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"A book by Annette Blair is a guaranteed roller coaster ride."—Fresh Fiction

"Blair has the magic touch."—The Best Reviews

About the Author

Magic or destiny, Annette Blair’s bewitching romantic comedies became her first national bestsellers. Now she’s entered a world of bewitching mysteries and designer vintage, a journey sure to be Vintage Magic.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Vintage Magic Mystery (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1st edition (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425251438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425251430
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #834,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this series so much that in June I reread the 4 earlier books just to refresh my memory of Mystic and all of it's charm.

Not only did this book not disappoint, but with the exception of one flaw at the end I think it is one of the best in the series. I loved the fact that the paganism and witchy stuff took a far back seat this go round. I was not offended by all the paganism and witch holiday exposition in previous books, but I was bored by it and found myself skipping over parts that were TMI in past books.

The only flaw with this one is that the plot is VERY complicated, which was a good thing but it is wrapped up so quickly at the end that I had to reread it a couple of times to be sure all the i's were dotted and the t's crossed; they were, but it was just too quickly done for me.

What turns this into a 4 star read is that not only is the plot original and complex, with great characters (I was over-joyed to see Nick and Mad back together--Wiener will just have to find someone else LOL), but nothing is as it seems and I am amazed at how deftly Blair kept all the balls in the air without a slip--till the fast wind up at the end.

One of the funniest and sexiest scenes in the story is when Mad enters Dolly's and Dante's world and discovers what a sexy man and great kisser he was--no wonder Dolly is off in the corner with her 'ghost' at the Vintage
shop LOL! They were truly a love for the ages and I think Nick and Maddy can be an interesting and fun couple for many future books.

In short, I loved this book and it will go on my comfort shelf (well my kindle archive) because when the next one comes out I am sure I will have to reread the whole series once again!
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I bought this book yesterday and finished it today! It was just as fun as the other books in the series, loved the new character! I am a fellow clothing designer (though of medieval clothing, lol) and love reading about her fashion finds as well :) Overall, 5 stars for a fun, quick cozy mystery with strong characters and great story line!
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Vintage Magic series is addictive! In this installment we find Madeira Cutler sleuthing once more thanks to a vision seen through her psychometric gift. After touching a child's dress owned by a woman with no childhood memories, Mad sees a man stabbed and left to bleed to death in the snow. She sets out to solve the mystery with the usual cast and crew are at her side. All of these characters grow on you as the series evolves and for that reason I recommend reading them in chronological order. This is definitely an enjoyable read and I will continue to follow Mad's madness, although I cannot, for the life of me, understand why she is with Nick when detective Werner is the guy for her. Note to author.
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No designer vintage clothing shop would be complete without a resident specter, especially one housed in a former funeral home. Dante, a "renowned rake" in his day, enjoyed being the token ghost in Madeira Cutler's shop, Vintage Magic. Maddie, who was psychically gifted, welcomed the company, but when an unusual young woman crossed the threshold of her shop, she needed to focus. Dante was taken aback when he saw a striking resemblance between Paisley Skye and his earthly love, Dolly Sweet. Paisley was enamored with the vintage clothing in Maddie's shop and brought several pieces of her own in search of answers. Could they hold clues to her past, to her identity?

Little did Maddie know that her psychometric gift of reading clothes would plunge her into a world of horror when she touched a small child's cloak. Her gift, "bestowed by a universe that decides which significant events" she would envision, brought her back through time into the body of a tiny, helpless child. The little girl's daddy lay before her as his life's blood began to color the snow with its crimson dye. A man's hand reached toward her, but then Maddie's vision unexpectedly ended, leaving her startled and uneasy. Dolly Sweet too was somehow frightened by the mere sight of Paisley and quickly disappeared from Mystic without telling a soul.

Paisley began to tell a strange, fragmented tale of her childhood with her Mam and Pap on a secluded island. Disjointed memories of an electric fence surrounding the house, her Bepah, and a so-called Dogpatch Cemetery were haunting. She had come to Mystic after her escape from the island, only carrying a few items of vintage clothing and a photograph. Maddie knew from her vision that she had a possible murder and kidnapping on her hands.
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I truly enjoyed what other reviewers have call the book's many complications. They kept me guessing. There's nothing worse, from my point of view, than a mystery that I can figure out well before it ends. This one kept me guessing. Great job, Annette!
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In this slightly different approach, our psychic sleuth, Madiera Cutler finds herself befriending a 'Missing Person.'

A customer comes to Maddie with a valise of children's clothing. The customer is vague but holds a startling resemblance to Mad's favorite Centenarian, Dolly Sweet.

The pace is quick in solving this mystery from page one until Dolly's 104th birthday at the ending.

There are murders, fortresses, kidnappings, spies, trips to France and more as Maddie and her beau, Nick try to solve this (now FBI case,) and expect her other friends, family and Detective Weiner to become involved as well.

I really enjoyed this novel. It kept the integrity of the series I have grown to love, while giving a completely different view of Maddie's abilities.

Next book is 'Operation Petticoat.' Now to wait...
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