A Blend Of Magic by Kate Kenzie

An Enchanting Escape

A Blend Of Magic by Kate Kenzie is the most delightful contemporary tale that will warm your heart.

It is an enchanting tale, a fairytale for adults as we meet some charming characters with magical powers – think Sabrina The Teenage Witch but for adults. It also reminded me of the movies in the series of The Good Witch.

The leading lady has a kind heart. She uses her powers for protection after being hurt in the past. We witness the damage the past can do if we live with one foot there. She also looks after others and has a spirit of generosity.

We see that the special powers are passed down the generations. The older members need to teach and guide the younger ones. The leading lady has beautiful memories of her grandmother who taught her the art of making personalised tea in a teapot.

The old buildings are more than just bricks and mortar as we meet the Marleys and a large black cat.

Animals are important. We meet a Maine Coon called Vincent and a friendly ferret.

We must not judge others by appearances. Good hearts beat beneath those whom society may shun.

The setting is Whitby in North Yorkshire. It is very atmospheric with its’ links to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The weather adds to the atmosphere with swirling mist.

I absolutely adored A Blend Of Magic. It was an enchanting escape for a few hours. I think it would make a fabulous movie (and then more movies could follow) or Netflix series. It would be perfect for the Hallmark channel.

I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


A Blend of Magic

A witch cannot exist on potions and tea alone.

Hiding in the shadows, staunch singleton Willow Anderson is content running her successful business, The Enchanted Emporium. With Christmas days away, she’s eager to exchange selling bespoke tea blends and spells for extended bubble baths and binge-watching festive movies snuggled next to her Maine Coon, Vincent.

Nate never usually runs away from his problems, but drunk and disorientated, he finds himself in a small fisherman’s cottage in the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby. After discovering his girlfriend’s affair, he is in no rush to return to the City. His wish for time alone in a Christmas-free zone comes true until an uninvited feline guest arrives. 

Neither Nate nor Willow want company, especially from each other, but they have little choice when concussion means they must spend at least twenty-four hours together. Sparks fly and not just the romantic kind. When darkness from Willow’s past returns and threatens to destroy all she has worked for, pursuing a love affair is the last thing she needs.

With meddling ghosts and a teenage apprentice with her own matchmaking agenda, love and change are in the air.

But can Willow face her fears, and the past, to capture the happiness she deserves?

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Author Bio –

Kate Kenzie may not be Yorkshire born and bred, but it’s where her heart is and why her fictional worlds are set in the Moors and her favourite haunt, Whitby. Creator of the Enchanted Emporium and its residents, she blogs book reviews and author interviews at The Enchanted Emporium Bookshelf.

Part-time writer, and full-time dreamer, if she’s not reading from her over flowing TBR pile, she is writing or drinking tea. Like many, she always dreamed of being an author but notebooks of half-finished novels and children’s stories were pushed aside in adulthood until a random Facebook conversation rekindled her passion for world building. By receiving a bursary for the RNA New Writer’s Scheme, she found her tribe.

Awarded the Katie Fforde bursary this year, she writes romantic and paranormal fiction, especially witch lit.

Her short story, The Ghost Writer is available in an anthology, Byline Legacies by Cardigan Press.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @kakenzie101

Instagram: @kakenzie101

Facebook: K A Kenzie Writer

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Website: katekenzie.com

The Enchanted Emporium links:

Blog: The Enchanted Emporium Bookshelf

Twitter: @WitchesOfWhitby

Instagram: @witch_of_whitby

Threads: @witch_of_whitby


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