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Wisteria Witches

(Wisteria Witches #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,383 ratings  ·  374 reviews
Zara Riddle moves to the town of Wisteria for a dream job as a librarian. She hasn't even unpacked her moving boxes when she and her teen daughter, Zoey, are swept up in a murder mystery. With all the ghosts and supernatural creatures around (Including a real hunk of a wolf shifter! Meow!) it's a good thing the Riddle women are tougher than they look. Now, if only they ...more
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published November 27th 2015
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Montzalee Wittmann
Wisteria Witches
Wisteria Witches Mysteries, Volume 1
By: Angela Pepper
Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
I am a fan of this author's books but this new series is hilarious! There is so much witty banter and clever remarks, I feel I should listen again because I might have missed some! It is such a fun listen! I had a smile on my face most of the time the book was playing. I loved the plot, the crazy characters, and the silly
Beth Pratt
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By the end of the first chapter I found myself giggling at how adorable Zara and Zooey are. They reminded me of Lorelai and Rory on one of my favorite TV shows, Gilmore Girls. Just like in the first season of Gilmore Girls, the mother and daughter in Wisteria Witches are ages 32 and 16. They have an unusually close mother-daughter relationship, and alternate between clever wit and genuine emotion. They tease each other and take care of each other and feel like the best of friends.

The girls move
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, read-in-2017
Aww, this one was kooky and fun. Actually, I think it was Zara herself who was kooky and fun. Zoey's not quite at her level of kookiness, but she's only sixteen. She has time to grow into her off-beatedness.

So. Wisteria. A small town with some big secrets. Moving there seems like a dream come true for Zara, but those secrets start popping up almost as soon as she rolls in. Things like ghosts and otherworldy critters and an aunt Zara hadn't seen in ages.


As the secrets
Aug 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (8/5/2019)! ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
It crossed my mind Gilmore Girls fans may dig this - most of the story if light and amusing banter between mother and teenage daughter. A new house has been purchased, a new town has been moved into, new neighbors have been introduced, and of course new powers discovered. Yippee!

I like the humor in the book, and the characters - the issue is that there isn't actually a plot-plot. It's fun, it's cute, I liked seeing her accidentally step on the strange boss's toes and meet a ghost in the house
4 Stars... One word to describe this book would be, charming... From the small town cozy feel with adorable gingerbread style homes, to the wacky but lovable characters of Zara and Zoey, to the magical dynamics that intrigued as well as mesmerized... This read was sweet, fun, and entertaining from start to finish... There is certainly more to discover in the mysterious town of Wisteria; many secrets yet to unveil, and I am eager to go on the journey:)
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Wisteria Witches (Wisteria Witches #1)” is a fun story for a road trip when not everyone appreciates lesfic!

The narration is terrific, the story and writing is fun, and….we learn that Barbie Dolls can be placed under pillows as a tribute to the “boob fairy”!! 4*
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read! Many parts that had me lol. There were also parts that dragged. Over all I enjoyed the book and looking forward to the next.
Sadie Forsythe
This didn't work for me. Though I suspect it is a matter of taste over quality. There are some consistency issues, people knowing things they haven't been told and such, and I thought the dialogue got too formal at times (especially considering how informal Zara is in general). But for the most part what bothered me wasn't a matter of the book being bad, but of it being everything I dislike.

I found Zara intensely annoying! Yes, I see that we're supposed to think her Gilmore Girl cute. But I
Indie Editor Nancy
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Maybe it was just a trick of the light, wouldn't it be cool if there was a ghost? I've always wanted something cool to happen to me, to make me less boring."

This was one of the funniest books I have had the pleasure of reading 2015! Zara and her daughter Zoey move to the small town of Wisteria for a fresh start and a new Librarian job for Zara. Strange things start to happen as they move into the red witch house, as they meet their new neighbour who happen to be shifters and the rest of the
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindleunlimited
Those who know my reviews know I give 4 stars generously as long as there aren't horrible things (in my estimation) wrong with the book. Others may like the book and I don't want to penalize someone who wrote and published a book. Within the cozy mystery genre, there are things to expect. This one actually falls a bit short for me. It's another one of before-showing-any-redeeming-qualities the men just fall head over heels for her. The male characters aren't developed. The main character falls ...more
S.K. Gregory
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Zara Riddle and her daughter Zoey move to Wisteria where they discover that they are witches. Chaos ensues as Zara becomes possessed by a ghost and gets cozy with the guy next door, who isn't all that he seems.
I really enjoyed this book. The dialogue was very witty and funny. I thought that the relationship between mother and daughter was great. I did think that the mystery sort of took a back seat at times as Zara played with her powers, but overall it was a good read and I would read other
Mary K
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Adorable start t a great new sert

I loved the way the characters were set up. The story was cute. I definitely plan on reading the rest of the series.
Kathy Davie
First in the Wisteria Witches cozy urban fantasy mystery series and revolving around Zara and Zoey Riddle.

My Take
Wisteria Witches is a story of a realistic and very quirky mother-daughter team that will have you rolling in the aisle even as you appreciate the interactions of a mom raising a teenage daughter.
"...I'm the proud owner of the only sixteen-year-old who actually wants to go to school."
Seriously, this is very funny. Its primary problem, however, is that same "funny" that has such an
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun book! My favorite character was Zara. She was so bubbly and funny. I also loved the next door neighbor, Chet. I’ve often wanted to move somewhere where nobody knows me like Zara did. She moved to Wisteria to take a job as a librarian. The house she bought has some secrets. So do the neighbors and other residents of the town. There were so many elements to this story. Mystery, cozy, suspense and even some spooky happenings outdoors. I laughed through a lot of it. The author ...more
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Just what my heart needed - a fun, lighthearted, sassy read. A whimsical way to start a new series and I cannot wait for more. Zara and her daughter, Zoey, have moved to Wisteria, a fantastic town with witches, immortals, and shifters. Zara has a gorgeous, hairy, new neighbor that makes her swoon. Zoey, a very intelligent sixteen year old, is as funny and sarcastic as her mother. The two are a dynamic team ready to take on the murderer of the ghost roaming their new house. The flow of this book ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodread-authors
Funny, weird and mysterious. I like it!
It was cute. And cheesy. But in a fun, silly way. It's kind of like a Disney channel mystery mixed with the Gilmore Girls. I enjoyed it well enough.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This new, for me, series has a great start. The Riddles reminded me of the Gilmore Girls but with magic. I was entertained from page one and didn't stop reading to the very last sentence.
Jay Collins
3 stars, Okay so it was not all bad, not all good either but it was okay. I may do the next book as I did enjoy it for the most part. The character as likable and somewhat witty. I think that is why I will try book 2 in the series.

Diane Ritter
To be honest I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I thought it was just average, although I did learn some things I didn't know before! Being an avid reader I have a fairly large vocabulary, but I had never heard the word 'deaccessioned' before, so of course I had to access the dictionary for a definition!

I don't know yet if I want to read this entire series or not. I did read the entire Stormy Day series so far, and I did enjoy that. I'm just not sure whether or not I want to read more
Stacey Kennedy
2.75 stars- a quick, whimsical read.
**Recommended for those who love cozy mysteries**
This book wasn't terrible- it was sort of something you read to come down from your last intense read or to de-clutter from a busy day. The characters aren't hard to figure out in any way, the plot does not make you think deeply. At all. I am glad I grabbed it on Kindle unlimited and didn't pay.

Zara and Zoey Riddle move to Wisteria, to an old, red house with a mysterious past. The fellow residents are quirky.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had a lot of potential, but unfortunately missed its mark. The characters have a lot of character, there's mystery, the main character has a unique sense of first-person humor, but the author failed at progressing the plot.

First of all, the author botched the climax and ending. The author decided to do a time skip for the climax, then made the rest of the story as a prequel for the second book. Before the climax happened, of course there were hints along the way to pinpoint who the
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This cozy, witch, supernatural mystery had it all, even a little romance. Zara and her daughter Zoey Riddle move into an old Victorian house in a quaint town in Northern, CA called Wisteria. Zara is a librarian who moved to Wisteria to get her dream job and she purchases her dream house. To top it all off, she finds out her deceased mother’s long lost twin sister also lives in this town. Coincidence…I think not! Things get strange, when shortly after moving in, Zara and Zoey discover they aren’t ...more
Angelina Kerner
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Wisteria Witches
Author: Angela Pepper
Source: Downloaded free Kindle book from Amazon.
My Rating : 5 stars

Oh, what a fun read. It's about Zara and her daughter Zoey (age 16) move to Wisteria and what they find in their new house and learn about themselves. This is my second novel that involves librarians and magic and both of them are really different and for slightly different audiences.

Zara is a fun mom and her relationship with Zoey reminded me of the show Gilmore Girls. I liked that
Heaven Law
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and fun

I don't often give books 5* but even tho it didn't take me long to read this - probably because I couldn't put if down. It was packed it wasn't a shallow story if that makes sense. It was also so funny to various degrees throughout the whole book at one point I laughed so hard I cried so if you like reading funny muder mystery witch stories with other supernatural drama then this is a book for you

This story is about a woman and her 16 year old daughter who move to a new town
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

A very nice, light-hearted easy read that will keep you entertained. Zara just moved to a new town with her daughter and finds out that there is more to her and her family then she knew. Add in some kooky characters and interesting neighbors then you get one fun-filled ride. Filled with lots of laughter and mystery. I really liked this story. The characters are what made this book so enjoyable. This is going to be a fun series. I can’t wait to see what the next installment has in
T.L. Callahan
The main character of this book is by turns funny and annoying. There is A LOT of dialogue in this book. Some of which seemed to go on forever. Especially the goofy banter back and forth between Zara and her daughter. The plot kept me skimming through to find out what happened with all of the strange things going on in the town and her handsome neighbor. At the end I was just kind of left scratching my head.
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Entertaining Read!

I came across this book a few days ago while looking at Facebook. I liked the cover and the interesting title, so I clicked the link to the book and I'm glad I did. This was a fun book to read. I loved getting to know Zara and her daughter Zoey. To me, the story was engaging and fun, with quirky characters and things that make you wonder what's coming next. I can't wait to dive into the next book.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how I feel about this series yet. There were parts I liked but the ending left you hanging. I'll try one more before I decide.....
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USA Today Bestselling author Angela Pepper lives with her family in the rainy Pacific Northwest, surrounded by spoiled kitties, deer, raccoons, and the biggest woodpeckers you've ever seen.

Other books in the series

Wisteria Witches (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Wicked Wisteria (Wisteria Witches, #2)
  • Wisteria Wonders (Wisteria Witches, #3)
  • Watchful Wisteria (Wisteria Witches, #4)
  • Wisteria Wyverns (Wisteria Witches, #5)
  • Wolves of Wisteria (Wisteria Witches #6; City Hall, #1)
  • Wisteria Wrinkle (Wisteria Witches #7; City Hall, #2)
  • Wardens of Wisteria (Wisteria Witches #8; Daybreak, #1)
  • Wisteria Warned (Wisteria Witches #9; Daybreak #2)
  • Wishful Wisteria (Wisteria Witches #10; Daybreak #3)
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“Chet took a sip of lime cordial from his martini glass and asked, 'What does it take to be a librarian?' I started listing off the requirements on my fingers. 'A corkscrew for the wine, a closet full of cardigans, the optimism to assume that all brown mystery stains found in books are chocolate, a desk calendar featuring cats in hilarious costumes, and, um, did I mention the cardigans ? Sometimes you need to wear a cardigan over top of your other cardigan if the library is really cold or you spilled wine on yourself.” 2 likes
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