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Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1)
Casting Spells - Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Barbara Bretton
Sugar Maple looks like any Vermont town, but it's inhabited with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches -- and an ancient secret. And Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & String, a popular knitting shop, has a big secret too. She's a sorcerer's daughter in search of Mr. Right -- and she's found him in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's ve...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425223642
ISBN-10: 0425223647
Publication Date: 11/4/2008
Pages: 299
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4 stars, based on 125 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
I'm reading this now and loving it. Very cute and I can't wait for the next in the series. It doesn't read like a paranormal. Rather more like a romance with paranormal charachters.


Sugar Maple looks like any Vermont town, but itas inhabited with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witchesaand an ancient secret. And Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & String, a popular knitting shop, has a big secret too. Sheas a sorcereras daughter in search of Mr. Rightaand sheas found him in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Mapleas very first murder. Bad news is heas 100% human, which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like her.
reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 147 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Not a bad read.

And not at all what I was expecting Like the previous reviewer said, it isn't like a regular paranormal. It's pretty much a clean romance, so if you're looking for heat (i.e sex), this one doesn't really have any. But it was cute. And it's first person, but you get both the Heroine and the Hero's Point of view, so that's an added bonus. I didn't really like any of the the secondary characters, in particular the heroine's friends (I can't help but think she could find better)



So overall... I'll say it's worth reading, but not really a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have never been in to witch book but this books is really good, i could picture myself in the town, very vivid details
reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was my 1st Bretton book but it won't be my last. Great book.
reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of the most unusual books I've recently read. Would not pursue reading the rest of the series.
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reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 929 more book reviews
What a sweet little paranormal love story with some very quirky scenes. There were a few laugh out loud moments.

Definitely will look forward to other books by Bretton.
reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 239 more book reviews
Not a lot was happening, but the book was full of fantasy paranormal activity, friends shape shifting, along with other unusual happenings..but as a reader I was not drawn into the world enough in the beginning for any of these things to be of interest.

One can't help but be thoroughly enchanted by the delightful ambiance of the story as Ms. Bretton sets a smooth pace for the story, gradually building up to the grand finale. CASTING SPELLS alternates perspectives as the story is told from both Luke and Chloe's points of views. The side story of Gunnar is a poignant one and only adds to the overall mystique as we see it unfold from the perspectives of Luke and Chloe.

I will read the next book to see how it fares.
reviewed Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
This is such a fun book - stretches the imagination and is hard to put down. In fact, I started it one evening and didn't put it down until I finished it ( about 2 AM!!).

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