🎧 A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass @ElizabethBass @emilydvoice @nickmondelli @Dreamscapeaudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted January 31, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 10 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass @ElizabethBass @emilydvoice @nickmondelli  @Dreamscapeaudio #LoveAudiobooksA Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass
Narrator: Emily Durante, Nick Mondelli
Published by Dreamscape Media on February 1, 2022
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Length: 9 hours, 17 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: NetGalley
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Nearly a century ago, Gwen Engel’s great-great-grandfather cast a spell with catastrophic side-effects. As a result, the Grand Council of Witches forbade his descendants from practicing witchcraft. The Council even planted anonymous snitches called Watchers in the community to report any errant spellcasting…

Yet magic may still be alive and not so well in Zenobia. Gwen and her cousins, Trudy and Milo, receive a letter from Gwen’s adopted sister, Tannith, informing them that she’s bewitched one of their partners and will run away with him at the end of the week. While Gwen frets about whether to trust her scientist boyfriend, currently out of town on a beetle-studying trip, she’s worried that local grad student Jeremy is secretly a Watcher doing his own research.

Cousin Trudy is so stressed that she accidentally enchants her cupcakes, creating havoc among her bakery customers—and in her marriage. Perhaps it’s time the family took back control and figured out how to harness their powers. How else can Gwen decide whether her growing feelings for Jeremy are real—or the result of too many of Trudy’s cupcakes?…

A Letter to Three Witches is supposed to be a funny, relaxing good time standalone book where three cousins all get a letter from another cousin saying she is moving to New York at the end of the week and taking one of their boyfriends/husbands with her.  As Gwen, Trudy and Milo work together to try and figure out what Tannith is up to and which man she is trying to steal some shenanigans ensue.

Most of the story it in Gwen’s PoV.   She is technically a witch along with others in her family, but due to a mess up one of her ancestors made, her family is forbidden from practicing magic.  She has been living with her boyfriend for about six months and things seem to be going okay, so she is really concerned he is going to run off with her cousin/raised sister later in the week.  When she shows up at Trudy’s house, she and Milo are in a similar discussion about Milo’s boyfriend and how sure he is that it is him she is after.

Most of this is kinda cute and funny.  As Gwen discovers that her cousins are dabbling a little in witchcraft and Trudy is accidently putting spells into her cupcakes, some hilarity ensues as the situation sometimes gets out of control.  There are a few issues, as it is hard to believe each person is so unsure in their relationship to the point that they think one of there significant others could be bespelled away.  But learning a few of Gwen’s family secrets was a little fun.

This book is not perfect; there are a few little plot holes that were a little eh.  Then there is Gwen’s love life.  It is pretty clear she and her boyfriend Daniel aren’t really all that compatible, but when a new love interest is introduced he does come off a bit like a stalker, if not an adorable one.

Overall, this is a fun light read it you want something you don’t have to throw a lot of thought into.  I did like the PoV from the cat as that was entertaining and Trudy’s situation and accidental magic was also part of my favorite things in the book.  Just don’t overthink the situations and you’ll be fine and enjoy the story.

Narration:

Emily Durante and Nick Mondelli did a good job portraying the characters of the story.  I enjoyed Nick’s version of an emotionally co-dependent cat the most though.  I was able to listen to this at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Emily Durante

Narrator: Emily Durante

Emily Durante has been acting since the age of seven, performing in a number of stage plays professionally, in the community, and at the college level. Other performance credits include commercial and industrial voice work, educational live theater, and singing telegrams. She has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years. Her titles include the Midnight Twins trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson, Impossible and Locked Inside both by Nancy Werlin, and Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award-winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two children.

Rating Breakdown
Plot
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Writing
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Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Dialogue
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

Posted January 31, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 10 Comments


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