Charms and Chocolate Chips (Magical Bakery Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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A HALF-BAKED HEX



Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further ...
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Charms and Chocolate Chips (Magical Bakery Series #3)

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Overview

A HALF-BAKED HEX



Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder.



When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katie’s mystical senses tell her that there’s more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.
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What People Are Saying

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Praise for the Magical Bakery Mysteries

“Katie is a charming amateur sleuth.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Jenn McKinlay

“Compelling...charming...fun.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Charming....Let Cates cast her spell over you.”—Library Journal

“Cates cleverly keeps readers spellbound.”—Gumshoe Reviews

“A series that is a finely sifted blend of drama, suspense, romance, and otherworldly elements.”—Once Upon a Romance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101620458
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Magical Bakery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 16,270
  • File size: 770 KB

Meet the Author


Bailey Cates believes magic is all around us if we only look for it. She is the author of the Magical Bakery mysteries.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

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    Charms and Chocolate Chips is the third book in Bailey Cates' Ma

    Charms and Chocolate Chips is the third book in Bailey Cates' Magical Bakery Mystery series. This is a culinary cozy with a magical twist. Cates not only teases the readers taste buds but she also takes them on an adventure into the life of hedgewitch, Katie Lightfoot. The paranormal elements in this book are light and centered around the ancient tales of "green" witches who used the earth elements to help their family and neighbors in times past. Cates does a fantastic job of creating a magical atmosphere that is both believable and enchanting.

    The Magical Bakery series is one of my favorites. There are many different types of paranormal cozies on the market today from ghosts to psychics and everything in between. Cates' approach to magic is a little different and in my opinion very unique. She takes the crafts of kitchen magic and earth magic from the old days and brings them into a modern setting. It's not white magic vs. black magic, but green magic, more along the lines of wicca or what my grandfather would call, herb magic. I liked all of the information imparted by the author into each of these books. Katie is coming more into her own in the third book, Charms and Chocolate Chips, in that she is learning to use her magic more effectively. I think Cates' series is one of the more interesting of those out there right now with magical themes.

    Cates does a great job of not only adding in those magical elements but making them a part of characters as well as her story. Katie is such a great character. When we first met her in Brownies and Broomsticks she had no idea that she had hedgewitch magic in her family or that she had the ability to work that kind of magic herself. She has grown a lot throughout the series and Cates continues to expand her knowledge and abilities. Katie is entertaining and relies on her aunt and uncle to help her with the Honeybee Bakery and her witchy abilities.

    In Charms and Chocolate Chips Cates adds another very interesting element to the mix. Katie is volunteering with a conservation group called, Georgia Wild. I loved all of the information about the animals that Georgia Wild was trying to help and how land management is used to help conserve wild environments and habitats. I thought Cates did a wonderful job with this aspect of the story and it added a lot to the story, especially with the head of the group being the murder victim. 

    The mystery was definitely engaging and kept my interest. The beginning of the book however was bit slow. When you get on into it, it picks up and starts to come together, but the beginning was a little shaky and not as interesting as most of Cates' lead ins. But stick with it and you'll find it a very good read. There was lots of interesting information about magic and conservation. I loved the origami birds that the killer leaves and thought that was a great touch. 

    Katie's personal life also has some ups and downs in this book that will have readers sighing. Declan, Katie's sexy firefighter boyfriend is at the center of Katie's love life struggles in this book. Declan is a reoccurring character that fans of the series have grown to love, but he isn't the only person drawing some of Katie's attention and that adds a more personal aspect to the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    I love the series and all of the characters. My only qualm, is

    I love the series and all of the characters. My only qualm, is that I would rather see Katie with Steve. Declan is ok, I just don't think he adds a lot to the story and is reluctant about her abilities. I like that Steve can and does fight evil along with Katie, which leads into a larger realm of storytelling in my opinion.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Great book.

    This book was wonderful it kept my attention the whole time. I wish I had the recipes though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Love it

    I just love the author and series. Exciting and end of your seat of what will happen next

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Loved

    I am really hooked on this series! Can't wait till the next one is out. Not giving anything away, I just want to mention that I'm not crazy about Katies choice in a boyfriend. To each their own, but I would have gone with the other guy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Post three times kiss your hand look under yout pillow.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Loved It!

    Katie and the rest of the gang from the Honeybee ( along with a surprise visitor)are back in action, and find themselves caught in the middle of the murder of their friend and colleague Autumn. With plot twists and turns Bailey Cates delivers us yet another charming cozy mystery!

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    highly recommend

    This is an excellent series. My sister, mother, father and I all read it. We get it as soon as she publishes each one, and anxiously await the next. Very enjoyable reading!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Charms and Chocolate Chips is the third book in the A Magical Ba

    Charms and Chocolate Chips is the third book in the A Magical Bakery Mystery series.

    It's always a treat(pun intended) to visit with Katie at the Honeybee Bakery.

    When Katie goes to volunteer job at Georgia Wild, a conservation group, she finds that another volunteer, Wren, has found the director in her office, dead. In her hand she had a origami of a maroon bat, the same thing GW was trying save from extinction. Then when both Wren and Katie find the same type of origami slipped under their doors, it's time to get serious about finding the killer. So the members of the coven at Honeybee join forces to help.

    All the characters from previous books have returned in this one. In addition, Katie's mom has arrive in town. So Katie needs to spend time with her to mend the problems that they have had it the past.

    As always, this series has an interesting and varied cast of characters and a good story. Discussion of witchcraft is fairly light, so that non-believers shouldn't have any problems with this series.

    Recipes are included also.

    Looking forward to the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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