Thrifty Thursday Review: Flea Market Magic (Southern Relics #1) by Bella Falls

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Flea Market Magic Book Cover Flea Market Magic
Southern Relics #1
Bella Falls
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Evermore Press
October 30, 2019


A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won’t always put out the fire…

Welcome to Jewell, NC, a small strip of land on the Crystal Coast with no stop signs or traffic lights, but it’s got a whole lot of magic. Ruby Mae Jewell helps run the family business of selling antiques and refurbished goods. But with old objects, you never know when one of them possesses more than just dust and cobwebs.

When Rue hits up a flea market, she gets more than she bargained for. Finding a potentially dangerous magical object, she has to get it off the market and out of mortal hands. But when more research reveals its threatening nature to the magical community as well, she's put to the test of what to do...especially when they find someone murdered on their land who was looking for it.

Ruby Mae struggles to balance doing the right thing and saving her family at all costs. But when things turn from bad to worse, it may get harder for her to know which choices to make.

Will her fiery personality and powers be able to solve the mystery before anyone else gets hurt or will Ruby Mae’s efforts to solve the murder go up in smoke?

Grab a sweet tea and a rocking chair to find out in Flea Market Magic: Book 1 of Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries!


Thrifty Thursday is hosted by Books Of My Heart and the purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free at some point.
Kindle freebie on June 23, 2022.


Flea Market Magic is book one in the Southern Relics series by Bella Falls. We’re treated too witches, vampires, ghosts, and old objects that may not be what they seem.

Ruby is a fire witch helping her father and uncle run the family antique and refurbishing business. I wasn’t thrilled with our lead (Ruby). She pretty much bucks the system and puts herself, her family, and friends in danger and then wines about it. She acted immaturely for her age and didn’t grow as a character. However, I did enjoy the family. I found them interesting and liked they’re dynamics.

The internal and external conflicts are well defined. The mystery is enjoyable and there are several plot twists and turns to keep you engaged.

Flea Market Magic was an ok read. I might read on to see if things improve. The series is in Kindle Unlimited for those that use the service.

Rated: 3 Stars

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18 comments on “Thrifty Thursday Review: Flea Market Magic (Southern Relics #1) by Bella Falls

  1. I love a good mystery with some unexpected twists, so I think I’ll give this a read soon!

    • That is great Donna. I hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

  2. Cute cover! Thanks for sharing your review! I love finding new reads on Kindle Unlimited!

    • I like finding new reads on KU too. I find the cover cute as well. Thanks for visiting!

  3. That cover is gorgeous! It sounds like a great book.

    • I like the cover too. Happy Reading!

  4. The book has a nice cover!

    • Yes it does. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Too bad the heroine put you off, but glad the rest of the book was a winner.

    • I still haven’t decided if I’ll read on, but if I do I hope our heroine isn’t as wine and thinks more about her actions. Thanks for visiting!

  6. Flea Market Magic sounds like a book that I might enjoy! Thanks for sharing your review, Angela!

    • You are welcome. Happy Reading!

  7. I started one of her series and never finished. I need to go back and find out what happened!
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    • Happy Reading!

    • Me too. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Nice choice! It’s very seasonal.
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    • Thanks! ^_^