Review: Men Love Witches by Danielle Garrett

Posted April 29, 2021 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 24 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Men Love Witches by Danielle Garrett
Men Love Witches
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

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Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #11
Genres: Mystery Romance
Published by Tantor Audio
Released on April 6, 2021
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

The Inn is up and running, wedding plans are proceeding, and now, they await the arrival of a party of aristocratic vampires. Holly is back to juggling her life in the latest adventure in this fun paranormal cozy mystery series.

Review

Men Love Witches is the eleventh in the Beechwood Harbor Magic series and, it appears anyway, that it is the last in a series of books that work best when read in order.

Holly and Adam have started taking in guests at the old mansion that they have turned into an inn. Some of the quirky issues are not simply bridezillas because the paranormal antics of some guests force them to step up their game. Besides the inn, Holly is struggling to find the perfect wedding dress even while other aspects of the wedding planning are going great- okay, other than the dreaded dinner with the in laws. Chief and Cassie are looking forward to their little Baby Lincoln any moment. Harmony is stressing over her Potion Masters’ certification. And, Holly is getting a bad feeling about Posey their former ghost hostess. But, what really stirs them all up is when Lacey and her vampire guests seem to be planning more than to relax at the beautiful inn and the beaches. A powerful vampire artifact goes missing so Holly and the gang need to find it before it lands in the wrong hands.

This felt like a final book, but I saw on the author’s website there is one more. Holly touched base with so many of the people she has met over the course of the series, did a lot of reminiscing, made peace with her past, said good-bye to a dear friend, and confronted an old nemesis. It felt nostalgic and I teared up a few times. I would not complain if there were way more adventures in Beechwood Harbor, but things are coming to a close. At least there are still Scarlett and her ghost crew and a new magical town and heroine in the author’s newest series.

Men Love Ghosts felt gentler and had less excitement than past books. It slowed things down and there were a lot of feels. Not, that there wasn’t that grand exciting moment near the end, but this one’s focus was definitely on grander schemes. That end was bittersweet and lovely. And, all through this one, Adam was a total swoony groom to be. He did so many special things for Holly. Lucky gal!

 

Amanda Ronconi continues to be stellar as the series narrator.  She had a huge crowd of characters with all the regulars and the group of vampire guests that had various accents, but she did fab.

I enjoy this lighter series of paranormal mysteries and the group of familiar characters and small town Beechwood Harbor. Definitely recommend.

My thanks to Tantor Audio for providing a digital copy for me to listen to in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Anne - Books of My Heart

I’m behind but plan to catch up using KU one of these days. Wonderful review!

Sophia Rose
16 days ago

Oh yes, KU is great for that. I think this series will close out with the next book so you won’t have to keep trying to get caught up with new releases. 🙂

Rachel
16 days ago

It does sound like a final book, but nice to hear you don’t have to say goodbye just yet. Must try this series sometime. Love Ronconi’s narration!

Sophia Rose
16 days ago
Reply to  Rachel

Just one more. 🙁 But, I’ve enjoyed them.

Jen
Jen
16 days ago

This is my next book; I should be starting it tomorrow. I am excited to find out what is going on and wonder how the author will wrap it all up!

Sophia Rose
16 days ago
Reply to  Jen

I look forward to seeing what you think. I’m already gearing up for that last book. She sent out a newsletter today that she had to postpone the release.

Maureen @ Maureen's Books

This sounds like a fun read. I haven’t read any of these though, so it looks like I’ve got a lot to catch up on.

Sophia Rose
16 days ago

Oh yes, they are a fun series and just right when you want light and easy.

Mary Kirkland
15 days ago

I haven’t read this series but this sounds good. Thanks for the great review.

Sophia Rose
14 days ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Very fun! Hope you get the chance at these, Mary.

RO P
14 days ago

I haven’t read the series, but this sure sounds like a fun read! Hugs, RO

Sophia Rose
14 days ago
Reply to  RO P

They are a good time. Thanks, Radiant Ro!

Carole Rae
14 days ago

Amanda Ronconi is fantastic!

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

I second that.

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
13 days ago

I always look forward to your reviews of this series Sophia Rose, now if I could just find the time to read it myself LOL

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

LOL, glad to give you your fist.

Melliane
12 days ago

I really need to read more of her books

Sophia Rose
12 days ago
Reply to  Melliane

Same here! Have you tried her new Sugar Shack Mysteries series?

Melliane
11 days ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

no but if you recommend this one, I’ll take te first book

Sophia Rose
11 days ago
Reply to  Melliane

It’s different from the Beechwood Harbor setting and characters, but has the same light and fun tone to the magical world, characters, and mystery. If you like the others, you’d probably like the Sugar Shack ones, too.

Felicity Grace Terry

What sounds like a fun read. That it comes at the end of a long series of books that are best read from the beginning does put me off a bit though as I’m not too sure it is one I’d necessarily want to commit to. Still, never say never …

Sophia Rose
2 days ago

I know what you mean about not wanting to commit to a long series. I jumped in when it was only at book five. They are fast and light so I caught up in no time. Maybe you can score a copy of the first book when it goes as an Amazon freebie now and then.

Lola
1 day ago

Sounds like a great later book in the series with how the main character sees a lot of the characters she met throughout the series again. It’s great when a book can pull of that nostalgic feel. Sounds like the gentler tone fits this book.

Sophia Rose
6 hours ago
Reply to  Lola

Yes, it was lovely getting all the characters together for a reunion. I’m glad there is still one more book in the series.