Thursday, July 16, 2009

Book Review: Divine Circle of Ladies Playing With Fire

Title: The Divine Circle of Ladies Playing with Fire: The 5th Cass Shipton Adventure
Author: Dolores Stewart Riccio
Rating: ****1/2
Tags: mystery, series, paranormal, witches, psychics, wicca

This is the fifth book in Riccio's series about a circle of five Wiccan women, their families, and their town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The main character, Cassandra Shipton, is a clairvoyant, and her visions often get the women in trouble investigating crimes. The visions give her enough information to know that something bad is going on, but not enough to clearly identify the villain.

In this volume, the town is being attacked by a serial arsonist. Two men that the ladies know to various degrees are the most likely suspects. meanwhile one of the ladies of the circle is having family trouble with a sick husband.

These books are like coming home to me. I love the characters, the rituals they do as Wiccans, and the plots are good as well.

Happily, according to the author's web site, another in the series is due this fall.

Publication BookSurge Publishing (2009), Paperback, 390 pages
Publication date 2009
ISBN 1439236860 / 9781439236864


c+c said...

Hi Mary - I love your blog! SO interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining.

I am also a fan of The Circle novels. I am happy to say that Ms. Riccio is letting me interview her for a Nov/Thanksgiving post for my blog:

I've already started writing up the questions and am very excited about it.

Mary Amanda Axford said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm excited about your interview with her. I'll be looking for it.