"I wouldn't want anyone to miss anything about this great series"

Ophelia Jensen is from a long line of wise and very gifted women. Her grandmother, Abby, is a talented witch and her great-aunts, Mary and Dot also have their own special abilities. With Great-aunt Mary about to reach the grand old age of 100, Abby, Ophelia and her daughter Tink, travel to North Carolina to celebrate with all the family. A simple trip to visit family should be an easy affair but as always trouble finds it way to the small-town librarian, Ophelia.

She didn't think there were any family secrets but as the days progress, Ophelia realises that there is a lot she doesn't know about her relatives and the mountain where they live. Talk of curses, murder and revenge get Ophelia's inquisitive mind snooping where she shouldn't. Will she manage to solve the mystery and break the curse on her family? Or will more people have to die at the hands of the witch who has been scaring the locals for years?

The Seventh Witch is the seventh book in what has to be my favourite paranormal cozy mystery series. This newest installment may have had a change of scenery but it was not worse off for it. If anything, finally getting to know the rest of the family and the mountain they live on was a long time coming and I enjoyed every word of it. The plot only made things better and a certain character showing his face again was the highlight.

I can't wait for more from this series. I absolutely adore the characters and the mystery that surrounds them in each adventure is always exciting. The paranormal angle makes the series even more interesting and I love the writing style. There is nothing I would change about the Ophelia & Abby mysteries except how often they come out. Maybe twice a year would satisfy me more than one a year ;)

For me this is a must buy and must read series. Light but not fluffy this is a lovely series to read if you need a break from the hard Urban Fantasy but want to stay in the paranormal genre. These books are also a nice series to suggest to anyone who wants to try out the genre but doesn't want anything too heavy. Make sure you read these in order though. I wouldn't want anyone to miss anything about this great series.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted February 27, 2010


Small-town librarian and psychic Ophelia Jensen hails from a long line of wise and wonderfully gifted women. There’s her grandmother, Abby, a talented witch, and her great-aunt Mary, who’s about to celebrate her 100th birthday. But as Ophelia learns, when she and Abby travel to North Carolina for the centennial celebration, their family secrets aren’t just magickal—they’re murderous.

Someone in the sweet Southern town wants Abby dead. Could it be a rogue witch in Ophelia’s own family? A vengeful local witch desperate to settle a bitter feud decades in the making? Ophelia must use all her talents to save her loved ones—before the witching hour comes upon them, and bad blood turns deadly.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Magic


The Seventh Witch
(Ophelia & Abby Mysteries: Book 7)
by Shirley Damsgaard

January 1, 2010
Available: January 26, 2010
ISBN #0061493473
EAN #9780061493478
288 pages
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Shirley Damsgaard

The Witch's Grave
The Witch Is Dead
Witch Hunt
The Trouble with Witches
Charmed to Death
Witch Way to Murder

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