Thursday, June 3, 2021

Books from the Backlog - A Magical Match


Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  A Magical Match by Juliet Blackwell

Blurb:  Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiancĂ©, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him.

When she sees Sailor in the neighborhood despite knowing he's in jail, Lily starts to wonder if there could be a doppelganger in San Francisco. When she's not busy helping customers find matching outfits for the upcoming event, searching for a vintage wedding dress for her own nuptials, and dealing with an ill-timed magical cold, Lily begins to suspect one of her magical foes is targeting her loved ones in an attempt to weaken her.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I really love other series by this author and I want to decide if I want to dive into this series.  I read the first one years and years ago and thought it was too paranormal for me but my tastes have changed a bit so I feel like it's worth trying again.


  1. I like the sound of this one and I am very curious about the pig in the dress on the cover. I hope you enjoy this one if you give it a try.

  2. The pig in the dress got me going!

  3. I like that your taste has changed somewhat and this paranormal could make the reading list. Hope its good.

  4. Love the cover! I thought the author's name sounded familiar. Last year I read The Vineyards of Champagne (historical fiction) and really liked it.

  5. Ooh, this one is based in SF?!