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Seashells, Spells & Caramels

A Cozy Witch Mystery
Narrated by: Hannah Somerville
Series: Spells & Caramels, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A magical French island. A dead contestant. An aspiring baker must clear her name before she gets burned. 

Imogen Banks has dreamed her entire life of opening her own bakery in Seattle. But when she accidentally sets fire to her apartment and loses all her possessions, her dreams get toasted. Still coping with her loss, she receives a cryptic invitation she can't possibly refuse: entry into a mysterious baking competition on a beautiful French island. 

When Imogen realizes the island village is magical and the Bake-Off’s participants are witches and wizards, she’s not sure her fledgling powers will be enough to win the coveted contest. In the midst of trying to cast her very first spell, a competitor drops dead, and Imogen finds the psychic judges' mystical fingers all pointing at her. 

Can Imogen unlock her own magic and stop the killer from coming back for seconds, or will she jump straight from the frying pan and into the fire?

Seashells, Spells & Caramels is the first audiobook in a charming paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like funny heroines, mysterious magical communities, and quirky conspiracies, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s perfectly witchy recipe.

©2017 Erin Johnson (P)2019 Erin Johnson

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Love this series!

I have this book in paperback and wanted to try the audio version. Loved it! The narrator was clear and concise and had a variety of character voices that were all really good. Her rendition of "Iggy" was especially enjoyable as he is one of my favorite characters in the book. I never really have tried audio books before and was really pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Keep up the good work!

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The audio is next level!!

I love this author she is one of my favorites. I jumped right on it when I saw that there was an audio version. I have listened to just a short bit of it and the narrator is perfect! Get this audiobook and read the rest of the series!

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Fun, Creative, and Entertaining

This is my firs book by Erin and my first Audible listen. The story was easy to follow and kept me interested. I didn't want to turn it off!! Hannah did a great job narrating the book. It felt like a conversation and a story time all in one. The different accents made me smile as I was listening. Can't wait to hear/read more from both of these two!!

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Really Enjoyed

I really liked this book! It was fun and interesting! I really like the story and will read more in this series.

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Cozy Mystery At It's Best

The second I started listening to this audiobook you could tell it was going to be a good one! The narrator is perfect for this title. Her voice is very soft and bubbly and made the whole story that much better!

I was pulled into this audiobook and noticed myself all too often not paying attention to work and fixating on Immogen's disasters and her trying to win the baking contest all while solving a murder mystery. I did not see the twists at the end coming!

I can't wait to dive into the second book in this series and see what all the characters are up to! I. was given this audiobook review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A sweet treat for your ears, mystery lovers!

This series of books has been enjoyable to read - light, funny, smart, and just long enough. Hannah Somerville's narration makes them very easy to listen to. Her clear voice and pacing support the book's tone, and it's easy to tell when a different character is speaking. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the stories, thanks to the skills of both Erin and Hannah.

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Great series

I loved reading this book and the audiobook was just as good. At times I felt the narrator was a little fast but it was still a great listen. I highly recommend this book and all in the series.

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Caught Under the Spell!

What a fun and imaginative book. I think around 6 hours is the perfect amount of time for a cozy mystery. The characters are fun and relatable, the story is well-paced, and the narrator does a wonderful job. The author also provides information for a free copy of the recipes from the book. This is just an amazing experience and I will definitely be back to see what happens in the next adventure.

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AMAZING!

I read the book way before there was an audiobook. I just love Erin's style of writing and wonderful books and just as much her sister voice narrating the story!

If you are looking for a story that has plenty of cuteness, suspense, humor, and romance then you found your audiobook!

Once you start you get hooked in, trust me.

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Fun listen!

this was a fun listen to read in the car with my kids. I love listening to Imogen's adventures and Bijou Mer., the magical kingdom under the Sea

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  • bluepits73
  • 07-12-19

Adorable Cozy

I really liked Imogen as a character, she is spontaneous, tenacious and just very well written. In this paranormal cozy, we follow Imogen as she pursues a new life as a baker in the magical world. It's interesting that the author chooses to throw Imogen into the magical contest as a newbie at magic and that Imogen isn't just automatically pick it up. I like that we see the struggle with learning something new, instead of the usual "main character finds out they have magic/powers, becomes instant master of powers overnight"; it gives it a more realistic feel and is unique. Adorable paranormal cozy mystery... and we do end up with a murder that Imogen has a hand in solving.

The narrator gave an excellent performance. She did a really good job conveying the appropriate feelings/expressions at the appropriate time. She really helped bring out Imogen's personality as a character.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-19

A quirky book

I received this book for free in return for my honest review.

I really enjoyed this book, it's a very easy book to listen to with nothing taxing. The story is a mix-up of Great British Bake Off with bits of Harry Potter and a mystery too.
The narration is excellent, lots of difference between the characters, the songs are very sweet.

I'm looking forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Helen
  • 07-05-19

amazing

loved loved this audio book a cozy witch mystery well written narrater wonderful can't wait till book 2

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  • Matt Liley
  • 07-03-19

very enjoyable listen

I really enjoyed this, the characters and world were interesting and the narration was engaging

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  • MisterG
  • 06-29-19

Even better the second time around

I read this book a while ago, and I have progressed through the series, enjoying it thoroughly. However, now comes the audio version and I'm loving it again. It's great to just listen whilst doing other things. Who know cozy mysteries went well with the spray-and-pray gaming of Borderlands 2?

Recommended!

DISCLAIMER: I was given a code for this audiobook by the author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-19

Such a good feeling story that makes you smile

I absolutely 😍😍😍 book one and two. They were funny, charming, delightful and of course magical. They are so well written and the narrator made the words come to life. I can't wait to listen to book 3. Thanks so much for sharing xx

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  • ChaosKay
  • 05-28-19

A Magic Cosy Mystery

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Imogen always dreamed of opening her own bakery but then she sets fire to her apartment and loses everything she owns and all her dreams are shattered . She receives a mystical invitation telling her to enter a bake off and decides to go there she finds out she is a witch she must learn to use her powers up until now she didn’t even know she had.
An enjoyable first book in this new paranormal cozy mystery series.

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  • Deedra
  • 04-04-19

Seashells

I enjoyed this witchy cozy mystery/romance book.Imogene was adopted so has no idea she is special until she is invited to enter a baked good contest in a magical realm.It was fun! Looking forward to book 2. Hannah Somerville was a fine narrator ,though there were a few lined repeated. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Amber N
  • 03-22-19

Spellbound

I really enjoyed this book! It has fantastic characters and is very charming. The narrator did an amazing job, she went at a faster pace than I am used to but I felt that it helped portray the character better plus she has an amazing singing voice that I look forward to hearing more of! This first book really has me intrigued to find out more, so I am excited and anxious to start the next book in this great series!

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  • Sheryl A.
  • 03-14-19

Fabulous fun!

We join Imogen at the start of her magical adventures, it starts with an entry into a baking competition where she discovers that she is a witch. Magic, murder and mayhem ensue. Having read all the books it was a joy to listen to the first instalment and Hannah Somerville brings the story to life, her narrative brings the characters alive and the listener is swept into the story. Well worth a listen!