It Takes a Coven
When Lee Barrett joins a former student’s bridal party as maid of honor, she expects cake tastings and dress fittings. But wedding planning becomes more peculiar than Lee’s scrying talents could ever predict. There’s a magical baker, a best man with a checkered past, and a talking crow named Poe as the ring bearer. The...more
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I started reading this series shortly after the first book was released and I have been a fan ever since. It Takes a Coven does not disappoint!!!
Several witches in Salem die within a short time span. Is someone specifically going after them or is it just coincidence? Two of them haven't even officially admitted to being witches. Pete, Lee's boyfriend, who is working on ...more
I love reading about witches and since I was born in Massachusetts, I love reading about Salem.
This book has everything I look for in a cozy mystery. The protagonist is a strong, likeable character, the secondary characters are all colorful and fun and the story itself kept me reading way past my bedtime.
Lee Barrett is a fun character and I feel like I would know her if I met her.
This story is well written and the plot was intriguing.
I am a “better late than never” fan of Carol J. Perry’s “It Takes a Coven,” the seventh book in her Witch City Mystery. My fascination with the title font, book cover illustration, and setting of Salem, Massachusetts, got me to open up the book, but it was the well-written descriptive style, fun banter, clever story, and fascinating characters that have made me a fan. There were enough references to background and character connections to keep me en ...more
I feel a reader should start with book one to follow along with Lee Barrett with her career and life with her Aunt Ibby. The first book was my favorite where Lee fills in as a TV call in psychic. However, Lee says that is her least favorite position in her career. She was not a psychic but was filling in for a deceased psychic.
This book has witches dying. Are they being murdered? Why do 20,000 to 3 ...more
Lee has really come into her own in this one. She is dealing with her visions better and her relationship with Pete is such a stable, loving influence. O'Ryan and Aunt Ibby are both great supporting characters. Can't wait to see what is next for th ...more
I have started to feel the side-effects of binge-listening to a series by now. Some repetitions take brute force to ignore - like all the copy, paste comments about how Lee would make a really good cop. (Would she though? I'm not sure. Sometimes she doesn't even make a convincing reporter - which is supposed to be her actual occupation after some degree of serious education and all, but oh well...)
I approved of her leaving the very bor ...more
I found this book to be a little eerier than previous ones. The wedding planning did help offset a little bit of the creepy feeling. The mystery was well written and surprising. The ending was a little bit confusing to me. I really enjoyed the extra paranormal parts added in to the story.
Swarms of crows are appearing in town, reminiscent of Hitchcock's "The Birds" Lee believes it has something to do with a powerful witch who was hanged 300 years ago.
Lee accepts a temporary summer job at WICH-TV as an unpaid intern investigative reporter.
Shannon and Dakota get married on the beach of her father's property. ...more
In addition, Lee is just so incredibly bland for a main character. She's afraid of her own shadow. Neve ...more
Wedding planning becomes strange when Lee’s scrying talent kicks in. With witches dropping dead before they even come out of the broom closet, Lee’s best friend, ...more
It's a fun read, to be ...more
I think this cover is my favorite of the series so far. As usual, a lot of key elements from the plot are on the cover and the purple colors really make it stand out.
I’ve read the first five books, enjoyed them all, and now have moved onto the sixth.
Some of the witches in town have been dying all within in a short time span between one another. Le ...more
Lee is a teacher in Salem, Massachusetts, and used to work at WICH-TV. In this book, she is about to become the maid of honour to one of her friend and maybe even get a job back as a reporter. What is special about Lee is that she has a gift. She sees things in reflective surfaces, visions about places and people.
And sometimes… dead people.
Lee, her aunt and h ...more