Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Review: Pie and Prejudice - Ellery Adams

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.

My thoughts:
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...

Conclusion:
So all in all a charming book.

Cover
I neeeeeeeed pie!

Mass Market Paperback, 291 pages
Published July 2012 by Berkley Publishing Group
A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1
Cozy mystery
From a book angel


42 comments:

  1. YEAH! I am so glad that you liked it! The next one is a little darker but fun too. Ella is pretty kick ass!

    (grrr goodreads drama)

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    1. Grr indeed. I am sooooo late with reviews.

      That she was :D

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  2. I love those covers with the dogs lol And PIE! I've been meaning to try one of these, they sound so adorable.

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    1. I know dogs,cute, pie, yum! But I do prefer the cat covers some cozy ones have

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  3. I hear ya - BOOOOO GRs drama.

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  4. I love these types of mysteries, I find them very relaxing. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
    Great review!

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    1. That they are, together with a cup of tea...and pie! Lol

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  5. Don't really know about this one but I definitely need to go back to the genre, I have many of them.

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    1. It was my first try as I said, I like them better than real mysteries cos they are well...cozy

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  6. This sounds like a great cozy. As for GR drama... I haven't seen it, but I usually don't pay attention to it.

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    1. This time it was GR themselves, those asses

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  7. I love cozy mysteries, and keep meaning to read one again, this sounds delightful!

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    1. The library do have some but they are all like book 6...another book 3. Boo

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  8. This sounds too cute. Sorry about the goodreads drama.

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  9. Yeah, so glad you enjoyed it Blodeuedd! I love this series very much.

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    1. The other one will be posted next week :D I am review swamped

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  10. I really want to read this one! I saw it on Heidi's blog ages ago and wanted to give it a try, and now that you liked it too I have no excuse to keep stalling. Great review! :-)

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    1. I am very very late to the party too ;)

      Hehe, yes give it a go too

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  11. I love the title and the cover. I think I'll add this to my TBR.

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  12. Mmm pie. Love the foodie cozies :)

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  13. This looks cute - the name of the book caught my attention! :) Hope everything is better on your end now, and you are not too "grr"! ;)

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    1. Lol, I am more hmmm now, but I might go grrr any moment if they mess up.

      I do admit I love the title the most

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  14. Lol I like your edit =)

    And I admit this sounds like a super cute read. I may have to give a go sometime

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    1. I hope that you will :) It was a fun and still suspenseful read

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  15. I've only read one cozy mystery but wasn't that impressed. Your review of this book, though, makes me want to give that genre another try!

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    1. And next week there will be one more ;)

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  16. I'm sorry...but I had a hard time concentrating while reading your review...I kept thinking about pie and how hungry I am. lol

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    1. Haha, I always have that problem when I read a cozy m review

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  17. Goodreads drama, again? What did I miss this time? I liked this one too, cute and just what you need when you are looking for something light!

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    1. It was the stuff in Sep when they deleted some reviews

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  18. I'm not a huge cozy fan. There are a few series I enjoy, but not many.

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    1. They are cute, but maybe not something I go gaga over

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  19. I have yet to try a cozy...

    Goodreads drama huh? Guess I haven't been there enough recently. (other than to look up that trilogy) Have you checked out BookLikes?

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    1. Yup I am on booklikes, I just do not like it as much :/

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