Review: I adore Heather Blake's/Heather Webber's books. They're fun without being overly frivolous. They're engaging and magical, just like her characters. (In a lot of ways, her writing reminds me of lighter version Sarah Addison Allen, who I also love.)
I have never been to Salem, so I have no idea if The Enchanted Village I've constructed in my head from the Wishcraft series resembles an actual place, but I must say I love the quaint, charming town in the novels. Not only do I want to visit, I'd move there! ( I think that makes me a Seeker... in the Crafter world.) The residents are all interesting as is their interpersonal relationships.
Darcy has gotten pulled into another crime investigation and Heather Blake has done it in a way that seems completely normal, well, for a Crafter anyway. It makes sense that fellow Crafter's would trust Darcy more than the police. I like the way she's laid the groundwork for further investigations too, to keep things from getting too "Cabot Cove-y".
The plot was plenty twisty and full of surprises. I thought I had found the culprit early on, but I was completely suckered in by a false trail. I like how there is a little romance in each novel, but it's fits into the plot and doesn't take over the storyline. I love getting to know all the townsfolk and it was amazing how quickly all the characters came back to me... and it's been almost a year since I read the first novel.
All in all, if you enjoy Heather Webber's Lucy Valentine series (read it if you haven't!), I think you will enjoy the Wishcraft series she writes under Heather Blake. I'm going to delve further into her Nina Quinn mystery series this year too. She is becoming one of those author's who's books I purchase at publication no questions asked.
Final Take: 4.5/5.0