20th June 2009
Rating 4 cups
Alicia Meldrew is a white witch, young and quite inexperienced but determined nevertheless. Living in a small English village with her fiancé, she fights the evil that threatens everyone. With the help of the Woman’s Institute, her close friends and her cats, Alicia keeps not only the village but the whole world safe.
James has taken in stride living with a witch and two talking cats. He even handles making friends with the local vampire. He helps Alicia as much as he is able but his main difficulty is in convincing this emotional young witch that she is needed and loved, which is all he wants in his life.
With the help of the villagers Alicia, James and the cats overcome a number of evil problems that crop up in the magical village. From wayward American witches to zombie ancestors bent on revenge for being burnt at the stake.
Living in the Vale of York, I rarely have the opportunity to read about my way of life. Ms Parker has taken a sleepy village and made it magical and exciting. I never expected the WI could be interesting. A series of short tales told from Alicia’s point of view, including the mutterings of a witch who cannot understand why people do not expect Salamanders at a wedding or think cats should stick to saying meow.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More