Hey! Forever here with a review!
I haven't read the other stories, so my review will be completely based on this chapter. Anyway, to the review now. I think there were a few parts where there were confusion but that can be due to the fact that I have not read the previous ones.
Okay now with the characterisation. Emily appeared to be a neat person to me in thw beginning but as time passed, especially in the end she appeared to be a bit rough when she and her sisters planned to kill Emily. Honestly speaking, no offence but sometimes I think you should have some reason for killing people. Like in this story, I didn't find the slightest reason why Eloise was going to kill the child and also, I think there can be thousand alternatives of killing Eloise to stop her from murdering the child. Sometimes, it doesn't appear to be practical. Was it because that they are witch and don't mind killing? I am way too unsure about this but going with the very very typical explanation of witch, I theorise that. There are enough evidences, even in this particular story to prove me wrong though. I was really surprised by why they didnt take killing as a serious issue, that was pretty much very normal to them. I wonder a lot about the reason, it's always good to provide reasons.
Anyway, I think you managed to develop some good personality from Emily's side. She seems to be an overall good person if we don't take into consideration how she decided to kill Emily. I liked how she wanted Eloise to be self-dependent and not dependent on others. The other sisters were, maybe trying to put their own hands into hee boutique and inculcate their own idea into Eloise's boutique. At least this is what Emily thinks... Maybe the case can be like they were simply trying to help her. We can get a better view if a very slight reaction of Eloise is involved in this story. That can be helpful to the readers.
Now finally with the journals. It's actually interesting why Emily made that will and why she didn't want others to know their family history. Maybe something is wrong, who knows. Overall, I enjoyed reading it as always.