?Review: Betwixt by Darynda Jones

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 22 Comments

Betwixt by Darynda Jones was an interesting and sometimes humorous read. I heard great things about the author, which made me ecstatic to receive a copy of the book for review. 

I liked the idea of a forty (40) year old heroine, which is a rarity in the book world. The story introduces readers to Defiance Dayne, a broke and new divorcee.  However, her fortune would change when a total stranger bequeathed her a house. (If I could be so lucky. ?)

With nothing left to lose, she journeys to Salem, Massachusetts to determine the veracity of her inheritance. What she discovered would lead to a life-changing experience.

The story took me on a journey filled with magical elements, snarky humour and adventure. Getting to know the characters turned out to be a wonderful experience. Annette, Defiance’s best friend, snarky humour had me laughing for most of the story. The rest of the cast added awesome support, in the form of humour, mystery and adventure, to this fun story.
Two things which intrigued me most about the story had to do with the mysterious handyman and the house Defiance inherited.

As the story appeared to be wrapping up, the author dropped a bombshell at the end, which took me by surprise. It, however,  made the perfect setup for the second book, which I cannot wait to get my hands on. 

Traci Odom narrated, and I enjoyed every moment. I believed she did a great job in voicing the characters and bringing each of them to life.

Lovers of paranormal stories would enjoy this new series by Darynda Jones.


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About Darynda Jones

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. She penned the international bestselling Charley Davidson series and is currently working on several beloved projects, most notably the Sunshine Vicram Mystery Series with St. Martin’s Press and the Betwixt and Between Series of paranormal women’s fiction. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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22 responses to “?Review: Betwixt by Darynda Jones

  1. Gorgeous cover! I also love that the heroine is 40. I’ve always loved reading about characters a little older than I am and now that I’m 30 it’s getting harder and harder to find books like that!