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Publisher Description

Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems. 

Lily Goode wasn’t aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don’t count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they’re both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.

If mysterious accidents don’t do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it’s up to Lily to discover who’s sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.

From NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, a Cozy Mystery Paranormal Romantic Comedy.

Michelle M. Pillow®, Warlocks MacGregor®, and Lords of the Var® are registered trademarks of The Raven Books LLC 

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 26
The Raven Books LLC
Michelle M. Pillow

Customer Reviews

math wizard ,


Such an interesting story. Lily and Dante’s mother has passed. Time to read the will. Lily gets a house and Dante gets a surprise. Now let’s add Nolan and Aunt Polly. Mix well and then add in ghosts,gnomes and let the fun begin. Yes there is a mystery, romance, humor and the gnomes! The story has action but there is plenty of twists. You will have lots of laughs reading this book which I highly recommend!

Lisa Bateman ,

To gnome me, is to love me

I was so happy to see that Aunt Polly from Everlasting was in this book. She plays a big roll. Her Niece, several times removed, has inherited a house in (Un) lucky Valley. Lily and Dante grew up barely scraping by. They have no family and out of the blue inherit a big house, which needs a lot of work, and a lot of other stuff. Stuff like garden gnomes. Aunt Polly is so eccentric and full of magic. There is also the lovable lobster, Herman. Maybe Lily ad Dante finally have a forever home? But someone doesn’t like that they have moved in. They are trying their best to see that they leave. I love this author’s writing. It doesn’t seem to matter what genre she writes, she is always able to pull it off! If you like fun, quirky reads that are a mixture of paranormal and mystery, you will love this.

R. Manor ,

Fun Magical Spinoff

Michelle Pillow - Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery - A Happily Everlasting World Novel (Unlucky Valley Book 1) (Volume 1)

How awesome is it that author Michelle Pillow has continued the Everlasting World Books with this spinoff series of Unluky Valley. I mean who doesn’t need more magic, sexy shifters, witches,etc., Lots of fun and humor and of course we can never get enough of Aunt Polly.

This series takes place in Colorado where there is an Unlucky Valley, a ghost town where many miners lost their lives a long time ago. Supposedly it had to do with the bad luck brought about by the two families that owned the mines and their “issues”.
Now the residents have all relocated and built peaceful lives in “Lucky Valley” away from the bad luck caused by the original witch families that owned the mines.
Lily and her brother Dante have moved to Lucky Valley to claim Lily’s Inheritance of an old house they learn is beyond disrepair but is loaded with magic. The siblings had no idea they are the descendants of the two witch families that owned the mines and they never dreamed magic, shifters and witches do exist. To top that off they learn that they are witches but have no idea how to find or control their new powers.
Aunt Polly ( a very distant relative) has come all the way from Everlasting to the rescue. Of course there is no helping from Polly that doesn’t cause her special brand of mischief, confusion and her strange Garden Gnomes that seem to follow her everywhere.
On top of facing a dilapidated home, their crazy family history and the fact that they are witches, The towns people are not thrilled to see the return of the families that bring horrible bad luck to their town. So the crazy incidents that start happening are too coincidental to be accidents.
Add in a very sexy shifter, Nolan, (wolf shifter/construction worker/building code enforcer) and romantic sparks and talks of “mates” gets added to the mayhem.
This is a really fun, exciting mystery/humorous/romantic/paranormal magic book that will have readers charmed, entertained and craving sequels to this series!

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