The Great Witches Baking Show
by Nancy Warren
A baker with secrets
Witches in trouble
The cameras are rolling
On your marks, get set, die!
Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, winning the crown as Britain’s Best Baker would open doors she’s dreamed of. In more ways than one. Appearing on the reality show is her chance to get into Broomewode Hall and uncover the secrets of her past.
But strange things are happening on the show’s set: accusations of sabotage, a black cat that shadows Poppy, suspiciously unsociable residents at Broomewode Hall—and the judges can be real witches.
There are murmurs that Broomewode is an energy vortex. It certainly makes Poppy see and do things that aren’t exactly normal, and seems to draw interesting characters to the neighborhood.
When a fellow contestant dies in mysterious circumstances, Poppy has more to worry about than burned pies and cakes that won’t rise. There’s a murderer on the loose and it’s up to Poppy and her new friends to solve the crime before it becomes a real show-stopper.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren, this delicious series of cozy paranormal mysteries will have you guessing until the end. Includes recipes.
As soon as I read the synopsis for The Great Witches Baking Show, I knew that I was going to enjoy it. I am keen to cozy mysteries and I absolutely LOVE The Great British Baking Show. Nancy Warren does a fantastic job of combining my two loves into a fantastically intimate cozy mystery. Oh and did I mention that I also have a penchant for witches? Because I sure do - so make this the three top corners of my book catnip.
There are two sets of witches - some set in traditional ways, and others are more modern. I enjoyed this juxtaposition, especially when it came to our main character, Poppy. We join Poppy on her quest to find out about her family since she was found alone when she was just a baby. I found this first book to be the perfect kick off to a series that I hope to continue. It has a sweet coziness due to its surroundings and its focus on baking. However, I also felt it tug at my heartstrings due to how important Poppy's story was. Anyone who is a fan of cozies, particular those surrounding baking, is definitely going to need to pick this up!