Sweet baby Jesus, someone’s stolen a lot of Christmas dough!
All is calm and bright as Globe, Arizona’s holiday celebrations approach. Selena Marx should have known it wouldn’t stay that way. The painted snowflakes on her shop window are barely dry when her best friend, Josie Woodrow, bursts in with news that the baby Jesus is missing from the crèche in front of St. Ignatius.
Selena has enough on her mind without having to use her psychic powers to suss out the culprit. Her boyfriend Calvin Standingbear’s parents are still on the snow-covered fence about accepting her, which throws a dimmer on the town’s highly anticipated Festival of Lights. And when Calvin springs a surprise on the solstice, Selena realizes she has some work to do to reconcile the two men in her life: Calvin, and her cursed cat, Archie.
The last thing she needs is a spontaneous vision that indicates the baby Jesus theft was more than just a prank. And if someone doesn’t spill the beans soon, someone’s getting away with…well, not murder (this time), but a whole lot of dough — and we’re not talking cookies.
This review is for Jingle Spells, Hedgewitch for Hire #5 by Christine Pope.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
It's December and Christmas and the Yule are fast approaching when Josie bursts into Selena's store and announces that the baby Jesus has been stolen from the crèche in town. And of course Josie expects Selena to find said baby even though Selena isn't that type of a witch.
This short story reacquaints us will the lovable characters from Globe as they celebrate the season. The description of the Festival of Lights held in the Archeological Park is amazing and I wish it were real so I could see it!
So what Christmas miracles are going to happen this year in globe? Will Archie get the best Christmas present ever? Will Calvin's parents accept Selena being in his life? Will the baby Jesus be found in time? And why does Jack Faulkner look so guilty?
You are going to have to read this story to find out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Can't wait for the next book in the series.