Review of Southern Magical Bakery

Southern Magical Bakery

Southern Magical Bakery, Book #1

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Yes. I’m the daughter of the infamous couple, June Heal and Oscar Park.

One teeny weeny problem, I’m a mortal. Yep. I guess I got my granny Darla’s DNA.

Good news! I might not have spiritual powers but I have a mean set of baking skills. I’m delighted to be moving out of Whispering Falls, where y’all know I can’t live since I’m mortal, and to Celestial Falls, another small southern town where I’m opening Heavenly Desserts. Of course The Marys wouldn’t let me leave unless I took my new kitten with me.

I’m beyond excited but fluff left my dough when Orin Reguila showed up. But that’s not all that put too much flour in my cookies, there just so happened to be a murder…when someone ate my cookie.

I’ve got no one to turn to! It looks like I’m going to have to enlist Orin’s help with his wizard skills.

I just hope I can clear my name and save my business before The Marys make me pack up and go back to Whispering Falls.  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. We are introduced to Lo, who is a mortal.  She wants to open a bakery and she is working to make it happen.  But there is a slight problem, someone ends up dead.  When Lo is a suspect, she has to figure out who the culprit is.  Orin, a wizard friend, will try to help her the killer.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning and kept me engaged.  She has created another small town with a lot of southern charm.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and it had enough twists and turns to keep the readers on their toes.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  If you enjoy great characters, a homey setting and a bit of magic, pick up this book and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

Southern Magical Bakery by [Tonya Kappes]