Have yourself a very Merry Witchmas in Holiday Haven, where the magic and mystery of Christmas is snow joke!
Aurora Hart hates everything Christmas, but how could she turn down the opportunity to serve one year of probation in Holiday Haven versus a full sentence for her crimes? Saddled with a talking squirrel roommate, Aurora is doing her best to keep a low profile as she bides her time. Everything is going fine…until Santa’s sleigh gets stolen.
Now, all eyes are on her and the other town Humbugs, and it’s up to Aurora to keep her behind from ending up back in jail. With the help of a very important person from the North Pole, she finds herself hot on the trail of the real culprit. But it will take her having to do something she’s never done before—accepting new friends and their assistance. Only then will Aurora be able to turn not only her own life around but also Christmas for the entire world!
Will Aurora be able to solve the mystery of who stole Santa’s sleigh in time? Or will the culprit get the final sleigh?
Series – Winter Witches of Holiday Haven = 1. Sleigh Spells by Bella Falls – 2. Reindeer Runes by Danielle Garrett – 3. Holiday Hexes by J. L. Collins – 4. Winter Wishes by Elle Adams – 5. Cocoa Curses by Erin Johnson
Title: Sleigh Spells
Series: Winter Witches of Holiday Haven #1
Author: Bella Falls
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Christmas)
Publication Date: November 11, 2020
Star Rating: 4.5
I had such fun with Sleigh Spells which begins the Winter Witches of Holiday Haven multi-author series. Aurora (if she allows you to call her Rory then you’ve broken through to the friend zone – which is rare) is serving her probation in the small town of Holiday Haven near the North Pole. She’s not a bad person just one who was used for her talents and has to now pay that price. She’s taken a shorter sentence by going to this Winter Wonderland full of Christmas cheer… now can she survive the constant happiness of this place and keep her head down and out of trouble. Hmmm. Probably not, with delightful results.
I love a good Cozy Mystery, especially one with Paranormal elements and as a bonus – Christmas! I don’t try to figure out who, I’m more about enjoying the journey of discovering the why of it all. And there was a lot of both in Sleigh Spells.
Rory isn’t having the best of luck in finding that perfect job so when she’s sent to the local bakery she isn’t very hopeful. Her new boss, Wren, is odious and mean so Rory wasn’t wrong about her new job but she does make a new friend – which is quite the accomplishment for her since she believes everyone looks down upon her for her past.
Soon though the unthinkable happens – Santa’s Sleigh (and all the magic it contains) has been stolen and the looks and the accusations fall directly on Rory. She along with friends and a possible romantic interest have to find the Sleigh fast before Christmas is ruined.
Sleigh Spells is a quirky, completely enjoyable, fun, Christmas Paranormal Cozy Mystery – I had a blast here and I’m definitely looking forward to the other stories in this series.
I own a Kindle edition of Sleigh Spells.
Available for the Kindle