Book Review: A Storm of Sisters

By Michelle Harrison

I really enjoyed A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison which I read in the summer, so when I saw another in the series, I happily bought it. I didn’t realise it was book 4, but it’s a standalone adventure so it didn’t matter that I had missed books 2 and 3. This time, Betty, Fliss and Charlie accompany Granny to visit cousin Clarissa in Wilderness, in the bitterly cold north of the country. Naturally, it doesn’t take long before the Widdershins sisters are once more involved in an adventure. This time there is a haunted hotel, a legendary highwayman, a sinister fortune-teller and lots of snow to occupy and endanger them during their visit, as well as secrets and mysteries to unravel.

I love the three sisters, romantic Fliss, adventurous Betty, and animal-loving Charlie, and I was drawn into the story right from the start. The author writes so engagingly that I am sure I would have enjoyed the book no matter what the sisters got up to, but A Storm of Sisters has a really good underlying story. Betty’s nesting dolls accompany the sisters, and if you’ve read any of the books in this series, you will know how special they are. I was given a set of these (I know them as Russian dolls) when I was a child. I must check them out for magical properties!

A couple of minor gripes: the story is really good but I think the sisters’ plotline was not quite as strong as it could have been. The other concerns Bonbon, who behaves in a manner very surprising for one of his species during the story’s climax. Avoiding spoilers here, so you will have to read the book for yourself to find out what I mean :).

Nitpicks aside, TOTP and I hugely enjoyed the book, so we award it nine out of ten Diamonds.

See my review of A Pinch of Magic here.

12 thoughts on “Book Review: A Storm of Sisters

    1. I think you’d have to read book 1 first to get to know the sisters and their magic, but after that, you can pick any of them. I love the author’s style, I’d definitely read more of her work as well as the other Pinch of Magic stories. Thanks for reading!


  1. I also missed reading book 2 and 3 in the series after thoroughly enjoying A Pinch of Magic. You’ve provided me with another addition to my future read list with this engaging mystery. Thanks for the heads-up on this one and Happy MMGM!

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