Time for a Halloween road trip …
Nessa hates her full name – Agnes – which she inherited from her great-great grandmother – but is that all she inherited? Because rumour had it that Great-Great Granny Agnes was a witch, and a few unusual things have been happening to Nessa recently …
First, there’s the strange book she finds in her local coffee shop, and then the invite from her next-door neighbour Ewan Grainger to accompany him on a rather supernatural research trip. What ensues is a Halloween journey through Scotland in a yellow camper van (accompanied by a big black cat called Schubert), a mystical encounter in an ancient forest and maybe just a touch of magic!
Book 1 – Schubert Series. Other books in the series: A Christmas Secret, It Started with a Pirate, It Started with a Giggle , It Started with a Wedding and Bea’s Magical Summer Garden.
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in Peoples Friend, The Weekly News, It’s Fate, Vintage Script, Ghost Voices and First Edition. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.
Nessa has newly discovered witchy abilities, no need for her to cast spells or twitch her nose, she merely hopes that something will happen. She’s always wanted to catch the attention of Ewan, her gorgeous neighbour, but before that can happen she has to remove his unpleasant girlfriend from the scene and that might be beyond her new powers.
A witch, a haunted forest, Halloween, mix this all together for a fun read.
When I saw the cover it put a smile on my face and when I read the text on the back cover, I was curious. Who does not want or hope for a (little) bit of good fortune in their lives?
The story was fluently written and I wanted to keep on reading. I finished the book in one day. Take a bitchy girl, a lovely girl, a handsome man, add a bit of cheekiness, a bit of romance and a pinch of laughter. Stir well, finish off with a sprinkle of magic and this is what you end up with : a lovely book that helped me spending a gloomy day in a most enjoyable way.