Quote of the Day – Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs

You took what you had and you took what you knew and what you felt and what you guessed and you mixed them all together, and remembered to look out the window and listen to the birds sing while you were doing it. Plus, it didn’t hurt to count your blessings while you were beating the batter. Louise thought this might be the recipe for the whole world.

-Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

Book Review – Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

cvr9780689863479_9780689863479_lgWhen Louise makes a careless wish upon the evening star, her brother, Willie, is turned into a pig. This isn’t the first sign of troubles at Tollivers’ Hollow, and certainly not the last. Out-of-hand magic and conspiring neighbors threaten their chances as Louise and her Mama try to find a spell to make everything go back to the way it was.

“That star is out to get me, Mama, honestly!”

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Book Review – Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler

Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler

41V93W9OKMLOrphaned Bee ends up in Zeewal and discovers a home in the apprenticeship of baker, Master Bouts. There she discovers a budding talent for magic that gets Bouts Bakery some royal attention. But when Zeewal’s princess decides to flee the care of a wicked mage, Bee’s life is thrown into uncertainty once again.

Bee had never been so hungry in her life. Oh, she’d been hungry plenty of times. Stomach-growling, eat-a-big-meal hungry. But this was different.

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