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
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)