“Atonement in Bloom” continues the urban fantasy from the point where “Atonement, Tennessee” ended. The quaint town was stranger than Ralda Lawton could have imagined. The local population included supernatural beings of the fae variety. Although only she and a few others knew about that. In a past life, Ralda ― Esmeralda had been involved in something with those supernaturals and it had carried into her present life. In Atonement, Tennessee, that almost got her killed. Now she has new problems, and new supes to complicate matters.Atonement in Bloom continues the misadventures of Ralda, her friends, and neighbors in the small (but far from peaceful) town of Atonement, Tennessee. Her old house and cemetery are still there, along with Lilith the cat, quirky townsfolk, and assorted supernaturals. Now Lilith the calico sniffs out a strange beast. Fae foolery backfires. A friend is abducted. On a cold December day, Atonement, Tennessee comes into bloom.
Boy, did I miss these characters (especially Lilith, my favorite fictional calico cat) and this quirky little town. When the author offered me an ARC, I jumped at the chance.
If you’re a regular reader of Geneviene, whether it’s her books or blog, her vast imagination comes as no surprise. If this is your first encounter, you’re in for a creative treat. With charismatic characters, both human and magical, glowing pigs, and an engaging mystery, this novel will easily persuade you to curl up in your favorite reading spot and spend a few delightful hours in the town of Atonement.
This is the second book in the series and could be read as a stand alone, but for maximum enjoyment, I’d advise reading Atonement, Tennessee first. I’d highly recommend this series to fans of magical characters, eccentric towns, creative mysteries, and highly intelligent felines. I’m still hoping Lilith gets her own book.
I received an ARC from the author.