Review: The Cupcake Witch by Melanie Karsak

Title: The Cupcake Witch

Author: Melanie Karsak

Narrator: Hollie Jackson

Series: The Chancellor Fairy Tales #2

Genre: Paranormal Retelling

Length:  2h 30m

Read: March 5, 2021

3 stars - I liked it
3 stars – I liked it

Julie has only one love and that is baking. When she inherits a cute little cottage called Serendipity Gardens she decides it’s time to open a bakery/ tea shop and live her dream. If the local land baron’s son doesn’t ruin it. 

This was a very sweet and short story. Julie and Horatio both recently lost their mothers and are struggling to get past the loss. Julie realizes that she needs to follow her dream and inheriting a cottage from a distant relative comes at just the right time. Horatio is struggling to deal with his fathers constant disappointment and anger. Meeting Julie pushes him to confront his father and pursue his true passion. 

This is an instant love story so there isn’t a lot of build up in their relationship. I still really enjoyed the book though. Julie and Horatio were cute characters who were brought together at the right times. I also liked the townsfolk a lot. They were quirky and fun. 

The narrator, Hollie Jackson, did an amazing job with the narration of this book. Each character had their own voice, as it was, and their emotions were portrayed perfectly. Overall, a good short novella set in Chancellor. 

Trigger warnings: death of a parents by cancer (referenced)


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. The Glass Mermaid

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