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Pawsitively Swindled

(Witch of Edgehill #4)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Appearances can be deceiving.

Amber Blackwood, Edgehill’s secret resident witch, recently found her parents’ grimoires and the powerful time spells within. The malevolent Penhallow clan has been ruthlessly seeking the grimoires so they can travel back in time to undo their clan’s cursed magic. Because the Penhallows will stop at nothing, Amber must find an impregnable hidin
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published June 10th 2020 by Ringtail Press
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This is a paranormal cozy mystery, and this book is the 4th book in the Witch of Edgehill series. I have read and review books other books in this series. This is one of my favorite cozy mysteries series. I loved being in Edgehill again. I love the characters so much, and I love that more non-witches is learning and understanding Amber's Witch powers. Amber is so meeting more witches in this book. I loved the witch game in this book as well. This book was a very fun read. I cannot wait from the ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Amber Blackwood is a witch who lives in Edgehill, Oregon, a town known for its love of cats. The residents are joining forces with the snooty people of Marbleglen, for a festival. Amber's surprised to learn that there is another witch in the area, Simon, who is arrested not long after her visit. Did Simon murder the police chief? Why can't he remember what happened? Who is responsible for all of the local vandalism? And will cousin Edgar and Kim get together? I like this cute paranormal series, ...more
Angel Ballard
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There's no place like home.
So many books are so short these days. It makes the reader start to feel like what happened to all the really good authors? I know they are out there, but not nearly as many as there used to be.
This book is incredibly written and so insightful. The reader can easily envision this world and the characters. You feel so fully pulled into it that it feels very real. As a member of the "older adult" crowd, I find myself feeling drawn to this genre of magic and the way it m
Eileen townsend
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was another great story by such a great author. The plot and storyline were very well done. Such a wonderful story. I would definitely try another book by This author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked Amber and her world. It was really interesting. The characters kept me busy. I liked the dialogue and the way the author wrote the scenes.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This paranormal cozy mystery series is so very well-written. Amber Blackwood is the main character but Melissa has developed all the secondary characters so well that they all seem as important to the story as Amber is. This is the 4th book. As this series develops all of the characters develop and grow. Their experiences within each book affect them and how they grow. They and this world feel real. The mystery is captivating and well resolved.
Marbleglen is Edgehill's neighbouring town. While E
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#PawsitivelySwindled #NetGalley. I loved the synopsis of the previous books offered at the start of this novel. I almost did not read it. I am so glad I did. This is a stand alone story and can be enjoyed without having read the previous stories. I have not yet read them I had no problem keeping up with this installment or the characters. The back history in the opening pages did help explain a few of the issues Amber and her family are dealing with. The characters are so well developed I felt a ...more
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Witch of Edgehill series is perfect for those who like a little magic with their mystery. Set in a small town that’s riddled with cat puns, Amber is learning to lead a host of recurring characters in amateur sleuthing with spells—and some romance—on the side.

Mystery: There is a murder to be solved and the pressure is on. Amber is enlisted to seek justice not just for the man who lost his life, but also the man accused of being the murderer.

Magic: For those wanting to learn more about Amber’s
Anna Szabó
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve read the first three books in the series you probably know what to expect. A funny and smart witchy cozy mystery with lots of cats and cakes and a murder or two. In one word: adorable.

All the characters are well-developed and lovable. The story flows nicely and it is exciting and interesting. I love everything about this book and I honestly couldn’t say one thing I didn’t like.

Oh and I absolutely love the this happened so far” start of the book. I find that I need a little reminder
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the witch of edgehill series and was so excited to read the newest installment. In Pawsitively Swindled Amber becomes acquainted with a witch in nearby Marbleglen after a magical geocaching lesson with her cousin Edgar. Shortly after she's drawn into a mystery when he is arrested for murder of the Marbleglen police chief. Amber must use her magic to track down the killer or killers, along with Chief Brown and her friends and family.
To make things more complicated Amber and her family are
Garrett Lemons
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Amber is back and better than ever! Melissa keeps expanding this world one chapter at a time. As the cast of characters keeps growing, so does its heart. On the face it may be about solving a murder, but deep down it’s more about the relationships that truly matter that help you in all aspects along the way.

Can’t wait for the finale later this year.
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
After everything Amber has survived and dealt with, you would think that she could get a break in Pawsitively Swindled and be able take some “time off” to recuperate but, alas, this poor witch has a conundrum. After managing to keep her family’s grimoires out of the hands of the blasted Penhallows she is now tasked with finding a location where the books will be safe. Given that Amber is still learning how to use her witchy powers, that will prove to be quite the challenge. Which made this story ...more
E.J. Hill
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here we are again with another fabulous story from the cat-loving town Edgehill. This one brought together more witches and delivered a mystery that was a tricky one for Amber and her friends to solve. And get this: Today is the release day! So make sure you head on over to Amazon and purchase this wonderful book. While you’re there, you may as well get the rest of the series too! Book #1 has less than 200 ratings! It deserves more, so please take time to check it out.

Anyway, about the book. Am
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you @netgalley for the ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.

It has been exactly one year since I discovered and finished the first book in the Witch of Edgehill series by @writermsjackson . I have been hooked ever since. This is a paranormal cozy at its best. We have a quaint town, a cast of quirky characters and magic. So much magic and fantasy goodness! Add in a intriguing storyline with a mystery to solve and I loved every single part of this book.

Amber Blackwood, our favorite en
Scarolet Ellis
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pawsitively Swindled by Melissa Erin Jackson is an amazing story to read. This is book number four in this amazing series that I have been hooked on since the beginning. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about fantasy and cozy mysteries.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read all the books in this series and none of them have disappointed, if anything, it seems to get better and better. I love how the characters have grown and developed and also how, even though there is a back story, each book works well as a standalone. Jackson has brought in and expanded Marbleglen, the neighbouring town and in doing so, introduced a whole host of new characters, and now some new friends and contacts into Amber's circle, which is brilliant, especially when Amber used t ...more
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better with every book I read. This is the 4th book in the series and its delightful. The mystery is well written and the characters are engaging and quirky. Definitely one of the better paranormal cozy mysteries out there today. This can be read as a standalone but for pure enjoyment you should start at the beginning. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher and I'm voluntarily providing an honest review. ...more
Kaili (Owl Book World)
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: witches, cozy-mystery
I swear Melissa has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I’m at the point where I’m constantly checking when a new book is coming out.

*No rush Melissa! I just don’t want to miss out 🤣*

I actually really found myself liking Edgar a lot more in this book. There’s a few parts where I laughed at what happened to him. I’m also glad that that he’s being integrated more into Amber’s life. No one deserves to be alone all of their lives. Considering this one ended on more of a happy note I’m loo
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is the 4th book in the Witch of Edgehill series. The series needs to be read in order. This is one of my favourite cosy mysteries series. Set in a quaint town obsessed with cats with a cast of quirky characters and magic; this is a perfect combination.  Each book has its own mystery, this edition features geo-tagging and murder, with an overarching plot winding its way throughout. As more and more ordinary people discover Amber’s secret, her life will never be the same.  

This series is
Emily Pennington
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Here we have a situation that could end up with more far-reaching dreadful consequences than just a cursed family’s reputation. Amber Blackwood lives in Edgehill. She is a witch who recently found her parents’ grimoires and the powerful time spells they contained. The evil Penhallow clan’s magic has been cursed, so they have been relentlessly looking for those grimoires so they can travel back in time and prevent their clan’s cursed magic. If they succeed, their interference could change history ...more
Aimee Bower
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber and the Here and Meow committee need to work with Marbleglen committee, it doesn't go over very well. Amber is also working on her magic with Edgar, he is training her to hide the grimoires. Things are awkward with Jack, since he remembers everything that happened. Edgar has Amber looking for a magic cache, turns out she finds a witch in Marbleglen. She goes to the his house, they have a lovely conversation. He brings up his daughter, she is no other than the woman that gave her committee ...more
Sherri Geisler Locke
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This new installment in the Witch of Edgehill series is a fun to read paranormal mystery. Full of wonderful characters. Lots of funny moments. When Amber needs to find a place to hide the family book of spells she finds new friends, sort of, and mysteries to solve. You will find yourself turning the pages to see what happens next.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a cute series. I think I got the first one as an ARC. I was hooked from the beginning. Cozy paranormal with witches, the same characters and charming small town. Everything I love.
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amber is a witch and she needs to learn to control her magic better. Something is brewing in the town and amber wants to know what it is . Murder and magic with an air of mystery makes for a pleasant afternoon.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Erica (The Literary Apothecary)
The full review originally appeared on The Literary Apothecary.

Highly recommended for paranormal cozy mystery lovers!

Excellent series for readers who want something new and bewitching!
Ashley Ryan
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!

As with all of the books in this series, I couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait for the final book but so sad it’s going to end this world and these characters.
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Marbleglen and Edgehill are two neighboring, competing towns in general, but especially when it comes to their town festivals: Marbleglen the Flower Frenzy and Edgehill's Here and Miow. A combined opening to smooth the strained relationship was not ideal - and let to Amber and her crew trying to solve a murder. Amber herself is a witch, and her personal story brings even more drama into the story, with a magic battle about some grimoires.
A funny and entertaining story, with a touch of magic adde
Penny Hickman
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have switched from romance to paranormal cozies in the last few years, and I have to say when I read books like this, it makes me happy for the change. Each author is different, so each series is different. I love the idea that Melissa Erin Jackson has come up with in this series. A young witch who makes magical toys. She was raised by magical parents, who lived a non magical life to protect their children from another family set out to steal their grimoires, which resulted in the death of her ...more
Dorothy  Scott
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber is in Marbleglen with the Mayor and the Here and Meow Committee from Edgehill to discuss a cooperative event between the two rival communities. The meeting gives Amber a glimpse into what will develop into betrayal, conspiracy, and murder. Amber will need help from family, friends, and her special abilities to find the truth.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Janet Graham
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Top-Notch Cozy Paranormal Mystery
This episode starts where episode three left off. The reader really needs to read these books in order, you'll be glad you did. I just finished binge-reading all four episodes and loved every minute of it. The only downside was that I had read all of the series that is currently written. There is nothing that I dislike about the series. All of the characters have normal quirks that they can grow out of over time. The magic comes across as on a normal level as op
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Melissa is a professional pet sitter and an author of paranormal mysteries. Her debut, THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, released in October of 2018. Her Witch of Edgehill cozy paranormal mystery series is complete. SHUTTERED SECRETS, the follow-up to The Forgotten Child, is up next! She owns too many pets and lives in Northern California with her equally pet-obsessed boyfriend. For information about her books ...more

Other books in the series

Witch of Edgehill (5 books)
  • Pawsitively Poisonous (Witch of Edgehill, #1)
  • Pawsitively Cursed (Witch of Edgehill, #2)
  • Pawsitively Secretive (Witch of Edgehill, #3)
  • Pawsitively Betrayed (Witch of Edgehill, #5)

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