Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #2)
Ella Mae LeFaye's Charmed Pie Shoppe is wildly popular in Havenwood, Georgia--which is not surprising since Ella Mae can lace her baked goods with enchantments. The shop's extraordinary success seems destined to continue when Ella Mae meets an engaged couple who hire her to handle the dessert buffet at their wedding....more
Ellery Adams does such a wonderful, once again, of telling a great story and writes in a manner that, for this reader, makes me feel that I am right there, every step of the way. I felt I was there as Ella Mae was walking through her mother's rose garden, could hear her Aunt Verena's hearty laugh and see her Aunt Dee's metal sculptures and hear the classical music in h ...more
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Ella Mae tosses the last bit of fresh fruit and concentrates on a happy memory before slipping the sweetened fruit into the buttery pie crust. Ella Mae is just realizing her magical powers, and she knows she must be careful while baking, otherwise her enchanted pies could cause disastrous results. Ella is still settling back into life in her hometown. Her pie shop has taken off, and she is busier than ever. Unfortunately, she still hasn't ...more
Ella Mae comes back in the second installment of the Charmed Pie Shoppe Series and is just coming into her gift to affect people's feelings through her baking. This book shows a lot of character growth with Ella Mae and you learn ore about her family. However this was probably one of the saddest cozy mysteries I have ever read, during one scene the author did ...more
Ella Mae is also trying to understand her enc ...more
Excuse me while I gush a minute... I love the world of Havenwood that Ellery Adams has created and every single one of her characters is fantastic. She fills each book with warmth and humor, and still manages to ground the magical elements within satisfying human conflicts. The "Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries" do follow traditional cozy mysteries standards, but Ellery has also written a world-building treatment that is more likely to be f ...more
However I believe it was the fact that it took Ella Mae so long to figure out who the bad guy was. I mean seriously you describe someone as looking like a vampire an ...more
Ellery Adams is a very good story teller. It was a fresh a ...more
Oh, and the book's cover has some of the best cozy art I have ever seen.
I always focus on character and then plot. Paranormal books like this have a third element. They have mythology. Where does the magic come from. What are the rules. That sort of thing. I know it should be plot, but since it carries through and helps define all the books, it's an important element to me.
I love this mythology. I love it so ...more
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.
4 sta ...more
Okay, I made my digression, back to the book.
Well I was agreeably surprised! I thought it was even better than the first. I actually have no criticism for once. It was really good! You can see the characters evolve from the first book, especially Ella Mae. I just have one question, why is Loralyn ...more
After watching what she thought was her fairytale marriage crumble, Ella Mae LaFaye moved back home to Havenwood, GA and into the loving arms of her family. After a rocky start, Ella Mae saw her greatest dream realized when she opened her pie shoppe. S ...more
Ella Mae's desire to know about her life and where she came from leads her on a path full of knowledge, revelations, culinary wonders, possibilities of love, and pain. Her wonderful aunts, mother, and life-long friend, Reba, are close by her side as she has run-ins with her high school nemesis (a ...more
Ella Mae LeFaye is settling into her new life in Havenwood, Georgia. The townspeople love the scrumptious pies she makes in her shop. Little do they know, Ella Mae has the ability to "charm" her pies to influence the emotions of others, a gift she just recently discovered.
I love how this book delved deeper into Ella Mae's magical bac ...more
I just finished Peach Pies and Alibis, a paranormal cozy mystery, by Ellery Adams and it is absolutely totally amazing. Awesome. I am in awe of her creativity. She has absolutely become my favourite cozy author now, and I wish she had a backlist of dozens of books for me to devour.
Doesn’t this say it all? Do I still need to write a review? Yes? Okay.
Ella Mae LeFaye has been back home in Havenwood, Georgia, for a few months now. Her pie shop / l ...more
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
First Thought When Finished: I really love this series but I wanted a little more of the mystery!
Story Thoughts: Peach Pies and Alibis really moved the story ahead at a blinding pace. I was really surprised at how much Ellery managed to get down without it seeming like too much. I thought the mystery suffered a little bit but I think it sets up the rest of the series pretty darn well. This entry was a bit more ...more
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Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea.
Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. S ...more