Bagpipes and Basil, by Zoe Tasia
Becca and Greg are co-keepers of an enchanted forest on a Scottish Isle, and their duties include keeping the fae, fairies and pixies from causing too much mischief in the local village of Thistle. In Bagpipes and Basil, book two in The Shrouded Isle Series, Becca is a widow, raising two teens and teaching at the island school. After a treasure hunt goes awry, she sets out with her two favorite witch besties to find the stolen prize.
When Becca’s deceased husband’s family comes for a visit, she stretches herself thin to accommodate her extended family’s tourist needs, the girls’ daily needs, her keeper of the forest needs and the need to discover the depths of her budding relationship with Greg. More mysteries unfold as she makes the rounds in the village. Hexes, spells and mischief are abound as Becca uncovers a treasure trove of information at the library, including juicy bits and pieces of Greg’s past.
Becca yearns to get to know her new beau and to understand the duties she’s taken on to protect the island. With things heating up between them, Becca hopes for a romantic evening alone, but finds herself in the middle of a silkie negotiation. Will she ever get a moment alone with him or a moment of peace? In for a penny, in for a pound, Bagpipes and Basil, book two in the Shrouded Isle Series is full of twists, turns and enough fae to shake a magic stick at, but don’t think it ends here. With much more to discover, this cozy, magical mystery series promises to continue. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion that is sure to come. I know Greg and Becca are sure to conquer their tasks and balance the island shenanigans.