Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Butter, Sugar, Magic

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Butter, Sugar, Magic (2022) Jessica Rosenberg (Baking Up a Magical Midlife)

Butter, Sugar, MagicCassie wasn’t happy, exactly, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t thrown for a loop when she discovered her husband was divorcing her.

Max, her father and my husband of almost twelve years, decided out of the blue he was moving out and we had ten days to decide what we wanted to keep before the house went on the market.

While trying to determine what to do with the rest of her life, Cassie is notified a previously unknown great-aunt has left her something in her will–something she needs to drive to Maine to retrieve.

Turns out to be a bakery, and a magical inheritance she knew nothing about.

This was a cute cozy mystery and although I did have a couple quibbles, they were small.

I’d never baked in any sort of large capacity before, but how hard could it be to scale up my favorite recipes.

Luckily, she focuses mostly on yeast-leavened baked goods, which are (relatively) easy to scale. (Baking soda and baking powder–not so much.)

Cassie has a tween daughter, who is an integral part of the story, but is not a plot moppet, and actually seems like a normal tween.

I didn’t see anything, but Keith says a human person climbed the wall.


Squirrel. Hangs out in the tree by the wall.

I’m sorry. What?

Don’t be lame mom.

Well, normal for a kid with a previously unknown magical inheritance.

The world building is fine, and there is plenty more to be learned about the magical system. The mystery was also interesting, and no one was incredibly stupid (which is always a plus). I do want to read the next book.

Publisher: Blue Octopus Press

Rating: 7/10

Categories: 7/10, Cozy, eBook, Fantasy, Food, Good Cover, Supernatural

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