Title: Leprechaun Luck – A Witch of Mintwood Short Story
Publication Date: March 1, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: 48 pages
Source: I received a free copy from the author.
Rating: 3 Stars
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Lemmi, Charlie, and Liam are determined to have some fun before going to watch the guys play baseball. What happens next is unexpected, to say the least, but Lemmi and Charlie are determined not to miss the baseball game. Now if only the leprechaun would tell them where Liam is . . .
It’s always a smart idea to beware of deals that seem too good to be true.
Lemmi had wonderful conflict resolution skills. It was refreshing to see how she responded to challenging moments and how hard she worked to find solutions that were agreeable to everyone. This is something I’m always pleased to find in stories, especially mysteries. We need more characters like her around to set good examples of how to solve problems that can quickly escalate if they’re not handled swiftly.
There were some things about the character development in this story that never quite made sense to me. Lemmi and her friends were described as people who appeared to have a good deal of experience with magic and the supernatural world. It came as a surprise to me to see how trusting they were in unfamiliar situations that clearly had magical or supernatural origins. While they did mention the danger they might face briefly, they didn’t seem to take them seriously or think critically about the decisions they were about to make. I really wish more time had been spent exploring why this was the case as it didn’t make sense to me.
The dialogue made me chuckle. Not only did all of the main characters have great senses of humour, they were also skilled at using a comment a friend made as a jumping-off point for more jokes. It’s always delightful to see that level of banter among a group of characters who clearly appear to know each other well and genuinely enjoy everyone’s company.
This short story was part of a series, but I had no problem at all jumping into it as someone who wasn’t at all familiar with this universe. All of the necessary backstories were provided for us new readers.
Leprechaun Luck is a good pick for a lighthearted St. Patrick’s Day read.
2 Responses to Risky Wanderings: A Review of Leprechaun Luck
This sounds fun! I do enjoy when holiday books (or shorts) focus on something other than the traditional fall/winter holidays. It’s also great when authors write shorts knowing that people who haven’t read the rest of the series will be starting there.
Thanks. Based on what I know about your reading habits, I think you’d enjoy this one!
And, yeah, it’s awesome to jump into a series without feeling lost.
Do you know of other holiday books that feature less popular holidays? I’d love to hear about them if you do.