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CASTING SPELLS
by Barbara Bretton

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: MILD

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Bretton launches her new series of magic and murder with an enchanting, lyrical masterpiece that should make its way to the bestseller list in no time. Brilliantly weaving the town of Sugar Maple with that of its inhabitants into one living, breathing entity, this novel captivates readers from the first page. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic and self-discovery.

Single sorcerer's daughter Chloe Hobbs holds the fate of Sugar Maple in her hands but has yet to discover her magical powers, since they'll only surface when she falls in love. Haunted by her mother's mistake of marrying a human, Chloe vows to fall in love with a supernatural man for the sake of the town -- until she encounters the very human detective Luke MacKenzie, who has been assigned to investigate a murder in Sugar Maple.

Caught in an investigation and an inner struggle to control her powers, Chloe must decide between the safety of the town and her love for Luke. (BERKLEY TRADE, Nov., 320 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed By: Autumn Harrison

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Published: November 2008

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Casting Spells

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 7:09pm.

Chloe Hobbs owns a knitting shop in a small Vermont town called Sugar Maple. She is also the only human in the town inhabited by warlocks, faeries, vampires, werewolves, witches, and an ancient secret. She is the daughter of a Sorcerer, but her magic won't begin until she finds her Mr. Right. Even though her whole town is casting spells to find her Mr. Right, she didn't think she would find him in Luke MacKenzie, the cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murderer.

This book was written in first person from the hero and heroine's point-of-view. I found that a little confusing. There are lots and lots of knitting references which were fun. This is a cute story that I thoroughly enjoyed. My rating: 4 Stars.