Audiobook review: The Witch is Inn by Danielle Garrett
Following the events that unfolded in Sassy Witch, The Witch is Inn picks up roughly three months after Holly and Adam decided to purchase the Beechwood Manor and convert it into an Inn for the supernatural. They continue to have to work with the persnickety French SPA official who tried to evict them in the last book. Now the inn is ready to go but can’t be on the official Haven registry until they get 25 references from guests.
Now that Adam and Holly are engaged and happy, I like that the stories focus on their life as they deal with hiccups and celebrations together. Pierre, who is essentially Michel from Gilmore Girls, is harassing the couple, demanding improvements they can’t afford. Trying to work around him to get guests, things go sideways when a dead body is discovered out in the back gardens. The pair have to juggle the SPA, concerns over Chief Lincoln getting involved, working on a marketing plan, and by the way… Adam’s parents’ best friends are staying at the Inn.
The Witch is Inn is wonderful for what it is – cozy, easy, and entertaining. I love that Adam and Holly function as a team throughout the story, working together. They are talking about their future, like the wedding and even kids. It’s so great to see them go through the ups and downs together. They also work together to solve the mystery, which hits especially close to home. This time around, the mystery itself is important to the overall plot as part of the story instead of the primary focus of the book.
Narration: As always, Holly and her friends are brought to life through the performance of Amanda Ronconi, who has consistently done a wonderful job. Her interpretation of Holly is always spot on. Ms. Ronconi convincingly portrays Holly’s thoughts, concerns, and expressions. Her voices are all well-suited, and she gives paranormals their own fitting voices. However, I notice that as the cast gets larger, some of the characters start sounding similar, but due to writing, I can usually tell them apart. This time around Ms. Ronconi tackles a snooty French accent, reminiscent of Michel from Gilmore Girls.
The Witch is Inn is an entertaining addition to the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries, and I look forward to following Holly and the gang as they move onto the next phases of their lives.
About the Book:
Running a paranormal inn is going to run Holly right out of her mind.
The ink on the contracts is dried and the first batch of guests are set to arrive. There’s no turning back. But when a dead body shows up in the flower beds the morning before opening day, it’s going to take all hands–and paws–on deck to set things right.
Will the opening of the inn be the start to a new chapter, or the ending of the whole book?
Author: Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #10
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Romantic elements
Audiobook Release Date: January 19, 2021
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Speed: 1.25x
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Reviews in the Series:
Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries