The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby Mystery #3)
When psychic librarian Ophelia Jensen is awakened in the middle of the night by an old friend, Rick, he amusingly asks, "Know where I can find a good witch?" But Ophelia soon learns that her friend needs help with a situation much more serious than his initial teasing suggests. Rick's friend's daughter has disappeared, and it seems that a strange pseudo-religious scientifi...more
They say three time's a charm. As I've said before, this really seems to be the case with most series. This paranormal series follows the same - it's when I fully wanted to continue. In this one Rick, the man missing from the second book, calls Ophelia and her grandmother in to do some investigating out of town, waving goodbye to Henry introduced in book two. The author seems to introduce men only to take them away in the next novel. Strange.
While we leave the familiar town behind, it's interest ...more
I was hoping to really sink my teeth into this series with this installment, but Ophelia, the reluctant witch who happens to be a librarian (hey, right up my alley!) seems to be a reluctant reader (why didn't she read those journals?) and researcher (of witchcraft, magick, etc.). What's up with that?!
The plot line was only ...more
The above is the case with Ophelia Jensen, a Librarian who along with her Aunt, Abby are witches. Ophelia is just learning the talents of the long-lived women of the family. Aunt Abby is an amazing medicine woman, in her own right, and studies th ...more
I thought the plot for this book was very interesting. For one thing, I was wondering what would happen between Ophelia & Rick. It wa ...more
I always have problems getting started with Shirley Damsgaard's books. But once I make it past the first couple of chapters, I fall in love with the characters again (and again). I am sucked in by the storyline and I have a very hard time putting the book down.
I love ...more
In the process of searching for Brandi, Abby & Ophelia come across the troubled "daughter" of the PSI founders, Tink, an old Native American man who has strange powers, Walks Quietly, and an evil supe ...more
There was a place within the story where the witchling (our main character Ophelia) puts everyone in danger, and NO ONE chastises her for it in any way. (view spoiler)[ When she brings in a sachet from the outside, she introduces foreign and possibly hostile magic. Not only doe ...more
I believe that this third book is my favorite in the series so far. The characters are developing nicely, as well as the storylines. New characters are being introduced and you look forward to getting to know them even better. Ophelia is coming ...more
It wasn't a bad re ...more
I do like a ...more
Cozies are not my favorite style of mystery, but I am growing to like these characters a bit more than I did initially. I still believe Ophelia would benefit from a stronger spine, but she is not quite as sappy as she was in the first two books.
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 3 stars
Still going through some of the random paper books. Cute concept that was probably a lot fresher when it was published than now, but I felt like I've read this story (and a million like it) before in better iterations. Nothing BAD about it, really, but nothing amazing either. Characters sometimes stupid for plot convenience, and very heavy handed foreshadowing made me wince, but it was better than spinning in my computer chair.
Her heart throb, Rick, calls to ask them to help locate his friends missing teen. He has tracked her to what he believes is some sort of cult. Unfortunately, while checking in with Rick, Ophelia hears a woman in the background and before he decides to tell her, she knows that he is engaged...sigh...Oh well, that means there is another love interest coming in a future book!?!