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Pawsitively Betrayed

(Witch of Edgehill #5)

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Enemies wear many faces.

The Here and Meow Festival has finally arrived! Amber Blackwood and her fellow festival committee members still have plenty to do before the celebration of all things feline begins. Even though Amber’s witchy past keeps interfering, she knows the show must go on. Edgehill’s livelihood depends on the festival’s success.

When two incidents involving he
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Published January 10th 2021 by Ringtail Press
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Tina
This is a Cozy Mystery, and this is the 5th book in the Witch of Edgehill series. I have read and review the other four books in this series, and I have to say this is a series that you really need to read the books in order. I think you will be lost if you just pick this book up without reading any of the other books in the series. I really loved this book, and I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. I love the characters in the series, and there are so developed. The little town ...more
Montzalee Wittmann
Oct 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Pawsitively Betrayed
(Witch of Edgehill #5)
by Melissa Erin Jackson
Great conclusion! At least I think it was the end! Things ended great and all tidied up nicely! Great series! Loved every book! Well thought out!
Linden
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amber is a witch and owner of the Quirky Whisker toy shop in the cat-obsessed town of Edgehill. When one of her magic toys explodes, frightening a child, she realizes that there are some other witches involved who are trying to intimidate her. With the help of some town residents, family, and local witches, can Amber defeat the evil Penhallow clan that killed her parents? Will the big “Here and Meow” festival be held without interference? And who should Amber trust when there are several former ...more
Narilka
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2021, ebook
The Here and Meow Festival finally arrives in Pawsitively Betrayed, the fifth and final book in the Witch of Edgehill series by Melissa Erin Jackson. Along with it also comes the Penhallow family's plan to regain their magic no matter what the cost is to the witch and non-witch communities. It's a lot for one witch alone to manage.

I said it before in my review the previous installment and I'll say it again: the Witch of Edgehill is so much more than your typical cozy mystery series. Emotional, s
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Sandee
Wow! This book is the culmination of the previous four books and is exciting, emotional, suspenseful and a perfect conclusion to the story lines that have been building. Each book in this series ended appropriately for the murder mystery and storylines in that book. This one ends the ongoing challenges.
The Here and Meow festival has arrived! Amber and her friends have been preparing and waiting for the festival. However, Amber's toys are starting to malfunction and she is afraid that she won't
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Kimberly
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you @netgalley for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

The fifth and final book in the Witch of Edgehill series. I have so enjoyed reading this paranormal cozy mystery. I loved this whimsical Oregon town full of magic, plenty of cats and great characters. Each book introduced just a bit more charm, while also providing a great mystery that ultimately lead up to this last book. I would highly recommend reading this series in order to fully understand the history of what t
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Penny
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the concluding book of this series, and man it’s a doozy! I didn’t realize this was the last book going into this, but that didn’t affect my enjoyment. The one thing I must say upfront is that if you haven’t read the other books in the series, it would be best if you did that first. The author does have a synopsis at the beginning of the book to bring readers up to speed, which I absolutely adore, but still. I can’t say much without giving away massive spoilers, but the gang is all toget ...more
Brenda Moser
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The final book in the series brings a cast of strong colorful characters and an interesting story line. The author brings her story to life with her detailed and descriptive writing , painting her scenes perfectly. She brings intrigue and a bit of romance and delivers another entertaining read.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Christina
Nov 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Pawsitively Betrayed: A Cozy Witch Mystery is the 5th (and currently final) book in the Witch of Edgehill series by Melissa Erin Jackson. I stumbled across this series looking for free books on my iPad. The first book received good reviews, and because I have recently discovered that I love cats, I downloaded it.

The series is set in a small, fictitious Oregonian town with a cat theme. All of the streets are named after cats- Ocicat Lane and Russian Blue Avenue, as are all of the stores and rest
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wonderfullyweird88
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so sad to see this brilliant cosy mystery come to an end. This is a fitting conclusion to a thrilling series. I strongly advise reading the previous instalments as this story wraps up all the plots from previous books. This book jumps right into the action as Amber is targeted by the Penhallows.

The author brings the quirky town of Edgehill to life with her vivid descriptions and well-developed characters. The backstory is carried so well throughout each of the five books and with each book,
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Susan Johnston
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: Often there are series that you can dip into at any point and read away. There are others, of which this is a prime example, that the reader needs to have read from the beginning of book one to the end of the series. To do otherwise would not only confuse the reader but it will detract from a skillfully woven tale that builds each book upon the previous one until you come up with the penultimate book in the series. By this time, the reader has become so invested in the ...more
Emily Pennington
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Amber Blackwood and the festival committee members are rushing to get everything done for “The Here and Meow Festival” that is so important to the town as their big money-maker. But when Amber’s products begin malfunctioning, with a toy bear exploding and someone getting sick after drinking tea from her shop, immediately before their busy season begins, she is forced to close her curiosity shop while the cause is being investigated. It appears that deliberate sabotage was the cause, and it could ...more
Aimee Bower
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber's toys seem to be having a problem that she doesn't know what to do. One of her friends seems to be in the hospital after drinking her tea. Amber realizes that the Penhallows are behind everything. Amber and her cousin are approached by the WBI, they seem to want more than what they are saying.
Amber will have to step up with the threat of Penhallow and others are after the grimoires. Willow will also have to determine just where her relationship with Connor is going. Willow will also meet
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Scarolet Ellis
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Pawsitively Betrayed by Melissa Erin Jackson is a fantastically amazing story that I have read. This is book number five in this fantastically amazing series that I have loved reading. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about fantasy, cozy and mysteries.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aineenmarie
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. I was very surprised on how the plot was so well written that I could not put the book down. I cannot wait for another book by the author. It was such a great read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jackie
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a superb last book to end this fantastic story. Amber and the committee have plenty to do to get ready for the festival . Definitely not counting on trouble though. Pawsitively out of this world.
Becky Greer
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome series! This is the first time I've read anything by this author and I'm so impressed. I get so engrossed in each book that the world around me fades away for a while. I love that. This 5th book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. ...more
Lauren
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a satisfying end to the series! There are so many twists and turns and questions that you'll be glad you have Amber figuring it out and pulling you along to the climatic end. It's a whirlwind! We get to see the whole cast of characters and even a couple of new ones. Everyone is needed to save the day.

Since I was one of the readers who liked the chemistry between Amber and Chief Brown, I appreciated all the references. :0) I feel comfortable with them being friends now and their energy is ve
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Cath
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book five of the Witch of Edgehill Mystery series and the main character is Amber Blackwood, who runs a curiosity shop in Edgehill called The Quirky Whisker. She is helping the fellow members of the festival committee with the upcoming Here and Meow Festival that is to be held in town. Town is getting busier by the day, as tourists start to come in, drawn by the festival and all things cats, which the town relishes in. One of her regular customers comes in for a supply of her tea which h ...more
E.J. Hill
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
And here we are with the great finale to a pawsitively magical and mysterious series. I was so excited for this last book and it was definitely as intense and exciting as I had hoped it would be.
It has been amazing to watch Amber grow as a character throughout this series. She went from being someone who kept to herself, a reclusive cat lady, to someone who had a lot of strong friendships. I was a little sad that we didn’t get to see as much of Chief Brown as we have in the other books. Amber’s
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Cindy
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th book in the Witch of Edgehill series and it centers around the Here and Meow festival and the final battle between Amber and her friends and the Penhallow witches.
These series is so much more than the basic cozy mystery, not just because of the magical elements, but because of the depth of the back story that is carried through all 5 books. You get so invested in the characters and I truly hope Melissa Erim Jackson revisits them in the future.
I love all the interaction with the
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Jessica
Jul 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The End. You see that in books once in a while now, but in this series, this is the only one that had it. Unfortunately that means the series is over. I loved Edgehill. Amber, Jack, Willow, Aunt G, Edgar, Owen, Betty, Bobby, Kim and everyone else. Marblegleners Bianca and Simon were also great to meet. There were a couple others who were not so bad either, though I can't name them or this will have all kinds of spoilers. Amber - if we see her ever again - has a great start on her magic now. She ...more
Tracy Condie
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The last book in the series and the best one yet. Little mouse, Amber, has the weight of the world on her shoulders and a very supportive cast of characters have got her back. All Amber wants to do is make her enchanted toys, enjoy her family and friends, and fall asleep watching Vamp World with her boyfriend Jack. She deserves to be able to do all those things but the Penhallows and their cursed magic will not rest until they get her family grimoires and change the past to over-write the presen ...more
Sherri
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review

It is time for the Here and Meow Festival, and people are coming into Edgehill in droves. Amber Blackwood is busy with festival preparations, and making toys to sell at her store, The Quirky Whisker. Then the unthinkable happens... her toys start malfunctioning and Amber is forced to close her store until she can figure out what is going on. The Penhallow witch family shows up, planning to blend in with the festival
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sandy_myfictionalplanet
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:

This is the 5th book in the Witch of Edgehill series. It follows the life of Amber, a witch who lives with her sister and aunt. Her life is jeopardise when the opposite clan of witches try to steal her family grimoire and thus threatening the lives of her family along with entire Edgehill people.

My Review:

The story is interesting, written beautifully. The characters are lively and the entire set up of witches, cats and the concept of witches and non-witches are all beautifully demonstr
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Molly
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paradym re-shaping magic, romance & action fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
Amber Blackwood made the discovery that she might be a witch with time magic - except things are a lot more complicated than that

Sister Willow is faced with long time friend and crush Connor Declan taking up with Molly. His loyalty and Molly’s are suspect, and they both suspect Willow and Amber - unapologetically for Molly

Long time Penhallow foes might be able to be healed, like Kieran. The greedy drive for powers and influence seems to have driven some of them more than a bit mad

The nature of
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Douglas Williamson
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Our heroine has here work sabotaged just before the biggest day of the year. If that is not enough, evidence indicates it must be someone close to her. Not the best of news.

This is book five of the series. The story is written as a standalone and works just fine on its own.

The story is well written and easy to read, with an intriguing mystery to solve. The setting and characters are well developed and provide excellent drivers for the story. The interactions between the characters edged with lit
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Marissa
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and RingTail Press.

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review.

In the final episode of the series, our witch Amber and her fellow committee members are busy with The Here and Meow Festival. But Amber's witchy past seems to be interfering with the success of the festival.

Her products soon start to malfunction causing her shop to be shutdown as the busy season approaches, could things get any worse for her? As it
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Book
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Pawsitively Betrayed ends Melissa Jackson’s Witch of Edgehill Mystery series with the final confrontation between the Blackwoods and the Penhallows. Who will win possession of the Blackwood Family Grimoire that holds the spell enabling time travel?

The Penhallows need the spell to regain all their powers and use the Here and Meow Festival, with an overabundance of tourists, to locate and steal the book of spells. Amber, her sister, and their aunt organize a group to keep the grimoire secure.

Ms.
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Melissa is a professional pet sitter and an author of paranormal mysteries. There are two books out in her Riley Thomas mystery series--The Forgotten Child, and Shuttered Secrets. Her Witch of Edgehill cozy paranormal mystery series is complete at five books. The first book in her urban fantasy series, The Charm Collector, is out now: Diabolical Sword. Wicked Treasure is up next! She owns too many ...more

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