Spells & Stitches
In the latest novel from the USA Today bestselling author, raising a baby is hard, but raising one with magical powers is even harder...
Sugar Maple, Vermont, knitting store owner Chloe Hobbs couldn't be happier about her pregnancy. But with the arrival of the town's newest resident, things are about to get a lot more magical.
Baby Laria is six pounds, eleven ounces of
I love the varied people who ...more
Soceress Chloe Hobbs, and Chief of Police, Luke MacKenzie are having a baby. She will be 3/4ths human and one fourth Soceress. Who cares? The baby is beautiful. Alas, to our lovely joint families, someone does care about baby Laria. The person is not easily detected and suspic ...more
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For Chloe Hobbs, life couldn’t get any better. She’s in love with the gorgeous Luke MacKenzie, her knitting shop, Sticks & Strings, is thriving, and her magical hometown of Sugar Maple is doing well after narrowly missing a disaster a few months back. Best of all, Chloe and Luke are expecting a new addition to their family. But being a pregnant sorceress isn’t easy. Chloe’s little sorceress-to-be is making her powers go haywire and on top o ...more
As were the first 3 books, this book was fantastic! It was fun, quirky, exciting and full of adventure! This is one of my favorite series ever and I hope Barbara Bretton continues to write in this style.
If I seem excited about this series - I am! I can not recomme ...more
Spells and Stitches is the fourth book in the Sugar Maple series by Barbara Bre ...more
The story opens with Sugar Maple being restored and it appears that everyone is at peace and settled back into their magick community. Chloe is in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Her very human boyfriend, Luke, has managed to keep his relationship (and Chloe's pregnancy) a secret from his family until that is, they converge on the small town.
On a trip to meet the rest of Luke's very large, nosy and loud family, Chloe goes into labor ...more
The author tries *way to hard* with the knitting references, especially at the beginning of the book. I'm a 'serious' knitter and I don't know anyone who can't go a paragraph without referencing this/that/the other yarn/designer/pattern. Rather than making the main character seem authentic, it just didn't ring true.
The main character's relationship with her in-laws (or the people who would be her in-laws if she would just get married like they want her to). She's ...more
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The description/summary on the back is misleading at best. (It kinda, sorta, describes about 5-10 pages at the end of the book. Maybe.) There's no character development. The plot wanders and drags agonizingly slow. I skimmed most of the book and have seldom been as happy to see the end of a story.
Getting to meet some of Luke’s family was something that the series needed which brough ...more
I thought Luke’s family was normal and humorous. Especially his mom Bunny. A book about their nosy ways could be written as a stand alone. ☺ ...more
(Sugar Maple, Book 4)
Novel by BARBARA BRETTON
A BABY PLUS MAGIC EQUALS A BUNDLE OF TROUBLE
This is the fourth book in the Sugar Maple series. Every book seems to be better. The small town of Sugar maple is full of magical creatures with one full human. These magical creatures moved their village to Vermont after the Salem Witch trials. Chloe Hobbs is half human and pregnant. Luke, a policeman, is full human.Chloe is the last of the Hobbs women who can keep Sugar Maple safe.
I still enjoyed it and found it very interesting.
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 ...more