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From Book 1:

I was a divorced, middle-aged witch banished to Ireland. 

My life could be summed up in a limerick....

There once was a misguided witch 

Who tried a man’s fate to switch 

Her punishment set 

To Ireland she must get 

But better than feathers and pitch!  

With a name like Quinn Calahan, I sounded as Irish as a leprechaun dancing a jig on a four leafed clover, but the truth was, I’d never been closer to the emerald isle than drinking green beer at the St Patrick’s day street party in Boston until I messed up so badly I had to leave the US. I was offered a job in a tiny village in Ireland that no one’s ever heard of. And I think that was the point in sending me there. How much trouble could a divorced, middle-aged witch get into in a village that boasted very few residents, one crumbling castle that attracted no tourists, and a post office that was only open Mondays and Thursdays? 

You’d be surprised. 

You will fall in love with this series about second chances, magical mayhem, and book club unlike any other. From the author of the best-selling Vampire Knitting Club series.

©2020 Nancy Warren (P)2020 Nancy Warren

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Vibrant, cute, and charming

Nancy Warren brings her usual vibrancy, wit, and humor to this first book in her third paranormal cozy mystery series. Since this series has a 45-year-old witch heroine starting a new life, it can also be squarely classified as paranormal women’s fiction. I love Quinn, the heroine, and it was easy to relate to her. The book was cute and charming, but I personally didn’t love it as much as “The Great Witches Baking Show” Book 1. “Vampire Book Club” is a solid start to a cool new series, but I thought the mystery plot was a little too mundane and the climax could have been a little more exciting. However, I already finished Vampire Book Club’s second book, and it wowed me with 5-star thrills and unpredictability, so I recommend sticking with this series.

The narrator Hollis McCarthy gave a marvelous performance. She is very talented at all of the American, Irish, and English accents. She is perfectly emotive and great at pacing. Her only flaw was a few rare and barely detectible instances of an accent from one character bleeding over to the next person for a few words.

I requested and received a free audiobook copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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A charming book read in a lovely voice

I was looking for something light and relaxing to listen to, and this fit the bill perfectly. The narrator's mellifluous, lilting voice is enjoyable and calming.

If you want something deep, challenging, or exciting, this may not be for you, but if you want charming company on a rainy day, pour another cup of coffee and settle in ...

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What would you do if you could start over?

Quinn Callahan found out. As a divorced witch who broke the rules, Quinn is banished from Seattle by her coven to a small country village in Ireland to assume the life of another, and to make amends for her wrong-doing. She has inherited a cute cottage by the sea, a small excentric book store, a cat, and a dead body!

As the new shopkeeper in town, Quinn quickly finds herself surrounded by friends and foes, vampires, and other witches, all of whom are eager to help (or hinder) her time in exile. Quinn's first priority (besides keeping the shop afloat) is to figure out why there was a dead guy on the floor behind the cash register. Aided by the most unlikely allies, Quinn knows that she must find the killer, or who knows who might be next?

This book combines some of my most favorite elements of stories: fantasy and mystery to create a light-hearted romp through the Irish countryside. If you are looking for heavy crime or deep analysis, this isn't the series for you, BUT, if you want a book that will make you smile and entertain then I strongly recommend it. Nancy Warren has a knack for quick wit, clever twists, and a compelling plot that keeps the reader coming back for more. Can't wait to read the next one!

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I liked the story. Had a hard time finishing it because of the narrator. I was looking forward to the new books.

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nancy does it again

Another fantastic series by Nancy!! This is book 1 and already I can't wait for more!! I loved all the different accents in this super cute little village!! The story was another great cosy mystery death and discovery. Loved finding out about the vampires and even better meeting new and old ones!! Woohoo onto book 2!!

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Not as Good as Knitting Club 3.5, But Intriguing

So I think it is difficult coming from the Vampire Knitting Club series to this. Took me a minute to adjust to Hollis's narration which I think is actually quite good and I enjoyed just always takes a minute to hear another person's take on a character you have been listening to for nine volumes. I will say I love the concept of the small town, the setting, and the characters. I even enjoyed the concept of the book club and some of the members. The protagonist being an established witch who jumps into using formal magic in scene was also delightful as well as interesting politics within the witch community and covens that I didn't see as fleshed out in the Knitting Series as Lucy the protagonist of that storyline is just beginning that path. We dive headlong into the murder and Quinn right in the middle as the new girl in town. I really enjoy the concept of this protagonist being older nearing midlife and starting again in this new place where everyone knows everyone and gossip seems to move as quickly as the wind. Which is why the ending to this story was incredibly rough for me. There is always a suspension of belief in cozy mysteries as to why a protagonist would land themselves in the middle of an investigation, provided with crucial evidence, never charged with tampering with evidence, and allowed to perform open interrogations throwing around public accusations in order to suss out the guilty. Again this is a favorite trope in Agatha Christie tales the wrap up where the criminal is revealed through a series of speculation that draws out the killer. Of course there is some of this in Knitting Club series but I think frankly how much set up there is in Book Club for what an isolated small town this is to have someone who has been here for less than a week publicly outing these crimes that clearly would result in the ruin of multiple people's lives in town would make it pretty much impossible for that person to continue to live there. It was just a hard pill for me to swallow. Again I know that I am talking about a book discussing vampires, witches, and magic so I am overlooking a lot of things that aren't real, but I just found myself cringing through the whole ending. I am as I said in love with the town, the basic concept, the characters, and that narration so I will be continuing the series but I am really hoping the mysteries go beyond the small town (when you start to have the problem of how many murderers can live in one small hamlet) and Quinn's involvement feels less forced and artificial. For fans of VKC worth a one time listen and could understand why this series will have those who love it and those who will choose to stick with the other series alone.

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Love this new series I started

This book was so fun and entertaining. Just the right amount of mystery, small village intrigue, and interesting characters. I can't wait to read the next book to learn the stories behind the characters, (Quinn especially) and investigate the next mystery. I just love bookstores, so that is the perfect setting!

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Fun read!

I do like the Vampire Knitting Club the best, this is an equally fun read. I was reading/listening to a lot of WWII stories and heavy dramas. This was just what I needed. Light and engaging. Kept me interested and was pretty informative on Wicca practices.

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Slow start, but good ending...

I’m a huge fan of Nancy’s Vampire Knitting Club books so of course this one also appealed to me! It was a tad slow to start but once the action started it was very cleverly done! And having a cameo from some of my favorite knitting vamps helped too! Definitely a fun little mystery and can’t wait to see what the next one in the series holds for our little bookworm witch and her new Irish friends.

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  • 03-11-21

Boring

Sorry but characters uninteresting and too much alike. Too much description of situations, not enough action.

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  • Helen
  • 01-30-21

Mystery with vampires, witches & a bookshop keeper

This is a charming story with a cosy murder mystery set in Ireland. A newly arrived book shop manager has arrived from America and within hours she stumbles across a dead body! She dies zone of her own investigating along with some local vampires who are all part of her shop's midnight book club!
I adore this story and it's clever and sweet. Nancy Warren has created another wonderful series. Hollis McCarthy does a wonderful job of narrating with her soft and gentle style! Now onto book 2!

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  • Anne Dillon
  • 01-12-21

Ever wondered what happened to Oscar Wilde?

Nice easy going 'cosy' mystery which doesn't take too much thinking about. Perfect accompaniment to a leisurely stroll, an hours knitting or zipping through the housework. It was nice fo have a crossover from the vampire knitting club series, a bit like an old friend dropping in. They didn't add much to the story but it was a pleasant aside. There were enough suspects to make it interesting but not so many that you lost track of the action when you had to leave the story for a while. I particularly liked the idea of Oscar Wilde may have joined the ranks of the undead and joined a vampire book club! My only criticism is the English and Irish accents the reader presented. I found they grated a little and were distracting. Not distracting enough to stop me listening to more in the series. On the whole a pleasant change to listening to the news or podcasts whilst pottering around. Nice one!

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  • G
  • 01-09-21

Excellent

Vampire book club is a good book which keeps you engaged all the way through and looking forward to the next book

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  • Gemma Flanagan
  • 01-09-21

lovely .

I really enjoyed this cozy mystery.
The narration is great and the characters are a lot of fun.
I love than this was set in a quiet little village in co cork with the addition of witches and vampires.

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  • Tracy Scott
  • 01-07-21

Another Brilliant Series

Nancy Warren does it again. Another great read. I love the fact the main character is over the age of 40. She writes such great characters and I love that this is set in Ireland. I also really love Holly MCarthy as the narrator. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

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  • 11-25-20

Too similar storyline comes from America, shop,

Loved Vampire knitting club disappointed with this one. Accents a bit weird.very similar story to above. Kept thinking I was listening to Dolly Parton lol

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  • Helen
  • 09-23-20

Kept me guessing

I've read the Vampires Knitting club so decided to give this a try. I Loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-22

The Irish accents are appalling!

If you thought Tom Cruise’s Irish accent in ‘Far and Away” was bad … then this is excruciating. I could not listen to more than five minutes without quitting. Do yourself a favour … and just don’t!

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  • Angela
  • 10-26-21

Cosy and Funny

This book makes me want to move to an Irish village. 🍀 I would definitely work in Sylvia and Agnes yarn shop there.