Out on 19 September 2024


Lucy Jane Wood

19 September 2024
320 pages



Belladonna Blackthorn hasn’t lost her magical spark . . . but she hasn’t seen it in a while either.

Balancing work at her beloved Lunar Books with protecting it from her toxic boss who’s running it into the ground, all while concealing her witchcraft from the non-witches around her, Belle is burnt out. Perfecting the potential of her magic is the last thing on her mind.

But, when her thirtieth birthday brings a summons from her coven and a trial that tests her worthiness as a witch, Belle risks losing her magic for ever. With the month of October to fix things and signs that dark forces may be working against her, Belle will need all the help she can get – from the women in her life, from an unlikely mentor figure and even from an infuriating watchman who’s sworn to protect her . . .

With found family, slow-burn romance and an uplifting message about self-love, this is the cosy autumnal read that Lucy’s followers, and the market at large, are looking for.