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Wednesday Night Witches by Lee Nichols
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Jan 08, 2011

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This was an interesting read. My sister bought me this book for Christmas because she knows I tend to be a fan of chick lit, particularly of Red Dress Ink.

The book more or less starts when Eve, a grammar school teacher, leaves her boyfriend standing on the side of the road in NYC after they get in a fight. He's a busy, important person, and her job involves playing with kids all day. She escapes to Maine, where her friend from undergrad, Natasha lives. Later, Eve's boyfriend makes the breakup official, via a speakerphone conversation while he's conducting other business in his office, no less.

Meanwhile, Eve is trying to figure out what to do with her life now. Should she settle down in Maine or suck it up and return to New York? While she's deciding this, she meets Natasha's friend Kim, who is descended from a line of witches (or so she claims). One night, the three women drink an old bottle of, well, something from the wine cellar while making wishes about their future. Suddenly, the next day, their wishes start coming true. Of course, the wishes come at a cost, but they are blithely unaware of this until it's almost too late.

This book ended up being part-chick lit and part-paranormal (albeit very light on this), which I wasn't prepared for. If you like a bit of the sinister mixed in with your chick lit or a bit of "witches going after the Dark Forces" thrown in there, then this is the book for you.

This is NOT the book for you if you get distracted when narratives changes between first and third person. Generally the story was told from Eve's perspective, but every once in awhile, the narrative would change and be told in the third person when following Natasha or Kim.

All in all, this was a fun read with an interesting ending.

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