La Crimson Femme
Review: Hidden Gypsy Magic by Tena Stetler
★★★★ @TenaStetler #BookGems #HiddenGypsyMagic
Magic and witches go hand in hand when it comes to Salem. This world Ms. Stetler builds continues to grow on me. We return to the Salem Wildlife Sanctuary. This one is loosely connected to Chocolate Raspberry Magic. This is the story of Gwen and her beau, Brock. Whilst this story contains elements of romance, it takes a backseat to the plot. Seeing the innerworkings of a wildlife sanctuary is fascinating for me. Speculating a bit about the Salem witch trials is also interesting and educational. This book can be read as a standalone.
What I like about this story is how it is both educational and entertaining. I enjoy learning about different occupations. Seeing how sanctuaries can work with veterinaries is a great parallel to Gwen and Brock's relationship. I learned about exotic animals and a high level how to care for them. I also learned about the exotic poacher industry which is heinous. The glimpses into real-life blended into a story make learning so smooth. This is one of my favourite traits Ms. Stetler adds to her writings.
This story is fun with magical homes. Honestly, if I could have a home that provides food for me at any given moment in addition to providing me with recreational equipment, I'd be over the moon. It is the simple things in life that make it better. This story isn't all magic and wishes granted. There is a dark undertone tying back to the Salem trials. I liked what was presented here. It is a good theory and believable one.
This is a lovely addition to the series and I hope to read more books written in this verse. This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who like learning about new things.
* A review copy was provided by Book Gems