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Book Review: Enchanted (The Wedding Story) (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 5) By: Barbara Bretton

Enchanted (The Wedding Story) (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 5)
by Barbara Bretton
February 14, 2018
Pages: 184
Welcome to Sugar Maple . . .

Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.

And who could forget Forbes, our lovable Mountain Giant?

I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks & String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark. And did I mention that I’m almost thirty, single, and with no prospects in sight? My friends and neighbors have been casting spells to help me find Mr. Right but so far their efforts have been all wrong.

Who'd have guessed I'd find my soulmate in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100% human which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me--in love, in danger, and in way over my head.

So here we are, two years and one baby daughter later, about to get married. They say nothing good comes from unions between mortals and magicks, but Luke and I are determined to prove them wrong.

But a beautiful antique ring may hold the key to a promise that could tear us apart forever.

It is finally time for Chloe and Luke to tie the knot and the MacKenzie clan is driving Chloe nuts. Bunny, Luke’s mom means well but is very nosy and is asking a lot of questions about Chloe’s family which she is worried will somehow bring to light that she is a sorceress. The love that Chloe, Luke and Laria have for each other is heart melting and brings a smile to my face. It may not be reality, but I always appreciate a good love story.

This was a quick read that focuses on the wedding of Chloe and Luke and paves the way for the next book with the introduction of a mysterious ring that causes all kinds of trouble for Chloe and her future. The Sugar Maple Chronicles are a delight to read and if you haven’t checked out the first books in the series make sure to check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Review: Casting Spells (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 1)

Review: Laced with Magic (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 2)
Review: Spun by Sorcery (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 3)
Review: Spells & Stitches (The Sugar Maple Chronicles Book 4)

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About the Author:
In the month of February 1982 I wrote and sold my first novel. And no, I wouldn't believe it either if it hadn't happened to me. I sent in my manuscript on Thursday February 21, 1982 and four days later the telephone rang and I heard the amazing words, "We want to buy your book." How I wish you could have seen me. I was standing by the kitchen door of our North Babylon house, the picture of cool sophistication, as I listened to Vivian Stephens explain the terms of the deal to me. You would have thought I'd sold a first book every single day of my life. Yes, I said. Sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for calling. I look forward to our association. That cool sophistication hung on until I hung up the phone, took a deep breath, then promptly threw up on my shoes.

I was thirty-one years old, unagented, unschooled, unfamiliar with anything to do with the business of publishing. To put it mildly, I was in shock. My husband was working in Manhattan at the time (and finishing up his degree at night) so it would be hours until I could break the news to him. This was too exciting to waste on a phone call. I wanted to see his face when I told him that my dream had finally come true -- and came with a $6000 advance!

He pulled into the driveway at midnight. I was waiting in the doorway, holding a bottle of champagne and two glasses. I didn't have to say a word. He knew right away and the look of joy and pride in his eyes warms me now, years later, long after the advance faded into memory.

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