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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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.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
Nice idea but never feed a dog chicken, the bones are to brittle and really, feeding any cooked bone to your dog is dangerous because cooked bones may splinter and damage the stomach and intestines. Raw bones do not normally splinter and are thus preferred
Loved this book. First book I've listened to from this author and narrator. Great job on both sides. On to the next in the series!
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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.
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