Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.Audio Book
Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson's book shop. Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?
Nola Leary has to be one of the most complex narrations I've ever had to listen to. A mix between Boston and Ireland, I had to focus on the words not the accent. That said it was better to listen to it because several characters make reference to how weird her accent is, and with a paperback it wouldn't have come across the same way. I mean, you have to hear it to believe it.
It was nice to see a Half Moon Hollow story that wasn't almost exclusively undead or becoming undead. I liked the witchy aspect of it and the centuries old blood feud. It was also part mystery and part scavenger hunt as Nola was looking for four mystical objects to use in a ritual. The love match between Nola and Jed was great but the fact that once again Nola was supposed to be with someone else but found something better in Jed soured it just the tiniest bit. I'm not keen on characters that hook up in the way.
Jane and the gang were of course still in the background of this story as they are throughout the Half Moon Hollow series so far, providing comic relief and helping to move the plot along.
I give it