Ms. Riccio treats us to another peek into the lives of the Wiccan Circle from CIRCLE OF FIVE. We get to see how much the ladies have grown both in their faith practices and in their personal lives. Again it is a psychic vision from Cass that sets the ladies off on a crime-busting spree. Aside from the main characters from CIRCLE OF FIVE, in CHARMED CIRCLE we also learn more about Cass's grown children and see a bit more of that family's dynamic. We also get to meet a new character and I sincerely hope she re-appears in the next installment as well. Scruffy, Cass's dog, has his own psychic connection going on, with Cass and with a new dog character. I really liked Cass's ability to love and care for younger people, she is clearly portrayed as an Earth Mother in her ability to nurture. As with the first book, this book's setting is Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Cass's cottage by the sea will make every reader yearn for one. This book was just a nice visit with newfound friends and I hope Ms. Riccio lets us visit again soon.
Another good one from Dolores Stewart Riccio.
Great Follow-Up to Circle Of Five!!!!
Life in Plymouth, Massachusetts, may not be fast-paced, but it's certainly busy enough for Cass Shipton. Between her thriving herbalist business and her circle of devoted friends-not to mention tending to the needs of her eccentric mutt, Scruffy-Cass has her hands full. The last thing she needs is to take in a troubled teen under her wing, but when Winifred "Freddie" McGinty shows up, trailing chaos in her wake, Cass feels it's her duty to help the girl understand and control the powerful gifts she's been given...gifts that remind Cass of those rare abilities she shares with her friends. Gifts that many once again be leading them into trouble...
#2 Cassandra Shipton and friends mystery featuring the circle of five Wiccan women in Massachusetts. This time, Deidre becomes concerned when a playmate of her daughter's disappears without warningâwhen investigated, it turns out the whole family's gone. The father was a financial counselor who was about to be investigated for fraud, so did they just scarper off to Mexico as many seem to think? Cass's vision tells her noâthat and the practical observation that the wife didn't take her purse and left the iron plugged in. Once again the circle is drawn into using their gifts to find the culprit. The mystery wasn't much of a mystery and was solved about halfway through, but this is more of a story about the group of women than anything. I'm beginning to really love this series.