Barbara Bretton's Spun By Sorcery
The third Sugar Maple book continues a downward trend in this series--it focuses much more on the protagonist's ancestors and manages to be dull despite involving the witches of Salem. I spent most of the book wishing Bretton (or her editor) would learn to use a comma (and wishing the two protagonists would stop being so wishy-washy about everything). The conflicts and magical battles just feel so repetitive. Like, I guess I'll read the fourth one since it's the last one and presumably things will finally come together, but I am not excited about it. B/B-.