Author(s): Danielle Garrett
Series: Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries #1.5
Also in this series: Sprinkles and Sea Serpents
Narrator(s): Amanda Ronconi
Published by Tantor Audio on March 9, 2021
Length: 1hr 39mins
Genre(s): Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Christmas in Winterspell means ice skating, hot cocoa by the barrel, and frosted gingerbread houses.
I was almost looking forward to it.
The merriment screeches to a halt when two elves show up, claiming to have been sent by Santa himself, on a mission to track down an ancient grimoire.
A grimoire with the power of Christmas itself woven through the pages. Without it, Christmas isn’t happening, and Santa himself is in grave danger.
Could Winterspell hold the key to saving Christmas?
**Grimoires and Gingerbread is a holiday-themed novella in the Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries series by Danielle Garrett. This festive novella falls after the events in the first book, but could also be enjoyed as a standalone.**
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Grimoires and Gingerbread by Danielle Garrett hit all the right spots. I was looking for a short and fun story and it delivered.
This was my first experience with the author, and I plan to repeat it. When I picked this one up, I assumed it was the first book in the Sugar Shack Witch Mystery series. However, as I delved deeper into the story, I discovered it was the second book. Fortunately, the details provided made it easy to follow the story.
I enjoyed meeting the characters. Rosella aka Ella proved a force to reckon with. Smart, independent, strong and brave.
Orion sounds like a player, but I could be wrong. Despite this, I liked the role he played in the story. He seems genuinely interested in Ella. One will have to watch and see what will come of their association. He and Ella worked well together in saving Christmas and protecting Santa’s secrets.
This story rekindled memories of the Christmas movies, featuring Santa and his elves, I would binge watch on Lifetime and Hallmark.
Amanda Ronconi narrated. It was my first time listening to her and what a delightful experience. Her tone pulled me into the story and had me visualising every scene. She brought the characters and the story to life and made it easy to distinguish between each of their voices.
I had a wonderful time with this story and would definitely recommend to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries.
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