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Hex Appeal

By: Kate Johnson
Narrated by: Catrin Walker Booth
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Summary

Encanto meets Hocus Pocus in this perfect witchy romcom. An absolute must-listen if you love Erin Sterling’s The Ex Hex and Lana Harper’s Payback’s a Witch!

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus…

Essie Winterscale lives in a huge and ever-changing house in the village of Good Winter, in deepest, darkest Essex. She lives with various witches of various ages, one of whom is still a bit salty about being hanged in the 1700s, one who keeps accidentally casting fertility spells, and one who knits things that create the future.

All Essie ever wanted was to have a normal life but in the end she found herself drawn back to Beldam House because she just can’t stop her witchiness (although the ability to instantly chill wine is pretty awesome, even she has to admit).

Into this coven of chaos stumbles gorgeous, clueless Josh, their new landlord—and he’s just discovered his tenants haven’t paid rent since the 1700s! As Josh is drawn further into the lives of the inhabitants of Beldam House, Essie is determined to keep him at broomstick’s length. That is, until a family secret, lying hidden for centuries, puts Josh firmly under her spell…

©2022 Kate Johnson (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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"Funny, smart and sassy…No one creates such brilliant worlds quite like Kate does." (Julie Caplin)

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Magically funny

Catrin Walker Booth helped bring the humour and personalities of the characters through perfectly. I really enjoyed the book.

An easy listen/read, likeable characters, and fun twists along the way.

I love that historical information was placed in the foundations of the story too!

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Narration great, story, not all that

So let me start off by saying this isn’t my usual genre but I wanted to try something new!

The narration was really brilliant and this was the first audiobook I’ve tried, it really brings a story to life! Well done Catrin for making this a pleasure to listen to!

The story however just wasn’t really for me. It was relatively easy to follow and the premise was there. It was also pretty funny but I didn’t overly care for the characters. A quick read for spooky season though and I didn’t HATE it. Overall if you like a sweet romance with witchy vibes, I could see you liking this!