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Jealousy’s A Witch (Midlife in Mosswood #2) by Louisa West #PWF @TantorAudio

Hello, fellow audiobook fans. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Jealousy’s A Witch by Louisa West read by Johanna Parker. The second audiobook in Louisa’s paranormal women’s fiction series, Midlife in Mosswood. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Jealousy’s A Witch about?

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Jealousy’s A Witch (Midlife in Mosswood #2) by Louisa West #PWF @TantorAudioMy Rating:
Title: Jealousy's a Witch by Louisa West
Series: Midlife in Mosswood #2
Published by Tantor Audio on 6 April 2021
Genres: Contemporary Women, Fantasy, Fiction, Later in Life, Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF), Witchcraft
Narrator: Johanna Parker
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes
No. of Pages: 282

She thought that her life couldn’t get any stranger. Boy, was she wrong.

Rosemary Bell’s ex-husband is now a turtle, she’s suddenly witch royalty, her daughter Maggie's new best friend is an imaginary kangaroo hopping around the forests of Mosswood, Georgia, and her Witch King, Declan, isn’t making her life or her couch’s throw pillows any cushier.

Just as she’s starting to fall for Declan, a shocking confession leaves her reeling and Rosie wonders whether she is really meant to be the queen of anything. When a sexy bombshell arrives in town with her eyes set on Rosie’s King and crown, she will have to decide for herself what her destiny is - and soon.

Struggling between caring for Declan and caring for herself and Maggie, Rosie does her best to rise above the woman’s provocation. But when Maggie is kidnapped on All Hallow’s Eve, Rosie has no choice but to trust Declan and work together to get her daughter back. After an intense magical ritual brings her new powers full circle, Rosie finds out that jealousy’s a witch - literally!

©2020 Louisa West (P)2021 Tantor


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

Listened To: 2nd – 4th August 2021

Louisa has already written and published 3 titles in this series as ebooks and paperbacks with a couple more planned for 2021. However, she’s teamed up with Tantor Media to create the series on audiobook!


What did I think about it?

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A Fun And Inspirational Suspense Filled Story

Louisa West is still a relatively new-to-me author. However, this second story in the Midlife in Mosswood series has cemented Louisa as an author I want to fill my library with. I really liked the characters Louisa has created, both the Mosswood townsfolk in general and our main characters. They are a diverse group, showcasing lots of different characteristics. 

This series is my only experience of Johanna Parker’s narration.

Once again, I really enjoyed the pace at which Johanna read this story. The emotions and inflexions she used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. I loved her lilting southern accent for Rosie, her daughter Maggie and the townsfolk of Mosswood. Unfortunately, what lets her down is the Irish accent she uses for Declan. It jars on me and I don’t think the tone fits his character. Think Dick Van Dyke trying to capture the Londoner’s accent – just nostop! Declan continues to play a major role in this series and I had to try very VERY hard to ignore Johanna’s portrayal of him. However, it didn’t distract me enough to stop me from enjoying the story.

I love the host of characters in this story.

Our protagonist, Rosie continues to grow in my estimations, exhibiting all the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. I love Rosie’s relationship with her daughter, Maddie, and enjoyed watching it evolve as Maddie grows in confidence too. Declan and Tammy have become strong supporting characters. They both had their own issues to deal with in this story, but I liked how the dynamics of the friendships changed and evolved. I loved listening to how Rosie, Maggie, Declan and Tammy dealt with the challenges in this story.

Jealousy’s A Witch is a really good story.

Jealousy’s A Witch has a great balance of magical stuff and the mundane pros and cons of small-town idiosyncrasies. I loved the mix of humour, suspense and romance, plus, there’s no life-or-death perilous cliffhanger at the end! WoopWoop! But most of all, I loved the feeling of empowerment I was left with after listening to Rosie and Tammy’s struggles and how they both rose to the challenges their lives threw at them. It was inspirational!

I’ve already got the next audiobook – We Witch You A Merry Christmas – waiting in my library. I’m looking forward to finding out what adventures Rosie, Declan and Maggie get caught up in next!

Has my review of Jealousy’s A Witch encouraged you to find out more? Course it has. 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about Louisa West. But first I want to share the Midlife in Mosswood series with you.

Midlife in Mosswood by Louisa West

Starting over is never easy.

Midlife in Mosswood is a paranormal women’s fiction (PWF) series about second chances. Rosemary (Rosie) Bell is a woman in her forties who musters the strength to escape with her daughter from her toxic husband and his MC life to start anew in the small town of Mosswood.

Titles in the Series

  • New Witch on the Block (Midlife in Mosswood #1) (2020)
  • Jealousy’s a Witch (Midlife in Mosswood #2) (2020)
  • We Witch You A Merry Christmas (Midlife in Mosswood #3) (2020)
  • Get Witch Quick (Midlife in Mosswood #4) (Expected 2021)
  • Son Of A Witch (Midlife in Mosswood #5) (Expected 2021)
  • Witch Way To Salem (Midlife in Mosswood #6) (Expected 2021)
  • How The Witch Saved Christmas (Midlife in Mosswood #7) (Expected 2021)
  • A Nice Day For A Witch Wedding (Midlife in Mosswood #8) (Expected 2022)

Now, as promised here’s some information about Louisa and her social media links.

About Louisa West

Author - Louisa West

Louisa West: Author by day, Netflix connoisseur by night.

Louisa likes Pina Coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain. Determined to empty her brain of stories, she writes across several genres including fantasy, speculative fiction, contemporary and historical fiction, and romance.

She lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, and drinks more coffee than is good for her. When she’s not writing or researching projects, Louisa enjoys spending time with her family, and Harriet The Great (Dane). Hobbies include playing video games, watching copious amounts of tv, and various craft-related initiatives.

She strongly believes that the truth is still out there.

And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s the narrator’s bio.

About Johanna Parker

Narrator - Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker is an Audie Award Winning, Earphone Award Winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook for Recorded Books in 2002, Johanna has received high praise for her work in all genres, including the young adult Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Earlene Fowler’s Bennie Harper Mysteries, and her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books.

Johanna received her BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. Now a sought after voiceover actress, Johanna has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries and web sites.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Jealousy’s A Witch. Have you read this one or any others by Louisa West? Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s narrations? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you. We can chat audiobooks! 😉

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Before you go, find out why I love stories with an older female protagonist. Check out my Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF) page!

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(4) Comments

  1. This sounds like a fun series, thanks for sharing

    1. I’m really loving it, Shelleyrae!

  2. WendyW says:

    This looks like a delightful series.

    1. I’m really enjoying it so far, Wendy.

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