Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Brownies & Broomsticks by Bailey Cates Audio Review



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..

I really enjoyed listening to this one and for me when I find another great audio listen I get so excited. We get into this one by meeting Katie who is moving back into a small town in Savannah GA to help her aunt and uncle run the Honeybee Bakery. Katie thinks she is just going to enjoy quiet living in a small town and do what she loves but she quickly gets involved in much more. Katie and her family are getting ready for the grand opening of their bakery when things take a turn and someone winds up dead and her uncle being looked at as the primary witness. She quickly decides to try to figure it all out and clear her uncles name. I loved this one because I love the history that comes with the setting of Savannah Ga.  It is such a historic town and the narrator brings this area to life in an amazing way. She did such an awesome job with the descriptions of the area and I fell in the bakery from the start.

As the story continues we get to meet some other characters and I think my second favorite to Katie was her aunt Lucy. She was so full of life and entertaining. I loved seeing how she went about telling Katie just how special she really was. I think the other thing I enjoyed about this one was all the food. The things that they created for the bakery sounded so good and a few times I found myself hungry and wanting to try it all out. I think the mystery throughout this one was pretty creative and I was trying my hardest to figure out the killer and didn’t see that one coming in the end.

Overall this was a nice start to a new series for me. I am glad I have the rest of the series to listen to as I really enjoyed this one. The narrator made the characters all so unique and throughout the book I found myself enjoying the book so much. I think the author has a great character in Katie and I can’t wait to see what her and the others get into next. I would recommend this one to my lovers of audios that are light and fun and just great to listen to.


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