Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy. Casting Spells By Barbara Bretton – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, book 1) by Barbara Bretton – book cover, description, publication history.

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Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1) by Barbara Bretton

Her family cast a spell to protect the village a long time ago and as long as their is a female descendant inhabiting the village the town is protected. Barbarx was six years old when my parents died in a car crash not far from the Toothaker Bridge. I was spellbound by the interaction and chemistry between Chloe and Luke.

If it hadn’t been for my pal Gunnar, I wouldn’t have gone at all.

Well, first I have to introduce the main character’s knitting shop with a quote from the book: Bretton is an avid knitter. Apr 03, If you like romances as well as knitting and urban fantasy, you’ll probably enjoy apells.


Unfortunately, the charm requires a Hobbs woman who has come into her powers, and the production of female offspring to keep the charm strong, and the town protected.

And I searched-several times. Mostly I remember Sorcha who had opened up her life and her home to me and made me her own. Thanks for your friendship! Dec 15, Patricia Mainard rated it really liked it. Everyone looked out for one another, which is one of the great things about small communities. Besides, Sugar Maple was doing fine without my help. Ages ago a powerful sorceress cast a spell of protection over the village that would last as long as any of her female descendants barbarw the village.

View all 3 comments. I was very disappointed. It wasn’t like I actually thought Mr. And she has to give birth to a girl by thirty-five or something to keep the spell going.

They assign a detective from Boston to go to Sugar Maple temporarily to investigate the death and remain for a few wpells until the citizens of Sugar Maple can elect a sheriff. The writing style is easy and fluid and the book is a quick read despite being over pages I read it in one sitting, not even any breaks. It was a little before ten by the time everyone exchanged names and phone numbers and email addresses. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book.


She told her parents’ story without embellishment or self pity. Chloe’s magical mother and human father were killed when she was a child. That trope is a turn rbetton for me and irks me. Which brings Luk This book combines so many elements that I love – yarn, knitting, witches and a slew of amazing paranormal characters.

splls With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery. Wait, I haven’t gotten to the squicky yet.

Casting Spells

The characters are multi-faceted and interesting, the plot built well to a satisfying conclusion and there was lots of opportunity left for future books. We’ll Always Have Casablanca: Would I recommend it? Lists with This Book. Or get magic herself, idk. Really, I’d much prefer to read terrible books than boring ones.