In The Company Of Witches by Auralee Wallace | Book Review

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In The Company Of Witches by Auralee Wallace | Book ReviewIn the Company of Witches by Auralee Wallace
Series: Evenfall Witches B&B #1
Published by Penguin on October 19, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth, Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

When a guest dies in the B&B she helps her aunts run, a young witch must rely on some good old-fashioned investigating to clear her aunt's name in this magical and charming new cozy mystery.

For four hundred years, the Warren witches have used their magic to quietly help the citizens of the sleepy New England town of Evenfall thrive. There's never been a problem they couldn't handle. But then Constance Graves--a local known for being argumentative and demanding--dies while staying at the bed and breakfast Brynn Warren maintains with her aunts. At first, it seems like an accident...but it soon becomes clear that there's something more sinister at work, and Aunt Nora is shaping up to be the prime suspect.

There's nothing Brynn wants more than to prove Nora's innocence, and it hurts her to know that even two years ago that might have been easier. Brynn, after all, is a witch of the dead--a witch who can commune with ghosts. Ghosts never remember much about their deaths, but Constance might remember something about her life that would help crack the case. But Brynn hasn't used her powers since her husband died, and isn't even sure she still can. Brynn will just have to hope that her aunts' magic and her own investigative skills will lead her to answers--and maybe back to the gift she once thought herself ready to give up forever.

It’s highly possible that In The Company Of Witches by Auralee Wallace may have converted me into becoming a fan of the cozy mystery genre. You see, I don’t typically pick that genre up. However, the whole witches theme caught my interest. So, I gave In The Company of Witches a shot. And I just genuinely loved it. I found this series starter to be a comforting, low stress read. And well, given how stressful my life is right now, give me all the chill laid back reads please.

Brynn Warren and her two aunts run a bed and breakfast in the town of Evenfall. The three women — plus Brynn’s uncle — are witches. One day a guest dies while at the inn. Foul play is suspected. It is up to Brynn and her aunts to get to the bottom of what happened. Brynn has a magic that allows her to speak with the dead, briefly. However, she has not accessed that magic since her husband died. Now all her magic is building up without having been used. Things are about to go a little haywire. Also, Brynn is going to discover some of the guest – Constance’s family secrets – which are quite messy.

I am sure that this book had all the hallmarks of a cozy mystery. However, those hallmarks are new to me and I am not sure if every book in the genre has them. There was the setting – a small town with some eccentric characters. Then we’ve got Brynn’s aunts who are actively involved. I felt no stress while reading this book, but I also wasn’t bored. If this is what I can come to expect from cozy mysteries then I am so thankful for In The Company Of Witches  by Auralee Wallace for opening my eyes to a whole new genre that just might fight this current season of life for me.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. This sounds like a really spooky cute book..
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  2. I think I’ve heard of this one, or I’ve at least seen the cover before. It sounds like a good story. Great review!
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