When I received
my review copy of Verse and Vengeance, I immediately
cleared a block of time so I could read it uninterrupted while
enjoying every word.
Charming Books is a magical bookshop located in Cascade Springs,
New York. Violet Waverly is the proprietor. Violet’s
grandmother, Daisy, is the new mayor, and she has launched
a bicycle race as a fundraiser so the village can build the
Cascade Springs Underground Railroad Museum. Private investigator
Joel Redding has been poking around as he tries to uncover
the truth about how the bookstore magically communicates with
Violet through books.
When Redding dies during the bicycle race, the chief of police,
David Rainwater, finds that the brake line of the bike was
cut. With Violet topping the list of suspects, Charming Books
will have to work its magic with help from Emerson the cat,
Grandma Daisy, the shop crow, Faulkner, and Walt Whitman’s
books to prove her innocence and find the real killer.
In looking over my reviews of previous books in this series,
I noticed that I tend to gush about how wonderful each book
is. After mulling that over, I came to the conclusion that
the books merited it. To continue the gushing trend, I give
the highest praise to Amanda Flower’s intelligent writing
and her magical flair
I care about the characters. I adore the bookshop and its
inhabitants, including the magical birch tree, the cat, and
the crow. As I read page after page, I lost myself in Cascade
Springs, and when I read the last word on the last page, I
already started to miss the characters. I will be counting
down the months until the next installment.
In addition to being an award-winning author, Amanda Flower
is a librarian, and I have seen pictures of her beautiful
cats. These are my favorite things- books, libraries and librarians,
and cats. How could I not love her writing? I believe you
Please treat yourself to a copy of Verse and Vengeance
which is available on December 10, 2019. The December
release date leaves plenty of time to get extras for your
book loving friends!
of other titles in this series