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Feitiços de Amor (Sugar Maple #1)

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Parece uma vila bucólica igual a tantas outras, mas esconde um segredo antigo de todos os visitantes…
Sugar Maple é uma terra encantada habitada por feiticeiras, fadas, vampiros e outras criaturas mágicas. Chloe Hobbs é a única que não tem poderes especiais naquele lugar onde nada é o que parece.

Chloe é a proprietária da Sticks & Strings, uma popular loja de artigos de
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 2009 by Quinta Essência (first published January 1st 2008)
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Two and a half stars. First off, this book was recommended to me by some list somewhere because I like knitting and I like modern fantasies. Well, that's all true but it really is a romance. I have never liked romances because I need more of a plot than just whether they'll get together (since they always do anyway). Despite that, I actually enjoyed this one. The plot isn't particularly complex but it kept me going. The writing style is easy and fluid and the book is a quick read despite being o ...more
Amber
Apr 08, 2009 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun book... Sugar Maple, VT is a tiny town that is picture-perfect... imagine a sleepy little New England town... but basically everyone is magical - fairies, vampires, etc... the main character is half-human, but hasn't discovered her magical powers... she has a knitting store and there are a ton of knitting references (for me - it was like reading a foreign language, but for a knitter, they would probably love the tips and references)... magic, adventure, and love make this a ...more
Marie
Dec 24, 2011 Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, fantasy, romance
I passed over this book twice in the library: taking note, but not making the commitment. It caught my eye when I pulled it from the new collection first, and then again when I was shifting the fiction section.

When I finally went back and checked it out, I had high hopes. Romance can work, and magic is almost always fun, right? And, hey, knitting!

This book isn't even powerful enough to make it a wall-banger. I still couldn't finish, but more out of exasperation than any passionate hatred. But it
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Megan
ARGH! I wanted to like this book so much: Knitting + Magic what could be more fun? Turns out, almost anything. The magic felt exactly like watching a Disney movie (in the clean up scene I would not have been surprised if someone had said "Bippity Boppity Boo"), the plot was force fed onto us without scenes to give adequate explanations as to why this is happening, and there were tons of simple, childish writing ploys, such as: in the climax scene our heroine landed on her hip at least three time ...more
Darcy
Jun 30, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ssrc2010
New England LYS owner discovers her legacy of magick, saves her little town from evil, and gets it on with a hot cop.

This is why I learned to knit.
Rachael
Oct 27, 2008 Rachael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I read this book with single-minded hope: this would be the worst book of the year! Giddy with excitement, I danced around work telling people how thrilled I was to read this new paranormal knitting romance (I know! Who would have thought to combine so many stellar genres into one book?). I read two chapters on my lunchbreak, which is when I realized that in addition to the paranormal and the romance AND the knitting there was also . . . alternating points of view. And cops. All that was missing ...more
Ne
Dec 09, 2011 Ne rated it it was ok
Apesar da história de Chloe me ter contentado desde o inicio, não me entusiasmei particularmente com a sua paixão e talento no tricô.
A este aspecto soma-se o facto da escrita de Barbara Bretton ser um pouco infantil, o que resulta numa linguagem para jovens, mas um conteúdo para adultos. Claro que este conteúdo a que me refiro não se limita apenas à temática das lãs e outros tecidos, mas também a uma cena mais intima no segundo volume ou aos acontecimentos no geral da vida da personagem principa
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MB (What she read)
Nora Roberts fans should love this series. It is sweetsy in the same sort of way.

I, however, found it silly. Especially the cartoonish villain who might as well have been named Cruella de Ville. Seriously. And her motivations?! Ludicrous.

But it was fairly well written, and should appeal to NR fans and readers who like small towns, and sweet romance with cozy fantasy elements.

The knitting ideas was kind of cool. The heroine who never bothered to look in the MOST OBVIOUS PLACE IMAGINABLE for her l
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Julie
Nov 03, 2009 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little magic, a little romance, crazy neighbors that include selkies, toothless vampires in the local retirement home, good and bad Fae, and lovable characters all come together here. The town--which was built as a replica of Salem, MA--is under a blessing spell. As long as a female descendant of the original sorceress is in town, falls in love (thereby coming into her powers) and gives birth to a daughter, the town will be safe. But the spell is unraveling and Chloe, the town's only hope is n ...more
Aislynn (Stitch Read Cook)
This book combines so many elements that I love - yarn, knitting, witches and a slew of amazing paranormal characters. Known around the US as the place to shop for yarn and learn to knit; Chloe has her hands full with Sticks & Strings. In a small Vermont town called Sugar Maple everything is perfect, except that the town is populated with Vampires, Witches, Weres, Ghosts and every other type of magical creature you could imagine!

For the first time, Sugar Maple has a murder. Which brings Luk
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Kristen
Aug 06, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this first installment in the Sugar Maple series. The characters are multi-faceted and interesting, the plot built well to a satisfying conclusion and there was lots of opportunity left for future books.

Chloe Hobbs lives in Sugar Maple, Vermont. An idyllic, picture-postcard town that appear perfect. But actually, all that perfection is supported by magick. The town is filled with magical beings, and protected by a charm created three centuries ago by Chloe's ancestress, Aeryn
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Ashley
Mar 22, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very cute book. Un-magical (or is she?) human Chloe is Sugar Maple's only hope to keep the town's protective enchantments alive. Enter Boston cop Luke, investigating the only death Sugar Maple has seen in centuries. Predictably sparks fly(literally) between Chloe and Luke even thought she knows she shouldn't be with a human. Add in a best fairy friend who loves her, an evil fairy trying to take over the town, and the town itself filled with goblins, vampires, and selkies, and well, wh ...more
Spring Baxter
Usually I am not big on romance books. Usually, there is too much hardcore sex scenes and not enough action. However, this book had tons of action, mystery, and quick-paced romance. No, ewe my stomach, I am going to puke! romance. SO, I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!

I can see how this book is considered a romance. But compared to most romances I feel it is more of a mystery/paranormal book with a love interest. And what good book doesn't have a love interest?????

Totally love this book and the sm
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Nidia
Aug 03, 2012 Nidia rated it liked it
Neste primeiro livro, ficamos a conhecer a vila de Sugar Maple, um lugar onde todos os seres sobrenaturais habitam, é uma vila pacata onde a criminalidade é nula mas de um momento para o outro tudo fica virado do avesso quando Suzanne uma humana é morta. Ficamos então a conheçer Chloe uma meia humana que luta para ganhar os seus poderes e que é ao mesmo tempo presidente da câmara e dona de uma invulgar loja de tricot. Chloe acaba por se apaixonar pelo polícia destacado para resolver o mistério e ...more
Mira, a escriba
Jun 10, 2013 Mira, a escriba rated it liked it
Não tenho o hábito de ler livros cujo espaço temporal seja a actualidade. Contudo, quando os leio têm obrigatoriamente de ter três ingredientes: ser uma leitura simples, divertida e agradável. E sim, este romance tem-nos todos! Quando lido com poucas expectativas, pode ser uma muito bem-vinda lufada de ar, onde um toque de magia, de suspense e de amor faz dele um verdadeiro “conto de fadas para adultos”!

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Karen
Dec 30, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe is like the Stephanie Plum of the supernatural world. She doesn't seem to fit in, she's a bit behind in her training, she doesn't seem to be coming in to her magic as she's supposed to but at the same time, she runs a town, a very popular knitting shop (and she's very good at knitting and teaching knitting) and all she has left to do is fulfill her destiny to save her town...no big deal, right?

VERY funny, very warm, didn't want to put it down. I am actually on the third book in the series
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Staci
Nov 29, 2009 Staci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
I read a bunch of great reviews on the second book in this series and that is what made me pick up this copy. What a fun read.....I totally loved this little town in Vermont and all of its quirky and magical characters. Chloe Hobbs is a person that I would like to know in real life. Not only is she down to earth and charming but...she can knit! Something that I wish everyday I had the talent for. This one is a fast, fun read with a great romance in the works....pick it up and settle in for a coz ...more
Jill
May 28, 2014 Jill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
dumb!
Kathleen
Magic and knitting sounds like a fun combination, so the story is interesting and characters are fun to be with and get to know. Knitting is only part of the setting, and I found myself wishing that it had more to do with the magic.

I also wished that the two point-of-view characters who told the story didn't sound so much like each other. I had to turn back the pages several times to see whose words I was reading.

This is a nice little romance with magical complications.
Jennifer
A solid 3-star book, maybe higher since I was amused by the dorky knitting references and puns, as well as some practical knitting tips at the end. I think this new-to-me genre of hobby books is going to become singer of my favorite brain book candy.

This story turned out to be more of a romance than a the cozy mystery that I war anticipating, but it had the charm of witch romances and postcard New England that I've enjoyed previously. I had to suspends my disbelief, but if you go into it existi
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J.ME
Feb 10, 2015 J.ME rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: optimistic, native New England women
Shelves: reviewed
I first saw this book in the 3$-&-Under bin @ Books-a-Million a couple of years ago. The front cover has a basket of yarn with a black cat next to it. That, along with the title was love at first sight for me…Then I read the summary on the back. “How disappointing” was my initial reaction to the description. It sounded boring and cliché and very chick flick (in case you haven’t noticed by now, I’m not a chick-flick kinda girl.) I left the book in the bin and didn’t think twice of it for a lo ...more
Theresa Schmidt
I was very surprised by this; I was expecting a very light, fluffy read but this was much more intricate and interesting. The magical world she develops is very unique, and the characters are all very real and lovable. The relationship between Chloe and Luke was really sweet, and I absolutely loved Gunnar, who I just felt so sorry for. However, it was pretty easy to figure out who the 'bad' guys were, although I wasn't sure exactly how Bretton was going to resolve matters. It's biggest value I t ...more
Bea
Chloe was awfully slow to pick up on what was happening; Isadora was ye standard evil villain with no depth; enjoyed the different beings and the concept behind the town. The love story was sweet, especially for insta-lust. I liked it but not sure I'll read more in the series.
Maggie
Oct 25, 2012 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges, series
I don't have much to say about this book, besides that I was really disapointed, I was expecting something really different from what it turned out to be. So I think I won't be reading the next book of the series. It wasn't bad, but definitely not a good read for me.
Mafi
Jan 03, 2013 Mafi rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, pt, blogring
Posso dizer que, findada a leitura, este livro foi uma desilusão, pois não o achei nada de especial.

Opinião completa em:

http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...
Robin
Aug 03, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe Hobbs owns a knitting shop in a small Vermont town called Sugar Maple. She is also the only human in the town inhabited by warlocks, faeries, vampires, werewolves, witches, and an ancient secret. She is the daughter of a Sorcerer, but her magic won't begin until she finds her Mr. Right. Even though her whole town is casting spells to find her Mr. Right, she didn't think she would find him in Luke MacKenzie, the cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murderer.

This book was written in fi
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Petula
Feb 26, 2014 Petula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very funny Magical story. Chloe our heroine is a half human half sorceress, living in a town Full of every type of magic being you can think of. Even though she has no powers the protection of the town is past down through her blood line. She must kick her powers into gear and find the book of Spells to renew the protection spell. While she is trying to do this, obviously with someone working against her. There has been the death of a human outsider in town. That brings in Luke a detective. Th ...more
Karen
Dec 01, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every book in the Sugar Maple Series is awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed and hope more in this series are written. I've read them all!
Stephanie
I guess if you're into knitting this would have been more fun. Light, fluffy, and entertaining but not really my style.
Joe
Mar 21, 2009 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This romantic mystery novel is great fun. It has an unusual premise, as well as action, love and humor.
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Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 books. She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries.

Barbara has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Romantic Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Herald News, Home News, Somer
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