“I WANT TO be really clear about a few things. I don’t chase after stray cats, I don’t break into houses and I most definitely do not steal valuable antiques from dead people. At least, I didn’t used to. My name is Annabelle Amelia Blessingsound Britton.”




A superb paranormal tale that I found difficult to put down. Annabelle Britton arrives in Portsmouth New Hampshire on a visit a close friend. She is very surprised to find that her Grandma grew up and the town, but left when she married. She learns that her Grandma is a witch and there is an active coven in town. She has ‘vibes’ at times but she has no idea how to control. Annabelle meets a mystery cat,  Alistairs who can disappears at will. He refuses to accept a home since his former owner died. Alistairs leads Annabelle to a cottage and adopts her. There are enough changes before Annabelle finds the answer to the mystery. The next book is already on my to read list.


“I want to be really clear about a few things. I do not follow people into abandoned tunnels, even if they are paying me. I do not remove valuable historical documents from private archives, and I do not believe in ghosts.”




In the second book of this series, Annabelle Britton continues to learn about her witches’ heritage.  She is helping her friends at their new store when strange noises are heard. Checking out the building they find a tunnel leading to a door that is locked and appears to go nowhere Trying to open it Annabelle stumbles upon a body. The investigation into the death leads to an old secret. The story is enlivened by the arrival of Annabelle’s Grandmother, Alistair and Leo and Max add much to the adventure. The Coven continues to be involved and lends their assistance. An excellent paranormal story. I am ready for the next book.


 “I WANT TO be really clear about a few things. I do not habitually hide important information from my friends and family. I do not eavesdrop on other people’s conversations, especially from under tables, and I don’t run out on parties to which I have been invited as the guest of honor. “




An outstanding paranormal and the third book in the Witch’s Cat series. Annabelle Britton takes Alistairs to a 

veterinarian, Ramona Forsyth for his annual checkup and booster shots. While at the vet’s office, they meet Ruby, the Attitude Cat and become aware of a custody battle over Ruby.  Alistair has a crush on Ruby. Later he alerts Annabelle that something is wrong at Ramona’s home. Ramona is dead and Ruby is missing. Has Ruby been catnap or did she escape? There are several suspects in the kidnapping. Annabelle and Alistair must find an answer before there are more deaths. 

I highly recommend this book and series.

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7 Responses to FIRST LINES FRIDAY – Delia James

  1. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Lines come from If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren…….

    “Watching you die is the last thing I want to do on a Saturday morning.” Sierra said it in a low mutter, nearly under her breath, but Ian heard it anyway, a slash across his chest, right between the ribs.

    Have a great weekend, stay cool, and Happy Reading!😊💖📚

  2. After having read parts of the Witch City series by Carol J. Perry, I sense that I would really enjoy these. I’m adding them to my list!

  3. carhicks says:

    I love how they all start in a similar way. Sounds like a fun series.

  4. carhicks says:

    I shared a thriller on my blog, but I am also listening to an Amish Romance,
    A Place at our Table by Amy Clipston

    A long, shrill tone screamed through the loud speaker, jarring Jamie Riehl from sleep.

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