Spirits and Sourdough Book Review

Spirits and Sourdough Book Review

Title: Spirits and Sourdough
Author: Bailey Cates
Published: January 4, 2022, Berkley
No. of Pages: 284
Cover Price: $8.99 Kindle

Sometimes it’s fun to take a break from reality and read a fun, uplifting novel with a little bit of the supernatural. Spirits and Sourdough is the 10th novel in the Magical Bakery Mystery series by Bailey Cates, and like those earlier books, is delightful. Set in Savannah, Georgia, Hedge witch Katie Lightfoot is part owner of the Honeybee Bakery with her Aunt Lucy and Uncle Ben. Baked goods from the Honeybee bakery are not only delicious, but have magical powers due to spells put on them by Katie and her aunt Lucy (always positive and usually herbal). When Katie, a wants Teddy to find her murderer. Of course Katie steps in to help Teddy and the investigation begins even before the murdered woman’s body is found.

While this is a cozy series, actually a culinary mystery because it contains recipes, it is quite suspenseful and has supernatural scenarios. They are not scary (the witches are good witches), but are fun. Cates is a good storyteller and the story is organized and easy to follow. The characters are well-developed and Katy, Lucy, Uncle Ben, and Katie’s new husband Declan are believable and definitely likeable. Readers will want to start at the beginning of the series to see the evolution of the characters as they change and grow from novel to novel.

Although this cute cozy can be read as a standalone book, it is suggested that readers start at the beginning of the series. This one is especially fun and is a fast read. Highly recommended for anyone who likes a bit of magic in their novels.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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