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Life's a birch and then you die in a canal, wearing days-of-the-week underpants.

Forty-two-year-old Mia Thorne is settling into her new life in the small riverside town of Newberry, Pennsylvania. Part of her misses the bright lights of the big city, but Mia is determined to make the best of the cottage she inherited and its surrounding gardens, as well as her blossoming love life. Residents like Scarlet and Patrick have welcomed her with open arms and encourage Mia to embrace her special abilities with the same enthusiasm. Even Ophelia seems to have accepted her presence, although Mia’s convinced the ornery cat would be perfectly content to suck out her soul if she dared to leave the bedroom door unlocked at night. 

When a body is discovered in the canal outside Scarlet’s house and the police suspect foul play, Mia rushes to her friend’s aid. Between a creepy birdwatching group and an unfriendly neighbor, Mia ends up with a list of suspects as long as Rapunzel’s hair. Unfortunately, Detective Derek Fairfax and Chief Tuck are determined to keep Mia away from the investigation under the guise of being, you know, the actual members of law enforcement - but Mia’s specialty is denial, and she’s more than happy to ignore their orders. 

Can Mia identify the killer before it’s too late, or will Scarlet find herself up a canal without a paddle? 

Life's a Birch is the second book in The Bloomin' Psychic series. If you missed it, be sure to check out Petal to the Metal, the first book in the series.

©2021 Annabel Chase (P)2021 Annabel Chase

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  • Liz Waddell
  • 16-05-2021

Frustrating

I am giving this series the benefit of the doubt because I really do like Annabel Chase. But I keep waiting for the heroine to blossom (no pun intended) into a state of less obliviousness. The inability to accept magic into the second book is really annoying. And it makes her not seem very intelligent which is really unappealing to me as a reader. There are some fun side characters who I frankly want to spend more time with than the main character.

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  • Mrs J Dargue
  • 19-05-2021

Good listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book, Mia's character is enjoyable, her learning of her skills is fascinating. I only wish we had the next book I want to know what happens between Mia and Dane.

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