Cosy Mystery

Bell, Book & Candlemas (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #2) by Jennifer David Hesse

This magical cosy-mystery was impossible for me to put down! This is the first time I read a novel from Ms Hesse and it was a treat! The fast-paced plot and it’s wonderful characters made it impossible to stop reading.

The story turns around Keli, the main female protagonist, in her struggle to keep her religion and work separated. Being a very private person about her beliefs and religion, Keli faces a challenge when the Wiccan shop Moonstone Treasures is vandalised. Should she help her Wiccan friend at the risk of exposure and possible ruin or should she just refuse? As Keli goes deeper in the investigation, she is faced with a choice: her life or the revelation of her beliefs.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Keli. I think everyone can relate to the fear of being target of teasing or mocking for liking a book, a movie, for believing something different. Keli’s struggles are very believable and her fear of losing that she knows and cares about really makes you question how far are you willing to hide and leave in fear of being who you are to fit in. Keli is very smart, ruled both by logic and by the love for her friends. I really enjoyed the dynamics between Keli and her two friends Farrah and Wes. Their relationship is amazing, it really have me a warm feeling specially at the end of the book.

The end of the novel was surprising and very satisfying, for sure and I can’t wait to read the next adventure of “A Wiccan Wheel Mystery” series.

An amazing cosy-mystery to read and re-read!

Thank you NetGalley, Kensington Publishing Corporation and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.

4 Stars

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