the end, though (or why I'm on the third in this series). I just need some chocolate and watch something lighthearted and happy to de-stress.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mystereity Reviews

    Witching You Were Here This is the 3rd in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series, and although overall it was enjoyable, there were a few things that detracted from the story. The plot, an abandoned yacht, the mysterious re-appearance of Thistle's father and Brian's suspicious behavior, was well paced and enjoyable but I figured most of it well before the middle of the book.    While the banter between the 3 cousins, Bay, Clove and Thistle, was cute in the first 2 books, it's wearing a bit thin. Witching You Were Here This is the 3rd in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series, and although overall it was enjoyable, there were a few things that detracted from the story. The plot, an abandoned yacht, the mysterious re-appearance of Thistle's father and Brian's suspicious behavior, was well paced and enjoyable but I figured most of it well before the middle of the book.    While the banter between the 3 cousins, Bay, Clove and Thistle, was cute in the first 2 books, it's wearing a bit thin.  They're all in their mid-20s but they act like 12 year olds at times.  It's not endearing.  Also, I don't see why they lie about every little thing.  There's no reason for it and it's annoying. Example: instead of saying they were up in the middle of the night to check out something in the register and why, they make up bad excuses and eventually have to fess up anyway.  Why bother lying in the first place?  Ugh.   Overall, a fun read but starting to fray in some places.    

  8. 5 out of 5

    books are love

    The book is fun and entertaining. We have the cousins bickering as per their norm. Bay at a crossroads in many aspects but in particular her romantic life. She needs to learn to trust Landon more than she does. Her fear of being ostracized and turned away is something holding her back and it needs to be confronted. Bay needs to embrace who she and her family are and let go of the fear. Aunt Tillie is just as much a hoot as ever. The story is more sad than the other due to the content but the ente The book is fun and entertaining. We have the cousins bickering as per their norm. Bay at a crossroads in many aspects but in particular her romantic life. She needs to learn to trust Landon more than she does. Her fear of being ostracized and turned away is something holding her back and it needs to be confronted. Bay needs to embrace who she and her family are and let go of the fear. Aunt Tillie is just as much a hoot as ever. The story is more sad than the other due to the content but the entertainment of Bay and her cousins and really Aunt Tillie help to add brevity to the book. Landon is just as awesome as ever. He is patient and understanding even as Bay drives him batty. The added twist of Bay’s dad and his involvement in everything and if there is a involvement adds another layer of intrigue to the book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kerrymgoodall

    I'm really loving this series Quirky and cute! Easy and enjoyable. I'm really loving this series Quirky and cute! Easy and enjoyable.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Judy

    Wonderful!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Imjussayin

    Witching You Were Here is book three in Wicked Witches Of The Midwest. It is a cosy paranormal mystery. It is a stand alone novel. There is a thread running through the books, but you can pick up the detail in the story. The main sleuth is the journalist and witch Bay Winchester. Bay's investigation usually involves her witchy family: two cousins and Great Aunt Tillie. Bay and the girls are investigating an abandoned yacht with blood stains on the deck. The police and FBI have found that drugs a Witching You Were Here is book three in Wicked Witches Of The Midwest. It is a cosy paranormal mystery. It is a stand alone novel. There is a thread running through the books, but you can pick up the detail in the story. The main sleuth is the journalist and witch Bay Winchester. Bay's investigation usually involves her witchy family: two cousins and Great Aunt Tillie. Bay and the girls are investigating an abandoned yacht with blood stains on the deck. The police and FBI have found that drugs are involved and liaise with Bay who can give them 'special' information. Honesty is the best policy and for all their shortcomings I enjoy these books. They are my guilty secret; they make me smile. I like the family bond and loyalty, the banter between the cousins and that the book is intergenerational. My favourite character is Great Aunt Tillie, the old curmudgeon. As miserable as she can be, the 85-year-old is always there for her family. The body of these stories revolve around the family. The downsides? The bickering between the cousins is juvenile at times and overbearing at others. Bay's investigations are limited to Google and asking Edna the ghost before Bay slips into the crime scene. The portrayal of the aunts who are middle-aged women is patronising as opposed to funny. There has been an improvement in the quality of the story, in this adventure they used magic to protect themselves. Clove, who is Bay's cousin, seems to have developed a bit of a personality, it's good to see one of the characters grow. I also liked the appearance of Thistle's father; there has been an absent of father figures in the series. It is light literature, a cosy and enjoyable read, done in a day. Go for it. Connect with me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/imjussayin2 Book Rating Sexual Content: U Language: U Violent: U Would I read the next one? Yes My rating system (* = star) 0* Could not finish this book (waste of time) 1* Finished the book but didn't like it. 2* Finished the book it was okay. 3* A good read worth your time. 4* An excellent read often with a novel concept or unusual plot. 5* A magnificent read. A prominent example of the genre.

  12. 4 out of 5

    A.L.

    I truly enjoy Amanda M. Lee's writing. The family at the center of these stories are real people, the kind of people I grew up with, though none of us had powers (thank heavens). Bay Winchester is the central character, and we see her family though her eyes. She works for a local newspaper in Hemlock Cove, a small town in Michigan. her family is well-known by the local sheriff, especially Aunt Tillie. If I had power, I would want to be like Aunt Tillie one day. She doesn't give a whit about anyon I truly enjoy Amanda M. Lee's writing. The family at the center of these stories are real people, the kind of people I grew up with, though none of us had powers (thank heavens). Bay Winchester is the central character, and we see her family though her eyes. She works for a local newspaper in Hemlock Cove, a small town in Michigan. her family is well-known by the local sheriff, especially Aunt Tillie. If I had power, I would want to be like Aunt Tillie one day. She doesn't give a whit about anyone else's opinion and never backs down. And no one is safe from her imaginative retributions. The mysteries in this volume involve the disappearance of an elderly couple from Canada AND the reappearance of cousin Thistle's dad, a man who has rarely seen or talked to his daughter in years. His presence at The Overlook, an inn run by Bay's mother and aunts, causes friction, and sparks Bay's imagination. Why has he suddenly appeared after all these years? Bay is also dealing with her feelings regarding an FBI agent named Landon. She became involved with him following another adventure - Any Witch Way You Can - and it didn't go well. Now he'd back to investigate the couple's disappearance, and sparks fly again. I like the dialog in Amanda M. Lee's books. I also like the fact that people aren't always so nice. The book is also funny, which is a plus for me. It's the second book I've read in the series and look forward to the next one.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alice Liu

    While I love this series, I was not as enamored of this book. It is still a lot of fun and there is a great twist at the end with one of the suspects. But the lack of a dead body ratcheted down the suspense a bit. My main issue with this book is that the characters seemed to snipe at each other for the sheer purpose of being argumentative. Rather than snarking with and underlying agenda of fear or misdirection (which is funny), the characters engaged in circular arguments that did not serve to m While I love this series, I was not as enamored of this book. It is still a lot of fun and there is a great twist at the end with one of the suspects. But the lack of a dead body ratcheted down the suspense a bit. My main issue with this book is that the characters seemed to snipe at each other for the sheer purpose of being argumentative. Rather than snarking with and underlying agenda of fear or misdirection (which is funny), the characters engaged in circular arguments that did not serve to move the plot forward or add to the character development. I think the characters need to change and grow (thereby changing how they relate to each other) because it is difficult to maintain the same argumentative cleverness over several books without it getting old. Still, the train wreck that is Bay Winchester's life makes for a fascinating read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ken-88

    I really hope the next big bad has a gun instead of a knife so them can shoot Aunt Tillie. Ok so I can see the author is trying to write the character so them seem all cute and dysfunctional and everything but really they just come across as condescending NARCISSISTIC assholes. The Torrent Witches series by Tess Lake has been accused of ripping off this series but really it's a far better hybrid, you may even end up liking some of the characters in that series. All that being said I have the fir I really hope the next big bad has a gun instead of a knife so them can shoot Aunt Tillie. Ok so I can see the author is trying to write the character so them seem all cute and dysfunctional and everything but really they just come across as condescending NARCISSISTIC assholes. The Torrent Witches series by Tess Lake has been accused of ripping off this series but really it's a far better hybrid, you may even end up liking some of the characters in that series. All that being said I have the first seven books of the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series so I'm probably gonna keep reading the shitstorm because let face it, really it's taking zero effort or concentration to get through them. Well unless the whining gets me, I mean why does EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER have to be such a whiny bitch….

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dharia Scarab

    Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 sta Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author. 5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Aunt Tillie rides again! Another fun ride with the Winchester witches. All the fun characters are back...cousins Bay, Thistle & Clove...their mothers...and of course cantankerous witch Aunt Tillie. A boat is found abandoned with no sign of the occupants, a couple from Canada. FBI agent Landon comes to town to help Chief Terry, and perhaps reconnect with Bay? Ghost Edith tells Bay that newspaper owner Brian is hiding something from her...when it's revealed, the witches are all thrown into a tizzy. I Aunt Tillie rides again! Another fun ride with the Winchester witches. All the fun characters are back...cousins Bay, Thistle & Clove...their mothers...and of course cantankerous witch Aunt Tillie. A boat is found abandoned with no sign of the occupants, a couple from Canada. FBI agent Landon comes to town to help Chief Terry, and perhaps reconnect with Bay? Ghost Edith tells Bay that newspaper owner Brian is hiding something from her...when it's revealed, the witches are all thrown into a tizzy. I really enjoy this series with its fun, quirky characters. So many possibilities for Book 4...can't wait!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    Is anyone what they seem? Awesome. Winter has hit and rather than giving our family a respite it brings it's own problems. Absentee fathers, an abandoned yacht with evidence of blood and a nosy FBI agent that wants to know the family secrets. Will the cousins be able to cope especially as Aunt Tillie is on a mission to cause as much mayhem as possible. The characters get better and better whilst although the plot is fairly transparent the read is carried by the humour and sarcasm of the character Is anyone what they seem? Awesome. Winter has hit and rather than giving our family a respite it brings it's own problems. Absentee fathers, an abandoned yacht with evidence of blood and a nosy FBI agent that wants to know the family secrets. Will the cousins be able to cope especially as Aunt Tillie is on a mission to cause as much mayhem as possible. The characters get better and better whilst although the plot is fairly transparent the read is carried by the humour and sarcasm of the characters. A really great series. Loved it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Leenart

    Pretty much perfect summer reading, this is exactly what I needed when looking for funny, light hearted fun with lovable characters and a bit of mystery and action. These witches worm a way into your heart and make small town life seem suddenly very appealing. The humour is snarky and outrageous, family turns from enemy to closest ally in the blink of an eye and suddenly I very much want an Aunt Tillie of my own. This is a review for the whole series as I have inhaled these books at speed and to Pretty much perfect summer reading, this is exactly what I needed when looking for funny, light hearted fun with lovable characters and a bit of mystery and action. These witches worm a way into your heart and make small town life seem suddenly very appealing. The humour is snarky and outrageous, family turns from enemy to closest ally in the blink of an eye and suddenly I very much want an Aunt Tillie of my own. This is a review for the whole series as I have inhaled these books at speed and to be honest I will keep on reading until I have run out of books. A new fan.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Boepple

    I loved this book. This whole series is amazing. It's almost like it should be a TV series. I can envision the charters in the books as to how they would look in real life. The series is fun, entertaining and just the right amount of everything. The characters are so great. They each play a great role in the stories. I'm on to read book 4 now and have pre ordered the two short stories coming out in February and April. I loved this book. This whole series is amazing. It's almost like it should be a TV series. I can envision the charters in the books as to how they would look in real life. The series is fun, entertaining and just the right amount of everything. The characters are so great. They each play a great role in the stories. I'm on to read book 4 now and have pre ordered the two short stories coming out in February and April.

  20. 5 out of 5

    vyoletkyss

    Adorable. Heather recommended this series to me and I finally got around to reading it. It was fantastic. Its like a cross between Charmed and the witty dialogue of Gilmore Girls. Love it. What a fun series. The cherry on top is that there is no cheesy sex...despite it hedging slightly towards paranormal romance.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie

    The Winchester women are in disarray this winter: there's a blizzard, a deadbeat dad, romance, hilarious and nail-biting family hijinks, and another mystery in town. Lee's trademark sense of humor is on display again as Bay realizes that Landon just might accept her for who she is -- and Aunt Tillie might be her best ally, as well as her worst enemy. I even appreciated the cliffhanger ending. The Winchester women are in disarray this winter: there's a blizzard, a deadbeat dad, romance, hilarious and nail-biting family hijinks, and another mystery in town. Lee's trademark sense of humor is on display again as Bay realizes that Landon just might accept her for who she is -- and Aunt Tillie might be her best ally, as well as her worst enemy. I even appreciated the cliffhanger ending.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Another fun book This is another great book in the story of the Winchester witches. It combines mystery and romance with laugh out loud dialogue. I love the characters and want to be Aunt Tillie as I age.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Robbi Leah Freeman

    I have finished all of the Wicked Witch of Midwest books and short stories! Love the snarky, arguing, love, family, sarcasm etc etc etc of these books! I also would love to have an aunt Tillie to make life more funny and interesting! Great FUN reads!

  24. 4 out of 5

    John S Roth

    Great Series! The Winchester women strike again! And with equally hilarious results! Amanda Lee has quite successfully combined, mystery, murder, witches and humor into a very rewarding series!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Miner

    Another great book in the series. These books are so much fun!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mamie

    Loved it. This was a fun one. Still love Aunt Tully - kind of wish she was never vulnerable though - it's more fun when she is in control. Loved it. This was a fun one. Still love Aunt Tully - kind of wish she was never vulnerable though - it's more fun when she is in control.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joy G. Newton

    Witchy good reading I have enjoyed all of Amanda M. Lee’s books. These are fun with a hint of darkness as they have to fight off evil and yet not let everyone know they are magic.

  28. 5 out of 5

    D Call

    My Rating System 5 stars--WOW 4 stars--would read again 3 stars--was good, won't read again 2 stars--read it, but didn't enjoy it 1 star--didn't finish, it was so awful Do I need to read books before this one: yes Cliffhanger: a tiny bit; you could stop, but why? Summary December in Michigan is snowy, and a blizzard is expected this weekend. The mothers have hired a handyman, Trevor; Marnie makes sure Bay understands he's for Clove. The cousins agree Aunt Tillie is the reason their fathers all left, thou My Rating System 5 stars--WOW 4 stars--would read again 3 stars--was good, won't read again 2 stars--read it, but didn't enjoy it 1 star--didn't finish, it was so awful Do I need to read books before this one: yes Cliffhanger: a tiny bit; you could stop, but why? Summary December in Michigan is snowy, and a blizzard is expected this weekend. The mothers have hired a handyman, Trevor; Marnie makes sure Bay understands he's for Clove. The cousins agree Aunt Tillie is the reason their fathers all left, though perhaps their marriages were doomed. At the office, Edith tells Bay she overheard Brian, “I quote, ‘Bay doesn’t know anything. I told you I would keep it a secret. I’m a businessman. I know how important this is.’” Chief Terry calls, tells Bay they're hauling in an abandoned boat and to come get pictures for the paper. Landon is in charge of the investigation, but lets Chief Terry board the yacht while he talks with Bay. She tells him that Aunt Tillie sleeps in her recliner so it won't get thrown out, and the mothers are taking over Aunt Tillie's wine room for the new furnace. “Bay, I know something happened out there [previous book]. I know that your Aunt Tillie did...something.” “And what do you think she did?” “I think she brought a storm down and vaporized a man.” Bay doesn't know what to say. “I know you’re protecting your family. I also know that you’re not ready to trust me. Yet.” Chief Terry reports blood on the deck. Bay asks Clove and Thistle, “You don’t care who knows? What if they found out that Aunt Tillie charcoaled a guy at the Hollow Creek?” “Mrs. Little asked me if Aunt Tillie used a voodoo doll to dismember him.” “Mrs. Gunderson asked me if Aunt Tillie shot fire out of her eyes and burned him alive.” I didn’t tell them that Brian Kelly had asked me if Aunt Tillie boiled him in a cauldron and used him as a secret ingredient in her wine. Brian calls, wants her to meet with a new advertiser. It's Uncle Teddy, helping developers buy land. He asks her not to say anything to Thistle until he sees her. Bay investigates, discovers Teddy bought a farm on 100 acres, a secluded spot near Hollow Creek, and an abandoned inn, Dragonfly. Thistle wants to know Bay's secret, tackles her in the snow. Landon tries to help, gets hurt. Teddy intervenes. Both men get invited to family dinner at the inn. It's a disaster, and the guests see or hear everything. Evaluation Fun mystery that does not end like I was expecting. I enjoy laughing at the interactions between the cousins: Bay and Thistle fighting in snow drifts or Clove going on a scary trip because she doesn't want to miss being in the story in the future but threatening to haunt the others if she dies. Aunt Tillie’s curses are crazy! Jeans don't fit, not because they're isn't ample fabric but because they simply won't go past Thistle's hips. The romance between Bay and Landon progresses as he comes to grip with a new reality. The book ends with the mystery resolved but a whole new paradigm is revealed. Sadly, there's no mention of Christmas anything. Recommendation To anyone who likes cozy mysteries with a touch of magic and romance. FAVORITE QUOTE(S) [Landon asks Bay out] “Too soon? Or perhaps you want to see what Clove and Thistle think about it?” Well, that was insulting. Like I couldn’t make my own decisions or something. Sure, it was true, but it was still insulting. [men fighting] “Aren’t you going to do something about this?” “I am,” Landon shrugged. “I’m enjoying it.” Ted, “It looks like it was a tough night.” “The night was fine,” Trevor grumbled. “It’s the morning that has sucked.” “You’re only saying the night was fine because you weren’t being hunted by a militant little Nazi with a shotgun,” Landon countered. We were breaking and entering when we should have been ducking and covering. Aunt Tillie used that time to explain to Landon why he should never call me a liar to my face and–instead–just learn to trick me into telling him the truth. She had tips, in case he was interested. “Tell your cousins where they went wrong.” “We should have taken you with us from the beginning,” Clove said smugly. “That’s exactly right,” Aunt Tillie nodded. Thistle and I exchanged dubious glances. Clove always was the suck-up. If I’m ever taken hostage and tortured for information, I don’t want Clove with me. I’m just saying. POSSIBLE TRIGGERS (spoilers) Sex: implied, but we see only kisses Language: 0 F words, 2 Lord's name in vain, 1 S words Violence: drugs, fist fight, knife threat, murder

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    3.5 Stars! Winter in Hemlock Cove is the setting of book three in this series, and the Winchester Witches find themselves investigating suspicious behavior and an abandoned boat while a blizzard rages around them. Summary: Snow is in the air. A blizzard to be exact. Bay Winchester and her witch family are more than ready for the dump of white stuff, and a nice break from the town’s busy tourist season. Besides Aunt Tillie’s usual antics, this is the perfect time to recharge. At least that was the 3.5 Stars! Winter in Hemlock Cove is the setting of book three in this series, and the Winchester Witches find themselves investigating suspicious behavior and an abandoned boat while a blizzard rages around them. Summary: Snow is in the air. A blizzard to be exact. Bay Winchester and her witch family are more than ready for the dump of white stuff, and a nice break from the town’s busy tourist season. Besides Aunt Tillie’s usual antics, this is the perfect time to recharge. At least that was the plan before a mysterious boat was found abandoned in the town’s channel, with blood onboard. With nothing more exciting than a resident’s renovation for the front page, Bay is eager to get the story before the big storm hits. But things don’t go quite as Bay planned them. When she runs into her could-have-been boyfriend and ex-flirt partner, Landon Michaels, the situation becomes awkward and tense. Landon’s taking the lead on the case as the federal representative, but that’s not the only reason he’s in town. He’s there to make amends and he’s determined to know the Winchester family secret no matter the reception he receives. He’s also not the only visitor to town. Thistle’s father has made a rather suspicious entrance, and continues to be close-mouthed about his business in town. Add the boat, Landon, an uncle, the brave souls staying at the inn, and Aunt Tillie’s outrage over her recliner and wine closet, and Bay can kiss relaxation goodbye. If everyone can survive the snow, Bay may just have a chance at solving this latest mystery. ************************* I really enjoy reading this series. The family dynamics alone are a major draw for me. The bickering, banter and hijinks are fun and done under an umbrella of love. Of course, I’m always happy to see what Aunt Tillie will do next, too. Bay is a very astute heroine, and I think that was showcased in this book. I like seeing how her mind puzzles through whatever she’s trying to figure out. The relationships in this book were so much better than in the last book. The cousins were much like the first book, which I liked. They are more like sisters than cousins, and I appreciated seeing their good-natured ribbing and not the heavy snark and grumpiness of the last book. Landon was back in this installment, as well, and I loved how much his and Bay’s relationship progressed. Even though this is not a romance, I still would like to see more of Landon and Bay together. I felt that we should have at least gotten to see their conversation about Bay’s family secrets. We are introduced to one of the girls’ dads, which made for an increase in tension and my curiosity. Overall, it was a good read. I can’t say that this storyline was my favorite, but it kept me entertained. I liked this book more for the character development. I still want more of Bay, though. I would love to see her cast more. She usually stays back, letting her family (mostly her cousins) do the spells. It’s a bit irritating to read about a witch who doesn’t use her magic. That said, I’m still hopelessly obsessed with this family and what will happen in their future. AML also has a way of ending these books with you needing to know what happens next. ♡

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Jane

    As the snow swamps Hemlock Cove.. .. an abandoned yacht and a missing couple causes concern.. are they dead or lost? A hot handyman for Clove, an apologetic FBI Agent for Bay, a returning father for Thistle and the Winchesters themselves create havoc as only they can.. who on earth let Aunt Tillie have a snowplough??!! Landon is back to help Chief Terry deal with the strange case.. apologising for having walked away from Bay after witnessing Aunt Tillie's "vanishing" Myron's murderer.. he's going As the snow swamps Hemlock Cove.. .. an abandoned yacht and a missing couple causes concern.. are they dead or lost? A hot handyman for Clove, an apologetic FBI Agent for Bay, a returning father for Thistle and the Winchesters themselves create havoc as only they can.. who on earth let Aunt Tillie have a snowplough??!! Landon is back to help Chief Terry deal with the strange case.. apologising for having walked away from Bay after witnessing Aunt Tillie's "vanishing" Myron's murderer.. he's going to have to work hard to win his way back round all the Winchesters.. The case seems to be going nowhere but Bay has a hunch and when the cards are flipped it's going to need magic to save the day.. can Landon cope? With whispered phone calls and more strange behaviour Brian has Bay on high alert, what is the mysterious deal he's hiding? If that's not got Bay wound up enough his revealing that he has a new advertising client certainly will especially when he turns out to be Thistle's father, Ted, and what's more Ted doesn't want Bay to let her know he's back! That little gem won't stay a secret for long at all but the mystery of why he's back might take the girls and Aunt Tillie longer to resolve.

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