The Chocolate Bear Burglary (A Chocoholic Mystery #2)
CONFESSIONS OF A CONFECTIONER
After leaving her bad-news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town. Now she keeps the books for her auntâ€™s luxury-chocolate shop. But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murder....
Lee and Aunt Nettie canâ€™t believe their luck. A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier
I figured out 'whodunit' fairly early in the story. There really were no surprises. I find the main character to be a bit annoying, but was happy that the whole 'twisted tongue' thing was not as prevalent in this book as the last one.
Have #3 here on my TBR shelf so will continu ...more
When an antique dealer Gail is killed, and her stepson is accused of the crime, Lee has to prove his innocence. Is mainly the plot of the book but there are a lot of elements of the book that eventually ties together though not well for the reader to understand in my opinion.
For the holiday, Lee and her Aunt have displayed some Teddy Bear molds while there is one that Lee does not like an ...more
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
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
Meanwhile, the town is getting ready for a teddy bear promotion to try to attract winter visitors. Lee and Nettie have borrowed some antique chocolate molds to decorate the shop. B ...more
Read~February 25, 2010
An ok read.
Ok, the characters are great, the story is descriptive the descriptions of where they live and the surrounding area are pleasant. The story (who did it and why and how they get to that conclusion)....weak!
I *knew* who did it (though I wasn't completely sure until the end, but I WAS mostly sure)VERY early on. Even with ALL the red herrings thrown in, I knew.
I really like these characters, and their side stories are nice. SOOOO, I am going to keep reading and ...more
I enjoy this series with its history and descriptions of chocolate and chocolate candy!
Lee and her Aunt own and operate a Candy Store in a small tourist community. They decided to join other Businesses to have a "Teddy Bear" themed promotion during the Winter months ..when seasonal tourist business is slow.
They used some borrowed antique bear molds to display in their store..and one night one of them is stolen.
This cozy is a page ...more
I've have not read this series in progression. It is nice to learn how Joe and Lee's relationship is developing - they just got acquainted again in the first book. Turns out the relationship is developing at a snails pace - at least in this book.
That's okay. I enjoyed learning ...more
I was pretty meh about this book. The protagonist was somewhat annoying, most of the other characters were kind of flat, and the whole scenario felt forced and gimmicky. I also figured out who the murderer was as soon as the character set foot on the page. Still, I didn't really dislike the book. If I didn't already have so much to read, I might be tempted to read more in the series to see if it gets interesting.
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A fun read with bits of chocolate in fiction information interspersed throughout the chapters.
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This is readable enough. The tongue-tied thing is annoying. The main character is okay, but kind of annoys me. The culprit was fairly clear from the beginning. So, yeah.
I liked this book because it had a number of twists and turns to keep you guessing without a lot of gratuitous violence. A fun, light-hearted read.
Eve K. Sandstrom is an Oklahoman to the teeth: she was born there, as ...more