I’m pretty sure I liked this mix up of senior chick lit times contemporary fantasy times classic fantasy. It was messy, though.
The main story is about Brenda and her small town where supernatural things happen. She’s a senior combination of Buffy and Giles (both of the Vampire Slayer) and – with her friend Effie – makes sure things don’t get too weird. Which happens when her best friend falls in love with a vampire, a cult following from another world shows up and an old friend slash demon hunter returns to Brenda. And all this while Brenda tries to keep her B&B on its feet.
I suspect this is part of a series or at least easier to read when you’ve read something by Magrs before. Because now it was three small novels in one.
Still, lovely world building and silly fun. A (late) Summer read if I ever read one.
The Bride That Time Forgot, Paul Magrs, Headline Review 2011