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Witchy Weddings: The Complete Touch of Magic Series by Danielle Garrett #2021AudiobookChallenge @TantorAudio

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Hello, fellow bookworms. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Witchy Weddings by Danielle Garrett. All the books in Danielle’s cozy paranormal mystery series, Touch of Magic. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Witchy Weddings about?

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Witchy Weddings: The Complete Touch of Magic Series by Danielle Garrett #2021AudiobookChallenge @TantorAudioMy Rating:
Title: Witchy Weddings by Danielle Garrett
Published by Tantor Audio, Self-Published on 5th February 2021, 13th April 2021
Genres: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy, Cozy Paranormal Mystery, Crime, Fiction, Humorous, Light Paranormal, Mystery, Paranormal Romance (PNR), Witchcraft
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 13 hours 35 minutes
No. of Pages: 537

Weddings are even better with a touch of magic - and mystery!

Enter the magical world of the Seattle Haven, where magic is real and the weddings are over the top. Enjoy the complete Touch of Magic trilogy and the prequel novella in this boxed-set edition!

Cupid in a Bottle: Anastasia Winters is on a mission to become the supernatural world's go-to event coordinator. With a high-profile wedding in the final stretch, she needs everything to go just right. Her next promotion depends on it.

But when the groom gets dosed with an experimental potion and professes his undying love for the maid of honor, Anastasia's shot at the wedding-planner big leagues goes up in flames. Can she get the wedding back on track, or is she destined to be demoted back to wrangling baby dragons at birthday parties and filling the guest list for the Tooth Fairy's Halloween bash?

Newly Wed and Slightly Dead: When a vampire marries a human, things are bound to get messy....

Couture and Curses: When sparks and curses fly, more than just high-profile weddings are thrown into danger.

Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells: A drop of poison is all it takes to bring the biggest wedding of the season to its knees.

©2018 Danielle Garrett (Cupid in a Bottle); copyright 2019 by Danielle Garrett (Newly Wed and Slightly Dead); copyright 2019 by Danielle Garrett (Couture and Curses); copyright 2019 by Danielle Garrett (Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells) (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.

Formats Available: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal Link ¦ Audible*

Read: 1st – 6th June 2021

What did I think about it?

A Good Collection of Cosy Mystery Stories

Danielle Garrett is a new-to-me author. I haven’t read her other cosy mystery series set in this magical world. However, my lack of knowledge didn’t diminish my enjoyment of these stories.

The characters Danielle created appealed to me. 

Our protagonist, Anastasia – Ana to her friends – exhibited personality traits that I like. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. The supporting cast in this story was a diverse group, showcasing lots of different characteristics. The only reason that this collection didn’t rate higher, was that I felt our protagonist didn’t actively solve the cases. I want my amateur sleuths to be on a par with an Agatha Christie creation. Sadly, I wasn’t impressed with the sleuthing skills in these cosies – clues and culprits landed easily in Ana’s lap, she was just in the right place at the right time!

I’ve only listened to one other audiobook narrated by Amanda Ronconi.

I really enjoyed the pace at which Amanda read these stories. The emotions and inflections she used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. The voices she created for the various characters were different enough that I was never confused during the numerous conversations.

Witchy Weddings is a good audiobook.

I enjoyed putting my buds in and listening to the stories. Each one had a nice mix of humour, mystery, and a sprinkling of romance. Plus, there are no perilous cliffhangers and every crime is solved by the end of each story! WoopWoop!

Has my review of Witchy Weddings 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 the author.

About Danielle Garrett

Author - Danielle Garrett

From a young age, Danielle Garrett was obsessed with fantastic places and the stories set in them. As a lifelong bookworm, she’s gone on hundreds of adventures through the eyes of wizards, princesses, elves, and some rather wonderful everyday people as well.

Danielle now lives in Oregon and while she travels as often as possible, she wouldn’t call anywhere else home. She shares her life with her husband and their house full of animals, and when not writing, spends her time being a house servant for three extremely spoiled cats.

And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s Amanda’s bio too.

About Amanda Ronconi

Author - Amanda Ronconi

Amanda Ronconi is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU, where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at the Alley, Capital Rep, and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in the New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001's Best Dramatic Feature winner), The UnderstudyDeadly Sins (ID Discovery), and IFC's Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voice-over work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Witchy Weddings. Have you read this one or any others by Danielle Garrett? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

Before you go, find out why I love cosy paranormal mystery stories. Check out my Cosy Paranormal Mystery page!

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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(8) Comments

  1. This sounds like an interesting read! I’ve always found mystery and magic to be a good combination. Great review!

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Raji. Yes, I think mystery and magic compliment each other too.

  2. So ya, you had me at the words cosy mystery. Mystery in general is my favorite genre, all the better if it involves a good murder and, with every other cosy mystery starting to look like the one before it, the witchy magic element adds a refreshing twist!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Flora says:

      Lol! Glad to help fill your TBR pile, Jaya Cosies are a real balm for the soul for me

  3. Great review! This series sounds really interesting and I like the sound of the characters! Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks. It was a bit of light-hearted escapism

  4. This sounds like such a fun read! You can’t go wrong with a mixture of humour, mystery and romance! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks, Jodie It certainly lightens the mood.

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