Bewitched and Betrothed eBook Ð Bewitched and Kindle

Bewitched and Betrothed eBook Ð Bewitched and  Kindle
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Bewitched and Betrothed
  • Juliet Blackwell
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 0451490614

Bewitched and Betrothed❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Bewitched and Betrothed Author Juliet Blackwell – Essayreview.co.uk A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle When Lily Ivory stumbles on the A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the Bewitched and Kindle - ghost ridden island of Alcatraz She ll have to sleuth out the culprit when she s not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city If so, she ll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area Because no matter what, Lily s determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.


About the Author: Juliet Blackwell

Juliet Blackwell aka Julie Goodson Lawes, aka Hailey Lind started out life in Palo Alto, California, born of a Texan mother and a Yankee father The family soon moved to what were, at the time, the sticks of Cupertino, an hour south of San Francisco Walking to and from kindergarten every day she would indulge in her earliest larcenous activity stealing walnuts Bewitched and Kindle - and apricots from surrounding orchardsBy the time she graduated middle school, the orchards were disappearing and the valley at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay had become the cradle of the silicon semi conductor A man named Steve Jobs was working in his garage in Cupertino, just down the street Juliet s father advised his daughters to enter the lucrative and soon to flourish field of computers Bah said Juliet, as she went on to major in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz they had, by far, the best parties of any department Rather than making scads of money in computers, she read, painted, learned Spanish and a little French and Vietnamese, lived in Spain and traveled through Europe, Mexico, and Central America She had a very good time Juliet pursued graduate degrees in Anthropology and Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany, where she published several non fiction articles on immigration as well as one book length translation Fascinated with other cultural systems, she studied the religions, folklore and medical beliefs of peoples around the world, especially in Latin America Juliet taught the anthropology of health and health care at SUNY Albany, and worked as an elementary school social worker in upstate New York She also did field projects in Mexico and Cuba, studied in Spain, Italy, and France, worked on a BBC production in the Philippines, taught English as a second language in San Jose, and learned how to faux finish walls in Princeton, New Jersey After having a son, moving back to California, and abandoning her half written dissertation in cultural anthropology, Juliet started painting murals and portraits for a living She has run her own mural faux finish design studio in Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, forthan a decade She specializes in the aesthetic renovation of historic homes Finally, to round out her tour of lucrative careers, Juliet turned to writing Under the pseudonym of Hailey Lind, Juliet penned the Art Lover s Mystery Series with her sister Carolyn, about an ex art forger trying to go straight by working as a muralist and faux finisher in San Francisco The first of these, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award Shooting Gallery and Brush with Death were both IMBA bestsellers, and Arsenic and Old Paint is now available from Perseverance PressJuliet s Witchcraft Mystery series, about a witch who finally finds a place to fit in when she opens a vintage clothes shop on Haight Street in San Francisco, allows Juliet to indulge yet another interest the world of witchcraft and the supernatural Ever since her favorite aunt taught her about reading cards and tea leaves, Juliet has been fascinated with seers, conjurers, and covens from many different cultures and historic traditions As an anthropologist, the author studied and taught about systems of spirituality, magic, and medicine throughout the world, especially in Latin America Halloween is by far her favorite holiday When not writing, painting, or haranguing her funny but cynical teenaged son, Juliet spends a lot of time restoring her happily haunted house and gardening with Oscar the cat, who ostensibly belongs to the neighbors but won t leave her alone He started hanging around when Juliet started writing about witchesfunny coincidence.


10 thoughts on “Bewitched and Betrothed

  1. says:

    Lily is a witch living in San Francisco, and owner of the vintage clothing story, Aunt Cora s Closet She s engaged to be married, and looking forward to their handfasting ceremony But there is a demon in San Francisco threatening the whole city and Lily, along with her grandmother s visiting coven members, assorted psychics, and voodoo practitioners are working together to save the city I listened to the earlier books in the series on audio, and enjoyed reading this one in ebook format One o Lily is a witch living in San Francisco, and owner of the vintage clothing story, Aunt Cora s Closet She s engaged to be married, and looking forward to their handfasting ceremony But there is a demon in San Francisco threatening the whole city and Lily, along with her grandmother s visiting coven members, assorted psychics, and voodoo practitioners are working together to save the city I listened to the earlier books in the series on audio, and enjoyed reading this one in ebook format One of the things I like about this series is that the author is very familiar with San Francisco, and real places, often unfamiliar, are mentioned Who knew there was a Bay Bridge Troll Great San Francisco ambiance and realistic characters make this paranormal series a lot of fun to read

  2. says:

    This is one of my favorite paranormal mystery series and this tenth installment was worth the wait, in my opinion Juliet Blackwell has done a wonderful job of crafting the character of Lily Ivory Over the course of ten books, the reader has watched Lily grow in both her magic and her relationships She had gone from solitary witch to building a family and community that supports her and provides her with friendship and love With this 10th installment, the author continues to develop Lily s ma This is one of my favorite paranormal mystery series and this tenth installment was worth the wait, in my opinion Juliet Blackwell has done a wonderful job of crafting the character of Lily Ivory Over the course of ten books, the reader has watched Lily grow in both her magic and her relationships She had gone from solitary witch to building a family and community that supports her and provides her with friendship and love With this 10th installment, the author continues to develop Lily s magic and her position in the magical community The mystery element was well done and this book had me hooked from the first chapter Like every other book in the series, once I crack open the book I just want to devour each page I am looking forward to what this author has in store for Lily, Sailor, Oscar and all the other secondary characters as she continues to grow and develop this series I will definitely be back for

  3. says:

    When vintage clothing store owner Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz she knows nothing good can come from it Then, SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidnapped, and Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost ridden island of Alcatraz.All this is taking place while Lily is getting ready for her handfasting with her boyfriend, Sailor There is also an evil force at work in San Francisco, and Lily is ready to take it on, and make sure When vintage clothing store owner Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz she knows nothing good can come from it Then, SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidnapped, and Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost ridden island of Alcatraz.All this is taking place while Lily is getting ready for her handfasting with her boyfriend, Sailor There is also an evil force at work in San Francisco, and Lily is ready to take it on, and make sure good comes out on top.This visit to the magical world of San Francisco is a fantastic tale Lily is getting ready to join with the love of her life Helping her to celebrate is her mother, and her mother s coven, visiting from Texas They are great fun to read about, and I loved how Ms Blackwell worked them into the story This series has been building up to the fight against a demonic evil, and the climax of it was perfect Working in Alcatraz was a great addition to the story, and it made this book a real page turner.The Witchcraft series is one of my favorites It is also one that I d love to reread, and wish I could read again for the first time so I could savor every word

  4. says:

    In Bewitched and Betrothed there was much taking place for vintage clothing storeowner Lily Ivory Her time was sparse as it was with her upcoming handfasting to her beau, Sailor, that the last thing she needed was a piece of clothing to enter her shop that had the most sinister feel to it Despite wishing that she had never laid eyes on the shirt, a shirt that seemed to have been a prisoner s shirt from the famous Alcatraz, Lily does her best to nullify the evil vibes that the thing carried and In Bewitched and Betrothed there was much taking place for vintage clothing storeowner Lily Ivory Her time was sparse as it was with her upcoming handfasting to her beau, Sailor, that the last thing she needed was a piece of clothing to enter her shop that had the most sinister feel to it Despite wishing that she had never laid eyes on the shirt, a shirt that seemed to have been a prisoner s shirt from the famous Alcatraz, Lily does her best to nullify the evil vibes that the thing carried and make it as safe as she could With that done, all she wanted was to get back to planning her honeymoon but when her friend, who had been given the shirt, was taken, and all signs pointed to her abduction being tied to the ex prison itself, Lily has to set her wants and desires aside to do what she does best, investigate, and hope to survive the all out magical war that seems to be looming on the horizon.There was a lot to appreciate in this story with the famous Alcatraz prison being a central part I liked the history and fantasy that was weaved surrounding the prison and current day tourist attraction I know if I ever go there to visit that I will have this story in mind In addition to the mystery element, there were many high emotions surrounding Lily s upcoming handfasting Lily had much to deal with when it came to her fianc s family, her family, and her grandmother s coven There was also one character introduced that made little sense to me on why she was added I don t see her character continuing in this series so to me it waslike she was a filler to add drama and solidify what was between Lily and Sailor I could have done without all of that but it would appeal to some readers Overall, Bewitched and Betrothed was a nice addition to this series and I am excited to see what takes place in the next installment.This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Berkley Prime Crime It is an honest and voluntary review The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating

  5. says:

    A delightful story I thoroughly enjoyed the latest A Witchcraft Mystery Delightful characters and situations Oscar is a hoot I will share my review soon.

  6. says:

    When Maya asked Lily to look at an old Alcatraz prison uniform and see if she can confirm its legitimacy, Lily never expected the uniform to open a can of worms Not only is the uniform legitimate, but the vibrations are extremely bad, so Lily tones down its energy so that it can go up on display All seems well until Elena, Carlos Romero s cousin, is abducted with the uniform in hand Lily gets investigating and discovers that things are far worse than anyone could ve imagined A powerful demon When Maya asked Lily to look at an old Alcatraz prison uniform and see if she can confirm its legitimacy, Lily never expected the uniform to open a can of worms Not only is the uniform legitimate, but the vibrations are extremely bad, so Lily tones down its energy so that it can go up on display All seems well until Elena, Carlos Romero s cousin, is abducted with the uniform in hand Lily gets investigating and discovers that things are far worse than anyone could ve imagined A powerful demon that Lily thought she d never have to go up against is back and she s going to need every ally at her back to face him again.I have been a fan of this series since the first book was published, so I couldn t wait to get my hands on the latest installment While this book isn t among my favorites of the series, it s still pretty good One of the things that I love about this series is that the storytelling is still going strong 10 books in, which is a great accomplishment It s not boring and it doesn t show any signs of starting to falter If anything, it s building up and packingpunches than ever.This time around, Lily becomes involved in a series of mysteries that are all connected to Alcatraz As a California native, Alcatraz does have a mysterious allure not that Lily sees it that way She doesn t want anything to do with Alcatraz, but fate has other plans for her Going against every warning bell in her body, Lily stands tall and makes her way to Alcatraz only to discover that an old foe is waiting for her.I absolutely love that we got to spend some time with Lily s grandmother, Graciela, and her coven in addition to her mother I wish that we got to spendtime with them, but there wereimportant things going on Graciela and her coven are a trip I know they re fictional characters, but I just want to hang out with them We saw a little less of Lily s mom but I m also glad that they re mending their burnt bridge.It was also great to see Lily becomeinvolved with Sailor s family as she gets closer to her handfasting with Sailor Of course, she and Sailor continue to bicker instead of talking until later in the book I always wondered how long their relationship will last with the amount of bickering and the lack of serious relationship conversations, so we ll see how that goes I did like that they took two steps forward together, which makes me feelpositive about their handfasting Of course, I still remember when they first got together, much to their surprise, so it is great to see them going somewhat strong.As always, I m excited to see where the story will take us next, especially after Lily s latest showdown with some powerful foes It was great seeing the supernatural community unite It s a glimpse at what is to come and just how powerful Lily and her allies are together

  7. says:

    This book is the tenth book in the series, and it s still going strong To be honest, I haven t read a book in this series in a while, but I had no problems keeping up with everything, a definite plus I loved all the characters, but I don t feel I knew Sailor very well, someone I think I would have liked to know better However, maybe that was just because he didn t play a huge role in this one I found the plot interesting, so much so, I d like to find outabout Alcatraz, maybe even visit This book is the tenth book in the series, and it s still going strong To be honest, I haven t read a book in this series in a while, but I had no problems keeping up with everything, a definite plus I loved all the characters, but I don t feel I knew Sailor very well, someone I think I would have liked to know better However, maybe that was just because he didn t play a huge role in this one I found the plot interesting, so much so, I d like to find outabout Alcatraz, maybe even visit there soon Overall, I really liked this cozish paranormal mystery, and you should definitely give it a try I highly recommend this book I was provided the e book which I voluntarily reviewed

  8. says:

    This series continues to hold the title of Shelley s favorite cozy mystery audiobook series I liked the Alcatraz stuff, and there was a lot of quality Oscar content, and I especially liked how the wedding was just a little tiny part of the story I also really appreciate that the author chooses to include a homeless drug user as a positive character view spoiler and we see in this book that, maybe partially because of Lily s approach of being a friend to him while not stigmatizing him, he h This series continues to hold the title of Shelley s favorite cozy mystery audiobook series I liked the Alcatraz stuff, and there was a lot of quality Oscar content, and I especially liked how the wedding was just a little tiny part of the story I also really appreciate that the author chooses to include a homeless drug user as a positive character view spoiler and we see in this book that, maybe partially because of Lily s approach of being a friend to him while not stigmatizing him, he has stopped using drugs hide spoiler which seems pretty radical for the cozy genre Go Conrad

  9. says:

    One of my favorite series, and this entry is one of the best.

  10. says:

    and BetrothedWitchcraft Mystery 10By Juliet BlackwellISBN 9780451490612Author s website julietblackwell.netBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidna and BetrothedWitchcraft Mystery 10By Juliet BlackwellISBN 9780451490612Author s website julietblackwell.netBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost ridden island of Alcatraz She ll have to sleuth out the culprit when she s not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city If so, she ll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area Because no matter what, Lily s determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.Review Each book in the Witchcraft Series is great fun, and this tenth installment, Bewitched and Betrothed, is the best book yet in the series Romance, demons, the mystique of Alcatraz, a kidnapping, and an uncertain fate for San Francisco come together to make a quick moving, entertaining tale.One of author Juliet Blackwell s greatest skills is making the paranormal world work seamlessly with the real world, and it all makes sense and feels completely plausible There is always a great deal of magic involved with the stories, but here it is especially vital Everywhere one looks, the paranormal is there allowing readers to suspend reality and believe that a cataclysmic event could indeed be due to the battle of good vs evil There is muchthan the fate of the world at stake Lily is about to get married, Romero s cousin is kidnapped, and a decades old mystery needs to be solved I like protagonist Lily, and she has grown so much over the course of the series, starting out as a fragile yet tough on the outside loner and becoming the warm, strong witch that she is today surrounded by a supportive community Getting to know Lily s grandmother and her coven is a hoot What a treasure trove of outrageous in the best way characters Sailor is as secretive as ever and Aiden just as enigmatic Of course, Lily s familiar Oscar is the real star.Faithful readers of the series will be delighted with the magical milieu and sequence of events The tale imparts excitement, suspense, and whimsy throughout The conclusion is gratifying, and I look forward to manyadventures with Lily and company Highly recommended to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

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