Spell in the Country
Spell in the Country
“Dee is a Good Witch but she wonders if she could be a better witch.
She wonders if there’s more to life than Disney movie marathons, eating a whole box of chocolates for dinner and brewing up potions in her bathtub. So when she’s offered a chance to go on a personal development course in the English countryside, she packs her bags, says goodbye to the Shelter for Unloved Animals charity shop and sets a course for self-improvement.
Caroline isn’t just a Good Witch, she’s a fricking awesome witch.
She likes to find the easy path through life: what her good looks can’t get for her, a few magic charms can. But she’s bored of being a waitress and needs something different in her life. So when a one night stand offers her a place on an all-expenses-paid residential course in a big old country house, she figures she’s got nothing to lose.
Jenny is a Wicked Witch. She just wishes she wasn’t.
On her fifteenth birthday, she got her first wart, her own imp and a Celine Dion CD. She still has the imp. She also has a barely controllable urge to eat human children which is socially awkward to say the least and not made any easier when a teenager on the run turns to her for help. With gangsters and bent cops on their trail, Jenny needs to find a place outside the city where they can lay low for a while.
For very different reasons, three very different witches end up on the same training course and land in a whole lot of trouble when they discover that there’s a reason why their free country break sounds too good to be true. Foul-mouthed imps, wererats, naked gardeners, tree monsters, ghosts and stampeding donkeys abound in a tale about discovering your inner witch.”
Author Bio –
Heide Goody is the stupid one in the writing partnership and Iain Grant is the sensible one. Together, they are the authors of seven novels, two short story collections and a novella.
The ‘Clovenhoof’ series (in which Satan loses his job and has to move to Birmingham) has recently been optioned by a Hollywood production company. Their latest novel, Oddjobs 2: this time it’s personnel, was published in August 2017.
Heide and Iain are both married, but not to each other.
This book is what I like to class as an urban fantasy as it deals with a real world flavour and focuses around something that is not thought possible.
This book has the feel of a young adult novel as it is fairly easy to read.
The character Dee is a good witch but she has some annoying traits that drove me nuts. In some ways I wished the Imp and the Wicked Witch would get her. She wasn’t very forceful and to me gave witches a bad name as she seemed always about others and not making the most of herself.
Caroline while strong and self assured seems to be as bad at times. I think she isn’t good when it comes to other people and she is probably the strongest of the witches.
Jenny seems to be my favourite and she is the Wicked Witch. I like her because you get to see behind the mask of herself and you get to meet Jizzimus her Imp who reminds me of another character especially when he starts making lewd comments.