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(Crow’s Feet Coven – Book 1)
by Christine Gael
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Adult Women’s, PNR
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Joining the ranks of the recent rush of Women’s Paranormal Fiction, this book sweeps in with a Middle aged woman determined to find out what she has been missing in her life…. and a little magic on the side. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Getting divorced at 48 is hard. Almost as hard as discovering that your ancestors were part of a coven that was hunted to extinction…And you’re next
Cricket Hawthorne’s marriage has been on life support for the past two decades, but finally pulling the plug and starting over at dang near 50 is tougher than she’d imagined. Especially when she winds up back in her hometown of Rocky Knoll living in her Mee-maw’s basement and working at her cousin’s bakery for grocery money. Not exactly the life she’d dreamed of…
Just when she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake, she comes across an antique typewriter that gets her creative juices flowing. But when her fantastical stories become reality, she realizes her love life is the least of her problems. Something insidious is afoot in Rocky Knoll, and it’s up to her to figure out what it is, or her marriage won’t be the only thing without a heartbeat.
Thoughts on Writing Wrongs
I am really enjoying this new sub-genre of Paranormal Romance/Fiction – where women have actual experience and age behind them, and the life events to go with them.
Here, we find Cricket Hawthorne, 48, divorced and struggling to find herself in what many consider the second part of life. First off, Cricket is pretty wonderful. She makes no excuses for who she is, nor does she regret the path she has taken to get to where she is at. She married young, has two wonderful children and a bit too much debt… but she’s working on it. Letting go of her marriage was difficult, but necessary – and a step I admire her for taking. Too many of us stay where we are comfortable, instead of stretching those bonds and finding out where we belong.
Overall, this was a delightful little tale that offered a bit of danger with a brush of romance – all sprinkled with new found magic in the form of a typewriter. It’s unique, charming and, while not quite cozy, surely comfortable in its own skin. Bonus? She didn’t talk down about herself, her weight or her age for the entire book (which is another trend I have noticed as of late).
- I love Cricket.
- She steps out, and that makes me so happy for her!
- Relatable characters.
- A typewriter? Yes, please.
- Some things are a bit too ‘on the nose’.
- Ok… so SHE’S part of the coven now, too? That’s not a bad thing, just unexpected… I think?
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Writing Wrongs
Charming AND magical, this has all the feel of a ‘coming of age’ with the maturity of a Women’s Fiction. Delightful – and free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published February 16th, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Writing Wrongs, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- Kiss of Death by Heather Hildenbrand – A Book Review
- Myths fo Half-Wits by Anderson and Dawson – A Book Review
- Gluttony by Katie May – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by Christine Gael? Or in this Hot Flash genre? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!