Monday, August 8, 2016

Blog Tour: Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre:  Cozy Mystery, #1 in A Wiccan Wheel Mystery
Kensington (July 26, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496704924

Synopsis from Goodreads...

As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on--as a Wiccan. She'll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .

Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .

But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . ..

My Review

Attorney and Wiccan Keli Milanni finds herself in quite a bit of hot water. After assisting her client in updating her will, the client dies and an expensive heirloom goes missing. The client’s family blames her and her career is in danger before it ever truly begins.

Keli isn’t about to sit back and wait for her name to be cleared. She fully intends to do the clearing herself, but it’s anything but easy. Along the way, Keli is very attractive to her late client’s grandson. However, she can’t help wondering if he could be behind the theft himself. She doesn’t know who she can trust.

The characters are well written and developed. Keli is a strong heroine. She never backs down regardless of the obstacles thrown in her path. My one problem with Keli was in the beginning when she seemed desperate to find a guy. I was afraid there would be more romance than mystery, but that wasn’t the case for the entire book, just part of it.  While I enjoy romances, when I read cozy mysteries I prefer the emphasis to be on the mystery not the romance.

This felt like a combo of chick lit, paranormal, and cozy mystery all rolled into one book. This is the first book in the series and I’m hoping there will be more.  It's a good start to a series.

For reading challenges:
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2016
Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge 2016

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley and the publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Jennifer David Hesse is the author of the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries, a cozy mystery series published by Kensington Books.
Like her main character, Jennifer is also a lawyer, an English major, and a vegetarian. Unlike Keli, Jennifer is not a twenty-nine-year old single lady, and she does not practice family law. (Jennifer’s legal focus is environmental law.)
As a nature-loving, mystery-reading, magic-seeking, daydreaming kinda gal, Jennifer is thrilled to be able to write fun, lighthearted whodunits ~ with a touch of romance & a hint of magic. Midsummer Night’s Mischief  is her debut novel.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jennifer now makes her home in Chicago with her husband, jazz guitarist Scott Hesse, and their daughter, Sage. When she’s not working or writing, Jennifer enjoys yoga, hiking, and movie & pizza night with her family.
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  1. Oh this sounds fun! I love the mix of cozy mystery, chick lit and paranormal. I definitely need to read this one.

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading "Midsummer Night's Mischief". It sounds like a fascinating read.

  3. I'm really looking forward to reading "Midsummer Night's Mischief". It sounds like a fascinating read.

  4. I am so behind on blogging!

    This sounds good too

  5. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.


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