Casting Spells

Casting Spells

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by Barbara Bretton
     
 

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Magic. Knitting. Love. A new series and a delightful departure by the USA Today bestselling author of Just Desserts.

Sugar Maple looks like any Vermont town, but it's inhabited with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches-and an ancient secret. And Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & String, a popular knitting shop, has a big secret too. She's a

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Magic. Knitting. Love. A new series and a delightful departure by the USA Today bestselling author of Just Desserts.

Sugar Maple looks like any Vermont town, but it's inhabited with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches-and an ancient secret. And Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & String, a popular knitting shop, has a big secret too. She's a sorcerer's daughter in search of Mr. Right-and she's found him in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder. Bad news is he's 100% human, which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like her.

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Publishers Weekly

Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks & Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425223642
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Series:
Sugar Maple Series , #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
890,954
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Bretton is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling author of more than 40 books. She resides in New Jersey.

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Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
itsJUSTme-wendy More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books! With its quirky cast of characters and magical themed love story, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat. Along with ' Laced with magic' and 'Spun by sorcery' this has become my favorite series to date! I can't wait for the forth book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got a little draggy in the middle but i enjoyed the book and the characters are very unique
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May I join please? I am 13 moons. I can have an apprentice if you have any kits waiting to be 'paws!
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Read Charmed by author and loved it so was hooked. This book did not disappoint. On to the next in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just finished reading "casting spells" and i loved it, it has a wonderful plot, magic of course, the right amount of fun and drama, AND it is a book i can pass along to my granddaughter without any worries. i just purchased "laced by magic" book #2 and cant wait to get started, i may have a favorite new author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the easy read coupled with the knit shop. calming series.
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MissKittyLL More than 1 year ago
The town of Sugar Maple and knitting shop owner Chloe Hobbs will pull you in from the very first page. The kooky fantasy characters are well imagined and yet believable too. It reminded me of the TV show Northern Exposure, only with witches and vampires. I think even a non-fantasy reader would enjoy the story.
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