Roberta Goodman


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Smashwords book reviews by Roberta Goodman

  • The Flower Bowl Spell on March 30, 2012

    Memphis Zhang is a San Francisco journalist with a background in witchcraft. Having abandoned her roots in magick two years prior, because the protection spell she placed on her best friend, Alice, failed when she was brutally killed, she still suffers guilt. The sudden appearance of protective fairies, an assignment to interview Alice’s rock star brother, and a childhood friend’s insistence that Memphis take care of her two young daughters, while she leaves the country, slowly force this Chinese-American witch back into the lifestyle. Memphis has no other choice but to take Romola and Cleo with her on an out-of-town assignment. After dodging danger, she eventually abandons the rock tour she’s supposed to be covering and embarks on a search for answers to the whereabouts of the girls’ mother. Tragedy follows when she discovers a member of her disbanded coven dead. While trying to piece together coincidences to get to the truth, Memphis starts to question whom she can trust. The Flower Book Spell by Olivia Boler is a fantastical fast-paced roller-coaster ride. This story will keep you guessing until the end as to the identities of those trying to gain power through sinister means. I especially enjoyed the character of Cleo and the fact that she and Memphis shared unique talents.