"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 stay away from anyone named Lyons.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Would-Be Witch
(Southern Witch: Book 1)
by Kimberly Frost

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2009
Available: February 3, 2009
ISBN #0425225771
EAN #9780425225776
304 pages
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Kimberly Frost

Tied With a Bow
Halfway Hexed
Barely Bewitched

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