A Witchy Surprise

Witches of Whispering Pines, Book One

Image of a teen girl wearing a black witches' hat, a flirty purple dress, and black boots. Her arms are bent at the elbows with palms facing up. She's standing in front of a large full moon on a purple background, a cute pink pig on the left and a black cauldron on the right. Text is on black background: A Witchy Surprise, Author Rhonda Hopkins

Available November 2020!


A new witch with unreliable powers and family she wants to keep safe...what could possibly go wrong?

I’m Charley and I come from a long line of witches - including my talented mother and my quirky (okay, some say crazy) great-grandmother who likes to wreak havoc just for fun. Having reached the ripe old age of sixteen without getting my powers, I thought the “witchy” gene had skipped me.

Well, I did until a walk in the woods with my bestie and my sister turned terrifying and a magical force exploded out of me. We got away, but my magic is all wonky and If I don't learn to control it, my family’s centuries-old, witchy secret will be exposed.

Then there’s Jackson. We’ve been friends since kindergarten, but all of a sudden I can’t seem to put together a coherent sentence around him. I am not falling for him. I’m not. Oh, who I am kidding? I’m totally falling for him.

I really don’t need all these distractions when there's someone out there wanting to silence us. Forever. If only I could get my rebellious powers under control I might be able to keep us safe. No pressure though, right?

A Witchy Surprise is the first book in the Witches of Whispering Pines young adult cozy mystery series. If you like magic, quirky characters, and small-town mysteries, you're sure to enjoy A Witchy Surprise.



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