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Librarian Note: An alternate cover can be found hereThe town of Lainswich is a bizarre place. It’s an insular community and home to a lot of strange happenings. It’s also home to the Greensmith family. Rumor has it that they’re a family of witches. The rumors are right. Rowen Greensmith moved away to escape her crazy family. She has her own place and a job in tabloid journLibrarian Note: An alternate cover can be found hereThe town of Lainswich is a bizarre place. It’s an insular community and home to a lot of strange happenings. It’s also home to the Greensmith family. Rumor has it that they’re a family of witches. The rumors are right. Rowen Greensmith moved away to escape her crazy family. She has her own place and a job in tabloid journalism. Things aren’t perfect, but she’s hopeful they’ll improve. When Rowen’s Aunt Lydia calls her with news of a murder, all of that is turned on its head. During the annual Greensmith family yard sale, Rowen’s Aunt Nadine sold a chest that turned out to have a dead body in it. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the woman she sold it to has now turned up dead! It’s a juicy story, and once Rowen’s boss catches wind of it, Rowen is put on the case. Now Rowen is thrown back into the life she tried to escape. Everyone in the town of Lainswich remembers her, even the ones she rather wishes didn’t. The only total stranger is a handsome businessman who’s new to town. Unfortunately, he has motives all his own. If Rowen wants to save her family, she’s going to have to solve not one but two murders. First, though, she’s going to have to deal with the police, suspicious locals, and her crazy family. Knowing Lainswich, there’s a decent chance she’s going to have to deal with quite a bit of the supernatural as well. Rowen is about to be thrown into one of the most hectic weekends of her life. She’ll be lucky if she can make it out in one piece. The theme of this book is a Supernatural/Paranormal Witch Themed Cozy Mystery. It is a Novel, approx. 40,000 words in length which will typically take the average reader about two hours to read. It is the first volume of the Lainswich Witches Mystery Series. This book is a standalone, reading further volumes is not required to resolve or enjoy the book. Romance is clean....

Title : Greensmith Girls
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ISBN : 29220568
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 180 Pages
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Greensmith Girls Reviews

  • Ashley Eidler
    2019-03-24 14:27

    Aspiring reporter Rowen Greensmith has struck out on her own, and she couldn’t be happier to have a little distance from her family and their quirks.Not to mention the whole witchcraft thing.But when a Greensmith garage sale turns into a murder investigation, she can’t stay away very long.At the behest of her boss, Rowen reluctantly heads back home to research the strange case: an antique trunk sold off as a display piece has been opened up to reveal a long-lost corpse – along with a sinister presence that kills the hapless new owner – and Rowen’s whole family is dragged into the supernatural intrigue. With less than 100 pages, Greensmith Girls is by no means hefty, but this little novella packs some wonderful personality. I immediately fell in love with Rowen and her quirky aunts, cousins, and grandmother. I wanted to wander through the Greensmith household and immerse myself in their world.I mean, come on. Gossip! Witches! Gossipy witches! Sign me up!Ah, but ‘twas not to be.Unfortunately, the Greensmith girls are trapped in a story that doesn’t really let them shine. One problem is the writing itself. Granted, there are some fabulous one-liners, like this gem:“There was little worse than meeting someone your age who is also incredibly successful.”But among the gems we also find this kinda thing: “Rowen leaned across the arm rest and kissed him on the cheek. When he turned his head in surprise, she kissed him on the mouth. He kissed her back this time. He was a good kisser. A first kiss said a lot about a person.”Holy mother of monotonous sentence structure. I’ll be honest, Greensmith Girls lollops along like a basset hound.Still, that’s forgivable. What really killed this book for me was the ending. The big reveal makes the entire investigation – the entire plotline, really – feel futile. I was left with more questions than answers, wondering why the mystery was even a mystery in the first place.Overall, I was a bit disappointed, but I’m still so taken with the characters that I wouldn’t mind looking up some more of the author’s work.

  • Belinda
    2019-04-14 13:30

    4,25 stars. What a ladies this Greensmith girls are. I have a mind who paints a book in my mind. This is a book about people how are different and stick together. That that also can be that you feel trappen in your own house proces Rowen the head character in this novel for me. That I did leave the house was also because my family was in every turn in my life. I went banana's of it. Rowen lives in a big city as the novel starts. She is the assistant of several journalists and is called by an aunt of her about two murders in her old town. Her other aunt is the suspect. At first she does not think to much of it. She certainly does not want to go home. But here boss sents her. What can she say? She runs into a big adventure and along the way she finds her family, her roods, her home and love.... after she solves the murders. 😀🌺⭐️Sneakpreviews in the book:- what had she gotten herself into and how had that led to her dead?--there was something supernatural going on here. And when the supernatural reared his head, it normaly had something to do with the Greensmith family--"help me," it seemed to be saying-Eric considered the question. He shrugged."I guess. We're sort of scattered now"-

  • Mariah
    2019-04-21 07:10

    This was a cute, short book about witches. If you are looking for a fast, entertaining read I suggest this book. I got this book for free off of Amazon!

  • Bookin' It Fairy
    2019-03-27 10:30

    Cute, fun, light-hearted. Just like with many cozy mysteries, it has it's quirks and the MC's making the most ridiculous decisions. Events happen, just to happen and are not particularly explained, but I feel that sometimes that is what makes a "cozy mystery" so cozy. You are not necessarily wrapped up in the whole of a story, but you just need a story. Almost like a television show, short and sweet and almost always a continuation of some sort.I didn't love Rowen, but I like her and her family enough to continue on with the series. The book could use some editing, but nothing that truly distracted you. Ok, well... besides that Rowen's name is sometime "EN" and other times "AN" I think that was just a pet peeve. I spell things incorrectly all the time, but when it comes to a name, I really try to get them right.

  • Bev
    2019-04-20 08:31

    Raven Greensmith moved away from her family awhile ago. But when her Aunt Nadine calls her and tells her she is needed back home, Raven has mixed feelings about it. Then her editor sends her home to get the story of a murdered girl. Come to find out, the girl had bought an old trunk from Raven's family. The girl sawed the trunk open and a ghost killed her. The ghost wants revenge, the girl's family wants answers and Raven is torn between them all and what she really wants. Who killed the guy and put him in the trunk to start with? Can Raven get the story for her boss? Will her returning home change her mind about what she wants to do for a living? This story is about how families need to help one another, through thick and thin, whether they like the out come or not.I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.

  • A. Powers
    2019-04-22 10:04

    This book wasn't terrible or anything, but there was nothing really memorable about it.

  • Melanie Adkins
    2019-03-29 09:02

    Lainswich is a very small town. EVERYONE knows your business. When Rowen gets a panicked call from her aunt, she knows she'll have to go back. Her boss is thrilled because he wants her to report on whatever is happening. Rowen knows this is not going to be an easy trip. Her family is, well, different than most. Knowing she has no choice, Rowen heads to Lainswich. I really love this book. It's a quick, humorous read. The writing is outstanding and the characters you'll enjoy immediately. Ms. Snow is a very creative story teller. She doesn't waste time either. Once you open this book, you will finish it because you'll be curious to know what's going on. The plotting on this story is spot on. Nothing left to chance, Ms. Snow buttons it all down. You'll re-read this book because it's that funny and delightful. This is one to start when you just want a relaxing and easy read. I can't wait for more of this author's work. I'd like to see this series as a TV show. It would be hilarious.I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a keeper. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~

  • Serene James
    2019-04-13 15:12

    Oh my goodness!!!! Ok so let's just say I love Raven Snow. Her books are amazingly awesome. The Greensmith Girls is very good. It's about Rowen and her witch family. Her Grammy, aunts and cousins have a yard sell. One of the neighbors buys a trunk that can not be opened. She takes it home and saws it open and then she's dead. Rowen must go back home to investigate for her boss and family. Twists and turns threw the whole book in a good way. Rowen finds out that her Grammy has a few secrets and the new guy in town wants answers. Can not wait for the next one

  • Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
    2019-04-03 11:26

    4.5/5 angel stars

  • Andi
    2019-04-14 10:08

    Rowen Greensmith is being called back home to her crazy, eccentric and witchy family. There appears to be a double murder in town with her family at the center. A young woman bought an old trunk from the family garage sale and sawed it open to reveal a long since dead man as well as her own demise. Rowen does what any good investigative journalist does and goes to find the truth. Rowen quickly becomes wrapped up in the mystery with her quirky family, the great-grandson of the dead man and one malicious ghost. Will this finally give the town of Lainswich the excuse to persecute the Greensmith girls in a witch hunt?I loved this book. I thought it was super cute and had a unique spin on supernatural cozy mysteries with Rowen coming in as a journalist. I thought the story wrapped up nicely and I look forward to reading the next in the series. My only complaint is the lack of editing. There were several errors throughout the book that could be fixed with another look-through. All-in-all I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a little romance, a little mystery and a whole lot of witchery.

  • Michelle Randall
    2019-03-29 14:16

    In the small town of Lainwich, almost everybody knows everybody and their business, so the rumor around town has always been that the Greensmith Girls were strange, or well witchy. Rowan took the first chance she got and left town, renting a run-down tiny apartment working for a tabloid, but at least she was on her own. At least until the annual family yard sale when her Aunt sold a trunk to someone and that person ended up dead.Now Rowan is back in town trying to figure out who was the body in the trunk and what happened to the lady that bought the trunk, without anyone in her family getting hurt. Enter the grandson of the man in the trunk, and thing get even more complicated. Can Rowan figure out what is going on without involving the family? Can she keep herself from getting mixed up with the grandson? This is a great start to a new series that focuses on family, a little witchy nature, a little romance, and small towns. It looks to be be a cute and entertaining series.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-21 09:23

    Lainswich has a power of its doesn't like being on people's radar, so somehow the town can stop emails about local incidents from getting sent and just avoid being on news outlets other than the Lainswich local ones. Rowen Greensmith's family has lived there for generations, being suspected all the while of being witches. And rightly so, as they are. Rowen Greensmith moved away, but when there's a body found in something sold at her family's yard sale, she feels a calling back. Is it Lainswich? Is it her family? Who knows, but her boss at the newspaper assigns her the story (her first!) and sends her home on assignment. SPOILER ALERT Turns out the dead body is her grandmother's former boyfriend and his ghost, once freed from the box sold at the yard sale, kills the innocent girl who opened the box. When the ghost's grandson comes to town, Rowen finds herself intrigued by him, and they work together to try to appease the ghost and get him to cross over...or at least stop threatening to kill others.

  • Mark Sullivan
    2019-04-23 10:16

    I enjoyed reading this book, but it does have some problems, at least for me. The principal character, Rowen Greensmith, is a witch turned magazine reporter. She is sent back to her own hometown by her employer to investigate an incident involving her own family. One of her aunts had sold a large box at a garage sale. The box contained a dead body, and the woman who bought it has been strangled. So the story starts as a mystery with two murders to solve. Both of those murders are solved though well before the climax. At that point the book becomes suspense. After that is settled a new mystery starts that leads to the author’s next book. As a reader it is very hard to determine what conflict you’re waiting to see get resolved. The plot would be very hard to graph on a traditional pyramid. This book does get good ratings. Some people call it “young adult.” Maybe I’m just too old for this type of plot structure.

  • Cynthia Varady
    2019-03-25 09:10

    Fun, lighthearted murderThis is a fun cozy mystery that has the right amount of romance, character development, paranormal activity, and witchcraft. I loved the character of Rowan who tries to leave her peculiar family behind, and with them, her own natural talents in witchcraft. But being a natural witch is harder to deny than Rowan expected. After a mysterious murder involving her family forces Rowan to return to the small town she grew up in, Rowan discovers that sometimes there really is no place like home.

  • Darcysmom
    2019-04-09 11:16

    Greensmith Girls was exactly what I wanted as a light read to go with my morning coffee. It is a pleasantly witchy cozy mystery. Rowen Greensmith is called back to Lainswich, her hometown, when her family is implicated in two murders. Once she arrives home, all kinds of craziness breaks out around her. There are ghosts, cute boys, and more Greensmith witches than are easy to deal with. Raven Snow hit all the major elements of an enjoyable cozy mystery. And she left me wanting to know more about the Greensmith family. I will definitely be reading more of her work.

  • Harry Lane
    2019-03-29 08:28

    Romance with is touch of mystery, witches, and a dollop of humor. I find most books of this sort unreadable and put them down by the end of the first chapter. That I finished this one is itself a recommendation of sorts. Snow's characters are not fully fleshed out and her descriptions are a bit on the sparse side, but the plot is interesting, the situations not outlandishly contrived and the use of humor adds to the entertainment.

  • M
    2019-03-31 11:04

    Enjoyed the story, but (for me) there were a few parts that were a bit darker than I was anticipating and as I read it stressed me out a bit, wondering if it was going to get worse (but it didn't, thank goodness). I liked the characters and thought the family was quirky and funny. I picture their house being total chaos. It was a decent read, that I enjoyed... pretty light, some light romance but not anything heavy or obscene.

  • Kurt Springs
    2019-04-16 09:25

    This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier.Synopsis:Rowan Greensmith had left town to get away from her eccentric family. A family that is literally made up of witches with a tenuous relationship with the townspeople of Lainswich. Now a reporter (sort of) for a city newspaper, a family emergency calls Rowan back home. She tries to resist, but her boss finds the scoop irresistible and sends her to investigate. One of her aunts sold a chest at a yard sale. The new owner winds up dead, and there is a body in the chest.Who killed the owner, and where did the body in the chest come from. These are questions Rowan must find answers to. At the same time, she must keep local police and reporters at arm’s length, while placating the suspicious populous of Lainswich. She also has to figure out her feelings for the victim in the trunk’s great grandson.Review:Raven Snow has written a cozy mystery with elements of urban fantasy. The Greensmiths are a family of witches living in the small town of Lainswich. The novella is written in a quirky, almost snarky tone. Rowan Greensmith had left for the big city to get away from her crazy family. She only comes back when a chest no one can open is sold at a yard sale, with disastrous results. With two dead bodies, ghostly phenomena, and a boss who wants a scoop, Rowan’s visit home does not promise to be restful. Throw in some town people who want them run out of town or worse, and the great-grandson of one of the deceased as a potential boyfriend and life is getting complicated. It is a fun story with some unexpected twists. I certainly would like to read the sequel.

  • Nancy Chastain
    2019-04-10 13:25

    Rowen Greensmith left family and small town for a chance to make it big in the big city. An unexpected reason comes up and Rowen heads home. Does she do her job or does she do what is best family? She definitely was ready to have these feelings and face the small town again. This is a magical read and the first book in my adventures of reading about the Greensmith Girls. Definitely worth reading.

  • Vivian (Vivi) McCormack
    2019-04-12 07:03

    During a garage sale at a neighborhood witches house a old trunk was sold as a coffee table, because the trunk had a magic spell on it nkt to open,the person who bought it was able to open it and found a dead body it, causing that person to die also. It was the local police departments job to arrest someone, and the family of witches to clear their names. Loved the storyline of this mystery and the characters. Great Who Dun It, didn't know until the end.

  • Melissa H.S.
    2019-04-08 11:30

    Haunting mystery The Greensmith girls are an average family of small town witches. Really well done and fun to read mystery with lots of supernatural flair. I appreciated the well written witches, witches are real people with real lives just like everyone else after all. I don't want to give any spoilers, so, I'll just say that if you enjoy cozy mystery and down to earth witches, you will enjoy this book.

  • Chanda Curry
    2019-04-06 12:07

    Loved itWhat a great reel you in and catch you kind of story!! Almost like bewitching you!! Rowen is my new favorite witch!! Dealing with a family emergency, just to find out it was.... Well I'm not that bewitched, and going to spoil it for you!! Definitely a page turner, cute story with all kinds of everything placed into a cauldron or should I say mayonnaise jar?? Can't wait to read more from this very talented writer!

  • Mimi Davis Hopkins
    2019-04-12 13:04

    Whose The WitchThis is a nice little story it is well developed the characters are very interesting and the storyline is easy to follow. The story is comprised of a little mystery, a little intrigue and a little romance. It you're looking for a good short story to get you from point a to point b this is a good one.

  • Athena
    2019-04-15 15:05

    It’s OKI am giving a story to stars, because it has a lot to offer and I really good plot. However, I honestly wasn’t that drawn into the storyline. The characters can be interesting and Some are quite funny and amazing. But overall, I find I just wasn’t as interested in the story I thought it would be.

  • Twist
    2019-04-03 08:25

    I wasn't crazy about it, but I liked it okay. I did like the fact that she is a 'sort of' experienced witch. Even though she was unpracticed, she wasn't a novice who had no clue.The whole romance angle was weird. I will be interested to see where that goes. Not my favorite profession, journalism. I rather despise reporters. So we will see.

  • De Stickel
    2019-04-01 11:12

    EngagingI read for pleasure and this book met all my requirements. It was consistent throughout, had believable characters and an interesting plot. Would have liked a little more family history but then that may be forthcoming in the next two books in the series that I just downloaded. Happy reading.

  • Darby langford
    2019-04-07 09:26

    Greensmith GirlsRowen moved to the big city to start a new life. She gets a call that she is needed at home right away. She goes only to realise she missed her family life of witches. She learns that a body was found in an old chest and she has to follow the clues to discover the killer. It was fun reading how she works thru the clues and solves the mysteries.

  • hana
    2019-03-24 14:17

    Pretty good witching mystery. the characters are lovable, especially Rowan and Grammy.The Greensmith might be a bunch of eccentric and crazy family, but they are tightly knitted, even if they come and go, as Grammy said,"Wherever you choose to go, you’re family. You’re a Greensmith. My pride in you is unconditional.”

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-08 08:12

    I received a free copy of this from the author. I had the hardest time getting into this book and just found myself wanting it to be over. I thought it sounded like something I would enjoy but I just couldn't muster any interest in it.

  • Denise
    2019-04-23 14:26

    Great Weekend ReadThis book was a change of pace from the cozy mysteries I normally read. Rowen is a character I would enjoy hanging out with. The story kept me interested and entertained; I'm looking forward to the next one!