by Deanna Chase
Series: Premonition Pointe #1
Genres: Paranormal Women's Fiction
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A Paranormal Women's Fiction with a bit of class, and a lot of sass, for anyone who feels like age is just a number!
Welcome to Premonition Pointe, where witches take care of their own.
Grace Valentine had the perfect marriage and a great career managing her husband’s real estate office. Or so she thought until three months ago when she was served with divorce papers. Thanks to her philandering ex, not only is she out of a husband, she’s out of a job, too.
At the age of forty-five with the help of her coven, Grace is ready to pick up the pieces and move on. But her only job prospect is at the rival real estate office, and it’s only for a trial run. She’ll need to prove that she can sell the haunted properties of Premonition Pointe before she’s hired permanently.
But who has time to deal with haunted houses when she’s testing out every anti-perspirant on the market to combat her escalating hot flashes, trying not to succumb to the advances of the hot thirty-four-year-old in her office, and ignoring the urges to hex her ex with erectile disfunction? Okay, maybe she doesn’t ignore the urges. She might be a witch, but she’s only human. Can Grace prove to herself and her new boss she has the magical touch to sell the impossible and find the courage get her groove back… even if her new love interest is a decade younger?
Witching For Grace by Deanna Chase is the first novel in the Premonition Pointe series. A seaside town with a high density of witches and new beginnings for Grace Valentine as she sheds her cheating husband and builds a new happy.
This is another story in the paranormal women’s fiction genre featuring older heroines, and I loved the setting. Grace and her friends are witches, in-fact many of the townfolk are. Premonition Pointe calls to them.
Grace’s husband dumped her for a younger model, and she suddenly finds herself without a husband and a job, since she worked side-by-side with him in his realtor business.
Trying to sell haunted homes, working for the local competition and helping family are keep Grace busy. She meets Owen at her new real estate firm and he clearly has an interest in her. Can she overcome the age difference?
Her new boss hires her, but with conditions. She needs to sell one of three unsellable homes. It turns out the homes are all owned by one man and haunted. I loved this aspect of the story, from the ghostly mischief to the histories.
We also meet Grace’s niece Lex and her girlfriend. Lex is having troubles at home with Grace’s sister’s boyfriend. It was an interesting thread, and all the dishes Lex cooked made my stomach grumble.
I loved meeting Grace’s friends, the troubles Grace had with her spells, and the local happens.
However, the romance fell flat for me. I felt the chemistry between Grace and Owen, but didn’t get swept up. The romance was served as a side dish and just didn’t have enough to hook me. I am very interested in her friend’s second chance romance; which is rekindling… I hope.
Despite the issues with the romance, this was an enjoyable read and I look forward to returning to Premonition Pointe.
I’ve got this one waiting on my Kindle Unlimited library. 😉
Yay! I am in the middle of a two month trial..and of course I have read nothing!!! I suck.
Fabulous review, Kimberly:). That cover is sublime! And I get the sense that while the romance not being completely engaging might be a dealbreaker with some books – this isn’t one of them. After all, there is a great deal going on in this story. And the fact that you are happy to continue with this series is telling…
Yes…exactly how I felt. Thanks 🙂
Sorry to hear the romance didn’t make the cut.
It’s ok, the rest of the story was strong and kept me entertained.
Sorry to hear the romance fell flat for you.
Thankfully it was a solid story with interesting things happening!
It’s too bad about the romance. It’s an author I want to try but maybe not this one
The story is good, I wouldn’t discount it. I will be continuing.
Anne - Books of My Heart
One of these days I will venture more into #PWF than only Elizabeth Hunter.
I have hers too.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
I’ve read a few in the paranormal women’s fiction genre featuring older heroines, but I’ve got more of them on my TBR. I agree that some stories in this genre the romance are like a side bit and don’t sweep us away. Thank’s for sharing your thoughts. Nice review!
well, not every romance can sweep us off our feet, but sometimes served as a side dish is okay. glad you still want to read on
Agreed Sherry. I enjoyed the story though so I will continue.
Debbie S Haupt
This sounds enchanting pun intended 🙂 Thanks Kim
LOL. Thanks Debbie.