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Rags to Witches: A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery

Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

Win, lose, or draw....

A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery

Cendrine West can't catch a break. She's close to landing a new job, and things are getting cozy with sexy sheriff Tyler Gates. All that changes when she is kidnapped by renegade witch Aunt Pearl, who is hell-bent on avenging a friend's untimely death. It's Las Vegas or bust...for all the wrong reasons.

Rocco Racatelli is a hunky Vegas kingpin - and the next mob target. Lady Luck has dealt him a losing hand and he wants revenge. When Aunt Pearl is a little too eager to help, project Vegas Vendetta quickly escalates into an all-out mob turf war. As the witches are thrust into Sin City's seamy underworld, bodies pile up and secrets are exposed.

It's not just the Las Vegas heat that's scorching...Rocco is intent on winning Cen's heart. But she only wants the man she left behind in Westwick Corners. All she has to do is solve a murder, out-magic her ornery aunt, and take down the Las Vegas mafia. What could possibly go wrong?

When organized crime meets unorganized magic, anything can happen! As the body count climbs, it's clear that Cen needs more than a miracle in the desert to set things right.

©2016 Colleen Cross (P)2018 Colleen Cross

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Rags to Witches

This book is a great follow up for this series. It is very entertaining and will not take long to finish listening from beginning to end.

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Light hearted fun mystery

Love these witchy mysteries. It is light and fun with enough twists and turns to keep going until the mystery is solved - literrally twisted till the last minute. Did not expect the ending at all. LOVED IT and cannot wait for the rest

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Now the romance is on 😉

Now the romance is on!

The narration was great the narrator gave each character their own voice.

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  • Lo
  • 20-09-19

Long dog walks

My dog loved this book as he got really looooong walks while I was listening haha!

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Nice Easy Listen But Good Story

I enjoyed this book.

I had not read the first book in the series but it didn't matter as the author includes enough background so you know who is who but doesn't let this overtake this new book.

It stands alone yet it left me wanting to read the previous book and hope that more books in the series are forthcoming.

The story is a very easy read which is good, its what is wanted, a book that contains a good story but not one that is heavy and hard going. A book which is just one you can listen to for pure enjoyment and relaxation.

The book hangs together well and I think it ties the different themes together well.

It most definitely fits the cosy Mystery Genre even with splashes of witchcraft and romance throughout it along with the expected murders.

The only thing that spoiled it for me was the narrator, as her voice, to me made the main Character sound as if she was 14 - the book is written in the first person, the main Character is telling the story and until she mentioned her age I had honestly thought she was a teenager. There was nothing in the story to give this impression it was just the way the narrator spoke - this could be because I am from the UK and the narrator is American so maybe the narrator is speaking as others who know the American accent better would say but this is how they would expect a woman the characters age to speak.

To me, the narrator would be fantastic reading books whose main character is a teen.

It was the only niggle I had with the book and it did spoil my enjoyment a little.

I have definitely added the author to my list of authors whose books I would listen to.

I must state I did receive this book free on the understanding I would give a truthful review, which this is.

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Fun

This a fun series and I’m liking the characters, well most of them! Aunt Pearl is a nightmare but if it wasn’t for her antics the story wouldn’t kick off. Though if she was my aunt I’d be avoiding her big style haha
Mr Policeman sounds very nice though and who knew! To know you need to listen or read the book. No spoilers from me.
Try them for fun, light and time flying by antics.

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  • Troublemer(tammy hovey)
  • 30-01-18

Who killed Carla

Poor Cen. Aunt Pearl get her and her mother mixed in another antics. She kidnaps Cen and takes her and her mom to Las Vegas. Of course she does not tell the complete truth as to why they have to go. This mystery involves a dead friend of Aunt Pearls and whether it was an accidental death or murder. There is mobsters, gambling, shoot outs and mobsters trying to take over another's business. What does all this have to do with Cen, Aunt Peal and her mother? Come along and find out. This book was so funny and had plenty of twist. I look forward to more this this series. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest opinion. I recommend this series. The narrator did a great job in bringing the characters to life.

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  • Adriana B
  • 23-01-18

Another fun cozy mystery Vegas style!

I love this author so much! She writes such a fun storyline with plenty twist and turns to keep anyone guessing what is really going on! Aunt Pearl is driving Cendrine nuts again! This time she drags Cen and her mom to Las Vegas! There is lots of humor, mystery, suspense, witches, danger, a touch of romance, and plenty action!

Narration is excellent and brought the story to life! Love this narrator!

There seems to be one crazy thing after another going on in this story! Poor Cen, she can’t win with her crazy aunt pearl shenanigans! This time they are in serious danger caught in between a mob war!

There is plenty secrets that unfold as the story progresses. It’s always a rollercoaster ride with Aunt pearl! Such an entertaining ride all the way through.

I love the way things wrapped up and I’m already looking forward to the next crazy adventure with this fun crew!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-11-19

Fun and quirky sequel!

Another fun and quirky sequel. Aunt Pearl keeps us all on our toes again with whimsical way and spirit. I liked the twist at the end too. A fun book to put a smile on your face.

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  • nanalark
  • 09-11-19

Bogged down in the middle.

I struggled with this one, the second book in the series. I realized we're still character building but I was really getting annoyed with Aunt Pearl's constant lying and withholding information. It wrapped up neatly and started something new though.

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  • Witchywoman
  • 27-10-19

Witches and the Mob

The West witches are off to a funeral in Vegas. Chaod ensues and as they tangle with mobsters and try to solve the mystery of their friends deaths. Full of lots of laughs this cozy mystery is definitely a must listen ot read. I'm really enjoying this series and new to me author. Narration is super and smooth.

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  • Erin Farmer
  • 22-10-19

Witchy Cozy

4/5 stars for this Witchy Cozy Mystery!

I received this book in exchange for honest review.

I enjoyed this book even more than book 1! Also, can I just say how much better the audible cover is than the kindle version? lol Major upgrade! Crazy Aunt Pearl makes this series! I loved this storyline and the characters are just as fun! Where will they go for book 3? Narration is great! Highly recommend this series if you enjoy cozy mysteries :)

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  • Darla McCollim
  • 15-10-19

Love Aunt Pearl

Aunt Pearl is a force to be reckoned with. The Mob, Vegas, hidden bodies, card counting, magical RV, deception and a constant stream of lies and twists. Oh and I can't forget Carilyn Conroe. Yikes. It all magically come together for a nice 5 hours and 42 minutes.

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  • Erin
  • 11-10-19

What Happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

Oh Aunt Pearl! Always getting into trouble & making a big mess out of things. Never a dull moment with her around.

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  • Nicole
  • 28-09-19

Aunt pearl strikes again!

Great character progression in this 2nd book in the series! Loving Tyler and cen together even with the complications this edition brings. Great fun, interesting witchy cozy mystery

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  • Milica
  • 12-09-19

Witchy mischievious murder mystery

In Las Vegas, Cendrine West (a journalist by profession, a witch by birth) and her aunt find a dead body which they believe was a murder. They decide to investigate, while Cen attempts to keep her family secret a secret.

This is the second book on the Westwick Witches series. It is stand alone so you wouldn't need to have read the first one to follow the story. There is mystery, suspense and comedy interwoven in the clever plot, as well as some witchy spells that add a supernatural element.

The story was a nice and easy listen. It was a great way to relax and enjoy some time to unwind from life. Petrea narrated very nicely and was a perfect fit for the story.

Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.