Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford

A Spoonful of Magic

My Rating:

Written by: Irene Radford
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
ISBN-10: 0756412919
ISBN-13: 978-0756412913
Genre: Humorous Romantic Fantasy
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A delightful new urban fantasy about a kitchen witch and her magical family

Daphne "Daffy" Rose Wallace Deschants has an ideal suburban life--three wonderful and talented children; a coffee shop and bakery, owned and run with her best friend; a nearly perfect husband, Gabriel, or "G" to his friends and family. Life could hardly be better.

But G's perfection hides dangerous secrets. When Daffy uncovers evidence of his infidelity, her perfect life seems to be in ruins. On their wedding anniversary, Daffy prepares to confront him, only to be stopped in her tracks when he foils a mugging attempt using wizard-level magic.

Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined--where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista--she's actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginnning.

But even the midst of her chaotic new life, another problem is brewing. G's ex-wife, a dangerous witch, has escaped from her magical prison. Revenge-bent and blind, she needs the eyes of her son to restore her sight--the son Daffy has raised as her own since he was a year old. Now Daphne must find a way to harness her new powers and protect her family--or risk losing everything she holds dear.
A Spoonful of MagicA Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford

Daffy’s life implodes from the inside out when she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her when he is supposed to be away on business. He doesn’t even have the career she thought he had. To top it off, his career is as part of a magical policing organization, the International Guild of Wizards. Yes, magic does exist Daffy and it's closer than you think… Because she soon finds out that her entire family, including her children, are magical. If that wasn’t enough to deal with Daffy has had magic too and her husband knew it but kept her ignorant, never having the opportunity to train, leaving her open to all types of magical mayhem.

This is Daffy’s story, the story of self-discovering into a magical world that coincides with everyday life…until you get caught up in a plot of revenge and hate that could rip away everything and everyone she holds dear.

The storytelling was amazing, but I did have a bit of a problem with the persistence of infidelity and then relating to the characters after their decisions and nonchalance about the cheating. It made the relationship unbelievable, it was either upsetting enough to break up a marriage or not and it seems it went both ways which didn't work.

I was invested in the outcome and truly wanted to know how it would all work out. In the end I give A Spoonful of Magic 4 stars.

I received this ARC copy of A Spoonful of Magic from Berkley Publishing Group - DAW. This is my honest and voluntary review. A Spoonful of Magic is set for publication November 7, 2017.

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