My life is a rocket and books are the usual fuel that I need to work every day. Even after a hectic life, I always take my time out for books. After a big long tiring day, you come home to books. With a cup of coffee, a book in hand life is set and relaxing. In this good work, NetGalley is doing a great job helping us readers to relax. So come along with me for a thrilling ride through this NetGalley book.

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Cosy mysteries are my thing and this one was taken from NetGalley. I don’t get much time to read novels but I do read them real slow. It took me 3 weeks to finish this.

So let’s start with this one shall we??

Potions are for Pushovers by Tamara Berry.

I sincerely thank Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:

Author: Tamara Berry.

Publisher: Kensington Books.

Genre: Cosy Mystery and Thriller.

Chapter: 22 Chapters.

Pages: 288 pages.

Series: yes. (An Eleanor Wilde Mysteries.)

Time: 8 hours 30 minutes.

Publishing / Published: 26 November 2019.

Official Summary:

It may have been a ghost that led Eleanor Wilde to set up shop in a quaint English village. But now that she’s established herself as the town witch, Ellie’s contentedly casting spells on anyone desperate enough—or gullible enough—to request her mysterious potions…

Selling mystical elixirs and tantalizing tonics is a pretty good way for a fake medium to earn a living. Or at least it’s Ellie’s main source of income—until a villager turns up dead. The cause? Murder by poisoning.  And though Ellie’s concoctions don’t include anything worthy of a skull and crossbones, suddenly she’s the prime suspect. Her only recourse is to find the culprit who did do away with Sarah Blackthorne. No one liked the mean old battle-axe. But did anyone hate her enough to kill her? 

It’s enough of a mystery to make Ellie hang up her witch’s hat and take millionaire beau Nicholas Hartford up on his offer to keep her afloat.  Except Ellie is not the kind of woman to lean on a man—least of all a man she adores but whose place in her life is uncertain. Besides, Ellie’s taken on two young witches-in-training—apprentices if you will—and both of them are convinced a werewolf is a murderer.

Just as Ellie’s wondering if there really is something otherworldly going on, animals suddenly begin to disappear—including her beloved cat, Beast. Now Ellie’s on the warpath to uncover the wicked truth about the people and the place she’s only just begun to call home…

Taken from Goodreads.

Critics Rating:

Book Marks: 3/4 Stars.

Goodreads: 4.24/5 Stars.

NetGalley: 4/5 Stars.

Taken from the internet.

My Summary:

Eleanor Wilde is a witch who came to solve a murder and fell in love with a rich millionaire Nicholas Hartford. She decided to settle down in the village and call it her home when suddenly one of her hater Sarah Blackthorne gets murdered and everybody doubts her. She has to solve the murder and settle down in her new life. But she doesn’t know that there is more to this murder than she can even think of.

My Review:

5 stars, must-read.

Before I start, I gotta rant today about this novel. So let me start.


As you all have probably guessed I loved the book. It was a fantastic blend of romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy, craziness and excitement. This book has a simple and basic starting with an introduction to the characters and some reference to the first book but you dont need to read it to enjoy this one.

The characters, the ideology, the framing, the writing… One day, this book will be a cosy mystery classic, take my word on that. I don’t know why they call this a cosy mystery, it had more twists and turns than a normal mystery does.

I am literally dying to read the 3rd book. I can’t wait for it. I loved this book. I read 65% book and forced myself to sleep at 4 am in the morning, then got up and finished the rest of the book from 65% to direct 100%.


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I was obsessed with it. Dying to know the killer and all the suspense revolving around it. This is a real mystery with much cosiness and less stress, but I was stressed to find out the murderer and trust me till the end, I was totally wrong about the murderer and was actually shocked to find out the real one. I can’t write anymore or I might spill out some secrets of this book.

Please please give it a try. I give this book infinity stars, its that good. Please try it once.

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    1. Like is a very small word. I loved it. I give this a best cosy mystery award. 🥰😍😍😍

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        1. You should definitely try it. Btw how is your health?? Sorry for the late reply. I was stuck in work. 😒😂✌

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            1. Great to see you hanging in. Sorry for the late reply. I am working too hard for boards. 🥴✌

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  1. I am pleased for you that you enjoyed it so much. Cosy books are not my thing at all, and I doubt I would ever read this.
    Best wishes, Pete. 🙂 x

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    1. I knew that you wouldn’t try it but it is a pleasurable read. You should really try a cosy mystery. I hope you do. 🙂✌🤩

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      1. I’m not a cosy kind of guy, Suzan. 🙂 🙂 x

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        1. You are a grumpy kind of guy.😂😂 we all know that. 🤣🤣😎 btw how is health??

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          1. Much better thank you, dear Suzan. x

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            1. I am glad you feel better. How’s ollie?? So sorry for the late reply I have exams coming up and I am stressed to hell and back. 😤😭✌

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              1. Don’t worry, dear Suzan. Get your exams over, and lose that stress. Ollie is doing OK. 🙂 xx

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                1. I can’t stop worrying Pete. It’s exams that too Indian exams. I hope to lose stress before I lose my mind and weight. I might end up becoming a stale carrot kept in the bottom of the fridge tray. 😞😭
                  Thank God he is ok. How is the fur coming up?? Is it back?? How’s your lovely wife and your enemy (modern technology) going on in your life. Give me your blogs quick update. I can’t read anymore😭😭😭😭 I am so sorry😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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                  1. His fur is coming back slowly. We had a flood in the shed outside after heavy rain, but my wife is OK. 🙂 🙂


  2. “It was a fantastic blend of romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy, craziness and excitement.” – Okay, so I guess it’s worth trying! So glad you *LOVED* it! 💕💕

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    1. You idiot go try it and stop teasing me. You really should try it. This book made my year beautiful. Try it. It’s important


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