Casting Spells

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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...

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Overview


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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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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Series: Sugar Maple Series , #1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 398,648
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    best series ever

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Shadetail

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Awes Awesome!!!!!!

    You cast a spell on me spell on me you hit me like the sky fell on me fell on me i decde you looked well on me well on me so lets go somewhere no one eles can see you an me turn the lights out know , know i take you by the hand, hand you another drink, drink it if you can , can you spend a little time ,time is slipping away away from us so stay stay with me i can make you glad you came. I didnt read the book but hay i just showed you the song im glad you came look it up on youtube well bye!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    To Sunkit

    Please read my post at the first reasult and do as that post instructs.
    ~MapleStar~

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Mapeleaf

    Becusr its areally good book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Love!

    Read Charmed by author and loved it so was hooked. This book did not disappoint. On to the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    just finished reading "casting spells" and i loved it,

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Fun

    Total fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Comfy read for rainy day

    I liked the easy read coupled with the knit shop. calming series.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Magically charming

    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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  • Posted April 12, 2010

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    Enjoyable Light Read

    I read this book in a day. It was enjoyable, albeit very light and fanciful. It was a great escape for a few hours. If you are looking for something a bit more hard-core on the supernatural scale, look elsewhere. This is very G-rated, borderline Disney supernatural. But nonetheless and enjoyable, light-hearted, easy-reading romance involving knitting and a town full of vampires, witches, faeries, trolls and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2009

    Paranormal Light Romance

    This is a cute little read. If you are looking for a light escapism this might be what you need. It is a simple romance with a lot of unbeivable paranormal. The plot is simple and easy reading. There is even some humor. Enjoy it.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

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    Casting Spells

    Really loved this book. I have orded the second book.
    Donna A.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    Great Book!!

    I enjoyed reading this book, it was funny and creative. I liked the magic and what the different characters in the book could do. I did not want to put the book down. It has a sequel "Love with Magic" I have not read it yet, but I am looking forward to it.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

    I absolutely loved this book.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

    Cute and entertaining

    I read the book in one setting... a dreary Saturday and once I started it I could not put it down. Humorous and enjoyable reading. You could almost picture yourself in the little town. Definitly an author I am going to look for future books from.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    Great Read

    This book was spur of the moment pick up and I loved it. It was a great read, the author had to abilty to take your mind away. I call this mind candy. The Author's writing style was interesting, she kept the storyline going throughout the book. I read it in just a couple of sit downs (because I couldn't put it down). I hope there is a sequel.

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

    Wonderfully off-beat and yes, magical!

    I loved this book, the characters, the setting, just everything about it made it a great read. I looked forward to picking up this book every night and I hated to see it end. I am hoping this author will write more like this and a sequal would be wonderful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2008

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    Magical escape!

    This book is fun and light. Just what I needed with all that seems to be going on in this hectic world. I have never read this writer before and I truly loved her style and sense of humor. I will be reading more of her books in the future. If you are looking for a serious book, this may not be your best choice, but if you are looking for something fun and light with a magical touch, this is a great bet!

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  • Posted November 10, 2008

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    A magical story

    Chloe is the owner of Sticks and Sring a knit shop in picturesque Sugar Maple Vermont where nothing and no one is what they appear to be except for the new Police Chief Luke Mackenzie who is 100% human & male. When the unthinkable happens in crimeless Sugar Maple the state sends Luke to investigate and he starts with Chloe and the sparks literally start flying and don't stop.<BR/>Casting Spells is Ms. Bretton's foray into paranormal romance and it's wonderful. Her characters are well developed and very interesting weather you love or hate them and believe me there will be some you really hate. The story is really enchanting and the town of Sugar Maple will be next on my list of where to go on vacation.

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