No Charm Intended by Mollie Cox Bryant is the second book in the Cora Crafts Mystery series. In this book Cora and Jane work more as partners in solving the mysterious disappearance of Jane's daughter's babysitter. I really liked the more equal partnership and hope it continues in future editions. We got more of an insight into Cora's romantic relationship(s) and no insight into where Jane's personal life is taking her. I admit to wanting more Jane and less Cora at this point in the series.
This is a new series and the author is introducing the new characters. Along with the returning characters, each book brings a group of students/retreat participants, who may or may not be the culprit. This is good because it makes the mystery harder to solve. So far, I like the characters and the relationships, but I can see getting bored with Cora having two men who seem to "like" her. I remember another series I read for a while and gave up on just for that reason, 30 somethings in platonic relationships with two men seemed unrealistic.
I would like to know more about Jane and have her find someone steady and continue to help with solving the mysteries.
All in all, this is a good series, with likeable characters, an interesting location, great scenery, fun crafts with instructions in the back, and not so easy to figure out crimes and criminals.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.