Rosemary Bliss’ greatest desire is to learn the family business: baking magical recipes. The Bliss family’s bakery is unlike any other thanks to their enchanted goodies that can help bring lost loves together or put a stop to a flu outbreak.
When Rosemary’s parents are needed in a neighboring town, Rosemary is entrusted with the whisk shaped key that protects the Bliss family Cookery Book. However, Rose and her two brothers are under strict orders to not bake anything from the Cookery Book.
When their long lost “Aunt” Lily turns up unexpectedly, she brings with her some of her own recipes and instills in the Bliss children the desire to prove to her that they can whip up a little magic of their own. After all, how much trouble can some love muffins and truth cookies really cause in a small town like theirs?
This was a cute middle-grade novel and it was a nice break from some of the more serious novels I read in 2018.
Rosemary is your average teenage girl who just wants her parents to take her seriously. She wants to prove to her parents that she is responsible enough to learn the secrets of their trade. The Bliss family bakery and home are connected, making the baking business an always present part of their lives.
The character of Aunt Lily is extremely questionable from the very beginning. The fact that the Bliss children have never met her and only have a vague memory of their mother talking to someone named Lily in the past makes one question why she is there and who she truly is.
When Rose and her brothers decide to dabble with the family’s magical recipes, things go incredibly wrong. The more the Bliss family children try to fix the problem, the more it compounds. Before long the entire town is suffering from one thing or another.
I would give this novel four out of five stars and would recommend it to fans of magical fiction novels.
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Middle Grade Reviews
Middle grade novels hold a special place in this world as they help children to transition into their teenage years and help to shape and mold who they will become.
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