Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Date Read: August 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing…For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating.
Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out…
Series: A Magical Bakery Mystery #5
Also by this author: Charms and Chocolate Chips br> br>
Also in this series: Charms and Chocolate Chips
Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Paperback/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates was full of voodoo, mystery, and pretty much all the magic I have come to love about the series.
Quick Thoughts: I pretty much love this series. Katie is a great leading lady: smart, funny, and surrounded by a great cast of characters. This time out I loved that we got to touch a bit more into voodoo and learn more about Cookie. The case was a twisty one and while I figured out parts there was one little bit that I didn’t. However, it is the “book club” working together that shines the most. They are at their strongest when figuring out stuff together. That end scene was fantastic!
Narrated By Amy Rubinate / Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
I love Amy’s narration of this series for every single person but Steve (I even like Connel’s voice). I don’t know what it is but it just doesn’t sound manly enough for me. That being said, I love her voice for Katie and the spellbook ladies so I will continue to listen on audio. The pacing and emotions are spot on.
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