Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.
Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson's book shop.
Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses & Curses by Molly Harper
5 out of 5
The first sentence mad em laugh out loud! It was hilarious! And my co-workers didn't seem to appreciate it or its humor like I did, but their opinion really doesn't count, now does it :-P
The way Nola described Mama Ginger's Precious Moments collection was too funny for words. I never thought of them as porcelain machete-welding creatures... But now I think I agree.
The seance was a bit interesting. Between Andrea, Nola, and Jane, I couldn't help but giggle at the use of the die and the Ouija board. Never would have thought of that, but it is pretty ingenious.
Jed... The Greek-statue-come-to-life... What a great character! He is a mystery & sweet tea with a slice of pecan pie kind of character... So just plain yummy! And his "curse" was so interesting, so unique. I don't think that I have ever read of a curse that was like that... So very cool.
What a twist about Nola's mother! Didn't see that one coming. I love it when an author can surprise me!
Overall, this is a great little book! I highly recommend it, even if you haven't read the other books!