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. Casting Spells By Barbara Bretton – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, book 1) by Barbara Bretton – book cover, description, publication history.

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Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. A cute quick read.

Right if she’s to preserve the spell that sustains the town’s unusual residents. But the locals totally raised her out of the goodness of their hearts and just love her so much.

You were csating last in your class to start wearing a bra. What can I say? Which quite fortuitously leads me to point number two especially since, well seriously, “hearing loss”??? I nodded and stifled another yawn. Where’s the mistake in that?

We both knew she spel,s already put out the call to her daughter but we’re all about keeping up appearances here in Sugar Maple. Romance in the paranormal genre that was just OK, not really a good match for me. It wasn’t even amazingly horrible, just. Okay, so Brettoj think many things should be forbidden on pain of death, but fortunately I’m not in charge of these things, nor will I ever be. I enjoyed the story and I enjoyed the characters. I dumped the lace and glanced toward the front window.


But she does tell Luke about her parent’s death, and of course this changes him. To ask Barbara Bretton questions, please sign up. I wanted to like this book so much: Absolutely recommend this series. One night a visitor to town dies and now the state has questions. Casting Spells is a delightful cross between a sweet, clean paranormal romance, a delightful comedic whodunit, and an edge of your seat cozy mystery gretton with a large barbaea of fascinating characters, an intriguing premise, an engaging storyline, a generous splash of suspense, a sprinkle of humor, and lots and lots of magic.

Four, five years ago?

Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, book 1) by Barbara Bretton

I love handmade garments and this is heirloom quality. Or at brwtton they hadn’t up until recently. The plot isn’t particularly complex but it kept me going. I’d rather hope so. Alycia’s books Dec 28, A bus carrying a high school hockey team en route to Brattleboro blew a tire and careened down an embankment near the Sugar Maple bretyon limits killing the goalie and the coach.

As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe’s “magickal” side stirs into life. A Harry Potter like book that really is fantastic. Besides, Sugar Maple was doing fine without my help.


For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves. I’ve loved it for decades! Lucky for me, I was correct. But the town has its first murder, and the state, realizing that they don’t even have a policeman in the town, sends Luke to investigate and set up shop as the new police force. I started to spout my usual it’s-all-just-knit-and-purl shopowner spiel when to my surprise the truth popped out instead.

A little review on Amazon wouldn’t hurt either! She wandered to the stack of shawls on the shelf and fingered a kid silk Orenburg I had on display.

There wasn’t the slightest bit of magick about me and there never had been. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery. Aug 06, Kristen rated it really bdetton it. But actually, all that perfection is supported by magick.

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It wasn’t like I actually thought Mr. Knitting is perfectly easy if you have magic! Howie has a thing for Sharon Stone.