When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them--and the public is hungry for more.
Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn's fiancé is found dead--killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin--it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.
Not the best time to write a review when I am all grrr goodreads drama, I should not even post a review there! (edit in October, as you can see my reviews are old.)
Right, so this is my first cozy mystery. I have meant to read one for AGES, trust me, ages. And now I finally did. It was cute, charming and with a sprinkle of magic that I really enjoyed.
What I did not like is that Ella is falsely accused, I hate that premise, it makes me sad :/ But I loved that she did not let it stop her. She opened her pie shop, she went on a hunt for the real killer. Go Ella!
The magic, loved the is there really magic?
Her aunts were fun too. Her nemesis, grrr, yes her I certainly did not like. Her love interest, oh I am really on the fence about him...
So all in all a charming book.
I neeeeeeeed pie!
Mass Market Paperback, 291 pages
Published July 2012 by Berkley Publishing Group
A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1
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