Good morning and welcome to In the Books, featuring The Witches of Ashford Place: Hunter’s Moon Series Book 1 by Sheri McInnis.
About the Book: Danger. Power. Glamour. Meet the Witches of Ashford Place.
When Grace Walker moves into a grand apartment overlooking Central Park, she has no idea that all the beautiful tenants are secretly Witches. Only that for the first time in her life, she feels at home.
But when one of the women is murdered, and a New York City detective starts asking questions, Grace is drawn into a secret world of danger, sex and revenge.
It’s a journey that will take her from the bright lights of Manhattan to the battlefields of Medieval England, as she learns the truth about herself, her family and a secret world that has existed since time began.
My Review: This was one of the more entertaining books I’ve read. I have to admit, this book caught me a little by surprise. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but it seems more like a mystery to me as we follow Grace as strange occurrences from disappearing items, strange dreams, and murder helps her to learn about herself and her family history.
While the characters are engaging, there were times I wondered about Grace. While she and the other characters are well written, I’m amazed at her lack of curiosity throughout most of the book. I’m an extremely curious person, so it’s hard to understand her reasoning. It’s only fair to say I’ve known people like her, so this is more my personal taste than anything else, but I think it’s awesome that the main character hit so close to home.
The story itself is well written and fast paced. It’s hard to find an excuse to put it down even at chapter breaks. It’s a nice blend of the current trend of witch and magic stories with a few twists that keep it engaging and fun. It’s unfair it ended so soon, and I can’t wait for the next book.