Monday, January 9, 2012

It Takes A Witch by Heather Blake ~ Crazy Book Tour with review


Product Details:

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451235525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451235527

About the book:
Darcy Merriweather has just discovered she hails from a long line of Wishcrafters-witches with the power to cast spells by making a wish. She's come to Enchanted Village to learn her trade but finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation...

My take on this book:
When I saw the cover of this book I just knew I had to read it, and boy what a story. The author puts a whole new spin on witches! Instead of casting spells on people the witches really cast wishes.

After the death of their father Darcy and Harper Merriweather learn from their Aunt Ve that they are Wishcrafters, witches with the power to grant wishes. So they decide to leave Ohio and move to the Enchanted Village in Salem Massachusetts where other crafters live. They move in with their Aunt Ve who is not only teaching them the ropes of their craft, but also has them helping out in her business called As You Wish.After living in the Village for less than a month the girls attend a village meeting where a murder is committed. With the clues pointing to Aunt Ve's friend, Darcy decides to do a little investigating to figure out who committed the crime.

What a wonderful story. Imagine growing up and never knowing your a witch. Well that's just what happened to Darcy and Harper. They had been living in Ohio with their dad, who actually knew but swore aunt Ve to secrecy. Once he dies though Ve shares their heritage with them and their lives change in an instant!   I loved the whole premise of the girls being able to grant wishes, but only if they were worded in a particular way. The Enchanted Village was full of interesting  characters, some mortal some crafters thing was it's not easy to tell the difference between the two. While the author introduces us to several characters in the first few chapters of the book, once the story got going it was easy to sort them out. I always enjoy when an author includes an animal in the story and with this story we have Miss Demeanor, aka Missy a Schnoodle  that was rescued from a puppy mill and Tilda Ve's Himalayan Cat. 

Since I love cozy mysteries as well as reading paranormal stories this book was right up my alley. I love finding new to me authors to read and since Ms. Blake also writes under the name of Heather Webber I look forward to exploring more of her work!

To read an excerpt click here.

If you would like to follow along on the Crazy Book Tour and read what other reviewers are saying click here.

I would like to thank Crazy Book Tours and the author Heather Blake for providing me a review copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed the book.
    Love your site, too--I'm a novice crocheter. It's way more complicated than it looks! LOL.

  2. Heather, I was so impressed with your book that I am planning on reading all your work. As for crochet,my hooks have been sitting in the drawer for ahwile, but they have started calling to me. I am going to try listening to books on my kindle while I crochet and see how it goes. Thanks for dropping by.


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