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Dark, Witch & Creamy

Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Caitlyn's world changes when she learns that she was found as an abandoned baby and adopted by her American family. Now, her search for answers takes her to a tiny English village where a man has been murdered - and where a mysterious shop selling enchanted chocolates is home to the "local witch"....

Soon Caitlyn finds herself fending off a toothless old vampire, rescuing an adorable kitten and meeting handsome aristocrat Lord James Fitzroy...not to mention discovering that she herself might have magical blood in her veins! 

When she's dragged into the murder investigation and realises that dark magic is involved, Caitlyn is forced to choose. Can she embrace her witchy powers in time to solve the mystery and save those she loves?

©2017 H.Y. Hanna (P)2018 H.Y. Hanna

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  • Kathleen C.
  • 28-10-2018

Earns 5/5 Chocolate-Covered Pearls...Excellent!

Some books are worth revisiting, and when Pearl Hewitt is the one to read it to you, it is entertainment X 10! H. Y. Hanna penned a marvelous introductory to her Bewitched by Chocolate series that earned from me a 5/5 rating and a nod as a Top Ten all-time favorite series. Caitlyn Le Fey is shocked to discover she is adopted learning she had been born in the Cotswold village of Tillyhenge. Curiosity wins over the pleas for caution from her cousin, and she decides to visit and explore her roots, but the revelations about her family and background are more than she could ever imagine…a witch? Then there's the mysterious death, ancient stone circle, vampire bodyguard, handsome Lord of the Manor, and everything mouthwatering chocolate.

I am so deliciously in love with this book (and the series): descriptive third-person narrative, entertaining banter, engaging characters (some quirky), and a mysterious secret that begins to develop. And listening to it with the artistic talent of my favorite narrator Pearl Hewitt, Hanna’s vision now has audio! Emotions, tone, and personalities all come alive. Pearl has always entertained me with her ability to perform various British dialects along with American, and here she is at the top of her game with Hanna’s various characters from the villagers to the Manor household, from female to male, young or old, good or bad, and even a couple of “fur” friends, too. Everyone seemed different and very entertaining! It was Caitlyn’s vampire protector Uncle Viktor’s East European accent, however, that I was eager to hear…she nailed it! Audiobooks are not just a convenient way to multi-task with your favorite book, narrators take your favorite book and bring it to life! Pearl Hewitt has breathed life into H. Y. Hanna’s marvelous stories…a partnership that I get to enjoy.

"Disclosure: I received an ARC. My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments."

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  • Christina
  • 21-11-2018

The Harry Potter of Cozy Mysteries!

If you love H.Y. hanna’s other work then you will adore this series! The story begins in the tea shop, so there is a bit of story line cross over which was neat. The narrator is also the same, which I loved. It’s not over the top supernatural & it’s not scary at all. It’s cute & lighthearted with little bits & pieces of magic and enchantment. Think Harry Potter mixed with a cozy mystery. Lots of fun!

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  • Beatrice
  • 05-10-2018

2 and a half

I bought this book because I enjoy Hanna's Oxford Tea Room series. I was disappointed. The characters and writing are juvenile and boring. I won't get the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-11-2018

Dark, Witch, & Creamy

Wonderful,& different! Fast paced funny! Some intrigue small town caring. Murder, witchery, & loving! Also very british.

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  • De
  • 10-11-2018

Cute New Series

I've love H.Y. Hanna's other books. This was a fun diversion. I will read another in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2018

Enjoyable

I like the setting of the story and the characters the mystery was good also

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  • Julie
  • 02-10-2018

Bewitching mystery

I really enjoy H.Y. Hanna Oxford tea room mysteries, so when I saw she had a second series I thought I would give it a go. I have read the odd super natural book but am more into murder mysteries, so wasn't too sure if this was my sort of book or not. I am so glad I gave it ago. I really enjoyed the book and found the whole idea of witches being able to control chocolate to be fun and original.
It was a fun read with quirky characters, that you find like able. It was a nice mix of magic and murder and I only worked out who the murder was at the same time as the heroine. Will definitely be giving the next book in the series ago.
The narrator was good but it took a while to get use the the main character and her cousin's American voices.

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  • Wynne
  • 07-03-2019

Light Story, Fun Locale, Mean Bullies,Horid Cousin

The story was a light easy listen, pulled me in enough to get through the book within a few days. The narrator was generally lovely but oh my goodness the main character's young "sassy" American cousin Pamona -_- Could not handle and considered fast forwarding through her dialogue. I understand she is meant to be young use the word "like" a lot but the way the narrator does young American is pretty grating. The mean girls (older women actually) of the village are more than adequately mean to have the listener wanting to stand up for the other characters and the pacing is good. I feel like I only had flashes of this world and a large cast of characters that I don't feel like a fully know yet but this is the first in the series. I am definitely planning to listen to the second volume. Overall a decent beginning with some concepts that intrigue me, and a setting and cast of characters that intrigue me enough to want to continue for the time being.

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  • Holly S.
  • 29-09-2018

A truly delectable story!

I have listened to this book several times since downloading it and it just keeps getting better. If you like the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries you will love Bewitched by Chocolate!

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  • Dawn
  • 11-11-2019

wonderful storyline

Loved this book and all its nuances and absolutely adored the reading by Pearl Hewitt