Free Christmas Cake Murder kindle ✓ eBook 9781617732348 Ì Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke æ Christmas Cake Murder book

Free Christmas Cake Murder kindle ✓ eBook 9781617732348 Ì Joanne Fluke í [PDF / Epub] ✅ Christmas Cake Murder Author Joanne Fluke – It’s Christmas many years ago and topping young Hannah Swensen’s wish list is becoming the go to baker in Lake Eden MinIally when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger an elderly local in hospice care But instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes for the merry festivities she instantly becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets First off thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for approving me to read this one That said I really hate the fact that this book was just BAD I was a big fan of the Hannah Swensen books for many years I have several recipes that are used often at my house that came from these books The last book in the series that I read was Red Velvet Cupcake Murder It finally got on my last nerve with the dreaded triangle When I saw that this one was a preuel I had hopes that it would be like the earlier books I was wrong The writing style is not like I remember for this series And to say the dialogue was stilted is a kindness I suppose you could say there was a murder in this one but not like you'd think There are a couple of recipes in this one that I will probably try which is why I'm rating this 2 stars I think this one might be an effort on Ms Fluke's part to make up to her readers for what has apparently been going on in the last few books regarding Ross Again I loved this series for the longest time and do so wish it would return to its glory days If you are a fan and have stuck with the series past Red Velvet Cupcake which is where I got off the train you will most definitely want to read this one and I do hope you like itRead in exchange for an honest review #NetGalley

eBook Ú Christmas Cake Murder æ Joanne Fluke

Of New York Hannah’s surprised by Essie’s secret talent for penning crime fiction She’s even surprised when the story turns real As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother’s house it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake I'm back again with another review in this series I know I can't believe it either The description of this book had me thinking it would go back to the fun stories at the beginning of the series but I was wrongThis book does take place when Hannah has just left college because of drama over a man and is now living with her mother Delores who is recently widowed after the death of Hannah's father In the beginning of the book Delores is much interested in what she's going to wear and eat rather than the fact that her husband just died I'm so very sick of the formal tones in these books Who talks like this? Every sentence that has Delores addressing Hannah includes the word dear All right dear but Yes of course dear and from Hannah to her mother Delores All right Mother Don't worry Mother Of course I will Mother Not to mention Hannah having to remind her Mother that she was in the middle of completing her doctorate in English Delores didn't know this?Here's an exchange with Hannah and her younger sister MichelleTell us about it Michelle urged and Hannah gave her an approving look Michelle had anticipated the uestion that she would have asked Good girl Michelle you get a cookieThere is some dialogue where Hannah explains the crackers on a cheese plate to her mother Delores Ritz crackers stone ground wheat crackers carr's water biscuits Come on Then Michelle's friend Lisa pipes up with this zinger The napkins are paper towels from the roll in the kitchen that I folded into uarters and that's because I couldn't find any cocktail napkins How very dare you Delores to have people over for a cheese plate and not have cocktail napkins For shameAnother thing I'm sick of are the disparaging remarks by the author or authors as it would seem about Hannah's red hair and body image In this book it actually states wonder of wonders Bertie at the Cut 'n Curl had actually managed to tame her curly red hair into some semblance of normalcy I'll have you know ma'm that red hair is not abnormal and neither is curly hair There are also some remarks about Hannah having a huge butt and hips and being relieved that she could zipper a tacky dress that Delores wanted to buy her Not to mention all the remarks from Delores herself about how she's gaining weight from eating too many baked goods But then we have a scene were Delores takes multiple helpings of dinner has four kinds of pies or cakes ice cream bon bonstruffles and coffee with whipped cream or something and is surprised she is gaining weight Poor DeloresHere is the biggest problem with this book though The murder doesn't actually occur until than 80% of the way through the book After that it is obvious what happened but of course our genius sleuth Hannah just can't seem to figure it out on her own I will say when she DOES figure it out the tackiness levels rise as Hannah shares some very personal information with someone that she has no business sharing There is a story within a story contained in this book too which Hannah reads aloud for some reason to her captivated audience consisting of Delores Michelle and Michelle's friend Lisa who apparently never leaves the Swensen house The little story is laughably bad and predictable Not to mention the fact that Hannah basically stole it from another character's bedside while that character is in the hospital and just decides to read it to everyoneThe recipes in these books are getting worse and worse as well Firstly who wants to bake 8 10 dozen cookies at a time? Secondly most of the desserts use some kind of Sandra Lee esue convenience food like cake mix for a cake recipe cool whip for frosting pushing hersheys kisses into cookies for flair I mean really At least give us some interesting baked goods recipes if nothing else In short skip this unless you need a good laugh Note I actually had to stop reading this partway through because the trashy food descriptions were making me physically ill

kindle Christmas Cake Murder

Christmas Cake Murder It’s Christmas many years ago and topping young Hannah Swensen’s wish list is becoming the go to baker in Lake Eden Minnesota But as Hannah finds out revisiting holiday memories can be murder   With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden espec I am finally caught up on the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke I finished reading Christmas Cake Murder the 23rd of 24 books published in the last year The next one is in ARC form and I'm hoping to get my hands on it soon as I'd rather not wait until early 2019 when it's formally published Overall I'd give it 4 stars as it had a lot of the traditional elements we normally love in these books but the mystery was very differentThe book takes place before the first one in the series actually took place It's the beginning tale of how Hannah got started at The Cookie Jar The story is a reflection on all the major characters we've come to love and shows us what happened when Lars Hannah's father passed away We also see how Delores reacted what drove Andrea to become a real estate agent and how Michelle was in high school It was lots of fun and helped provide us with some wonderful and tender moments about this beautiful family It was also a bit repetitive for regular readers as we knew 25% of this content already I can overlook that tho as I like the setting and relationships The other big piece of the book was a different sorta mystery where a local citizen Essie has an accident truly an accident and is in the hospital Hannah finds her journal and reads the book Essie had been writing Is it about herself? Someone else in Lake Eden? Completely made up? We find out in the last chapter as the entire time we're meandering along we're clueless too Once we find out it's nice closure for this book but doesn't really connect to all the others in the series in terms of the mystery Part of me was hoping to learn a fun fact about a new connection among the town's inhabitants I sadly didn'tThat said normal recipes look good Everything else is spot on But it's just a re cap book with a little bit of new content I judge it on that merit rather than give it a poor rating because it didn't have a mystery That was never what Fluke intended and I'm glad I had this chance to read a bit about Hannah's younger years It's worth a read but not necessary to read in order It could even be read first Okay off to find an ARC of the latest book Wow I completed another series just about don't deny me this fact please LOL