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Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, mysteries, paranormal

This second book in the Magical Bookshop series is just as wonderful as the first. Violet is adjusting to her grandmother's revelation about the magical qualities of Charming Books and has decided to take a leave of absence from her doctoral work in Chicago. She accepts an adjunct position at the local community college while also helping Grandma Daisy at the bookshop which also contains a small apartment that Grandma Daisy refurbished as an incentive for Violet to remain in Upstate New York.

Violet is also torn between two men. Nathan, the mayor, wants to pick up their relationship right where they left off twelve years ago, despite the fact that his parents persuaded him to "throw her under the bus" during the investigation into the death of her best friend during their senior year of high school. And then there's David, the police chief who also writes children's books as part of the Red Inkers, the writers' group who meets weekly at Charming Books. But when a member of the Inkers is murdered, another member of the group is under suspicion, and again Violet feels that she must solve the mystery before her friend gets railroaded by the police as she was twelve years earlier.

A delightful setting, a compelling mystery, and quirky village characters make this second book in the Magical Bookshop Mysteries a wonderful read. I only wish that we didn't have to wait until February for the next book in the series!!

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Reading Progress

October 27, 2016 – Shelved
October 27, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 11, 2018 – Started Reading
July 16, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 23, 2018 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
July 23, 2018 – Shelved as: mysteries
July 23, 2018 – Shelved as: paranormal

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