May 9, 2015

Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates

Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
A Magical Bakery Mystery #1
ISBN: 9780451236630
Mass Market Paperback - 336 pages

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..

This was a new author and cozy mystery series for me. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was cute. Katie just moved to Savannah and is not learning she is a witch so she now has a lot to learn. I liked Katie's aunt Lucy and uncle Ben they seem like nice people and a cute couple. When Katie's uncle is accused of murder she knows he had nothing to do with it and is out to prove it no matter what anyone tells her. I thought is was nice how Quinn the detective started listening to her and using the information she was giving him. I also really like Declan he seems like a nice guy for Katie. Now Steve on the other hand there is something about him that does not sit right with me and I do not care for him. The "book" club ladies each have unique personalities and I hope we learn more about them as the series goes along. When we find out who the killer is you will be surprised as it is not who you would think. I am looking forward to starting the next one in this series. 

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