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The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1)
The Trouble with Magic - Bewitching, Bk 1
Author: Madelyn Alt
Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help—and discover her own spellbinding talent.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425207468
ISBN-10: 0425207463
Publication Date: 1/3/2006
Pages: 261
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 489 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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cosmichomicide avatar reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
First in series. I liked the book and the premise, I didn't particularly like the protagonist. Not that Maggie was bad, she just came off as having less personality than the cast of characters around her. Still, well enough done that I'm looking forward to the second installment.
reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Pretty cute first in series book, but Maggie, as a character, needs a bit more to make her interesting. Liked some of the other people in the book. Hopefully the next will be more satisfying. Fun,quick read
myhotstylist avatar reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 11
This was a really fun book that was beautifully written, with very likeable characters. I really enjoyed this book after being completely emersed in the Harry Potter books for years. This was a nice change of pace. It has a nice blend of paranormal, metaphysical, a meddleing mother, murder "the who-done-it" factor, and romace all twisted into one. Thumbs up to anyone who shares these intrests, i think you will like it too.
Spuddie avatar reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
First in a series featuring Maggie O'Neill, a young woman in a small-town Indiana 'northern Bible belt' town who finds herself out of one job but fallen into another--as an assistant in Enchantments, a mystical antique shop. She takes the job despite her new boss, Felicity, confessing to Maggie that she's a practicing witch. Maggie's Catholic upbringing makes her skeptical and uneasy at first, but after getting to know Felicity and her friends, comes to discover that there's nothing evil about them, though Felicity becomes the number one suspect when her sister is brutally murdered. I really enjoyed this book, though I was dubious before starting it--these cozy mysteries with a mystical lean to them seem to be something I either really like or really can't stand. This series seems to be getting off on a good foot--I liked Maggie (although I don't think she's come into her own yet) and Felicity, the author's writing style was smooth and easy to read, and the 'witchy' bits were realistically portrayed.
batgirl avatar reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book was cozy but not as humorous as it appeared from the cover blurb. Maggie gets a job at Enchantments and her boss is a witch who is accused of murdering her estranged sister. Maggie tries to clear her boss's name with the help of a sexy wizard and hinderance from a sexy cop. I kept waiting for the book to fulfill its promise but it was sort of draggy.
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reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 426 more book reviews
I enjoyed the characters and setting of this book. The mystery itself maybe could of used a few more twists and turns, but it's the first book of the series. I'll definitely give the second book a try as I found the setting and characters warm and fun, just what you look for in a cozy mystery!
reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
This is a fun series in which witchcraft is viewed with sketicism by the heroine, but cautiously embraced anyway.
sgray29 avatar reviewed The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
I read this book with a group of friends. Unfortunately, it isn't really my type of book. I like suspenseful murder mysteries with all the bloody details! I promised a friend that I'd give the series another chance, so I will. I tend to get hooked on series by getting attached to the characters, but I don't know about this series. I think that this series is for those who like "girlie" books.

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