Book Reviews for Betwixt, Popcorn ... and ... Macarons - Jo-Ann Carson

Book Reviews for Betwixt, Popcorn … and … Macarons

Here are reviews for three books I’ve read recently.

I fell in love with this book …

Betwixt by Darynda Jones

I gave myself thirty minutes to read this morning and didn’t come up for air until hours later when I finished Darynda Jones’s Betwixt. I laughed, I sighed, I gobbled. What a fantastic book! Now I have to read the rest. Thanks for this Darynda.

From the first page, Jones hooks you into the story with a fast-moving plot full of suspense and magic. Her characters are vividly portrayed and lovable (especially the mysterious male with the tattoos). Her prose is silky smooth. You hardly realize you’re reading. It’s truly an amazing book.

I recommend it for women who like paranormal fiction or just a really good story. Link

Popcorn and Poltergeists by Nancy Warren

I adore this series, and Popcorn and Poltergeists is one of my favorites because much of it takes place in a library. If you ask me, there’s something creepy about old libraries.

Warren writes tightly-plotted, paranormal, cozy mysteries filled with the drama of the everyday life of a witch who runs a knitting shop above a cellar of vampires, the lighthearted comedy of the situations that ensue, and the intrigue of local murder investigations.

Lucy, the main character, is a witch in training who can’t knit a stitch but is learning how to fly a broom. Nyx her black cat familiar is gorgeous, and her vampire boyfriend, Rafe, isn’t hard on the eyes either. They may be supernatural, but they are written so well, that they are believable, and they feel like your neighbors who live just around the corner.

I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy witch cozies, and paranormal women’s fiction. Link


Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by Becca Sym

I read a lot of books in a lot of genres, and I have to say this cozy stands out. It’s light, funny, warm, suspenseful, insightful and spiritually uplifting. All in one book! I’m amazed.

R.L Syme is a masterful writer. Her characters are unique, wonderfully flawed and totally lovable. Her plot is so tight I had a hard time putting the book down. Her prose is luscious. I’ve marked several lines on Goodreads, they are that good.
And full disclosure: I happen to love macrons.

I can’t wait to start the next book.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves cozy mysteries or good genre fiction. Link 

I posted the 5-star reviews on, BookBub, and Goodreads.

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