The Decadent Dames miniseries is about three witches who run a brewery in Minnesota, and one of them really wants to find a man who will feel affection for her regardless of how she looks or her personality. Using a particular spell seems harmless, but the life of Valor Hearst dramatically changes when she attempts to find love. Since Michele Hauf wrote the story, it is filled with unique details plus very lively characters, and numerous scenes kept me captivated. The Beautiful Creatures world created by this author is always a treat to visit, and I found the developments in THE WITCH’S QUEST to be notable and constantly adventurous.
To appear more appealing to men, witch Valor Hearst entered a forest said to be enchanted so something specific could be located in order to cast a love spell. There is a warning about the area related to witches, and her situation quickly turns grim when the threat becomes a reality. But before her life is ended, a faery named Kelyn Saint-Pierre comes to her aid by giving up something very important to him so Valor can be saved.
Although prior to the incident in the forest, Kelyn would have liked for Valor to be in his life as more than just a possible friend. Now he only wants to avoid her and forget what happened. Yet she is not going to give up on paying him back, whether he wants her to or not. Kelyn finally agrees to a plan which Valor devises, one that will hopefully help him regain what was lost. As the couple travel about in search of certain supernatural items, they discover many truths.
THE WITCH’S QUEST is magically believable. It is always easy to visualize the scenes constructed by Michele Hauf, as her wording so clearly expresses how every aspect looks and is being carried out. What I repeatedly enjoy about Ms. Hauf’s work is the originality found all throughout the book, and her talent once again shines in this fun story. From travels to various parts of the world to scenes taking place back home in Minnesota, I felt like I was seeing the areas through the eyes of the characters. The many escapades that Valor and Kelyn experience are inventive and sometimes dangerous, yet some humorous moments can also be found from time to time. Many past characters from previous books make appearances, and it was great seeing what they were currently doing. But if the books have not been read, enough information is told so a reader is not lost. There are a wide variety of paranormal beings in the story, and each one has its own personal traits and nature as only Michele Hauf can portray.
Valor may seem to be a witch who is always in control yet she is actually vulnerable when it comes to men, but being around Kelyn gives her a big boost as his considerate nature makes her feel more confident. He is such a wonderful hero, giving of himself even when he does not benefit. A witch and faery may not seem like they could ever be in a lasting relationship, and there are several incidents where issues could either draw them together or tear them apart.
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Series: Decadent Dames
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Releases: October 1, 2017
Author website: http://www.michelehauf.com/
Rating: 4.5 Stars