A WITCH'S HANDBOOK OF KISSES AND CURSES
With her distinct, captivating style, Harper hits it out of the park in this latest in the Half Moon Hollow series. This reviewer has come to depend on the clever wit and heart that comes with Harper’s books, and I’m happy to report that the last page was turned with a contented sigh. New characters are easy to fall in love with, and old ones are comforting friends to visit again. The plot is thrilling and mysterious and keeps the pace steady. Fans of the series and readers new to Half Moon Hollow will enjoy the fun and frivolity that comes from living with vampires, witches and weres.
Nola Leary would have been happier to stay in Ireland, but the last wishes of her beloved grandmother send her to Half Moon Hollow, Ky. Her grandfather was tasked to hide her family’s artifacts to protect their magical legacy and prevent their enemies from gaining power for themselves. Since his passing, no one knows for sure where they are, but Jane Jameson’s bookstore is the best guess. Now if she could keep from being distracted by her hunky neighbor, Jed Trudeau, Nola might just have a chance of finding them. With the stunning looks of a Greek god, Jed is one heck of a distraction, and it doesn’t help that he has trouble keeping his clothes on, especially when there’s a full moon. (POCKET, Jun., 368 pp., $7.99)