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Bat Wings, Rings & Apron Strings

(Spells & Caramels #10)

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4.60  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A delicious wedding. A sour and supernatural curse. Will this baker's next bite be her last?

With her wedding to Hank fast approaching, Imogen Banks has come a long way from the magical contest that brought her to Bijou Mer. But when conspirators seek to sabotage the witch's big day, she fears her latest recipe for happiness will end in disaster. And after the prince fal

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Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published April 6th 2019
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James
Erin Johnson is my heroine these days... Ten (10 books) of semi-substantial page content in less than 2 years... all are great, tie together well, and make me yearn for the next release. But now I suffer... because with this 10th one in the Spells & Caramels Cozy Witch Mystery series, we have the final one: Bat Wings, Rings & Apron Strings. Is it okay to cry over the end of a book even though I know the author and she's already gearing up for another series?

If you're new to the series, here's th
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Gemma
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: I have just finished the audio to this book. A brilliant listen. I enjoyed the whole series as much on audio and I did reading them. The narration is excellent in all the audiobooks and makes it a pleasure to listen to.

A great book, As were the last 9 in the series.
I have immensely enjoyed this series, Erin Johnson is a wonderfully imaginative and talented writer .
In this series she created a fabulous, original, funny and magical world that the reader was sucked into.
I am sad that th
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
What a wonderful ending to a fantastic, magical series. I still need to go back and catch up on a couple that I missed along the way, but this series has been a great ride. I do recommend that you read them in order, so if you haven't started yet, I have to ask, "What are you waiting for?" Seriously this is a fun, entertaining series.In this outing, Imogen and Hank are back in Bijou Mer and planning to get married. The wedding is fast approaching and after spending the night on the town, each in ...more
Kristina
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings is (sadly) the last book in the Spells & Caramels series. This series does need to be read in order as each book builds upon the previous one. Imogen grew up believing she was human and only discovered she was magical when she entered an unusual baking contest. The contest led her to Bijou Mer where she learns magic is real and that Imogen has special powers as a swallow. Imogen met Hank during the contest and only later learned he was Prince Harry. Imogen’s ad ...more
Alex
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a sweet end to a very sweet series. The very definition of cozy.
Vivian
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
A definite 4.5* for me! Kudos to this author for a terrific conclusion to the series - very well-written, all the characters and previous adventures made an appearance alongside the new adventures relating to the wedding of Imogen and Hank. I found this entire series to be imaginative and creative with a great cast of characters that I will miss - especially Iggy the flame whose snark was hilarious and added just the right touch to the storyline. I previously thought this would be a good series ...more
BarbaraH
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
So glad I found this fun series! A special Wedding is about to happen for our favorite characters, when the groom is found in a death like trance on the floor! A cute just be found before he really dies. All the friends search through the kingdom's for answers.
Julie Bobbitt
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HEA for Imogen and Prince Hank with a Royal Wedding in this finale of the series following a group of friends through various mis-adventures in this 10 book series. Of course, nothing ever goes smoothly with Imogen but it always works out in the end. I recommend reading the series in order. They make great, lighthearted, fun read.
Lola
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
After the twist at the end of book 9 I wasn't sure if I would enjoy book 10. And sadly that worry was partly correct as I didn't enjoy this book as much as the earlier books and would've preferred the series ended with book 9. At the same time it was a great ending to the series and wraps up most of the open questions.

In Bat Wings, Rings & Apron Strings Imogen and her friends are back in the water kingdom and the city Bijou Mer after spending time in Kusuri and planning to make their home there.
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Sabetha | Aconite Cafe
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
After book 9 ended I was so so nervous for book 10. With it being the last book, there were so many possible ways it could end and many of them would be a let down! But guys, trust in the author. This series closed out as Imogen as possible, and it was an amazing read! Loved it so much, the last page made me squeal out loud with happiness for the gang! One of my favorite things about this series is that over the past 10 books each of the characters in the gang have grown so much, they all strugg ...more
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The epic finale to an excellent series.
Bat Wings, Rings, and Apron Strings by Erin Johnson is the tenth and final book in this fantastic series with our favorite sleuth, Imogen Banks. Well, unless Ms. Johnson figures out another mystery for her to solve. This book has a bunch of twists and turns in it, and I loved every minute of reading.
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Nina Silva
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s simply delightful when an author can reward series followers by providing, quite simply, the most wonderfully fitting finale. Thank you Erin!

Move over damsel in distress, it’s the princess-to-be who has to rescue the handsome prince and what an adventure she has in the process. All our favourite characters from across the series are united in their efforts to save Prince Harry (Hank). As Imogen and her best friends race across the kingdoms to find the cure for Hank’s illness, we revisit som
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Adriana Meister
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Imogen and Hank finally get their HEA in this last installment of of the Spells & Caramels series. Bat Wings, Rings & Apron Strings starts off with Imogen, Hank, and the whole gang back in Bijou Mer preparing for Imogen's and Hank's wedding. Everyone is excited for the wedding, but is missing the slow pace of Kusuri, especially Hank and Imogen; the happy couple is not so happy with all the press, meetings, glad handing, and responsibility that comes with being back. As Amelia said in the last bo ...more
Julie Howard
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-book
Wow!! So sad this is the last book in the series but what a fantastic series it was. I have loved everyone and this book was no exception.
The characters are so much fun and I love listening to the antics they find themselves in. Many of the characters are regulars so it isn't necessary to start with book one but you will miss out on all the fun if you don't and it adds to the enjoyment knowing the history that has gone on before. It also has a guest appearance of the policeman from the authors
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Mave
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was a delightful and engaging read, a perfect mix of magic and mystery with a touch of romance.

Imogen has discovered a little over a year of being a witch and since then her life has completely changed. She has known some fantastic people and some really evil ones, she has visited enchanted and wonderful worlds and has known her great love. Preparations are underway for her marriage with Hank, they receive many gifts, some of them really exhilarating. But after the stag dinner Hank feels bad
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Margaret
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book, which marks the end of this series, is a great final chapter in Imogen’s search for love, happiness and a family. Imogen, Hank, and the rest of the gang are back in Bijou Mer. Preparations are underway for Imogene and Hank’s Royal Wedding, a huge extravaganza with guests from all of the kingdoms. All seems to be on track for the big day when a calamity occurs. Can Imogen, the gang and her brother find the cure for the victim in time for the wedding? Or will Imogen not have her happily ...more
Jessica Robbins
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Imogen, Hank, and friends are back in the Water Kingdom gearing up for the upcoming wedding that is finally on the horizon. We are down to the final handful of days with the stress mounting as the big day gets closer. The big day arrives only to have Imogen find hank cursed causing a very large scramble as the try to figure out what happened in time while also keep it a massive secret from pretty much ev
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Jessica
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the series comes to a close, I am left feeling bittersweet. Oh, not about the book! It was amazing. But that it doesn't continue after this book. Anyway, Imogen and crew solve a different kind of mystery in this book. It's not murder right off the bat. It draws in her team of friends and leaves you with a feeling that not only are they friends, but family as well. Hard to believe the arc happens in about a years time. So much happens! The conclusion is great and I feel like everyone's stories ...more
Kathleen
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, 2020, mystery
Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings is the conclusion to the Spells and Caramels cozy witch mystery series starring Imogen and Hank and their entourage of friends. Will this marriage ever take place?
It’s not looking good for Imogen and Hank. Hank has been hexed and barely hangs onto life while Imogen and crew try to save him.
Lots of interesting information. I loved how everyone pulls for Hank and their attempts to save him from the curse of forever sleep.

The characters are great. There is so muc
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Catherine Stratman
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fairy tale wedding or a curse to end it all?

This is the final book in the Spells & Caramels series and what a finale it is! Imogen and all her friends (Iggy is still my favorite!) are back for the royal wedding of the century. But will it ever happen? Will Hank make it to the wedding on time? This was so fast paced I just didn't want to put it down! I read and thoroughly enjoyed the entire series and this is a fitting end. I will miss all my friends but look forward to what ever series Ms John
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Arlene Arredondo
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!
This installment is packed with hilarious situations and nail biting suspense. We can see most of the characters come together to help their friends.
Sad to realize that this is the final book, but excited to expect new material from this author.
The Spells & Caramels series is FIVE STARS!
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Susan
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyone desires happy endings, but some take a lot more effort. Join Imogene, Hank, and their friends as they become almost slaves to all the “must attend” minutiae and events involved in a Royal Wedding, and the attempts to keep it from occurring. There are lots of twists, humor, and quirky characters.
Kayltee
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun and entertaining series

These books have kept me entertained throughout. I've read each of them and while they could be read as stand alone books, it was fun to read the series in order. The light hearted antics with a little touch of mystery made them very enjoyable.
Melissa J
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Series

I am sad that this series is over. Very quaint, super easy read. Enjoyable characters. Thoughtful plots and the story moves at a good pace. I would recommend for anyone who just needs a feel good read. Thank you, I've enjoyed my time in your world, Erin.
Wendy Beachley
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent

Excellent! Fantastic! Wonderful! This book was everything good all rolled together. All the things we have been waiting for finally we got. I laughed, I cried, I even clapped! Totally fantastic!
Jeni
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good conclusion

Excellent story, kept true to the quirky, fun quality of the prior books. I really enjoyed the entire series and will miss it. I kind of hope the author revists, maybe writes about the next generation.
Dustin A. Tubbs
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great reads

This entire series is wonderful. I have fallen in love with all the characters. They are presented so very well that you can visualize them in your head perfectly as they're written
Rachel Prenger
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm so sad it's the end!!

This series has seriously been the BEST series I have read in a long while!!!! I'm so sad it's over!! Thank you so much Erin for creating such a wonderful and magical world for us all to enjoy and be captivated by!!
Stephanie
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read

As the last book in this series it was bitter sweet, I hope in the future there are more books about them maybe from a different perspective, but I truly want to know more about how everyone turns out
David Reid
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A series that has everything

I enjoyed the whole series, Imogen will have you crying and biting your nails. She a very strong woman. You will love her and the family/friends she makes.
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A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh.

In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

Other books in the series

Spells & Caramels (10 books)
  • Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells & Caramels, #1)
  • Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts (Spells & Caramels, #2)
  • Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins (Spells & Caramels, #3)
  • Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow (Spells & Caramels, #4)
  • Full Moons, Dunes & Macaroons (Spells & Caramels, #5)
  • Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips (Spells & Caramels, #6)
  • Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts (Spells & Caramels, #7)
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