THE GREAT WITCHES BAKING SHOW by Nancy Warren
The First Great Witches Baking Show Mystery
Although thrilled to be a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest Poppy Wilkinson has more on her mind than meringue. Broomewode Hall holds a clue to Poppy's past and she's determined to learn more. Poppy will have to navigate not only the culinary challenges involved in the show, but more nefarious ones as well. For there are bad bakes and then there's sabotage. Could someone really be working against Poppy's fellow contestant and new friend? Poppy will be tested on more than her ability to recreate a challenging recipe as she encounters murder and magick in the Cotswolds.
Who would have thought watching people bake could be so exciting? Anyone whose watched The Great British Bake-Off, known as The Great British Baking Show in the United States, that's who! It turns out that reading about people baking is just as compelling...especially when there's not only a mystery, but more magick than whipping up a perfect Genoise sponge! My love for the show led me to to hold high expectations for the first Great Witches Baking Show Mystery and Nancy Warren fulfilled them with aplomb.
Poppy Wilkinson is a charming protagonist. She's smart and friendly with hidden depths...and a determination to discover the truth about her past. Poppy also has a unique ability, she's a medium, able to see and speak with the dead. She's also about to discover she's a witch! As with the television show, we're just starting to learn about the other contestants, but the camaraderie is already starting to build.
I'm fascinated by the paranormal aspect to the story as well. Elspeth and Jonathan are supportive judges, as well as wary witches. I can't wait to see the magic evolve as Poppy gets more in tune with her true self, and her powers.
THE GREAT WITCHES BAKING SHOW has it all, interesting characters, delicious food, and a touch of magick all wrapped in a delectable mystery. I can't wait to witness the challenges to come in the next episode. Ready, Set, Read!
The Great Witches Baking Show
by Nancy Warren
on Tour February 1-29, 2019
Witches in trouble
The cameras are rolling
Ready, 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.
Book Details:Genre: Culinary Cozy
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 250
Series: Culinary Cozy #1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
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Vampire Knitting Club series and the Toni Diamond mysteries. She's from Vancouver, though she tends to wander. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa university, appeared on the front page of the New York Times when her book Speed Dating launched the Harlequin/Nascar series. She was also the answer to a clue in a crossword puzzle in Canada's National Post newspaper.