Monday, July 20, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates

Title: Magic and Macaroons
Author: Bailey Cates
Series: Book 5 A Magical Bakery Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Source: Received for Review From Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by: Tina





Step into Honeybee Bakery, where every delicious treat is magical and once eaten will give you a added pep in your step. Katie is a hedgewich that specializes in garden and kitchen magic and Honeybee Bakery is known for adding just a little extra to the baked goods depending on what you may need in your life. Katie runs the bakery along with her aunt who is also a witch, Lucy and uncle Ben.

The  exciting part of this bakery is the coven of witches and friends that are known as "The Spellbook Club" including Katie, Aunt Lucy, Cookie,Mimsey, Jaida, and Bianca. Another great part of Honeybee Bakery for me is the library when the witches have collected books for their customers Taylor made for them. When  a meeting of the Spellbook Club is interrupted by a young girl named Dawn who hysterically makes her way into the bakery and suddenly collapses among the witches coven.

Before Dawn collaspes she wants to relay a message to a witch she has come to see, that witch is Katie about a missing gris-gris, a voodoo talisman of magical power. She wants Katie to help find the gris-gris . When there is a connection between Dawn and murdered homicide detective, Frank. Frank's death is suspicious because he died while a voodoo ritual was preformed. Katie then asked her friend and fellow witch Cookie for help who has experience in the voodoo world and together they look for a voodoo queen that would be suitable to help them in their quest to find the lost gris-gris before evil befalls them all and to find a murderer before it's too late.

Lately I have been wanting to delve into mysteries that are out of my comfort zone. Mysteries with magical and mystical elements and themes are way out of my comfort zone because I have a hard time understanding the language and dislike fantasy and snakes, it makes me shutter just thinking about it. But I like these witches and the bakery theme had me wanting to read Magic and Macaroons just to discover what magical treats these witches would whip up.

Katie and Cookie made a great team and they definitely put me under their spell. This series is in great company with and reminds me so much of Ellery Adams Magical Pie Shop Mysteries and Heather Blake's Wishcraft Mysteries, If you love magical mysteries I highly recommend. A complex and multi layered mystery with magical treats that i'm a big fan of and so will you.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own and my reviews are honest.

Author Bailey Cates Online: http://cricketmcrae.com/
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  1. I definitely need a pep in my step! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  23. I love this series! I'm so glad to see there's a new book in it.

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  54. Magic and Macaroons sounds like another good culinary read.
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