The novel’s heroine is Lizzy Tucker a pastry chef who inherits her aunt’s family home in Salem, Massachusetts. She soon discovers her pastry skills may be more than just talent; she may have “special” gifts. The novel begins with Wulf, a dark character, trying to find seven deadly charms. These charms collectively unlock a dangerous secret stone. Diesel, Wulf’s cousin, is one of the good guys. His mission is to protect Lizzy and stop Wulf from securing the stone. Diesel tells Lizzy she is an “unmentionable,” a person with special powers and that her power is the ability locate lost artifacts and charms. When Lizzy uncovers the gluttony charm and puts it on she discovers its power; she can’t stop eating and Diesel has to hide the charm.
There are other unique characters who help Lizzy and Diesel; a wannabe witch whose spells backfire, a one-eyed cat who has more than nine lives and Carl the monkey who likes to give people the finger when he’s angry. This novel is full of humor and light entertainment.
Review Submitted by: Cheryl Colson