Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell: (Holiday Spectacular Story #37)

As noted here, I’m commenting daily on the WMG Holiday Spectacular—which is a great project that releases a story every day. These might be reviews. Or not. They might be interesting. Or … um … not. They will be fun, though. For me, at least.

Here’s the next story.

“Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell”
Kari Kilgore

When I pick up a story by Kari Kilgore I figure the odds are that I’m going to get a healthy dose of Appalachia. Or better phrased, that’s what I’m hoping for. She does other work that I’ve loved just as well, but Kari understands the place. Crack open the first page of one of these stories, and out comes the smell wood smoke and pines and the feel of basic openness of people and towns along the Appalachia mountains. This is the case with “Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell,” and in this case you’ll also get a nice little spice of romance to go with that wood smoke and pine.

If you are familiar with Kari’s Hidden Spring Inn stories, you will already understand that there will be cats, too. But if you’re not familiar with them, well, that’s just an added value now isn’t it? Either way, pay tribute with chin scratches and all is well. Except maybe for … well, I’d better not say or I’ll ruin the story or you. Cats are clever, though. As well as smug.

“Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell” is a nice little meet cute of a romance that makes you kinda want more—which is the point, I suppose. I would certainly be interested in reading chapter two. Heather and Jordan find the most mysterious way to come together, and seriously the cat has not a clue what happened. Shocked, I say, totally shocked.

Bottom line, this was a nice little “pick me up” as we headed into New Year’s Eve. Nicely done.

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