Get ready to have fun and be influenced!
Fate can show up as anything… As a freshly minted divorcee, witch Carmen Devereaux returns to her hometown in North Carolina. With this decision comes another change in her life: Fate has decided that she is to become an Influencer, someone who guides others onto the path that they were meant to take.
When she's assigned to Abby Windsor, a young schoolteacher, as well as her own stepbrother, Finn Cleary, she soon encounters several obstacles, including getting stuck in her own past.
A quirky, fun, and lovable cast of characters, including Lenny the Snowman—a grumpy, old snowman who really loves trashy reality shows, especially ones about real housewives, Egbert the Lobbyist Pencil—a pompous pencil who lobbies on magic and loves tasty cuisine, and Muse Siobhan Waters, who is thoughtful and down to earth, help guide and inspire Carmen whenever she gets stuck working on her assignment. Along the way, Carmen learns to influence others…and herself.
Humorous and light-hearted, A Witchly Influence is the perfect feel-good book of the year.
A newly divorced witch is determined to turn her life around in this lighthearted but underdeveloped fantasy from Grey (The Immortal Prudence Blackwood). Carmen Devereaux, whose powers allow her to conjure anything she desires from thin air and teleport anywhere in the world, moves back home to North Carolina for a fresh start closer to her mortal stepfamily. There, Carmen gets a promotion from her employer, Fate. In her new position as an Influencer she'll use her magic to guide both witches and mortals to their higher calling. With the help of some eccentric characters, including an ornery snowman and a sentient pencil, Carmen attempts to balance her magical and mortal responsibilities. But one of her first assignments is to influence the life of her own stepbrother, and Carmen struggles to help him while still obeying the law that prohibits witches from revealing their magical abilities inspiring her to propose a change to the rule. This unremarkable arc is spiced up by the quirky supporting cast, though readers will still have to overlook some plot holes. Grey's feel-good story is just amusing enough that many readers will be willing to forgive the flaws.