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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Loved this book! What a fun cozy mystery with a wonderful witchy twist. Katie was a spunky heroine who eventually embraced her heritage as a witch as she raced to clear her uncle from a murder charge. Two eligible love interests added drama and made me want to read more!
However, as I looked up the second book on audible I noticed the narrator changed. After listening to a sample I'm still undecided if I want to purchase it. I love Johanna Parker and she really did an outstanding job reading this story.
Very enjoyable new series. Newly discovered witch deals with solving a mystery that hits close to home while discovering how to deal with her newly discovered powers. Fun all the way around.
I am not into witchcraft but I do love cooking. This was a fun way to making baking seem more magical than it is. The characters are fun and easy to like and the author has good descriptions without being verbose. They aren't intellectual but if you want a little mystery, some magic, some romance it's a fantastic listen. I've listened to everything in the series thus far and can't wait for the authors new series to make it to audible.
Absolutely! Easy and fun.
Johanna Parker was the first narrator of the series, then the series had to switch to Bailey Cates, who cannot narrate. Ms. Cates has such a monotone voice, when listening to my audiobook while doing home chores: washing dishes, I practically fall into my dish soap. Please bring Ms. Parker back ASAP!
Seeing Ms. Cates can only read w/ once voice, all the characters sound alike, but if I could discern, I think I could choose Lucy...she's so kick-back and positive.
The performance could have been better if Ms. Cates took acting courses to perfect her reading ability, which takes acting skills. Most good professional readers have been actores.
Great mystery with lots of information about witchcraft and wonderful food ideas ... It makes me want to visit Savannah. The reader has a perfect southern accent!
Brownies and Broomsticks is a very cute book. If you need a little pick me up, then this is the book for you. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series. My only complaint is with the narrator. Normally I love Johanna Parker. However, she talked so fast, it was hard to fully enjoy the book.
Love the storyline, the Narrator however sounds like she's running a race. How fast can we read this book. I stuck it out and listened as I wanted to see if the story itself was good, and it was. I'm happy to see they have changed the Narrator in the other books.
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