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From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing…                                                         For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing…                                                         For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating. Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out… RECIPES INCLUDED


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing…                                                         For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing…                                                         For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating. Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out… RECIPES INCLUDED

30 review for Magic and Macaroons

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is a cozy mystery, and this is the 5th book in A Magical Bakery Mystery series. I have read the other 4 books in the series, and I have some reviews on them. I listen to the audiobook for this book. I love this cozy mystery series. This book is my favorite so far in the series. I have to say this book as a ton of magic and drama and it was fast moving. I really love the characters in this book. It keep you wanting to read it. If you like cozy mysteries with watches and magic I would say you This is a cozy mystery, and this is the 5th book in A Magical Bakery Mystery series. I have read the other 4 books in the series, and I have some reviews on them. I listen to the audiobook for this book. I love this cozy mystery series. This book is my favorite so far in the series. I have to say this book as a ton of magic and drama and it was fast moving. I really love the characters in this book. It keep you wanting to read it. If you like cozy mysteries with watches and magic I would say you should give this book series a chance, but I feel this series needs to be read in order. There is some much from one book that connects to the other books. (*)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    4.5 The best one of the group, by far. Although still a bit weighed down by cozy cliches in dialogue (such a profanity euphanisms that come across a bit silly at times), the story is juicy since it ties into voodoo, curses, hidden voodoo queens of the city, a certain detectives secretive past, and Katie finding out more about her personal power. All regular characters have returned with enough page time to make me happy - we get Steve again (still have a hang-up for him even though Declan is swee 4.5 The best one of the group, by far. Although still a bit weighed down by cozy cliches in dialogue (such a profanity euphanisms that come across a bit silly at times), the story is juicy since it ties into voodoo, curses, hidden voodoo queens of the city, a certain detectives secretive past, and Katie finding out more about her personal power. All regular characters have returned with enough page time to make me happy - we get Steve again (still have a hang-up for him even though Declan is sweet) - and he has a twisted side-story of his own involved. Declan fans will be happy to get bonding moments and a new revelation about him, and really Steve's love triangle possibility isn't strong since it seems more of a wrap-up against them to me. We get plenty of time with the spellclub as well, even a new budding member, and a few more details for the backstory of Cookie's family. Quinn gets in on some of the secrets, and even the other familiars get page time. This one won with its cast of characters compared to the first four books, which made the book much more enjoyable. I think the mystery part of this worked better than previously because it took some daring exploration into darker elements of magic and didn't keep everything so pure. Running into a powerful voodoo queen and having to flee her helped too, because frankly Katie sometimes has come across too purely powerful from the onset especially considering she is newer to her craft. It's good to have strong opponents for a change and not have the main character seem so highly above others in her league. Despite the mystery being interesting, I wasn't surprised at the ending villain (there weren't that many people in the pot of suspects to pick from after all), but I didn't know the villain would be double and connected with someone who did kind of surprise me. Throwing in some angst and trouble in Cookie's relationship added a more realistic dimension. It can get boring if the other club members have perfect lives with too easy to resolve issues. Throwing in a kink in the plans and struggle in a relationship makes more sense than everything being a bed of roses for them all the time. It was hard to put down and ended with a nice bang. Will definitely be seeking out the sixth book soon.

  3. 4 out of 5

    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" 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.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}

    3.5 Stars Another enjoyable installment in this series. What I like about these books (and others may not) is how even though it contains all the hallmarks of a cozy mystery (no adult situations, no swearing, no graphic violence) these stories tend to run a little 'darker' than your average cozy mystery. What I mean by that is, the murder and investigation round it in this book is about voodoo and possible human sacrifice and the like. Not exactly your Grandmother's cozy mysteries 😊 I really love th 3.5 Stars Another enjoyable installment in this series. What I like about these books (and others may not) is how even though it contains all the hallmarks of a cozy mystery (no adult situations, no swearing, no graphic violence) these stories tend to run a little 'darker' than your average cozy mystery. What I mean by that is, the murder and investigation round it in this book is about voodoo and possible human sacrifice and the like. Not exactly your Grandmother's cozy mysteries 😊 I really love the real witches aspect of these books as well. Not hocus pocus witchcraft like in most books, movies and TV, but real witchcraft, dealing with the elements and herbs and the like.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

    Another of the darker entries in the series, voodoo and snakes and (view spoiler)[love potions. It looks like the druids aren't as powerful as the voodoo worshipers, because Steve is totally saved by Katie. (hide spoiler)] One last book before having to wait for more to be published. Another of the darker entries in the series, voodoo and snakes and (view spoiler)[love potions. It looks like the druids aren't as powerful as the voodoo worshipers, because Steve is totally saved by Katie. (hide spoiler)] One last book before having to wait for more to be published.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Erin L

    Review of the audiobook I enjoy visiting Savannah and the Honeybee Bakery. I am sad to see that Taite is really gone, I thought he'd make an interesting addition to the series. It'll be interesting to see where things go with all of the characters in upcoming books. In this one, I thought the reasons for the murder were a little light, but I'm also not the kind that would murder (ok, maybe one or two people) so who knows. I don't understand why Katie got soooo upset about Steve dating another woma Review of the audiobook I enjoy visiting Savannah and the Honeybee Bakery. I am sad to see that Taite is really gone, I thought he'd make an interesting addition to the series. It'll be interesting to see where things go with all of the characters in upcoming books. In this one, I thought the reasons for the murder were a little light, but I'm also not the kind that would murder (ok, maybe one or two people) so who knows. I don't understand why Katie got soooo upset about Steve dating another woman. She's happily with Declan and has little interest in Steve or his father (an excellent reason to avoid Steve). Let him go already and let's move on from the love triangle.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Peggy R

    This is the 5th installment in the Magical Bakery Mystery and is as good as its predecessors. Any new book in this series automatically goes on my to be read list. This series is one that would be considered paranormal as it involves witches and magic. The story is well written with a solid mystery that provides the reader plenty of twists and turns. The main characters are likable and magical abilities not withstanding they are relatable. Katie Lightfoot is a very grounded character who we see This is the 5th installment in the Magical Bakery Mystery and is as good as its predecessors. Any new book in this series automatically goes on my to be read list. This series is one that would be considered paranormal as it involves witches and magic. The story is well written with a solid mystery that provides the reader plenty of twists and turns. The main characters are likable and magical abilities not withstanding they are relatable. Katie Lightfoot is a very grounded character who we see develop throughout the series as she learns more about her magical powers and history. The "Spellbook" Club is made up of a diverse group of women, each with their own skills and history, which sometimes comes into play with the murder they are trying to solve. There is also a little romance for Katie but that in no way detracts the reader from the mystery at hand. I enjoy the way that the author has progressed with the character development in this series. In each new book we learn more about Katie but at the same time we also learn something more about the backstory of a member of the Spellbook Club. In this instance, it is Cookie Rios and her past involvement with voodoo when she lived in Haiti. In summary, I found this book to be well written, with a solid mystery and likable characters that keep the reader engaged. All of these aspects combined is what makes this such a good series and the reason that I continue to read new installments.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy "the book-bat"

    I wish this bakery was real. I would have loved to have worked there when I was a student at SCAD. The look at voodoo in this book was interesting since I don't know much about it. The snakes were creepy to me, but then I have never been too keen on them. Some are pretty though. The case was interesting and kept me involved. I hope this series continues after the next book!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lawona

    These books keep getting better through the series. Voodoo is a powerful magic in the wrong hands a very dangerous magic. I definitely recommend this series. Its fast paced and light.

  10. 4 out of 5

    oshizu

    My major gripe with this culinary paranornal cozy series in general: The hedgewitch protagonist, Katie Lightfoot, should be with the warlock Steve, not the firefighter Declan.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Fred

    Magic and Macaroons is the fifth book in the A Magical Bakery Mystery series. I enjoy visiting Savannah, GA and stopping by to see Katie Lightfoot and her Aunt Lucy at the Honeybee Bakery where put a little “magic” into their baked goods. Honeybee's has closed for the day, but Katie and Aunt Lucy are still there as they are having one of their frequent spellbook club meetings. Then there is a desperate knocking on the door. The young lady knocking says she needs to talk to Katie. After learning th Magic and Macaroons is the fifth book in the A Magical Bakery Mystery series. I enjoy visiting Savannah, GA and stopping by to see Katie Lightfoot and her Aunt Lucy at the Honeybee Bakery where put a little “magic” into their baked goods. Honeybee's has closed for the day, but Katie and Aunt Lucy are still there as they are having one of their frequent spellbook club meetings. Then there is a desperate knocking on the door. The young lady knocking says she needs to talk to Katie. After learning the she is talking to Katie she says that her uncle has sent her and that the gris gris, a voodoo talisman of power is missing and only a priestess queen can help. She becomes unconscious before she can give Katie a clue as to she is or who the priestess is. Katie finds the girl's purse and learns that her uncle is the police detective Frank Taite. Shortly after the EMS personnel leave to take her to the hospital, Detective Quinn stops by to let Katie know that the body of Frank Taite has been found in an old abandon building. Katie asks for the help of the members of the spellbook club to use their different expertise in finding the priestess queen so they can have some idea who has the gris gris and where it might be before this person uses it to do more evil doings. All the main character from the other books, along with their familiars. They are enjoyable and very believable people that you would like to have as friends. Also, recipes are included. Looking forward to the next book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Moondance

    "Abracadabra?" The Spell book Club is having a meeting in the Honeybee Bakery when a young woman bangs on the glass looking for Katie. As she collapses, she begs Katie to find the "gris-gris". Katie learns that the woman is the niece of her friend Frank.in Taite and the mystery begins. This installment of the Magical Bakery series is a little darker than previous books. The subject of voodoo has everyone on edge. Cookie is reluctant to get involved because of her family's past with voodoo, but soo "Abracadabra?" The Spell book Club is having a meeting in the Honeybee Bakery when a young woman bangs on the glass looking for Katie. As she collapses, she begs Katie to find the "gris-gris". Katie learns that the woman is the niece of her friend Frank.in Taite and the mystery begins. This installment of the Magical Bakery series is a little darker than previous books. The subject of voodoo has everyone on edge. Cookie is reluctant to get involved because of her family's past with voodoo, but soon realizes she may be the one to help. A new woman in Steve's life has Katie curious and concerned. Although Katie and Declan are together she still worries about Steve. The information about voodoo was well presented and added greatly to the spookiness of Savannah's haunted image. The various voodoo queens were well rounded characters. The "false" practitioners were creepy and upheld all the dark qualities of the religion. I was saddened by the police findings early in the book as it does not allow Katie to have a sense of closure. She still has so much to learn about being a lightwitch. I enjoy seeing Katie and Declan together. His new found powers add to the storyline and I can't wait to see where it goes. This was a most enjoyable read. The description of the bakery goods always makes me drool. I was quite happy to find the recipe for macaroons in the book. They are a must do. A very good series that I recommend,

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Ks Book Reviews

    The cozy genre is seeing more and more paracozies on the market these days, and out of all those series on the list the Magical Bakery Mystery series is one of the most recognized. I’ll be honest, books with witches and magic aren’t my go to reads. I was sent this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I’m happy it was because I found author Bailey Cates to be a gifted writer and her words flowed smart and smooth. I love the description of the Honeybee Bakery. I mean really, a The cozy genre is seeing more and more paracozies on the market these days, and out of all those series on the list the Magical Bakery Mystery series is one of the most recognized. I’ll be honest, books with witches and magic aren’t my go to reads. I was sent this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I’m happy it was because I found author Bailey Cates to be a gifted writer and her words flowed smart and smooth. I love the description of the Honeybee Bakery. I mean really, a bakery with a reading area and floor to ceiling book shelves? Who wouldn’t want to spend all their time there? They’d have to kick me out at closing time. The characters in this were very enjoyable to read and get to know. Protagonist Katie Lightfoot was extremely likeable, as was the supporting cast of characters. Even though the subject isn’t something I would normally read, I can’t and won’t deny this was a well written mystery filled with intrigue, and had a twist of an ending. Fans of Ms. Cates, as well as readers who like to read about magic, are in for a bewitching time with MAGIC AND MACAROONS. I know someone who will simply adore this book and I am going to send it off to her. Remember to check out the yummy recipes at the back of the book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Every book in this series so far has not disappointed and this one was no exception. I mean, holy cow, it was quite amazing. Every book in the series so far has had a completely different murder, with a completely different mystery to solve. I think this one was the most diverse so far. I really loved it. I was laughing at the snarkiness, gasping at the revelations, and smiling at the romance. I realized about halfway through, that not only did I continue this series for the amazing mysteries, b Every book in this series so far has not disappointed and this one was no exception. I mean, holy cow, it was quite amazing. Every book in the series so far has had a completely different murder, with a completely different mystery to solve. I think this one was the most diverse so far. I really loved it. I was laughing at the snarkiness, gasping at the revelations, and smiling at the romance. I realized about halfway through, that not only did I continue this series for the amazing mysteries, but I am really continuing it for some of the romance. It builds in every book and that's what makes this series even better. No matter the change in mystery, the basis and romance never change, but build instead. It's an amazing series overall, one of my favorites.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Mariampillai

    Actual Rating: 3.5 This was an enjoyable read. I thought that this book was not as good as the last four books. I think there were some bits that annoyed me in this story. I did not like the fact that the love triangle was reintroduced. I wish that the author will continue to keep Katie with Declan. It is just irritating to see how she gets around Steve, while she is with Declan. It does not seem fair. I wish there was more Uncle Ben in the story as well. However, despite that I did enjoy readin Actual Rating: 3.5 This was an enjoyable read. I thought that this book was not as good as the last four books. I think there were some bits that annoyed me in this story. I did not like the fact that the love triangle was reintroduced. I wish that the author will continue to keep Katie with Declan. It is just irritating to see how she gets around Steve, while she is with Declan. It does not seem fair. I wish there was more Uncle Ben in the story as well. However, despite that I did enjoy reading this book. The mystery was interesting and the secondary characters brought a bit of comedy into the mix. I can't wait to read book 6. Overall, a great read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Betsy

    As much as I enjoyed some of the books in this series, Magic and Macaroons just did not enthrall me. I am not liking the direction that this series is taking. I will probably not be reading any more in this series. There are much better cozies with animals in them. 2 stars

  17. 5 out of 5

    Diana • Book of Secrets

    This is book five in the Magical Bakery series, and it was just as wonderful as the previous ones. I loved meeting the infamous voodoo queens of Savannah. A strong mystery with a dash of witchy woo-woo. 4.5 stars!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I loved this book! I feel that I really got to know who the characters are and what drives them. I especially like that we got to read more about Cookie and her motivation to stay away from her childhood religion of Voodoo. I found her as a character to be a lot more deep than I initially thought, and found that I became to like her considerably more than I had initially. As for the book itself, I thought the pacing was perfect--it was fast-paced and had lots of action, Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I loved this book! I feel that I really got to know who the characters are and what drives them. I especially like that we got to read more about Cookie and her motivation to stay away from her childhood religion of Voodoo. I found her as a character to be a lot more deep than I initially thought, and found that I became to like her considerably more than I had initially. As for the book itself, I thought the pacing was perfect--it was fast-paced and had lots of action, but slowed when information about Voodoo and other magical aspects was presented. The characters were also developed further, as were the relationships between them. I especially liked the development of Declan as a character and how his connection to his ancestor was fleshed out. I also appreciated the continued presence of Iris because I feel that characters from previous books are mentioned and never return. While I understand this is reasonable for some characters, I would like to see more of others. Overall, this has been the best book in the series so far and am excited to continue with the rest of the books to see which characters return and which characters we meet next.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Khanh

    Round up to 4.5 stars. I could read 20 more of these.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    2.75 Least favorite so far...

  21. 5 out of 5

    LM

    DNF - need to take a break from this & will maybe pick it back up one day DNF - need to take a break from this & will maybe pick it back up one day

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    I just love this series, so fun and entertaining.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Throwing in a little Voodoo to make it interesting. Or at least to spice up the formula. Fun and easy, even if not able to listen with full attention.

  24. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    When a strange woman shows up at the Honeybee after hours looking for Katie claiming her uncle sent her and then collapses, Katie is perplexed. When she discovers the woman is the niece of Franklin Tate, Katie feels it's up to her to help. She goes searching for answers as to what happened to Taite, what exactly is a lightwitch and what is wrong with Ms. Taite. She discovers a dangerous voodoo practitioner has it out for the Taites and for Katie. It's going to take the whole spellbook club to ge When a strange woman shows up at the Honeybee after hours looking for Katie claiming her uncle sent her and then collapses, Katie is perplexed. When she discovers the woman is the niece of Franklin Tate, Katie feels it's up to her to help. She goes searching for answers as to what happened to Taite, what exactly is a lightwitch and what is wrong with Ms. Taite. She discovers a dangerous voodoo practitioner has it out for the Taites and for Katie. It's going to take the whole spellbook club to get to the bottom of this mystery. I really liked the mystery except that at the end, the magic element of the story ruins the suspense that comes in a normal mystery. I also wasn't entirely surprised at the reveal. I was partly surprised and partly not. I did like learning about voodoo and the different types and being introduced to new and fun secondary characters. I liked the romance aspect now that Katie has settled on Declan and now the angst has stopped. The romance is very sweet- and clean though Declan does spend the night at Katie's. It's only mentioned that he's snoring beside her but if that bothers you, don't read the book because it is a key scene in the story. There's some cute humor to balance out the dark mystery. I also enjoyed learning about different herbs and their non-magical but beneficial uses. I didn't like the Cookie-Oscar drama plot. It padded the story too much. I also didn't like the Steve romance drama either. If I describe the characters then it will spoil the mystery but I'll make it general. There are a couple of voodoo practitioners in the story. I liked meeting them and seeing how they helped the other characters come to an understanding about their own gifts and in Cookie's case, her past. The ladies of the coven are very kind and caring towards Katie and their love shows in this book more than in the past. I'm still indifferent towards Katie. I am on board with the hedgewitch thing but the lightwitch thing I don't get or find interesting. The new employee, Iris, seems like a fun character and I hope she plays a larger role in the next book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    I am not liking this book, and have no plans to finish it. I checked it out of the library because it had a cute cover and it sounded like a cute fairy-tale-like story with ghosts and magic wands. You know -- fun! This story is not like that, and from the reviews of people who started the series on Book 1 (I didn't know it was a series until I'd started reading it), this is the least favorite so far. This is a story that takes place in the South amongst a community of wiccans and voodoo (or vudu I am not liking this book, and have no plans to finish it. I checked it out of the library because it had a cute cover and it sounded like a cute fairy-tale-like story with ghosts and magic wands. You know -- fun! This story is not like that, and from the reviews of people who started the series on Book 1 (I didn't know it was a series until I'd started reading it), this is the least favorite so far. This is a story that takes place in the South amongst a community of wiccans and voodoo (or vudu) practitioners, using magic potions and spells and influencing the lives of her customers by selling them teas and cookies infused with magic potions and spells to help them with their lives. Then you throw in a dead body and a murder mystery gets added to the mix. And even though this is fiction, it's not based on some fantasy, make-believe kind of magic, this it the magic that is being practiced by real people in real places. And this makes me uncomfortable. I felt like I was being taught how to be a witch, that I was being carefully led down the path to belief and conversion. It was dark and disturbing. So I stopped reading. I was listening to the audio version of this book, and the reader kind of was getting on my nerves, as well. At first, I thought she sounded a lot like Siri, reading in a voice that's a lot like the computerized narrative that used to be available on Kindle books. You get the words, but not a lot of inflection. It gets better later on, but by then I was not liking the story a whole lot, so I'm done.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    During a meeting of the spellbook club, Katie Lightfoot and her friends are interrupted by a woman frantically knocking on the Honeybee's window. When Katie goes to check it out, the woman collapses to the ground, but before she falls unconscious, she manages to say that she is seeking Katie Lightfoot for help and that her uncle sent her. Her last coherent words to Katie are to find the missing gris-gris and seek out Savannah's voodoo queen. This sets Katie on a quest unlike any other as she lea During a meeting of the spellbook club, Katie Lightfoot and her friends are interrupted by a woman frantically knocking on the Honeybee's window. When Katie goes to check it out, the woman collapses to the ground, but before she falls unconscious, she manages to say that she is seeking Katie Lightfoot for help and that her uncle sent her. Her last coherent words to Katie are to find the missing gris-gris and seek out Savannah's voodoo queen. This sets Katie on a quest unlike any other as she learns more about her mysterious visitor request. I enjoy this series and all the quirky characters that surround Katie, including her friends, family of Lucy and Ben, and hunky firefighter boyfriend, Declan. This story explores a type of magic that Katie has not yet encountered, but it also gives her an opportunity to spend more time with her friend Cookie, as they try to find the missing gris-gris, despite Cookie's misgivings about being involved with voodoo. I look forward to the next book in this series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Doward Wilson

    This is a great series involving good witches and really bad adversaries. Katie, her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben own the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah. Katie, Lucy and their friends in the spellbook-club are hedgewitches who practice benevolent witchcraft. A missing friends niece shows up at one of their meetings and goes into a coma. While working to figure out what is happening, Katie gets involved with voodoo queens, human sacrifices and Irish magic that leads to a missing charm and the murderer. T This is a great series involving good witches and really bad adversaries. Katie, her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben own the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah. Katie, Lucy and their friends in the spellbook-club are hedgewitches who practice benevolent witchcraft. A missing friends niece shows up at one of their meetings and goes into a coma. While working to figure out what is happening, Katie gets involved with voodoo queens, human sacrifices and Irish magic that leads to a missing charm and the murderer. This is an entertaining paranormal series with well developed and caring characters. The background and setting blend with unique murder plots to keep you turning the pages. A wonderful world of magical entertainment that you should just read for enjoyment. I highly recommend it for cozy and paranormal readers alike.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    "“Those are macarons,” I said, then spelled the word. “Though sometimes it’s spelled the same as the coconut-based cookies we have here. Macarons don’t typically have any coconut at all." As the ladies of the Spell Book Club are having their meeting, a woman comes and starts banging on the door and saying that she was sent by her uncle to find Katie Lightfoot. Then she collapses and goes into a coma. Katie feels that she needs to find out who this woman is, who her uncle is and then what really h "“Those are macarons,” I said, then spelled the word. “Though sometimes it’s spelled the same as the coconut-based cookies we have here. Macarons don’t typically have any coconut at all." As the ladies of the Spell Book Club are having their meeting, a woman comes and starts banging on the door and saying that she was sent by her uncle to find Katie Lightfoot. Then she collapses and goes into a coma. Katie feels that she needs to find out who this woman is, who her uncle is and then what really happened to them both. Along the way, she meets her former flame's new girlfriend and quickly fiancee. She learns about voodoo and meets some practitioners. This book took me awhile because it was on a tablet and then I would just get sidelined by other stories and just kept having to work on it a little at a time.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dharia Scarab

    Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 sta Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author. 5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    I love the magical bakery series. This is the fifth book in the series. Katie, who is a hedgewitch, runs the Honeybee bakery with her aunt and uncle. During a meeting of her spellbook club a young girl comes into the bakery and collapes, but not before telling Katie that her uncle told her if she was ever in trouble to go see Katie. She tells Katie about a gris gris, a voodoo talisman. This leads to a connection to the murder of a homicide detective because he died while a voodoo ritual was perf I love the magical bakery series. This is the fifth book in the series. Katie, who is a hedgewitch, runs the Honeybee bakery with her aunt and uncle. During a meeting of her spellbook club a young girl comes into the bakery and collapes, but not before telling Katie that her uncle told her if she was ever in trouble to go see Katie. She tells Katie about a gris gris, a voodoo talisman. This leads to a connection to the murder of a homicide detective because he died while a voodoo ritual was performed. I absolutely loved this book. It kept me guessing right to the end.

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