Cookies, Spells, and Tolling Bells

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Something about Summerhaven’s historic church gives Tamsyn the willies, and she’s pretty sure it’s not just her fear of being burned at the stake as a witch. Even so, when the cool new priest asks her to bake cookies for the dedication of a new church bell, it’s hard to say no. But when a body is discovered during the ceremony along with a ghost in distress, it seems Tamsyn’s uneasiness wasn’t so unfounded after all.

Between solving a cold case and pursuing a surprising connection to her mother, Tamsyn already has her hands full. However, life at the Pinecroft Inn is never that simple. Aunt Gwen’s magic has gone all wonky, for starters. Plus, Aunt Gwen’s boyfriend is teaming up with Noah for some secret shenanigans, with a little supernatural help from Lillian and Gus.

Then there’s the fact that while the inn’s guest list looks like a who’s who of America’s upper crust, Tamsyn can’t shake the suspicion something fishy is going on as floor boards creak and keys go missing in the dead of night. To make matters even worse, there’s a funny smell coming from the chimney. If Tamsyn doesn’t get to the bottom of it all soon, they’ll be lucky if the whole island isn’t blown to smithereens.

1 review for Cookies, Spells, and Tolling Bells

  1. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book, in fact I loved the whole series. There is something about witch’s that have just discovered magic that really intrigues me, all the mishaps and learning makes for a funny listen, add in a mystery to solve and I am hooked. This book proved to be no exception, although it was the experienced witch that was having all the problems this time round. The characters are great from ghost cats finding clues to boy friend’s and uncles who are up to mischief, there was so much going on there was never a dull moment. The mystery itself was interesting and I liked how it played out. This is book five so there was a few referrals to things that happened in the previous books but on the whole I don’t think you have to read them in order.
    When Tamsyn’s Aunt Gwen performs a hand fastening ceremony with her beloved boyfriend Tamsyn thought the worse thing to happen would be she was left in charge of cooking for all the guests at the B&B they both run or trying to stop her boyfriend and uncle from blowing up the island as they turn there hand to making alcohol.. She was wrong. At the party to commemorate the restoration of the church bell a skeleton is found. A wallet is found with the bones and the sheriff thinks it is an old teacher that faith ain’t Gwen but the fact that Tamsyn is looking at his ghost she knows he has been misidentified. Can she find a way to convince the sheriff? Looking into the past to solve a murder proves to be very important when all the signs point to a connection to her family or a guest at the B&B. Is she living with a killer under her roof?
    I liked the narrator, she brought the story to life by giving each character there own voice.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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