Thursday, August 25, 2022

Small Town Magic: A Novel by Hazel Beck

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

For fans of THE EX HEX and PAYBACK'S A WITCH, a fun, witchy rom-com in which a bookstore owner who is fighting to revitalize a small midwestern town clashes with her rival, the mayor, and uncovers not only a clandestine group that wields a dark magic to control the idyllic river hamlet, but hidden powers she never knew she possessed.

There’s no such thing as witches…right?

Emerson Wilde has built the life of her dreams. Youngest Chamber of Commerce president in St. Cyprian history, successful indie bookstore owner, and lucky enough to have her best friends as found family? Done.

But when Emerson is attacked by creatures that shouldn’t be real, and kills them with what can only be called magic, Emerson finds that the past decade of her life has been…a lie. St. Cyprian isn't your average Midwestern river town—it’s a haven for witches. When Emerson failed a power test years ago, she was stripped of her magical memories. Turns out, Emerson’s friends are all witches.

And so is she.

That's not all, though: evil is lurking in the charming streets of St. Cyprian. Emerson will need to learn to control what’s inside of her, remember her magic, and deal with old, complicated feelings for her childhood friend--cranky-yet-gorgeous local farmer Jacob North—to defeat an enemy that hides in the rivers and shadows of everything she loves.

Even before she had magic, Emerson would have done anything for St. Cyprian, but now she’ll have to risk not just her livelihood…but her life.

my thoughts:

Cozy and quirky come to mind when describing this delightfully fun read, Small Town Magic by Hazel Beck. It's the first book in their new series, Witchlore. And, I absolutely LOVED it! What a magical treat to read!

Emerson lives in St. Cyprian, in fact, she's their youngest Chamber of Commerce president. She loves her town and loves her life. She has a fantastic bookshop and wonderful friends - what more could she want? Well, how about the truth? You see, St. Cyprian isn't as picture perfect and Emerson believes it to be. Nope, it is riddled with witches, magic, and now an evil presence that is determined to ruin everything no matter what it takes. Yikes! And, Emerson has only just found out about it all after she was attacked. Except, Emerson is a witch. Say what? Yep, she's a witch who failed her magic test and had her memory wiped. Whoa! Talk about unbelievable truths! And, now she needs to find out everything in order to fight for her town and her own life. 

Hazel Beck has written a terrific story that will make you want to curl up with a cuppa and spend a rainy afternoon reading. You won't be able to stop yourself from falling in deep with the characters, their stories, and the fight to keep St. Cyprian safe. You will love Small Town Magic to bits! So, make sure to check it out ASAP! 

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

No comments: