Such a cozy, heartwarming read. I’m so glad I read this, and that I saved it for my Christmas read (even though I barely got any reading done at all on Christmas Eve or Day, because I somehow always forget that my mother does not read and needs to be entertained—anyway we spent all day doing a 1,000 piece Christmas puzzle and then watched Glass Onion, and it was all very good but I wish I could have read more of this book).
If you were looking for something to fill the feelings-hole for you after finishing The House in the Cerulean Sea or Legends and Lattes, this is a good one! I am all for this new trend of cozy fantasies that have a little romance thrown in. And like many cozy fantasies seem to be doing, this one is about found family. The take on witches here was really unique. I’ve never seen this particular angle before, and the author handled it really well. I also thought she was extremely good at writing children, from the little nerd you just want to hug, to the hellion who won’t listen to you, it all seemed very accurate, even when said children were setting things on fire or levitating off the ground.
As should be the goal of every cozy fantasy, this book made me want to live in Nowhere House with all of these people. Even though there is some angst and heartache along the way, you know there will be a happy ending.