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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I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
Easy to listen to, the story kept me interested, narration was very good
The characters were vivid.
Nice smooth voice that is easy to listen to.
Relax and unwind
Geared towards the ladies, it is a very easy and fun listen. Not too involved, but something perfect to take you away for a bit.
It was easy going enough that it probably could have been listened to in one setting.
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...
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.
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.
This story has lots of potential. I think it would have been better with a different narrator, and I say that as a fan of Johanna Parker's narration of the Sookie Stackhouse series. In this book, however, the narration was rushed, which made it difficult to get a sense of the story. The story had a lot of interesting elements, seemed well-researched, and pretty well-written. I do think it's worth a credit if you can get past the rapid pace of the narration.
I don't normally do cozies, but this was on sale and it sounded cute. I am tickled with this series now. Well worth my money and more.
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