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Can she bake a winning cake without getting iced?

Competition is hotter than the pre-heated ovens as The Great British Baking Competition moves into cake week. Amateur baker Poppy Wilkinson has a lot to deal with, from learning she has talents she never knew about, to trying to keep cool and bake under pressure.

She’s also trying to track down the secrets of her parentage. Meanwhile, she’s saved from death by a local Border collie who seems to think she’s part of his flock and herds her out of danger. Was it an accident or does someone want her out of the baking competition permanently?

With witches, an energy vortex, and an ancient manor house that holds it’s secrets tight, Poppy’s barely got time to practice her fondant icing, never mind escaping from a killer. 

Taste this culinary cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Nancy Warren. Each book is a stand-alone mystery, though the books are linked. They offer good, clean fun and, naturally, recipes.

©2020 Nancy Warren (P)2020 Nancy Warren

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 22-04-2020

ANOTHER FUN READ AT THE BAKING CONTEST

LOVING TO READ ABOUT POPPY'S ADVENTURES AND WATCH AS SHE GETS CLOSER TO FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT HER ORIGINS. I DO HOPE BOOK 3 IS ON THE HORIZON AND REVEALS MORE OF POPPY'S PAST.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-02-2021

love it

I am so excited for this series!!! I can't wait to see what happens next!!!

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  • Madeleine Booth-Smits
  • 10-02-2021

sweet cozy

I'm loving learning more about Poppies witches powers. love Nancy's books!!! I love the baking show background to the book.

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  • Audra L. Williams
  • 04-02-2021

Love this series

This is a fun series with some twists! This is the 2nd book, can’t wait for the next!

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  • Lori Allen
  • 19-01-2021

Getting Hooked

This is the second book in a series and I found it helpful to have read the first book in order to know the backstory and personalities of the characters.

This book continues with Poppi as the main character who is competing in the second week of The Great British Baking Show. And since this is a cozy mystery, this book does not disappoint with two murders and still no answers about Poppi’s mother. We do get a peak at other characters who happen to be who he’s when the coven gather to support one of its members and Poppi gets invited to join in on the experience. There also appears to be a budding love interest in the works. Guess we will have to see in the next book!

I’m not usually a cozy romance reader but I enjoy this series and especially having the different characters acted out for me by the narrator.

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  • Neesie315
  • 18-01-2021

Baker's Coven

Poppy Wilkinson is a contestant on The Great British Baking Competition, mostly because she loves to bake. But, she also has an ulterior motive. Poppy was found on a doorstep as an infant and her only connection to her birth mother is the knitted afghan that was wrapped around her. The manor where the show is filmed seems to have a connection to this afghan and Poppy is determined to find out anything about her Mother.

In addition to the baking competition and the secrets surrounding her birth, Poppy has the ability to see and talk to ghosts. And, oh yeah, she just found out that she is a Witch! Can things get any more complicated? Of course they can!

Poppy also seems to have a penchant for stumbling upon dead bodies and she finds herself once again involved in a murder investigation. This time, a local man who is highly allergic to bees dies after being stung multiple times while his ever present Epi-Pen is nowhere to be found. Add in Poppy's kitten, Gaucheo, and a wonderful border collie named Sly, the other baker's in the competition and the stuffy residents of the manor and you have a great cast of characters.

I would recommend this book and this series for lovers of cozy mysteries, paranormal happenings and baking shows. The narrator is perfect for this book and her voices for the different characters make it an enjoyable and easy to follow listen. I was given the chance to listen to this audiobook by the author and chose to review it.

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  • Dawn
  • 12-01-2021

Excited for book 3

Absolutely loved bakers coven, I really like Nancy Warren style and Hollis McCarthy‘s narrating.
It is great to see how Poppy’s character is evolving, she has developed quite a bit of confidence. And I really enjoy how the characters interact.
For anyone that enjoys a good paranormal cozy mystery this is it! So far the first two books in the series I’ve got me hooked, looking forward to book 3 and I hope Nancy Warren is planning on more. It has just the right of magic and a good balance of murder mystery

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  • Diana in SC @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-06-2020

Absolutely delightful!

I recently discovered Nancy Warren’s books with the first audiobook in this series, “The Great Witches Baking Show”, and I absolutely adored it. Now, I love this second audiobook even more. This has become my favorite cozy mystery series ever! I highly recommend it to everyone who likes cozy mysteries or light-hearted fiction books about baking or witches. The audiobook version is especially wonderful because the brilliantly talented narrator Hollis McCarthy perfectly brings the story to life with her warm voice, perfect accents, and excellent pacing.

It is best to read the series in order. There is brief violence but no sexual content or swearing, so I think it is suitable for teens and adults.

In this second installment, amateur baker Poppy returns to Broomwode Hall for the second weekend of filming of the Great British Baking competition. Her and her fellow contestants are still coming to terms with the murder on the set the previous weekend. Poppy had always been able to see ghosts, but she had only learned she was a witch the week before. As Poppy continues to try to discover the identity of her birth mother, a new crime occurs nearby.

Poppy is so likable, intelligent, and determined. All of the secondary characters are interesting. In addition, we meet a smart, adorable Border Collie named Sly. I also found the new crime mystery to be absorbing and well written. The author also has a true gift for sensory description. Her imagery made me feel like I could smell the fresh cakes and feel the sunshine on my face on the grounds of this stately English estate.

I requested and received a free audiocode from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Lola
  • 31-05-2020

Baker's Coven

I received a free audible code from the author and voluntarily reviewed this one. I really enjoyed book 1 in this series and was lucky enough to be able to listen to book 2 as well as these are great in audio. It was so much fun to be back at the baking contest and follow Poppy as she spends another weekend baking and solving a murder or two. The author blends the different elements well. These aren't just about the mystery, there is a lot of other things going on as well. It takes some time before the murder takes place and in between solving the mystery there is the baking competition as well. Then there is the paranormal aspect of Poppy learning more about her witchy powers and trying to find out more about her birth parents. It makes for an engaging read with a lot going on. The mystery in this one didn't hook me as much as the previous one, but it still was an interesting one. Arnold Bentley is murdered when the murderer makes sure he's stung by a swarm of bees and he's highly allergic and doesn't have his epipen by hand and thus he dies. I wasn't really sure who the murderer was and when it was revealed it did make sense, but even so the most important clue was only revealed at the end and without that it would've been more difficult to guess it right. The way the murder got revealed was a bit weird, but I did like the big reveal about how everything had happened. The baking contest was a fun one again this week, especially the first part of the competition and listening to Poppy's idea for her cake and how she got the fresh ingredients was fun. And hearing what all the other contestants were baking as well. There is some progression about Poppy's witchy powers and I liked seeing her meet the coven as hinted at in the title. There are some minor clues about her heritage, but not as much progress about that in this one. I like Poppy as a main character, she's caring and I like how she's slowly discovering a bit of her witchy powers and making friends with the other bakers. Now in the second book it was easier to remember who was who from the other bakers and you get a bit of a better feel for all of them. there are also some new side characters, like the ones involved in the mystery as well as the adorable dog Sly. The narrator does a great job with this series. I liked listening to this book and hearing the different voices for the characters. Sometimes some of the side characters sound a bit alike, but most have their own voice and she also does Hamish' accent and Florence her over the top way of speaking well. I definitely recommend the audio versions of these. To summarize: This was a great sequel and I enjoyed listening to it. Poppy is back for the second episode of the baking contest, she also has to solve another mystery and discover more about her witchy powers and continues to look into the mystery of who her parents were. The mystery started a bit later in the book as this author often does, but it works here. The way the mystery started didn't fully work for me and it didn't grip me as much as the first one, but it was a solid mystery and I liked the reveal of who was the murderer and how everything happened. I continue to enjoy following Poppy in these books and I liked getting a better feel for the side characters in this one. now that we spend some more time with the big cast of side characters they come alive more and there are some new characters as well like the adorable dog Sly. All in all another great read and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Tammy
  • 23-05-2020

Another Great Installment

I am really liking this series this is number 2 Poppy is a Witch who can see and talk to ghosts and a contestant on The Great British Baking Competition heading into their 2nd week Poppy finds another dead body and must find out who killed them. I am really liking the secondary characters and the world building and looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • stephen jones
  • 21-01-2021

A great 2nd book in the series

So Poppy returns to compete in the contest for the second week. She had learnt a lot about herself in book one but not much about her quest about her birth parents, will she this time?
Will she get any information from Broomewode Hall, which is also an energy vortex for the coven? Will she get through another week in the contest? And is someone trying to kill her? As always it’s a busy weekend for Poppy.

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  • Helen
  • 16-01-2021

More mystery and baking

The second audiobook in the series as fantastic as the g first! Poppy is coming to terms with her new witchy skills along with showing off her baking. She is also flexing her ability for crime solving alongside her fellow bakers, allies in the village and her faithful kitty.
The performance of this story is a vast improvement on the first. While the British accents aren't perfect they do not distract from the story. You will be drawn deep into the story and the mystery of Poppy's background.

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  • Dell
  • 11-01-2021

Cakes and murder and ghosts and witches and cake!

Book 2 didn't disappoint. Once again a great storyline with filming episode 2 of the Baking Show, lots of delicious sounding deserts, mysteries and witchcraft. Another review mentioned that the narrators English accent was a bit annoying but to be honest I was so caught up in the story the accents didn't even register. The characters have become almost real.
Can't wait for the rest of the series

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  • Tracy Scott
  • 08-05-2020

Another great read from Nancy Warren!

I loved this book, probably even more than the first one in the series. Even with some slightly dodgy English accents from the narrator, although her narration is growing on me and I think it’s better in this book than the previous one.. Looking forward to the next instalment!

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