But Minerva is a modern witch trying to deal with her menopause whilst trying to help her teenage daughter Rhiannon I middle her love life and the upset of an unexpected pregnancy.
The story moves between Minerva’s magical antics to seduce the vicar and Rhiannon’s emotional turmoil. Both mother and daughter have to face up to changes in their lives, can magic save the day?
Although this is not likely to win a Pulitzer any time soon there’s a lot to be said for this novel. Firstly the characters are all endearing and people you could easily imagine in your own life. Secondly, it’s a book that looks at some serious stuff but never takes itself too seriously! There’s a fair bit of fun stirred into the cauldron here! Thirdly, it treats modern witchcraft fairly, not implying that those that practice it are either sinister or crazy and sharing some of the roots and traditions of it and how they have been co-opted by Christianity – but still managing not to be preachy! And lastly, it’s not badly written!
I enjoyed my little sojourn in Minerva’s life though I was more drawn to Rhiannon and her struggles. I’d happily visit with them again.
It’s an easy read and an enjoyable one, why not see if it casts the same spell on you?!