Witches' Brew

Witches and Wine

Book 1
Best Cosy Books
48

 Free romantic witch cozy mystery set in Australia.

Clean and wholesome.

  Pepper Jasper  moves from Sydney to the cozy town of Lighthouse Bay, answering a desperate plea from her aunts to help with their failing Bed and Breakfast business.
 She discovers her aunts are more eccentric than she remembered, the Bed and Breakfast does not serve breakfast, and the cottages for lease have strange themes. And what’s more, within minutes of her arrival, she stumbles across a dead body. 
 Pepper soon has her hands full, contending with a murder mystery, irritating guests including the enigmatic Lucas O’Callaghan who is convinced every woman wants to fall into his arms, and her aunts, who are hiding more than one dark secret.
 Who or what lurks in the forbidden room at the end of the dark corridor?
 Why do the aunts insist she drink copious quantities of special label wine?
 Find out what awaits Pepper Jasper at Mugwort Manor.
  
 This is a freebie romantic cozy mystery. There is no bad language and the romance is clean and wholesome.
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4.5
48 total
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Publisher
Best Cosy Books
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Published on
Feb 6, 2017
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781925674446
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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