This weekend I spent sometime with some old friends in the town of Sugar Maple, Vermont! This is the second time I have read Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton and this time I made it a point to review it. This light read is packed full of wonders and amazing characters!
Sugar Maple is a small town in Vermont with nothing out of the ordinary about it. Except there hasn't been a recorded death in hundreds of years, no births and zero crimes. They didn't even have a police force... until now. When a young politician's girlfriend dies within their boarders, Sugar Maple is catapulted into a whirlwind of events that could lead to their salvation, or their downfall.
Chloe Hobbs is a young witch with no powers, a town of frustrated friends and an unending basket of possible knit projects. As the mayor of the small town it's Chloe's job to prove her worth and protect the tiny town's secret from their new resident cop, Luke.
The story is enchanting without being heavy and too full of drama, the writing leaves Chloe's situation light-hearted and laughable. While Chloe and Luke's romance is present, this is not a romance novel, the love story is simply a story telling device and if you're looking for a deep romance, filled with passion and heartache, look elsewhere.