Monday, October 24, 2016

Books: My Thoughts on Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Bakery Mystery #1)

Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read as part of #Book1CoziesClub

Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.

In 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!

But 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 will stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben’s name and find the real killer.

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This was one of October's selections for the First in a Series Cozy Mystery Book Club. I really enjoyed it! I listened to the entire book on audiobook and thought the narrator was very good. I did not know who the culprit was until the end and all of the goodies in the bakery sounded absolutely scrumptious.

The romantic storyline being set up bothered me a bit in the beginning but it didn't play too much of a roll in the story at all, which I appreciated. After the crime was solved, I thought that the book ended on a very appropriate note. I'm curious to see what becomes of that.

I will definitely be continuing on with this series and look forward to the next installment along with its recipes.

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