Spells and Scones

Spells and Scones
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698140608
Language: en
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There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries... When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served... RECIPES INCLUDED!

Scones and Spells

Scones and Spells
Author: Rosie Pease
Release: 2022
Editor: Paisley Press Books
Pages: 293
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Language: en
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Some secrets don’t go to the grave… they come to my bakery. I thought ghosts meddling with the last couple I got together was a one-time situation. But the spirits are interfering again, and my current mystery is more complicated and even a little dangerous. Nothing is quite what it seems in my small town, and everyone has something to hide. Even me. When the case leads me to a forest where six townspeople disappeared, or worse, I learn I must uncover the truth of what happened there to heal Heartwood Hollow and help my latest match find love. It won’t be easy. Joanie is desperate for the truth to help heal Heartwood Hollow and make her match. To do it, I need to accept there’s truth to the rumors about me. I’m a witch. But can I turn to magic I didn’t know I had to get my answers? There’s more to Heartwood Hollow and its residents than meets the eye. Scones and Spells is the second full novel in the Mixing Up Magic series. It is best enjoyed after reading Cookies and Curses. . . . Keywords: cozy animal mystery, cozy cat mysteries, college mystery, humorous mystery, funny mysteries, cozy mystery series, cozy mysteries, animal cozies, humorous cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, women sleuth, funny cozies, clean murder mystery, cozy murder mystery series, whodunnit, cozy murder mystery books, cozy murder mysteries, young paranormal women's fiction, pwf, whimsical women sleuth, mystery with witches, mystery with magic, hea, sweet paranormal romance, small town romance, paranormal chick lit Perfect for readers of Molly Fitz, Angie Fox, Nic Saint, Adele Abbott, Leighann Dobbs, Samantha Silver, Sara Bourgeois, Kathi Daley, Addison Moore, Annabel Chase, Trixie Silvertale, Jane Hinchey, Amanda M. Lee, Erin Johnson, Jenn McKinlay, Steve Higgs, Tonya Kappes, Rita Mae Brown, Christine Pope, Amy Boyles, Lily Webb, Cindy Stark, Christine Zane Thomas, Silver Nord, Lia Davis, Elle Adams, and Joanne Fluke.

Brownies and Broomsticks

Brownies and Broomsticks
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101585306
Language: en
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Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells! When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer.

Bewitched Bothered and Biscotti

Bewitched  Bothered  and Biscotti
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2012-12-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101607381
Language: en
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Witchy baker Katie Lightfoot’s search for a killer gets her into a sticky situation with a secret society in this Magical Bakery mystery... As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah’s most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse. The dead man’s tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

Magic and Macaroons

Magic and Macaroons
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698140592
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing… For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating. Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out… RECIPES INCLUDED

Charms and Chocolate Chips

Charms and Chocolate Chips
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101620458
Language: en
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A HALF-BAKED HEX Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder. When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katie’s mystical senses tell her that there’s more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.

Mixing Up Magic Books 1 3

Mixing Up Magic  Books 1 3
Author: Rosie Pease
Release: 2022-09-20
Editor: Paisley Press Books
Pages: 919
ISBN:
Language: en
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Matchmaking, baking and ghosts... a recipe for disaster or a spell for success? Two things have made me the center of the rumor mill in my quirky small town: cookies and love. Much like how I know what ingredients will make delectable treats, I also have a talent for recognizing when two souls are compatible. The townspeople say I'm a witch. I'm not, I don't think, but I do see ghosts. And when those spirits start stirring up trouble between the couples I've connected, I need to figure out why to save my reputation and give my customers the happily-ever-afters they deserve. Witch or no witch, one thing's for sure... ghosts, it's time to meet your baker. This special collection contains the first three books in the Mixing Up Magic series: Cookies and Curses, Spells and Scones, and Weddings and Witchcraft. This witchy cozy mystery series features a culinary twist with a side of sweet romance. The books are a delicious read full of tasty treats, charming characters, meddling ghosts, one sassy calico cat, HEAs, and a smorgasbord of supernatural secrets to uncover. Binge the first three books in this fun paranormal series today! . . . Keywords: cozy animal mystery, cozy cat mysteries, college mystery, humorous mystery, funny mysteries, cozy mystery series, cozy mysteries, animal cozies, humorous cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, women sleuth, funny cozies, clean murder mystery, cozy murder mystery series, whodunnit, cozy murder mystery books, cozy murder mysteries, young paranormal women's fiction, pwf, whimsical women sleuth, mystery with witches, mystery with magic, hea, sweet paranormal romance, small town romance, paranormal chick lit, paracozy Perfect for readers of Molly Fitz, Angie Fox, Nic Saint, Adele Abbott, Leighann Dobbs, Samantha Silver, Sara Bourgeois, Kathi Daley, Addison Moore, Annabel Chase, Trixie Silvertale, Jane Hinchey, Amanda M. Lee, Erin Johnson, Jenn McKinlay, Steve Higgs, Tonya Kappes, Rita Mae Brown, Christine Pope, Amy Boyles, Lily Webb, Cindy Stark, Christine Zane Thomas, Silver Nord, Lia Davis, Elle Adams, and Joanne Fluke.

Cookies and Clairvoyance

Cookies and Clairvoyance
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399587023
Language: en
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Baker Katie Lightfoot serves up enchanted delicacies and tracks down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series... Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in. Randy is not only Katie's fiancé's coworker, but also the boyfriend of fellow spellbook club member and witch Bianca Devereaux. Bianca and Declan are both sure Randy is innocent, and so is Katie. However, to prove it she'll have to work with ornery detective Peter Quinn again—and this time around he knows she's more than your everyday baker.

Spirits and Sourdough

Spirits and Sourdough
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780593099254
Language: en
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Baker Katie Lightfoot needs a sprinkle of magic to solve a haunting mystery in the newest book in this New York Times bestselling series. Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot works at the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah, and she's always up for investigating her adopted home's rich supernatural history. That's why she's taking a ghost tour for the very first time. But when the psychic tour guide tells Katie that she's being followed by the ghost of a recently murdered woman, Katie realizes she met the victim earlier that day, just before she died. She knows she must bring the killer to justice. And this murder isn't the only mystery Katie needs to solve. Her new husband, Declan McCarthy, is missing the guardian spirit who always watched over him, and she's concerned that Deck's life could be at risk if they can't find him. Under pressure from the living and the dead, Katie will have to use all of her magical skills to start an investigation from scratch and avoid half-baked alibis, because this baker kneads to find a killer.

Potions and Pastries

Potions and Pastries
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399587009
Language: en
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In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.... It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

Reading the Cozy Mystery

Reading the Cozy Mystery
Author: Phyllis M. Betz
Release: 2021-02-26
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781476641690
Language: en
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With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Pressing the Issue

Pressing the Issue
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: Beyond The Page
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781946069511
Language: en
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The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . . As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year. Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again? Includes tantalizing recipes! Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries: “There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries “In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries “Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal “So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

The Ghost Friend

The Ghost Friend
Author: Stacey Keystone
Release: 2021-01-29
Editor: Ellauri Press
Pages: 250
ISBN:
Language: en
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Amy Morad has now found her family. She needs to get used to it, as well as Martinus Novak, who claims to be her fiance. All of that while studying at the Marn Magical Academy. New semester, new challenges. She will need to help her friend, figure out her magical abilities, and survive from those who want to harm her. Book 3 of the Marn Magical Academy series, which will take you through Amy's adventures as she finds love and friendship.

The Secret Book Scone Society

The Secret  Book   Scone Society
Author: Ellery Adams
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Kensington Cozies
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496712394
Language: en
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First in the mystery series from the New York Times-bestselling author: “Anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.”—Library Journal (starred review) A quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book… Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain. So when a visiting businessman reaches out for guidance, Nora knows exactly how to help. But before he can keep their appointment, he’s found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to earn redemption by helping others. To join, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Now, determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cozy bookstore. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over… “Adams kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

Tea and Tarot Mysteries 1 3

Tea and Tarot Mysteries 1   3
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Release: 2021-04-17
Editor: misterio press
Pages: 750
ISBN:
Language: en
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Tea, tarot, and trouble. This quirky mystery series has it all! Abigail Beanblossom’s dream of owning a tea room in her California beach town is about to come true. She’s got the lease, the start-up funds, and the recipes. But Abigail's out of a tearoom and into hot water when her realtor turns out to be a conman… and then turns up dead. But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion Night. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, Night’s not letting go of the building without a fight. But the two must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor's double dealings, in order to unearth the truth – before murder boils over again. If you love quirky characters and laugh-out-loud reads, you’ll love this special boxed collection of the first three books in the series, including: Steeped in Murder, Hostage to Fortune, and Oolong, Farewell. Tearoom recipes in the back of the books!

Some Enchanted Eclair

Some Enchanted Eclair
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698140561
Language: en
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FLOUR POWER When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy. But when someone fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects…before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor….

Witches and Wedding Cake

Witches and Wedding Cake
Author: Bailey Cates
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593099230
Language: en
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Baker Katie Lightfoot is crafting her own magical wedding cake and tracking down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series. Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she's still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with special spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting hitched without a hitch is short-lived. When Declan's family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavory surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued. The ex was scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan's sister under suspicion. Between dress fittings and dough-kneading, Katie—along with her witchy friends in the spellbook club—will really have to work some magic to figure out who killed the con man...or there may not be a wedding.

Tomes Scones Crones

Tomes Scones   Crones
Author: Colleen Gleason
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Oliver-Heber Books
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1648391192
Language: en
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At forty-eight, Jacqueline Finch has a nice, easy life with few responsibilities: she's been a librarian in Chicago for twenty-five years, she doesn't have a husband, children, or pets, and she's just coasting along, enjoying her books and a small flower garden now that she's over the hill. That is, until the Universe (helped by three old crones) has other ideas. All at once, Jacqueline's staid (and boring) life is upended, and the next thing she knows, she's heading off to Button Cove to start a new life as the owner of Three Tomes Bookshop. The bookstore is a darling place, and Jacqueline is almost ready to be excited about this new opportunity...until Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Danvers show up. Somehow, the literary characters of Sherlock Holmes's landlady and Rebecca deWinter's creepy and sardonic housekeeper are living persons who work at the bookshop (when they aren't bickering with each other). Not only does Jacqueline have to contend with them-and the idea that people regularly eat pastries while reading books in her store!-but the morning after she arrives, the body of a dead man is found on her property. Things start to get even more strange after that: Jacqueline is befriended by three old women who bear a startling resemblance to the Witches Three from Macbeth, an actual witch shows up at her bookshop and accuses Jacqueline of killing her brother, and the two women who own businesses across the street seem determined to befriend Jacqueline. And then there's the police detective with the very definite hot-Viking vibe who shows up to investigate the dead body... The next thing Jacqueline knows, her staid and simple life is no longer quiet and unassuming, and she's got crones, curses, and crocodiles to deal with. And when a new literary character appears on the scene...things start to get even more hairy and Jacqueline is suddenly faced with a horrible life and death situation that will totally push her out of her comfort zone...if she's brave enough to let it. After all, isn't forty-eight too late for an old dog to learn new tricks? From the bestselling author of the Wicks Hollow series, Tomes, Scones & Crones is the first book in a new paranormal women's fiction series about coming into one's own when you're over the hill, and owning one's "croneness."

Oolong Farewell

Oolong  Farewell
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: misterio press
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781944767518
Language: en
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When all the neighbors want you dead… Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong. She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity. Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky. But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started… Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today! Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells
Author: Skye Alexander
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781507203644
Language: en
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From the author of the Modern Witchcraft series comes a new book on romantic spells to bring you love, companionship, and passion, with straightforward, accessible spell instructions. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells is a comprehensive collection that will help you get the love you want—from manifesting a mate, to blessing and helping new love, to helping you reconnect with a partner and stoking the flame to add fire to your romance. This book will guide you toward your romantic desires to find love—with the help of a little magic!