Flour, Eggs, Sugar, and Magic
Title: Flour, Eggs, Sugar, and Magic (2019 Advent Calendar | Homemade for the Holidays Book 8)
Author: Daniel De Lorne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Romance, Magic
Page Count: 39 Pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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Will decides to bake some magical cookies for the kids in the Rainbow Shelter, imbuing them with luck, love and health. As thoughts of his horrible ex-boyfriend Cal interrupt, the cookies turn out to embody the opposite. And when Will's roommate Lucas eats them, his usual good luck runs out.
Over the course of this very short piece, Will breaks it to Lucas that, yes indeed, magic does exist and they need to find the way to reverse this disasterous spell, but they also deal with a kitchen sink load of convoluted personal relationship issues on the way to a happy ending.
At heart this is a sweet holiday story with a nice second chance at love, but personally I feel the story is a bit scattered due to all the sudden subplots and too much "tell vs. show." 3 stars.