When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy.
But when someone fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects…before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor…
I was in the mood for some cozy mysteries, and when I saw the cute book covers of this series, I couldn’t resist but purchased all four books at once.
The stories are fun to read. Here, we have Katie Lightfoot, a baker who discovers the truth about her heritage in book one, Brownies and Broomsticks, and gradually learns to embrace her special abilities as the series unfolds. In Some Enchanted Éclair, Katie learns that helping a fixer to fix things up can be a precursor of ominous consequences. Can she help to find the killer without getting herself into more trouble?
I like Katie. She is hardworking, intelligent and intuitive. While she still has some resistance towards her witch-y destiny, she doesn’t let that ruin her everyday life. It’s fun to see her bake, serve customers at the register, and go running with her dog, Mungo, while pondering on what she can come up with to solve the crime. And when she employs her abilities to make things right, I love that she offers everything she has wholeheartedly and with zero hesitation.
This installment is slightly different from the previous books. There aren’t as much witch-y action but there’s a big surprise revealed that both shocked and amazed me when I learned about the details. I don’t want to spoil the fun here but I think the effect of this big surprise will linger and we’ll learn more about it in the upcoming installments.
If you love Cairn terriers, you’ll love Mungo the Magnificent. He’s Katie’s familiar and he’s such a cute little dog. He likes human food and would actually throw looks of dismay when dry kibbles were served! As you can imagine, he adds a lot of joy to the series.
Although each book has a mystery of its own, I think you’ll enjoy the story a lot more if you read the books from the very beginning. I especially enjoyed the character development in book two, Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti and book three, Charms and Chocolate Chips but if you’re looking for a plot that’s entertaining and pleasurable to read, don’t miss Some Enchanted Éclair.