Today’s special new moon “Sunday Sundaes” is a witchy treat. Root Brew Float by Sydney Winward is a super fun paranormal romance. I am a huge Winward fan, so I wasn’t surprised I loved this one. Josephine is the magical, strong heroine I love in all Winward’s works. The system of magic is unique in this book in that witches belong to an inter-realm Order who hold all the cards. Witches are at their beck and call, with the threat of losing their magic if they refuse to move on. My favorite part was Josephine’s desire to fly on her broomstick and overcomes the fear instilled in her during the Salem witch trials.
Clarence is the love interest with a haunted house and the target of the Order. I loved his instant love for Josephine and his breaking out of his shell for her. Clarence has a limp (and a cane) due to a boating accident and a load of self-confidence issues from it. He goes on a healing journey to win over Josephine who – the best part – loves him for who he is. No magical “leg fixes” only acceptance and inclusion. Swoon!
I highly recommend this feel-good paranormal romance that promotes inclusion, acceptance, and romance.
Here’s the back of the book blurb:
Josephine Brevil has lived hundreds of years haunted by the horrors she experienced during the Salem Witch Trials. She takes great care to hide her powers, though serving a Root Brew Float laced with a magic potion now and again never hurt anybody. The Order sends her to Massachusetts to deal with a paranormal threat, and she meets the young and handsome widower, Clarence Watts. However, being with him comes with a choice. How can she choose between the man she loves and the magic she holds dear?