Friday, December 7, 2012

Pies and Prejudice

The First Slice is Magic....
When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LeFaye bakes pie.  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 flaky crust.  But her pies aren't just delicious, they're also having magical effects on the people who eat them -- and the public is hungry for more.
The Second is Murder...
Having discovered 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 fiance is found dead -- killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin -- it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.

I'm in a mystery type of mood.  I want them short, and sweet, and if there's a little spice added to it, even better.  

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams, was just that.  It was a fast paced story, the characters were super interesting (especially the LaFaye sister's - Ella's aunts and mother), the mystery itself was well written. And it did have a little added spice. There's a slim possibility that Ella and Hugh may have a future, but I would like to see Ella resolve her marriage and trust issues first.  I would loved to see Loralyn get more of a punishment for the way she treated Ella, but I'm hoping that the author will do so in upcoming books.

Can't wait for more!  I may just try out a pie recipe too...

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery James (3.5/5) Mystery; Published: Berkley Prime Crime (7/2012); Series: # 1, Charmed Pie Shoppe; New Author; New Release; Library; Books 2012 (52);

1 comment:

Kimberlee said...

I really enjoyed this one earlier this year. I think the next in the series will be coming out soon if I'm not mistaken.