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Book Review | Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates – A Magical Bakery Mystery

Date Published | March 25, 2013

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | This was a solid cozy mystery. I know some people are in love with this series but I won’t be continuing on with any more books in the series. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t that interesting to me to keep going. Even as I’m writing this review, I’m hard pressed to really remember any of the characters beyond the fact that her Uncle had a temper and that was it.

Pros | None

Cons | It really doesn’t get into her witchy powers that much. She seems more like a high school kid trying to figure things out, rather than a grown adult.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | 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..

Brownies and Broomsticks A Magical Bakery Mystery Book 1 by Bailey Cates - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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