For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
I originally picked this book up even though its been in my TBR folder forever because my oldest daughter and I started watching the series on Netflix, and I kinda wanted to compare the two plot lines. For the most part I really enjoyed this book who doesn't love an underdog story. Witches being banned from using their magic, a mother forced to watch her children die over several life times I mean come on how awesomely heart breaking is that? The characters complimented each other nicely Freya the party girl, Ingrid the stoic one, and the mom that keeps them together. It wasn't a terribly fast read for me usually something like this I would blow through in a day or two but this one took me a few weeks to get through, not sure if was the pacing of the book or just me being in a winter slump who knows, it was okay, I am not sure if I will read the others in this series anytime soon, but its not off the table.
I gave this book a 3 out of 5 star rating