Good news! I might not have spiritual powers but I have a mean set of baking skills. I'm delighted to be moving out of Whispering Falls, where y'all know I can't live since I'm mortal, and to Celestial Falls, another small southern town where I'm opening Heavenly Desserts. Of course The Marys wouldn't let me leave unless I took my new kitten with me.
I'm beyond excited but fluff left my dough when Orin Reguila showed up. But that's not all that put too much flour in my cookies, there just so happened to be a murder...when someone ate my cookie.
I've got no one to turn to! It looks like I'm going to have to enlist Orin's help with his wizard skills.
Southern Magical Bakery by Tonya Kappes is the beginning of a new paranormal cozy mystery series that is a spin-off from A Magical Cures Mystery series. June Heal and Oscar Park’s daughter is all grown up. Lo has no spiritual gift and desires to live in a mortal town. Lo gets her wish, but things do not turn out quite as planned. I felt bad for Lo. I do not know how she put up with her overbearing mother (there was no sneaking out for Lo). There are some entertaining characters, but it can be a challenge to keep track of them all. The nosy next-door neighbor, the upbeat reporter, Orin who Lo prefers to avoid like the plague, Skylar Blue who is Lo’s new kitten as well as familiar characters from A Magical Cures Mystery series. I liked the town of Celestial Falls. It is a quirky town where there is more to it than meets the eye. The mystery was not at the forefront of the story. The whodunit was light. The motive was understandable, but I thought it was weak. There is humor scattered throughout the story that will make readers laugh. Southern Magical Bakery is a cute story that fans of A Magical Cures Mystery series will enjoy. Southern Magical Bakery is an enchanted tale with tasty treats, a lease delay, a mortal dilemma, a cookie conundrum, a cute kitty, the meddling Marys, a slow sheriff, and an unexpected experience that leads to a disconcerting conclusion.
The Avid Reader