Love Spells for the End of the World by Alys Murray

For a witch, Bel’s magical ability is limited. Sure, she can toss a mean hex at her sworn enemy Eli, the Witch Hunter next door. But major magic? That’s tricky. However, when a portal suddenly opens in her home, threatening her enchanted hometown along with everyone she loves, she’ll stop at at nothing to destroy it — even if it means making a deal with Elijah … Of course, saving the world would be a lot easier without falling in love.

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Christmas by the Lighthouse by Rebecca Boxall

Summer has always put her husband first, so she’s completely unprepared when he asked for a six-month break from their marriage. Even so, she embraces the newfound time to herself by hopping off to Jersey for a relaxing vacation by the sea. However, after a luggage mix-up, she meets the utterly charming Jude, who’s also processing his own shocking news. Yet their chance meeting might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them, as soon they’re off creating memories to last a lifetime.

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Allyson Charles

Halloween is just around the corner, and the denizens of Moonbright, Maine know how to celebrate. Jack-o’-lanterns, haunted houses, and even a parade ring in the season— and for a lucky few, there just might be a hint of magic in the air. Three budding romances. Three novellas. One magical bakeshop.

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The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs

Caroline Shelby was a rising star in the fashion world, on the cusp of living the dream she sat out to achieve a decade ago. However, after a famous designer sabotages her career and her best friend dies, leaving Caroline as guardian to her two children, she’s left scrounging for a way forward— professionally and personally. And while she never thought she’s return to her childhood home of Oysterville, her family and old friends might be the only people who can help her navigate the new life thrust upon her. But settling into the flow of her former life also means digging up small town ghosts, good and bad.

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The Show Won’t Go On by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns

Performers are in a dangerous profession. From on-stage heart attacks to magic tricks gone wrong to simple but fatal choreographic errors, the world of show business is filled with stories of those who walked on stage for their ultimate final bow. With that macabre backdrop, authors Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, through interviews and anecdotes, explore a host of entertainers who died doing what they loved.

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Death by Jack-o’-Lantern by Alexis Morgan

Amateur sleuth Abby McCree is back on the case. While prepping for the Halloween Festival in Snowberry Creek, Abby, on a mission for one her many local committees, heads off to pick up pumpkins from a grouchy farmer, Ronald Minter. Unfortunately, she finds him at the center of his corn maze— dead. Immediately, the police form a case against Kevin, a homeless veteran. But Tripp, who rents Abby’s guest house, knows Kevin isn’t the murderer, and soon he’s arrested while trying to shield him from the investigation. Abby must find the killer, free Tripp, and plan a festival … before anyone else gets hurt.

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Silent Night by Geraldine Hogan

Though she grew up there, Limerick wasn’t the first place where Detective Iris Locke wanted to work. However, Murder Squad jobs don’t come around often, and the case itself … well, it’s too tempting to pass up. Initially thought to have died in a fire in her countryside home, closer inspection reveals Anna Crowe was actually shot. Iris is drawn to Anna not only because they had briefly met, but also because her sister was the subject of an unsolved kidnapping case from thirty years prior. To solve the murder, Iris must solve the kidnapping, even if digging up old bones uncovers secrets that threaten everything in her professional and personal worlds.

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