Wand-erful Christmas is a cozy mystery with magic, mayhem, and a dash of romance. Sit in front of the fire with a nice cuppa tea and a mince pie, and snuggle under a blanket to see whodunnit!


The Description

An English Village Witch Cozy Series: Book 10
Publication Date: November 30, 2023

When Evelyn agreed to hire out Locksleigh for a Christmas Eve office party, she should’ve known it would end in tears – or worse, murder. But with the snow falling and no escape, the choice is clear: solve the crime or remain trapped with the killer.

Evelyn’s not only got a murder to solve, but a life-changing decision to make – she’s been offered a job in London, tackling rogue Beings of Evil. She’s reluctant to leave the quaint village of Maiden-Upon-Avon and all her wonderful friends. But the thought of confronting Lord Vilnius once and for all is tempting. What should she do?

To help make up her mind, Evelyn’s visited by three Christmas ghosts, who offer hilarious visions of her past, future, and present – as well as clues to help unwrap this festive murder.

In magical Maiden-Upon-Avon, Evelyn truly has a wand-erful life. But is it time for a new year – and a new challenge?

The Review

Wand-erful Christmas by author Rosie Reed is a cute title for this fast-paced, cozy mystery filled with Christmas cheer, magic and magical beings, ghosts, mayhem, murder, romance, and so much more. I loved returning to An English Village Witch Cozy series and all the familiar characters.

It was great to be reacquainted with characters we’ve met before—especially Evie, Alex, Leia, and Luke—and seeing how their lives and loves are progressing was heartwarming. There are vivid descriptions of locations, snow, the murder scene, food, decorations, and the village that made me feel like I was there. I liked the camaraderie of the characters and how they were there to support one another. The animals were an added bonus.

Evie being visited by the three ghosts of Christmas was reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, which tested her memory, generosity, and fear of her demise. Seeing who transported her to the three Christmases was fun but also held danger and anxiety. There was even a visit by Father Christmas.

The story flowed nicely and held my interest from the first page to the last. As always, there was a murder to solve, and Evie is again in the thick of things. She is an amateur sleuth as well as a witch in training, and she’s always where she’s not supposed to be! Just ask her boyfriend and Deputy Inspector, Alex! The story has twists and turns, along with multiple suspects and red herrings. There is closure in solving the crimes, but I felt there were some loose ends.

Wand-erful Christmas is a cozy mystery with magic, mayhem, and a dash of romance. Sit in front of the fire with a nice cuppa tea and a mince pie, and snuggle under a blanket to see whodunnit!

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About The Author

I love writing, daydreaming, and creating stories. I often write for fun, even when I’m not planning on publishing. But it’s also wonderful to share my stories with you!

I’m a massive Agatha Christie and Terry Pratchett fan, so writing paranormal mystery comes instinctively! I love the understated gentle charm of cozies, and it’s always such a pleasure to spend time in the company of the wonderful sleuths and magical characters that my fellow authors create.

Writing the English Village Witch Cozy series helped to keep me sane during the very strange year of 2020. Evelyn and Alex have done a tremendous job of protecting my mental health, and it’s my pleasure to share this comfort with you.

I do hope you’ll enjoy escaping into the beautiful surroundings of Maiden-Upon-Avon, and having some fun with Evelyn and all the other magical beings who live there! So treat yourself now by taking the phone off the hook of life, and soaking in the bathtub of the English countryside for a while!




JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


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Wand-erful Christmas is a cozy mystery with magic, mayhem, and a dash of romance. Sit in front of the fire with a nice cuppa tea and a mince pie, and snuggle under a blanket to see whodunnit!4-STAR REVIEW: WAND-ERFUL CHRISTMAS by Rosie Reed