Gingerbread Men and Toad’s Wart
by Daniel Kamin
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021
Life isn't easy for a witch who bakes cookies instead of brews potions. It's a lot harder for a single witch living with a cranky basilisk. But Cresella's life is upended when a new client, Walter, comes looking for a batch of gingerbread men—and asks her to a Christmas party he's throwing. He's handsome, charming, sweet, but oh so human. Their worlds don't mesh, so a relationship between a human and a witch is foolish. She's also had bad luck in love, and with her floundering cookie business, does she have time for a romance that seems doomed from the start? But Walter offers her a tempting new world she finds hard to resist…
A Note From the Publisher
A holiday romance
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 3 members
Such a sweet and fast paced novella about a witch who owns a bakery where the gingerbread are magically wonderful! Walter plans to woe her but will her ex-boyfriend put a half to a Christmas romance? The characters are fun and the romance endearing.
This romance-fantasy short is set during the snowy season in the world of Thicket Beyond where witches, satyrs, trolls, and yetis live on the outskirts of the human world. The world building while fun, well developed, and this story’s strongest feature, presented in quite a cartoonishly juvenile way. The dialogue, romantic premise, and character depth were also awkwardly juvenile. Overall it was a silly, fun winter read.