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Friday, June 26, 2009

Wonderful Win: Casting Spells

Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton

Publisher: Penguin

I am not sure where this came from. I received it in the mail (autographed!) along with a great tote bag featuring Casting Spells on one side and Laced With Magic on the other. There were also bookmarks and fridge magnets! I believe I had visited Mrs. Bretton's website and had taken her up on her offer of free fridge magnets and book marks. . . and I know that I have entered some contests for this book - but where this great package came from is a mystery. (Though I just realized that I never checked the mailing label - I will have to go to the recycle bin later and see if it can give me a clue - I will keep you updated!)

About the book: Sugar Maple looks like any bucolic Vermont town, but when the tourists go home, it's a different story - inhabited as it is with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches, and an ancient secret. And I know all about secrets. I'm Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & Strings, a popular knitting shop where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge. . . and the knitter sitting next to you comes out only after dark.

I'm also a sorcerer's daughter - a single sorcerer's daughter with Sugar Maple's future in her hands, which means the whole town is casting spells meant to help me find Mr. Right. Who'd have guessed I'd find him in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100 percent human, which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me - in love, in danger, and in way over my head. (from the back cover)

About the author: Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than forty books. She currently has more than ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in more than twenty countries.

Barbara lives in New Jersey but loves to spend as much time as possible in Maine with her husband, walking the rocky beaches and dreaming up plots for upcoming books.

Casting Spells
Publisher/Publication Date: Penguin, November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22364-2
320 pages


bermudaonion said...

That looks like a great book. Hope you enjoy it!

Heidenkind said...

My mom read this book and loved it. She said it was kind of like Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

teabird said...

Barbara is a friend of mine, and this book is my favorite! She's written the next book in the series, and it just got a starred review on Publisher's Weekly!


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