It isn’t often that you find an author that can contain happiness between the covers of a book. Every single one of Molly Harper’s books has put a smile on my face and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses is no exception. Even though the Jane Jameson series is at an end, Ms Harper is far from done in Half Moon Hollow. Nola and Jeb make a sweet couple. I loved getting to know them and their relationship comes across as very genuine. The crew from the previous books; Jane, Gabriel, and of course Dick, are in fine form. They are so well-drawn, I wish they were real. I would love to hang out with them! I can’t wait for the next trip back to Half Moon Hollow. 4 and ½ stars for A Witch’s Handbook to Kisses and Curses!
Nola Leary has come to Half Moon Hollow to fulfill her grandmother’s last wish. She needs to find the family treasure, talismans of the four elements before time runs out and the family’s magic is lost. She knows that the last person to have the talismans was her grandmother’s lover, the grandfather she never met. Now she must befriend the new owners of her grandfather’s shop and snoop around till she finds her family’s treasure. Before she knows it, she is making friends, finding family and coming to love the little town in Kentucky. Soon the thought of going home makes her feel miserable. Will she succeed in finding the talismans and return home in triumph or will she lose everything including her heart?
A lighthearted paranormal romance featuring a witch who finds love on a magical quest—set in Half Moon Hollow, the “terrific vamp camp” (Publishers Weekly) first introduced in the Nice Girls series.
Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.
Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson's book shop. Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?