Katie Lightfoot is a baker and a hedgewitch. She works
at the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah where she and her aunt
Lucy add a dash of beneficial magic to the delectable treats
they make every day.
Katie is engaged to firefighter Declan
McCarthy and their wedding is fast approaching. Katie wants
to plan her own wedding, but her mother is the sort to take
charge and the women frequently clash.
Randy Post is also a firefighter who
works with Declan at firehouse five. He is dating Bianca Deveraux,
who is a member of the Spellbook Club an informal coven that
Katie and Lucy are part of. Randy has a second job installing
Local resident Kensington Bosworth
recently hired Randy to install a system in his home. Kensington
was an unusual man. He was a collector of paranormal things.
He is murdered and Randy’s prints are on the murder
weapon. Detective Peter Quinn asks for Katie to help because
of her unique knowledge about all things magical.
What is really going on is out of Katies
magical wheelhouse and underlying deep-seated darkness has
infiltrated Savannah. Katie has so many things to deal with
that this time she may not be able to solve the murder without
complete focus. And this time her beneficial magic is at war
with dark magic.
Once again Bailey Cates has conjured
a para-cozy mystery that is sure to charm readers with the
perfect mix of ingredients. This is the kind of story that
I can’t put down, but also do not want it to end. As
a reader, I was torn in two directions. Save some to read
later, or finish it right away.
I finished reading over the course of two afternoons. Then
a wonderful idea struck me. I have all eight books in the
series and they will provide almost everything I need for
a binge-worthy reading weekend. But first I’ll have
to go out and get ingredients for the two cookie recipes the
author has provided at the back of the book!
of other titles in this series
and Broomsticks #1
Bothered, and Biscotti #2
Enchanted Elcair #4
and Macaroons #5
and Scones #6
Notes: Bailey Cates the Enchanted Garden Mysteries writing
as Bailey Cattrell