Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #2
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 15th, 2021
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Author's Copy
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A magic mirror. An enchanted world. A mysterious missing mother. A suspicious package. An unexplained death. A community of strange, quirky people. A sassy cat and a hilarious witch. Come visit Destiny Falls and escape to a great time.
Hayden’s life was normal until she fell through a mirror and was thrust into an alternate, magical place. Destiny Falls is not on any map and is home to a family she never knew she had. The town is enchanted and charming, and the amazing mansion she lives in changes to meet the needs of the people who live there, including her! Every day she discovers a new enchantment.
But something is amiss. Hayden gets an ominous warning from a strange woman, who promises to tell her the town secrets and give her a package – if she’ll meet her at the mysterious ferry that lacks a published destination. The ferry visit is cancelled, but the package is delivered. Once it arrives, someone turns up dead. Then the suspicious episodes start, too many to call them coincidences. She and her family are targeted and in danger.
Who or what is causing the chaos? All signs point to the mysterious disappearance of her mother - way back when Hayden was just two days old. Can she identify and eliminate the threat before another person in her life is stolen away? Can she learn more about the secrets kept for her lifetime? With the help of her sassy sidekick cat, and a host of new family and friends, Hayden finds herself surrounded with support as she solves the mystery of the death and learns secrets about herself.
- Age appropriate: from young adult +
- Language: squeaky clean, lots of sass.
- Violence: you won’t need therapy.
- Magic: It’s a given
Greetings Humans! Yes, it’s me, Elza. The world’s most adorable, fluffy white kitten, bringing you a review on my favorite series in the whole wide world. I include Destiny Falls in that world. According to the Magical Globe, it’s definitely located somewhere accessible.
Although The Disappearance of Emily doesn’t quite live up to it’s title, the ending does provide sufficient closure and leaves you wanting to know more. I for one can’t wait for the third instalment of this series. Hayden’s adventure will continue when a mysterious old man shows up to tell her a series of tall tales. Oooooh, I love a tall tale! Is his stories really fiction? Or do they provide more history of her family, the islands and the witch? And which witch?? And yes, that’s a definite open question.
With the second instalment of The Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series, the highly talented Elizabeth Pantley, firmly secures her series a place in the ever popular cozy mystery genre. It’s a fun beach read series and if you will remember to enjoy it for what it still is – funny, fluffy far-fetched and fabulous – it won’t disappoint.
Parenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents at schools, hospitals, and parent groups around the world. Her presentations are received with enthusiasm, and praised as realistic, warm and helpful.
She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers and magazines such as Parents, Parenting, American Baby, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook and on hundreds of parent-directed Web sites. She publishes a newsletter, Parent Tips, which is distributed in schools nationwide.
Elizabeth is the author of 13 popular parenting books, available in 24 languages.
Elizabeth and her husband, Robert, live in the state of Washington along with their four children and “Grama.”