The Biscuit Witch

The Biscuit Witch

The Biscuit Witch Dear Dr Firth I know you are in your cups at this time drinking and sleeping under trees but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard and so I am enclosing a box of my biscui

  • Title: The Biscuit Witch
  • Author: Deborah Smith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 121
  • Format: ebook
  • Dear Dr Firth I know you are in your cups at this time, drinking and sleeping under trees, but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard, and so I am enclosing a box of my biscuits and a cold wrapped container of cream gravy for dessert Please eat and write back We need a veterinarian of your gumption here in the Crossroads Cove of Jefferson CountyDear Dr Firth I know you are in your cups at this time, drinking and sleeping under trees, but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard, and so I am enclosing a box of my biscuits and a cold wrapped container of cream gravy for dessert Please eat and write back We need a veterinarian of your gumption here in the Crossroads Cove of Jefferson County Delta Whittlespoon, proprietress of The Crossroads Caf Biscuit witches, Mama called them She d heard the term as a girl She d inherited that talent My mother could cast spells on total strangers simply by setting a plate of her biscuits in front of them Tal MacBrideWelcome back to the Crossroads Cove where new loves, old feuds, and poignant mysteries will challenge siblings Tal, Gabby, and Gus MacBride to fight for the home they lost and to discover just how important their family once was, and still is, to the proud people of the Appalachian highlands Tallulah MacBride hasn t been back to North Carolina since their parents tragic deaths, twenty years ago But now, Tal heads to cousin Delta Whittlespoon s famous Crossroads Caf in the mountains above Asheville, hoping to find a safe hiding place for her young daughter, Eve What she finds is Cousin Delta gone, the caf in a biscuit crisis, and a Scotsman, who refuses to believe she s passing through instead of running from He believes she needs a knight in shining flannel.When a pair of sinister private eyes show up, Tal s troubles are just beginning For Tal s brother and sister Gabby, the Pickle Queen, and Gus, the Kitchen Charmer the next part of the journey will lead down forgotten roads and into beautiful but haunted legacies.

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    I found this novella to be as enchanting as Talullah's biscuits. There are so many books these days about "coming home", but this one truly captured the essence of what that means to the heart. A delightful sense of chaos infuses every page, yet in the end it all makes perfect sense. The Appalachian setting is so perfectly drawn I wanted to jump in my car and drive straight to Asheville. When you throw in a toilet paper-eating baby goat, a cupcake-stealing bear and a strapping Scots veterinarian [...]

    I received this as an ARC through NetGalley. I had never read Ms. Smith's work, so I was not familiar with the setting.Coming to the story with no prior knowledge of the world this takes place in, I found it was so well described that I could picture the valley and the people living there. I did not feel like any of the characters were underdeveloped or that I needed to read some of the prior MacBrides or Crossroads Cafe books in order to understand this novella.With that said, I did feel that t [...]

    Oh my gosh, the double entendres and word play is a little much."He put just enough English on our Cue Ball of Innuendo. It curved in a slow, sensuous arc and dropped deep into my corner pocket. I arched a warning brow. At the same time, my strawberry turned ripe for the picking." I just couldn't see my "whey" (her word) to finishing this sickly sweet morsel.

    I have read _Crossroad Cafe_ five times. It's one of my favourite escapist reads of the last three years. I loved it enough to send Deborah Smith a "thank you" note for having written such a wonderful novel. In the wake of reading (and loving) _Crossroad Cafe_ I bought as much of Ms. Smith's backlist as I could track down and read it all. Naturally I was thrilled beyond measure to see Smith leave her "Leigh Bridger" persona and paranormal romance series behind and return to this wonderful Appala [...]

    This was the first new Deborah Smith book I'd seen in a very long time when it was released in 2013. As a super fan of hers, I own everything she's ever published. That's right everything. I always try to end my year on a high note. I tend to "save" books for special times and I'm glad I saved this one for now (December 31st). Deborah Smith has always been one of my favorite authors. Her books are full of Southern charm and magic. The Biscuit Witch is no different.This book starts off with a hig [...]

    I read Crossroads Cafe a number of years ago and loved it! I then lost touch with Ms. Smith's novels for a while. I stumbled upon The Biscuit Witch on NetGalley and was thrilled when I received it. I read it in a few hours, and was totally enthralled. The characters are wonderful, as are all the animals, and so much feels familiar after Crossroads Cafe, but still a totally different story.Douglas Firth is a fine figure of a Scotsman and a gentle veterinarian. He has a past history of " troubles" [...]

    I loved everything about “The Biscuit Witch”—its quirky characters, its humor of word and situation, the spirit of the large-hearted Delta that saturates the scenes even in her absence, a sense of place so strong that I felt the late November chill and smelled the baking biscuits, and the lyrical prose that touched my heart like an old song from a half-remembered dream. The touch of magical realism was an added delight. According to Flannery O’Connor, “The writer operates at a peculiar [...]

    This is the first book in Deborah Smith’s The MacBrides series, which is a spin off of her novel, THE CROSSROADS CAFE. While THE BISCUIT WITCH can be read stand alone, I think I would have gotten a better sense of the place and characters had I read THE CROSSROADS CAFE first. THE BISCUIT WITCH is a novella, and things happened very fast.Tal is on the run with her five-year old daughter, Eve. Looking for a place to hide out, the mother and daughter head to Tal’s hometown in the mountains of N [...]

    I really enjoyed this little novella: quirky characters, even quirkier animals, a compelling story and a mystery to solve – what’s not to enjoy? This little story will draw you in: Smith has a unique talent for storytelling, switching the point of view with ease between Tal and Doug, providing the story with a depth that makes the potentially over the top action feel possible, and the comedic relief provided by the animals keeps Tal from appearing to be paranoid and overreacting. The romance [...]

    Yay, another book by Deborah Smith!I was sad when I turned the last page of Crossroads Cafe and the story ended. It was such a vibrant place, I cared so much about the characters, I didn't want to close the book. Now some of the folks I missed are back in Biscuit Witch.One of the things I enjoy most about Deborah Smith's writing is her ability to create a phrase that makes me go Oooooh! Like this one from Biscuit Witch: ". . . even the once glam Victorian gargoyles looked worried about the neigh [...]

    I very, very much wanted to like this novel. The synopsis sounds delightfully magical, doesn't it? *insert sad sigh here* It, unfortunately, was not my cup of tea. In fact, reading the last half felt like work. *another sigh for good measure* It truly felt more like a Harlequin novel that a delightfully magical novel. Now, I am by no means saying that others may not enjoy this book, it is just not my cup of tea. Full review at: theinsomniacbibliophilesp

    Read for the 2017 January TBR Challenge: We Love Short Shorts! (category romance, short stories, novellas, etc.). I picked this up because I had read the author’s Crossroads Café novel a few years ago. This is the first novella of a spin-off series from that novel and is about the three MacBride siblings who are cousins of Delta Witherspoon, an indefatigable mother hen/fairy godmother type of character and the proprietress of the titular café where her biscuits are famous and nearly everyone [...]

    I will preface this by saying that I am usually not the biggest fan of the romance genre. However, some Romance books have snagged me recently, so I gave this a try. I think I have discovered that the sugary sweet romances just aren't quite for me. I prefer a book with harder edges and I like my romance with a dash of action or adventure or fantasy. I thought the "witch" aspect would do that for me, but it didn't quite get me there.I did really enjoy the setting and parts of the book remind me o [...]

    Author Deborah Smith has written a delightful, quirky, Southern novel incorporating food, family, and finding love. Family in the South usually goes back for generations and this story doesn't disappoint. As the family tree's gnarled branches are exposed, the adept narration [AUDIO] by Misty Gray flips effortlessly between a medium southern drawl and a rich Scottish brogue, adding Delta's thick deep south and various other voices ranging from Appalachian to New York which take center stage as re [...]

    The Biscuit WitchThis was not my type of book. It ended suddenly and left me thinking what I missed. I could not give it a good rating. I tell myself I like all kinds of books but this one didn’t make it.

    Quick and cuteThis could be a lifetime movie with its cute, predictable story and wonderful characters. I’m intrigued enough to read pickle queen next.

    *I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.This is my first book with Misty Gray narrating. I found her interesting because we start with Delta who wrote the letter and get a Southern accent, then we get a section from Douglas with a Scottish accent. We end with chapter one from Tallulah's voice, which is different than the previous two. I was struck with these different accents and taken by them. Misty was clear and clean throughout the book [...]

    Originally posted on serendipityreviewsAAARRRGGGHHH!This book makes me crazy! Never have I loved and hated a book more and been left so desperate for the next one. This book is oozing with Southern hospitality in the style of authors such as Fannie Flagg and Beth Hoffman. I found myself desperate to visit the Crossroads Cafe which would definitely give the Whistlestop Cafe a run for it’s money. I fell in love with the quirky, yet vibrant characters who could easily have stepped out of Northern [...]

    I have been a huge fan of Deborah Smith’s books for years. Her newest book, The Biscuit Witch, takes place in the same small town as one of her previous books. It’s been about six years since her last book and I was so excited to find out that she is writing a new series of three novellas about the MacBride siblings. In this first book, Tal MacBride and her daughter Eve make their way to the small town where her fellow biscuit witch and cousin Delia owns the Crossroads Café. On the run from [...]

    It's been way too long since readers have been treated to the unique voice of Deborah Smith, one of my all-time favorite authors. The Biscuit Witch only whets my appetite for more. While it brims with colorful characters, Southern humor and a sweet romance, there is so much set up required for the rest of the planned trilogy of novellas that the love story at times seems a bit rushed. Tal and Doug are fine characters but with only 100+ pages to play with, something has to go and in this case it' [...]

    The Biscuit Witch is a short, easy to read novella with a certain Southern charm it is hard to rival. Any story that can include a bear, a goat and an adorable child and still manage some form of seriousness is above the average, in my opinion. I loved that this story featured a woman who had some issues and yet was still funny enough to make me laugh out loud on multiple occasions. The flaws of the characters seemed very genuine and much less contrived than a lot of romance stories tend to be. [...]

    I seriously love Deborah Smith. She has a wonderful writing style. Very real. She makes the characters come to life. "The Crossroads Cafe" is a favorite of mine, so this was a very nice way for me to go back to Crossroad Cove. I usually do not care for novellas, but this one was a nice break for me. I'm not sure if it was a formatting issue (I am reviewing a copy from NetGalley) or just how the book was written, but it was confusing at parts when the point of view jumped between the lead charact [...]

    I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Belle Bridge Books.I requested to review this book because of the title and the cover. I loved everything about it. When I started reading this book I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.Tal MacBride and her daughter were on the run from their hometown in New York to visit a cousin in North Carolina who Tal thought could help her. After leaving New York, she found out that her cousin Delta was actually in New York all al [...]

    Deborah Smith has a rare talent as a story teller: one that can bring any character to life and make the reader feel they know that character personally. She is able to connect with all types of personalities and make the character real.She's done it again in The Biscuit Witch. Her characters are real, flawed, funny, and very human. Ms. Smith draws the reader in without the reader even realizing how caught up she is until it's time to put the book down and she doesn't want to. Plus, I suspect af [...]

    I've long had an issue with the term "chick lit" which is used to deride the value of the stories. When I think of "chick lit" I think of light airy fluff reads like Candance Bushell and Sophie Kinsella where the heroines are obsessed with the superficial and the plot usually revolves around them being forced to look beyond for better human connections. Then we have what I call "women in crisis" stories where the women are quirky but somehow down on their luck, or dealt a shitty hand in life. Th [...]

    “The Biscuit Witch” is a Tasty Treat!Tallulah MacBride can make magic with food but her life is a mess. Trying to escape from her problems leads her back to her mother’s roots in Wild Woman Ridge in the Ten Sister Mountain. The real question quickly becomes, is what she’s running from worse than what she’s run into? Will her special talent as a “Biscuit Witch” finally bring sweetness into her life or will she flounder again? Deborah Smith pulls the reader right into the mix in her [...]

    I didn't realize this was a novella when I first requested the book from NetGalley. Normally, I don't read novellas because they usually feel too rushed and aren't long enough to satisfy my desire to know as much as possible about the characters. And that proved to be the case in this story; the majority of the book takes place in the space of three days, then there are a few pages that take place a month later that tie up the main story line and hint at what might happen in the other novellas, [...]

    The Biscuit Witch is a novella set in the same town as A Crossroads Cafe. I have not read the previous book so maybe that was the reason I had a hard time really getting into this story. I really wanted to like this book since I loved the cover and the title of it. Don't get me wrong, I did like the book but I didn't love it.I loved the southern location and the characters in the story. A few times I was confused by the changing character voices in the chapters but maybe it was me. I definitely [...]

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