"a light, humorous, fantasy read"
The day for Tammy Jo Trask started with a confrontation
with her high school nemesis, which resulted in her losing
her job, and then, went downhill from there. It seems that
Tammy Jo comes from a long line of witches, but,
unfortunately, the power seems to have skipped her. This
creates a big problem when this ill-trained witch must
recover a stolen locket, which houses the ghost of one of
her relatives, before something terrible happens to the
relative. As a last resort, Tammy Jo asks Bryn Lyons, a
powerful witch, for his help, even though she has been
warned to stay away from anyone named Lyons.
WOULD-BE WITCH is a light, humorous, fantasy read with
romantic elements, but not the usual set-up for a romance.
In fact, this book is the first in what appears to be the
adventures and miss-adventures of Tammy Jo Trask. With an
eccentric cast of characters, Ms. Frost pens an amusing
tale, which will surely lighten anyone's day. From a cross-
dressing vampire to a flapper ghost, this book delivers a
wide range of the unusual. However, at times, I found
Tammy Jo a little too ditsy and impetuous. These traits
can be forgiven, because of her inexperience, but I hope
she is more thoughtful in the next book.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted July 23, 2009
Nothing more embarrassing than malfunctioning magic.
In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.
The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.
After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a warning...to stay away from anyone named Lyons.
Genre: Urban Fantasy