Header Menu

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

13) Bewitched, Bothered & Biscotti by Bailey Cates

The Blurb :

As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah’s most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse.

The dead man’s tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

My Thoughts :

The second book in the Magical Bakery Mysteries made it onto my pre-order list after I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series. With its blend of magic and baked goods there is so much that is yummy about this concept and this second book not only left my mouth watering but made me want another installment right away.

Cozy mysteries are a love of mine and I quite enjoy cuddling up with one now and again. If they have some kind of Paranormal element to them then all the better. This series has some magical bits and bobs floating around and although it doesn't take over the whole mystery or book it does have a big presence. This time around more than before.

Druids are a theme in this sequel and I really found it fascinating. A Secret club with hardly any members it was quite spooky in a way. I loved how the author mixed this up in the plot and it made things interesting. I was hoping that the magic would become more prominent in the books and it seems it will. As Katie gets better at her skills and spends more time with her spell book club it seems only fair that next time around there will be even more witchery going on.

The plot was well thought out and even though it took me some time to understand who was who I managed to keep up with things pretty easily. Actually the book was a nice light and quick read for me and made me smile more than once. Oh and it also made me want to start baking. Luckily some of the recipes are included and I will be trying at least one of them.

I liked this new installment and I will certainly be getting hold of the next book in the series when it releases. I like Katie and her love interests keep things hot outside of the bakery. Her family and friends are growing on me and I like the whole bakery and witch aspects. Definitely one to read if either of these subjects interest you.

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository


Victoria said...

I love these titles :)!

Nancy said...

I loved this book, too! Bailey Cates is a slam dunk for me!

Nancy Haddock