I’ve been asked to find a missing ghost and her enchanted sewing machine. Myrna is still out there causing problems and killing witches. And a member of my new coven is missing. Of course, I’m expected to fix it all.
I’m a middle-aged mom and multitasker extraordinaire, so this should be easy. I want to throat punch whoever made that saying up. There is nothing simple about tackling ten problems at once, even if they’re mundane ones.
Before I can get to my growing to-do list, I’m smack dab in the middle of a demon invasion. And, just my luck, the sexy son of Hades is back in the Underworld and not there with his mystical mojo.
To stop the Tainted from destroying my town, I’ve got to face my fears and leap without a safety net. But, don’t worry. I’ve got this. After all, I’m raising a teenaged daughter on my own.
There is no sign that things will settle anytime soon. Apparently, the new status quo is being in the thick of it again and again with turmoil at every turn. I’m going to need another glass of wine.
**There is a connection to the Midlife Witchery series as the friendship (across the pond) of the two main female characters in both series is mentioned and interacts at times. I wasn’t a bit lost and didn’t feel that I “had” to go read the earlier series first… but it is now on my TBR list to get caught up on for I’m enjoying this author’s work.**
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Laugh Lines & Lost Things
Series: Mystical Midlife in Maine #2
Author: Brenda Trim
Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction
Released: July 26, 2021
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Laugh Lines & Lost Things continues the Mystical Midlife in Maine series with a funny, delightfully wicked story full of magical beings, good and bad, friendships, learning one’s powers, and perhaps a hint of not all things romantic in life stop at midlife.
I had a fun time with Pheobe and her crew in Laugh Lines & Lost Things. She’s taken her place as head of the Pleiades, still flying by the seat of her pants but with authority (fake it til you make it, right?). Myrna is still a threat, and to top it all off somehow her best friend, Stella, has been made a witch through a transfer of powers from one evil witch that should have gone to Phoebe. With demons on the loose, a missing magical sewing machine to find, and dealing with a teenager, well, Phoebe has her hands full this time around. Not to forget about one son of Hades who somehow slips into her thoughts far too often, or so she tells herself.
I adore Phoebe. Simple as that. She’s had a lot tossed at her recently, most would be unbelievable if she hadn’t experienced it all firsthand. And I love going along for the ride with her as she faces challenges, magical items, learning her own powers, and somehow being expected to save the day… every day!
If you love a really good story with a midlife heroine, a truly unique crew of characters, a bit of laughter, a touch of danger, and a hint of romance maybe one day… then this story and this series would be a perfect fit. I’m in this for the long haul, and I think once you tried a story in this series you will be as well.
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