Trying her best to mend a broken heart, Ivy Grace travels to hot and sultry New Orleans, the set of her latest novel turned movie. There, she does her best to focus on polishing up the screenplay when the film's lead actress goes missing. Throw in a budding romance with the movie's heartthrob and the reappearance of an old flame, and Ivy's strength, resolve, and heart are put to the test as she works to solve the mysterious kidnapping.
The undercover witch, who craves a regular life, learns she will need more than her Time Spell to fight the evil plaguing New Orleans. New spells, new adventure, and new love take Ivy on a whirlwind journey of magic that unlocks more questions than answers.
Cross Spell is a cute witchy mystery series. We first met our adorable witch Ivy in Time Spell, where she traveled back in time, stumbled upon a love triangle, wrote a book about it, only to find out the actual events did not turn out how she had thought. But, we won’t get into that too much, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone if you haven’t read the series yet.
In Time Spell, Ivy was at it again, traveling back into time, writing a fabulous story about a young couple in love, who ran away to be together in 1945. Only this time, the novel was so huge, it was being turned into a movie!
Ivy is onset in New Orleans, where the novel is based, desperately trying to move on from her own broken heart. Even catching the eye of the lead actor Evan Carlson. Well, that’s until her ex boyfriend, also a witch, Finn shows up at her door step…
Things on the set turn chaotic after the leading lady disappears one afternoon while on the movie set. Completely vanished. Finn, a detective, joins in the search efforts. Although, he does have an ulterior motive of winning Ivy back. Completely stuck in his charm spell, Ivy finds herself forgiving Finn for all of the pain he’s caused her in the past and agrees to work with him in solving the kidnapping. This turns out to be harder than they could ever imagine since black magic was involved!
A series of events brings these two completely full circle, Ivy finds herself being hurt all over again, being torn between two loves. Ivy has discovered that she is more important in the witch world than she ever would have thought. She is not just your ordinary witch... she is special, a Laurel, and now she needs to broaden those magic powers.
I loved this series! I found Ivy to be an adorable, strong, determined witch who is not to be messed with. I was extremely surprised to find myself sucked into the story line, the mystery, paranormal, love romance of it was amazing to watch unfold. Although the story did bounce between present time and past time, when Ivy time traveled, there was never a moment where I felt it was too much where I couldn’t follow the story line. T.A. Foster was so involved in the details of every single scene, I felt as though I was actually there with them. Great read!
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.
Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.
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