Jinx Hamilton has been minding her own business working as a waitress at Tom’s Cafe and keeping up with her four cats. Then she inherits her Aunt Fiona’s store in neighboring Briar Hollow, North Carolina and learns that her aunt has willed her some special “powers” as well. They say admitting you have a problem is the first step and Jinx has a major problem. She’s a brand new witch with no earthly clue what that means. Throw in a few homeless ghosts, a potential serial killer, and a resident rat and Jinx is almost at her wit's end. Thankfully she has the unfailing support of her life-long BFF, Tori and it doesn't hurt that there's a hot guy living right next door
Resigned to her new life as a witch and determined to make a success of both that and her business, Jinx has a lot to learn. She sets out to both study her craft and get a real direction for her aunt’s haphazard approach to inventory. Not to mention the fact that she wouldn’t mind getting to know neighboring business owner Chase McGregor a lot better. Although Jinx can call on Aunt Fiona’s ghost for help, the old lady is far too busy living a jet set afterlife to be worried about her niece’s learning curve. That sets Jinx up to make a major mistake and to figure out how to set things right again.
"Witch at Heart: A Jinx Hamilton Witch Mystery Book 1" by Juliette Harper, is a fun read filled with southern charm. Jinx Hamilton just inherited her Crazy Aunt Fiona's building. It comes with a shop filled with everything under the sun, probably including a kitchen sink, and an apartment full of her stuff. Sad but excited to start this new chapter in her life, Jinx moves into her aunt's apartment, and as she falls asleep thanks her aunt, but also asks her for her "magic" too. Not realizing, the ghost of her aunt would take her seriously, Jinx awakens to find out that she's not just a new business owner, but a witch too. Now, with her best friend Tori in tow, Jinx learns the hard way how to be a witch while trying to solve a murder mystery too. Overall, I really enjoyed this story. Its a mix of coming of age, mystery, and a lot of magic too.
"Witch at Odds: A Jinx Hamilton Mystery Book 2" by Juliette Harper is a fun filled addition to the series. Jinx and Tori are both getting settled into to their new lives as business owners when Jinx takes it upon herself to learn how to be a witch by means of internet sorceress. Determined to help the ghosts trapped in the local cemetery, Jinx inadvertently unleashes all of the sleeping spirits, a brownie and an evil sorceress. Now it is up to her and Tori to make things right. Overall, I really enjoy this series. Its a cauldron filled with fun, mystery, romance, and southern charm. I'm really looking forward to reading book 3 in the series.