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How steamy is it? Sweet

Publisher's Summary

They say the course of true love never runs smooth.

That's nothing a magical cupcake can't solve.

Julie

Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn't until my mother's death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative might be the key to unlocking my dreams.

Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that could turn those dreams to ruins - literally.

Too bad the son of that powerful family is just the kind of guy I've been looking for.

Horatio

I suppose being heir to the Hunter family's Blushing Grape Winery should make me happy, but nothing could be further from the truth. With my mother gone, my father has taken me under his wing, and I despise everything about the way he does business. Sour grapes indeed. Instead of raising money for charitable causes, my true passion, I'm chasing my father's manifest destiny.

Too bad his dream includes paving paradise.

Too bad the property owner is the sweetest woman I've ever met.

©2015 Love Potion Books (P)2016 Love Potion Books

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WONDERFUL MAGICAL STORY!!!!!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Julie finds her Aunts little lost shop and falls in love with it...after losing her mom, she decides she really does not want to go back to school....she wants to open her own bakery and tea shop...her Aunts place inspires her and she comes across a recipe box, a special box with not only recipes but incantations to go along with these sweet recipes....and all falls in to place!

GREAT STORY...I LOVED IT...HAD TO BUY BOOK 1 IMMEDIATELY!!!!

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Excellent Short Story

Poppy did it again. She caught me in the first sentence and didn't let go until the end. I really enjoyed this short story. It was short and sweet. Just like the baking that Julie does for the town. Except Julie's cooking has something in it that most bakers do not have. Poppy gives us great characters to read about and Hollie gives us great characters as she narrates. This book is worth reading/listening. There is more than one story here and they are all very exciting. Looking for the next book to fill my time between big books and to get my sweet romance fix.

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Delightful Romantic Fantasy with a Touch of Magic

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I just wish it was a bit longer. The characters are great and it is a clean story, I would not mind my daughter listening to.

The narrator also does a good job bringing the story to life. I'll be listening to some more from this author. I always enjoy a Dual POV & a HEA ending.

Julia is a strong young lady that has lost her mom recently and decided to pursue her own dreams. Horatio is a young wealthy man that is looking to pursue his own dreams as well instead of following on his father's footsteps.

The author does a great job describing the characters and places. It was a great story overall.

I have received this audiobook in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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  • MelHay
  • Adamsburg, PA
  • 05-15-16

Sweet magical tale with food and love.

What other book might you compare The Cupcake Witch to and why?

I'm not sure about books, but a few movies came to mind. I adored the movie Simply Irresistible with the delicious food and spark of love with the magic in the food. This book fills that same spot in my heart, not for the stories being similar but for the magic in the food and love. Blended with the Good Witch who finds a new home that accepts her and her apothecary ways.

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

This is the first time I've listened to Hollie. She does well of voicing Julie and her pain, and a different tone for her father. Hollie makes all her characters individual. Horatio sounds like a man with a shorter feel to his words and his sister, Viola, has a softer sound. Something I noticed as well, I like that I can't hear her breathing between words. The story is told with a seamless flow and easy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I had to smile at how Julie and Horatio meet. Innocent yet clumsy. Julie doesn't know it, but her boldness to live life as she wants inspires Horatio do the same. They are both not the person that one of their parents is making them be. They both share in this struggle in their lives. They also share that each have lost a parent to cancer. Though they are still hurting from the lose it's not the complete focus of the story, and I love that. They are working to keep going forward as they remember.

Any additional comments?

*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com, at my request.

We have a few characters that join us in helping them find their selves and connecting Horatio and Julie. Viola, Horatio's sister, is a lovely person. She sees what Horatio is wonderful at, organizing events, and she has great advice for her brother. Viola is so right! But they are suppose to follow the family business. And Horatio realizes it's not what he wants to do. Horatio's dad, Aaron Hunter, is a business jerk. It's all about what he wants and now.

The three ladies that were dear friends with Mrs. Aster are a delight! They have the knowing way about them. Reminds me of the good witches. lol. They adopt Julie when they meet and learn who she is. Then, Julie learns who they are. Oh this is so sweet!

Such a sweet story that I enjoyed. I enjoyed how the writing flowed with the characters. This feels like a lovely series to enjoy as people find themselves and each other, friends or more.

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  • jennifer
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
  • 05-11-16

Cupcakes, magic, and love!

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This book made me smile. It was fun with likable characters and really good narration. I only wish it was about eight hours longer! I'm going to listen to book one in this series next. The Chancellor Fairy Tales seems to be a series of books that are stand alone stories written in the same community. That is a fun concept too.

This book was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased and honest review by the author via Audiobook Boom!

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Nothing a magical cupcake couldn't solve

this is the second book in the chancellor series and I am in love!
poppy lawless makes you fall in love with the characters and never want to let them go.
the cupcake witch is no exception. another wonderful book by this author!

I will be sharing with my audiobook group!

starting book 3 now!

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Enchanting!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! The Cupcake Witch is such a quaint loving story! It reminded me of a Hallmark movie that I didn't want to end!

What did you like best about this story?

The fairy tale of it all! The Cupcake Witch takes you to a place that you truly want to live in, the characters are so genuine and sincere I wanted to be friends with them!

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The Cupcake Witch is a delightful, fairy tale, romance! It whisks you away to a town and has you wishing you were walking the streets with them! My wish...that is was longer! The fairy tale of it all! The characters are so genuine and sincere I wanted to be friends with them all! Hollie Jackson does a great job bringing the emotion of the spells being cast and brewed and the spirit of her relative around the house. You could feel it in Hollie's voice.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Light Witchy Short Story

Would you listen to The Cupcake Witch again? Why?

I would. This is a cute short story ... light and heartwarming. I would love to get my hands on some of the recipes!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Viola ... I love the way she handles her dad.

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

All of it, she did an awesome job

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

hmmm ... I dont think it's long enough for a movie ... but "Fresh starts can be magically sweet"

Any additional comments?

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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cute

cute story..a little predictable but still cute. added narration...easy to listen to naration.. wish it had been a little longer and in depth.

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The Cupcake Witch

This was a really well written little book!I loved it.Julia is supposed to help her dad sell the little witchy cottage that was left to the family by an old non relative.She decides to put a bakery in and thwarts the plans of the town bully.Not even he can fight the magic in her baked goods.Hollie Jackson is the perfect narrator for this.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”