The Witches of CambridgeThe Witches of Cambridge by Menna van Praag

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

When Menna van Praag’s publicist contacted me to ask if I would be interested in reading and reviewing this book, I couldn’t be more excited. Although I have stopped reviewing upon request, I still have a tiny list of authors that I gladly read and review: Menna van Praag is one of those authors. She made it to my list when I read “The Dress Shop of Dreams”. I have always enjoyed reading books that include magic, and the magic realism in the books of this author is just a lovely addition to the cute stories that she creates.

Let’s see what “The Witches of Cambridge” has to offer. The story of a group of friends and family members who are connected by magic and love. Amandine is the empath who cannot figure out her marriage. Kat and George are too logical and immersed in their mathematical equations as to realise their own feelings, even with the help of magic. Cosima is the magic baker who can create unexpected results with her spells. Amandine’s mother is the psych who will struggle with lost and new love. And Noa… she possesses a very special gift that she regards as a curse, and when she meets a sexy painter, things can take a turn… for the better? Not all that shines is necessarily gold.

It was really interesting reading all their stories, how they interconnect, and how they solve their personal puzzles. The characters are wonderfully portrayed and developed, and the story won’t leave you alone after closing the book. An amazing story of love, family, and loss, with twists that are hard to predict, and with characters that will become your new best friends.

I am really looking forward to reading more books by this author.