Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.
While working at the Honeybee Bakery - named after Lucy's cat - Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty - Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!
When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer....
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This was a very easy listen, and one that was strangely realistic for a book about magic. The characters came across as authentic, with all their faults and appeal, and the story drew in just enough of the right elements - mystery, intrigue, romance and humour - to make for a satisfying treat! The narration was well done, and the two-recipe PDF was a lovely complement! I enjoyed that the setting was a bakery with a little bit extra.
Just right! Not too deep so I had to think real hard, not a lot of magic to make it too strange but just enough, I like a little magic... and just plain o enjoyable! A nice "cozy" mystery. Wish there were more than 3 books in this series. OH, and the narration is very good as well.
I'm sure there were some but read it a while ago and can't recall just now.
All were good, no favorite
I guess, if I'd had time I wouldn't have minded, it's one of the better "magic" type books I've read...
This is a good start. It keep me going, I like the development of the characters and hope to have a chance to get to know them better.
When Kate really believes in herself, and was able to save a life.
It wasn't a extreme reaction but it did make me laugh.
Starts off a bit hinky with the neice quiting her job as assistant manager of a bakery in Ohio and heading to SC to do the baking in her aunt & uncle's new bakery. It improves with the appearance of a little dog who stays. And keeps going uphill from there. Its good enough that I've listened to it many times and keep picking up new details that I missed before. I hope there are more in this series.
I thought this story was cute, it didn't require you to think to hard about anything. The mystery aspect of the story was nice, and most of the characters were interesting. This book is definitely directed more towards younger girls, I think they would enjoy it the most.
Say something about yourself!
I like Johanna Parker, but felt some of the reading seemed rushed. This book seemed so similar to the books I've listened to by Juliet Blackwell (Witchcraft mysteries). There is Aidan/Steve, Sailor/Declan, The Coven, New witch who is "Special", Oscar/Mongo..............
It made me look up several writers on the internet to see if Bailey Cates was a pen name for Juliet Blackwell.....
Moving onto the 2nd in this series with a different narrator, which is disappointing.
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
Sorry, the reader is not at fault. This was just not well-written. Dialogue was terrible.
No. Did not like this narrator. She seemed to be rushing through the narration.
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