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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Amityville Magic: Once Upon A Time there was Fairy Tale by Renay Jordan is a gripping tale of a city with powerful links to magic and mystery. The story begins at the funeral of Nana, who seems to have been loved by everyone in the city, but then something unusual is happening. Lorelei has come back to town and it is not certain if she’s come for the burial or for her childhood sweetheart, Adrian. Tiffany Bennett has never gotten over the thought that Adrian, her brother, has been under Lorelei Anastasio’s spell. Adrian finds himself torn between two women; Lorelei whom he’d loved as a child and Lilah, the woman with whom he’s built a home in Woodlawn. The two women represent something essential in his life; the quest for justice, and a love so strong that he will sacrifice everything for it. As he explores the strange pattern of events, he becomes more and more convinced that a wrong in the past is about to catch up with his childhood hometown, and there might not be any stopping it.
Renay Jordan’s Amityville Magic is a well-imagined and expertly accomplished story with characters that readers begin to care for right from the very first page. I was intrigued at the way Lorelei is presented from the opening pages and knew instantly that I wanted to learn more about her. Why would her presence at a funeral be cause for so much worry, and why does Adrian seem to be so cool in spite of the warnings from those closest to him? There is unpredictability in the plot and this makes the story irresistible. The author crafts very interesting dialogues and explores the emotions of the characters with finesse. This is one of those stories that feel so real one would easily think they were part of the world of the characters.