Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Review: Secrets and Scallywags: Magical Mystery Book Club by Elizabeth Pantley (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Secrets and Scallywags: Magical Mystery Book Club by Elizabeth Pantley

About Secrets and Scallywags


Secrets and Scallywags: Magical Mystery Book Club 

Paranormal Cozy Mystery 

5th in Series 

Setting – A Small Oceanfront Community 

Better Beginnings, Inc. (September 20, 2023) 

Digital Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C494MPJ8

When this club selects a book, magic happens. They become the main characters in the story when the mystery comes to life.

This month’s book selection takes them to a charming island community that’s abuzz over a mysterious boat that washed ashore. Rumor has it that it’s the same pirate boat that sunk a year ago in the bay. The one that supposedly sank with treasure aboard. When the club meets the ghosts of the men from the boat, they learn the astonishing secrets of the treasure. These ghosts can’t move on until it is found. Can the motley group find the treasure and free the ghosts? They better, since it’s the only way they can exit the book and get back home.

My Review

The Magical Mystery Book Club is back for another exciting adventure.  If you haven’t heard about this book club before, it’s a unique one for sure.  They choose a book to read and immediately get transported into the story.  They become characters and cannot go home until they solve the mystery.  Sounds like a fun time to me.

This time they are going to Crescent Moon Bay. A small island community that is quite peaceful.  Well, it was peaceful until pirates showed up and stole treasure.  Now, there are a group of men stuck on the boat that was robbed and they are taking the shape of ghosts.  The only thing that will free them is the return of their treasure.  The book club vows to help them.  They have no choice since it means they can’t return to their home if they don’t.

I’m always happy when I hear a new entry in this paranormal, cozy mystery series is being released.  The members of this book club feel like old friends.  The author does a great job of creating a group that fits together perfectly even with all their differences.  We even have a handsome Siamese talking cat named Frank who always makes me smile.

Each book can really be read on its own as the author provides background information, but I think it’s so much more fun to join in from book #1 and experience the whole journey from the beginning.  

This is the perfect escape from reality.  For me, it’s a “feel good” series filled with enchantment, charm and a complete delight to lose myself for a few hours.  I’m anxiously looking forward to the next one. 

For reading challenges:

Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2023

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents, published in over twenty languages.

She simultaneously writes well-loved cozy mysteries: The Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic book series and the Magical Mystery Book Club series.

Elizabeth lives in the Pacific Northwest, the gorgeous inspiration for the setting in many of her books.

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Purchase Links 

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  1. Sounds like a fun read.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  2. Thank you for the review. Sounds good.

  3. To be part of a book! It sounds like a great read.

  4. Love a good cozy, this one looks awesome!! Thank you!


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