2.28.2009

Book Review: Casting Spells

Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton

This is an interesting twist on a typical genre book, as it's partly a knitting novel set in a lovely New England town, and it's part supernatural romance, where vampires, trolls and selkies are just part of the scenery in Sugar Maple.

Chloe Hobbs, the owner of Sticks and Strings, is a half human, and the only person in Sugar Maple without magical powers - which is becoming a real problem for the village. Enter a beautiful woman, a mysterious death, and a sexy new sheriff in town, and Chloe's world is turned upside down.

This is just a charming read: I love the way the "creatures" aren't given any sort of hype at all, they are just a part of the story, and the romance between Chloe and the cop is sweet and sparking, and the setting is just lovely. I tore through this novel, glad to curl up with it for a few hours!

A great genre-bending read: recommended!

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