Blythe Cove Magic
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In this third edition of The Tales From Blythe Cove Manor, Blythe Cove Magic contains three stories by three bestselling, award winning authors. Join Blythe Calvert and her unwavering wisdom as she directs her guests to discover the hidden secrets of their past or an intriguing glimpse into their mysterious future.
The Obsidian Cat by Shirley Hailstock
Ethan Pollack thinks of Blythe Cove Manor as his second home and Blythe his second mother. A career navy fficer, Ethan never returns to Martha's Vineyard without a gift for Blythe. However, he didn't know there was anything unusual about the obsidian cat he bought in Japan. Then he sees a woman in his room who isn't there.
Jenna Taylor plans, prepares, compares her options before making decisions, but one Memorial Day Weekend she uncharacteristically takes a vacation to Martha's Vineyard. The island is flooded with uniformed sailors. Meeting Ethan on the stairs of Blythe Cove Manor, she has no idea why she feels she already knows him. Neither of them understand that there is something more at work that will tie them together. Can they unravel it? And do they really want to?
Ten Little Librarians by Kelly McClymer
Ten librarians converge on Blythe Cove Manor, all believing they are about to have a relaxing weekend. Little do they know that someone has other plans for them. A plan that involves making them admit to secrets they never expected to share. A plan torn from the pages of one of Agatha Christie's infamously chilling tales. Will Blythe return in time to save them from their own perfidy?
An Unexpected Visitor by Lorraine Bartlett
All is quiet at Blythe Cove Manor as its proprietress, Blythe Calvert, anticipates a peaceful holiday along with her cat, Martha. But then a taxi pulls up and drops off a troubled, runaway teen looking for a safe haven. Can the magic of Blythe Cove Manor heal this young girl’s aching heart?
This is a wonderful collection of short stories…”The Obsidian Cat”, “Ten Little Librarians”, and “An Unexpected Visitor”. These stories take you on a wide journey of feelings. One is the magical beginning of a love story, another is an Agatha Christie-style mystery, and lastly a touching story about a teenage runaway.
This is the third book in the Tales From Blythe Cove Manor Series but my first. I was not disappointed, I had no problem reading these books even though I had not read the previous two. All three stories are wonderful in their own way and I enjoyed each one of them. The Obsidian Cat” made me smile as the couple tried to figure out the magic that seemed to want to bring them together. The story is really light-hearted and an easy read. “Ten Little Librarians” is definitely a nod to Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”. This is not a murder mystery but a mystery all the same. I had a wonderful time trying to guess who would be last in the “game”. I was pleasantly surprised at the ending. “An Unexpected Visitor” had my heart. When I started reading this story I could not put it down until I found out why this teenage girl would run away from home. I needed to know what had happened to her to make her leave and know that everything would work out so she would be safe and cared for in the end.
I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good short story. This collection really does offer something for everyone… romance, mystery, and magic. I was given a copy of this book in hopes I would submit a review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own and in no way influenced.