Couture and Curses & Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells

December 12th, 2019 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

12th Dec
Garret Double Review

Today I’ve got Coffee Pot Reviews of Couture and Curses & Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells by Danielle Garrett, two audiobooks in the Touch of Magic Mysteries series. Grab a cup of peppermint mocha and enjoy!

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Couture and Curses & Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells
Couture and Curses
by Danielle Garrett
Series: A Touch of Magic Mysteries #2
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 4 hours and 10 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

When sparks and curses fly, more than just high-profile weddings are thrown into danger.

Every wedding-planning witch worth her wand knows that the dress must be an Aurelia custom creation. The magical fashion designer to the who's who of the Seattle Haven is in high demand with a waiting list that would make most wedding planner's eyes water.

Luckily for her clients, witch wedding-planner extraordinaire Anastasia Winters has inside access to the famed fashion designer and a knack for making deals. However, on an after-hours errand to pick up a dress, Anastasia finds herself walking into a battleground. When the dust settles, Aurelia is locked in the grips of a powerful - and seemingly unbreakable - curse, and Anastasia is the only one who witnessed the vicious magical attack.

When she starts having visions and nightmares, she knows she has to act soon or risk losing her friend and haven fashion icon, forever

Family magical MURDERMYSTERY ROMANCE

Couture and Curses is the second audiobook in Danielle Garrett’s A Touch of Magic mysteries series feature wedding planning Anastasia Winters. The stories take place in Seattle Haven and I am loving this new paranormal mystery series set in the world Garrett has created.

This story picks up after the events of book one, and Anastasia and local detective Caleb are still dating. They’ve settled into a routine involving movie nights and takeout. When Anastasia is almost hurt and the top wedding designer in all of Haven ends up in a coma, Caleb and the force investigate but so does Anastasia!

This was fast-paced with a creepy paranormal edge that I enjoyed. I loved the characters and how her career factors in to these cases. Who knew weddings were so dangerous!

Amanda Ronconi has become the voice of these characters and is perfectly paired with Garrett’s series.

A fun mystery with twists, jewels, sisterly squabbles and high fashion. Heck, there might even be some smooching.

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Couture and Curses & Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells
Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells
by Danielle Garrett
Series: A Touch of Magic Mysteries #3
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 4 hours and 9 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

A drop of poison is all it takes to bring the biggest wedding of the season to its knees.

Anastasia Winters adheres to the adage that the show must go on, but when the groom of her latest wedding drops dead before “I do,” she’s left with no backup plan.

Things get even stickier when her friend and esteemed caterer, Francois, is named the top suspect.

Ana's loyalties are tested as the investigation turns into a vicious tug-of-war. She believes Francois is innocent, but holding the other side of the rope is the lead detective--her serious boyfriend--and the more she struggles, the more her own chance at happily ever after starts to unravel.

It’s up to Anastasia to find the killer, while gripping tightly to her relationships before they break and leave her with nothing.

magical MURDERMYSTERY ROMANCE well written

Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells is the third audiobook in Danielle Garrett’s A Touch of Magic mysteries series and picks up about 6 months later with Anastasia Winters walking through a dress rehearsal on her largest wedding yet.

The couple, particularly the groom, have been a nightmare, and she has even planned a post wedding celebratory dinner to mark its end. Impossible demands, all take the back seat when the groom dies at the altar and her friend is her boyfriend’s number one suspect.

Oh my, this was such an exciting installment. While these audiobooks may only be four hours long, Garrett sure packs a punch. We see development with key characters, relationships and get an interesting murder-mystery to solve.

Fans of Garrett will be delighted to see Holly, a potions master from Beechwood. I think this series and book are my favorite of Garrett’s. I cannot wait for more!

Amanda Ronconi did an excellent job with the narration, building on the suspense and capturing the characters’ emotions.

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About Danielle Garrett

Danielle Garrett

From a young age, Danielle Garrett was obsessed with fantastic places and the stories set in them. As a lifelong bookworm, she’s gone on hundreds of adventures through the eyes of wizards, princesses, elves, and some rather wonderful everyday people as well. Danielle now lives in Oregon and while she travels as often as possible, she wouldn’t call anywhere else home. She shares her life with her husband and their house full of animals, and when not writing, spends her time being a house servant for three extremely spoiled cats.

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9 Responses to “Couture and Curses & Wedding Bells and Deadly Spells”

  1. Jen

    Great reviews. I really loved this spinoff series. I think it’s my favorite yet. But I’m exited there is a new Holly book coming next month, too!