Review of A Haunting Is Brewing

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A Haunting Is Brewing by Juliet Blackwell is a novella that combines the two series that the author writes,  A Haunted Home Renovation and A Witchcraft Mystery.  I really like the concept of joining the two series in writing this book.  I am familiar with the Haunted Home Renovation series, having read most of the books in the series.  But I have not read any in the other series so this was a good way for me to check them out.  After reading this book, I will definitely being reading the other series.

Mel Turner is busy getting an old home ready for a Halloween Ball, working on wiring and rotting stairs, making the house safe.  She does not expect to find a dead body and the ghost of the victim residing in the mansion.  But that is exactly what happens an she must now try to find out what happened so the the ghost can rest in peace.

There are many rumors about the house, including that a son murdered his entire family before killing himself many years ago.  There are life size dolls left in the house of the entire family, except for the alleged killer.  Mel does not know if the killer of the present day is a human or is a supernatural entity, but when she meets Lily, a self proclaimed witch, she thinks that this case could use the expertise of a witch.  The two join forces to try to solve the mystery before anyone else gets harmed.  It will not be an easy task.  Will they be able to find the answers?

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is descriptive and detailed and this helps to pull the reader into the book.  I enjoyed the characters and the interactions between them.  The mystery is carried on throughout the entire book and the supernatural is nicely done.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a supernatural cozy.  If you are a fan of either of the series, you will enjoy this book.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin Group for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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