Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse


Title: Midsummer Night's Mischief
Series: Wiccan Wheel Mystery #1
Author: Jennifer David Hesse

Goodreads Summary: As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on--as a Wiccan. She'll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .

Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .

But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . ..

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I have slightly mixed feelings on this one. Overall, it was a great first in series. But there were a few parts that just bothered me. The first couple of chapters, the writing felt a bit choppy. The sentences didn't feel like they flowed together very well, and they sometimes felt like they were abruptly cut off. The other thing that really bothered me was that she seemed a little condescending towards other religions. As the book went on, the writing started to flow better, and it ended up being an enjoyable mystery, with an ending that surprised me.

My Manicure: Ok, I'll admit it - I took the easy way out with this one. But can you blame me? Sinful Colors Starry Night is just so perfect for a mysterious, slightly magical, midsummer night sky. Any nail art ideas I came up with would detract from how gorgeous this color looks on its own.


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