Some Enchanted Éclair: A Magical Bakery Mystery

Some Enchanted Éclair: A Magical Bakery Mystery

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by Bailey Cates
     
 

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FLOUR POWER

When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set

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FLOUR POWER

When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy.
 
But when someone fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects…before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor….

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
07/01/2014
Katie Lightfoot, Savannah's magical baker, wields her special touch with a movie crew struggling after one of its members dies suspiciously. Dusted with magic, this enchanting cozy series is up to number four (after Charms and Chocolate Chips). Cates also writes as Cricket McRae.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698140561
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Magical Bakery Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
22,396
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Bailey Cates and the Magical Bakery mysteries...

“Cates is a smooth, accomplished writer who combines a compelling plot with a cast of interesting characters that are diverse and engaging without falling into simplistic stereotypes…a charming addition to the food-based cozy mystery repertoire, while the story’s magical elements bring a fun, intriguing dimension to the genre.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Cates delivers a tale of magic and mayhem….The mystery plot will have readers guessing ‘whodunit’ all the way to the very end…a great read.”—RT Book Reviews
 
“Katie is a charming amateur sleuth, baking her way through murder and magic set against the enchanting backdrop of Savannah, Georgia. With an intriguing plot and an amusing cast of characters, Brownies and Broomsticks is an attention-grabbing read that I couldn’t put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay
 
“Let Cates cast her spell over you with this charming debut series entry that brings in the paranormal but never forgets the warmth that cozy readers often request.”—Library Journal
 
“With a top-notch whodunit, a dark magic investigator working undercover, and a simmering romance in the early stages, fans will relish this tale.”—Gumshoe

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, including Charms and Chocolate Chips.

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Some Enchanted Eclair: A Magical Bakery Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 15 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Some Enchanted Éclair is the fourth book in the A Magical Bakery Mystery. Business is good at the Honeybee Bakery, but Katie and Aunt Lucy miss have Uncle Ben around to help out in the shop. A. Dendum Production are in Savannah to film a romantic comedy set during the Revolutionary War and Ben and Declan, Katie's boyfriend, have been hired to provide security at the movies set. One day Mimsey Carmichael, a member of the Spellbound Club at The Honeybee, brings in Simon Knapp, who is the production coordinator on the movie set, Knapp is in a bind as he has fired Bonner Catering and would like to have The Honeybee to provide the lunches while they are in town, Katie reluctantly agrees. The next day as she is delivering the food and looking for Knapp she hears a loud scream. Katie Declan head in the direction the scream came from and soon find Knapp, dead with a knife in his back and the knife is one from The Honeybee. While Katie is waiting to be interviewed by Detective Quinn, Ursula Banford, an assistant and psychic to the leading lady Althea, introduces herself and mentions that Katie will be the one to bring the murderer to justice. Soon Ursula suggests the they hold a seance and try and connect with Knapp. Not too many of the crew are willing to participate, but Katie's Spellbound Club comes through. Failing at that Katie's starts her own little investigation and soon find several possible suspects. Not all of the characters from the previous books are back. But those that are provide a nice light hearted touch to the story. But that cute little terrier Mungo, Katie's familiar, is back with his fireflies, and trying to keep his human safe. I really like this series as the author puts just the right amount of information of witchcraft to leave the story believable for me. Delicious sounding recipes are also included. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
ts14no1fan More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in this series and really like them. It is a fun, creative mystery series. The witchcraft is not scary or evil, it is fun and light-hearted. It is a great easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 4th in this series, and I highly recommend it. The ending was a complete surprise. You get to know the characters, and care about them.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Some Enchanted Eclair has definitely enchanted me, as do the other books in this series.  The Honeybee Bakery isn't the only thing in town that is buzzing. A movie company has come to town and Uncle Ben and Declan have been hired as security. The death of the production co-coordinator throws not only the movie, but the whole town in a whirl. As Katie is drawn into the investigation things grow stranger and stranger. Movie set, catering job, loss of catering job, death of Simon, seance with people from the movie, what could possibly occur next? Another fast read from Bailey Cates, take it to the beach, or your deck like I did, it really doesn't matter where you read it, just please read it! FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
A movie crew is filming in town, and when one of the management team, Simon, comes into the Honeybee Bakery, he asks Katie and Aunt Lucy to cater lunch for the crew, explaining that he had to fire the regular caterer that morning. Although catering is something they normally don't do, they accept his offer and quickly put together a tasteful lunch for Simon to take back. Katie goes to the set later to collect their dishes and also to visit Uncle Ben and Declan, who are temporarily working as security. Heading over to the lunch tent, she hears a scream and when she gets to the source, she is shocked to see Simon's dead body lying on the ground with a knife sticking out of his back. It appears that Katie's light witch talents are at work again, and it will be up to her, with the help of her friends, to unravel this mystery and find the murderer. This is a delightful series filled with interesting and quirky characters. I enjoy the continued character development with each succeeding book and am looking forward to the next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fourth in the series, this was a very enjoyable read. By the ending, I'm sure there will be another. I hope it's soon!
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I liked the story somewhat but the plots seem to all be so similar that they are gettig stale. I am bothered that Katie is constantly taking off work to "investigate." People who own a business simply can't do that. She comes across as being a bit of a loafer who takes advantage of her frends. It is off-puttting. Stephanie Clanahan
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Can not wait to read next book in this series!!! Great reading!
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