Date Published: September 2015
A modern romance set in a cozy mountain town that lives under the spell of warring witches... welcome to Small Town Charms
Meet Mandy Flores: a young woman snow bound in a small mountain town with a killer who wants her blood...
When Mandy Flores is hired to house sit for the ruggedly handsome Clyde Weathers, she is left snowbound in a mountaintop mansion with his unconscious fiancee, who has been in a coma since the day before their wedding. Mandy's uncontrollable attraction to Clyde leads her to become the novice of a sinister dark witch and local bartender, Jessica. Mandy doesn't mean to hurt anyone when she casts a love spell on Clyde with Jessica's help, but letting loose the mountain's magic will change the lives of everyone in Big Bear and tear the small community apart.
How did Clyde's beautiful bride-to-be fall into a coma? Why does Jessica seem to hate Clyde’s fiancee so much? And does Clyde truly love Mandy or is it only magic fueling their growing attraction?
Mandy must untangle the meaning of the magical, secret world hidden just below the surface of this seemingly perfect small town...or she will never leave the mountain alive.
Cora Cuba has done a great job with creating characters the reader will feel strongly about. Maybe not always a good kind of strong, but evoking emotion in the reader is good regardless.
These characters each have their own personalities and depth to them. None of them felt one-dimensional or forced, they all shined through as individuals.
As a young woman, Cora Cuba spent an unforgettable winter living alone in a cabin in Big Bear, California and working at a ski lodge. This friendly people and natural beauty there inspired her to write the Small Town Charms series years later. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and beloved dog and enjoys researching American folklore, women's folk art, and the history of witchcraft in the United States.