I finally decided to go ahead and let myself read the books I really want to instead of not reading at all. I have every intention of continuing to make my way through Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, but it takes a lot of focus and I really want to knit at the same time.
So I picked up the newest edition to my home library, Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates, and settled in with my needles. I knew it was a murder mystery, but forgot that as I merrily read along about the young woman moving close to her aunt and uncle for a fresh start after her fiancé ended things.
Hints of drama began as they were backed into hosting a gathering before their new bakery was ready to open, but the magical elements of the tale had me feeling at ease and even a bit whimsical. Then, BAM, someone is dead and I’m all shocked. That’s when I remembered it was a ‘murder’ mystery.
I’m only 50 pages in and am already really attached to these characters. I’m intrigued by the light, magical tone of it all and how different this one feels from other mysteries. It’s definitely making it easier for me to get through these washcloths. I only have a few days before school lets out for the Summer.