Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen #13)
It's June in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore, plus a massive fundraising event in need of confectionsnot to mention a killer who never learned that charity begins at home...
Early summer brings plenty of work for Hannah, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order ...for eleven-hundred cookies! S...more
She bakes some cookies, talks to the people at the Cookie Shop, takes on an extra load of work or job, finds a...more
It was a cute story. (That should get you right there...puppy dogs and kitties are cute...I'm not sure if that applies to cozy mysteries). I didn't feel cozy when reading it...more
Well, I wa...more
I don't know if it's Hannah's fickleness in choosing Norman or Mike, if it's the way she is constantly correcting everyone's grammar (ok, yes, that is definitely part of it), the same old tired phrases through 13 books (Swedish plasma? Ok... we get it), the fact that every recipe is the same with just a slight v...more
If you've followed the series at all, you know that there's almost always some character acting strangely, and the reason is resolved at the end.
This time, it's nice, steady Norman. Six months after the events of the last book,where he's going nuts over his mother's secretive antics, he's doing many of the same things. Sorry, but this is out of character, and he's a major enough c...more
If that was not distracting enough, the book includes recipes in almost every chapter. So a typical chapter is structured like this: She walked into the room. It was a good room. It made her happy. She decided to bake in the room that brought her so much happine...more
What can I say? I haven't given up on the series *quite* yet, and don't know if I will. Nevertheless, the only thing that saved this book from receiving its usual "3 star" rating was the fact that *gasp* the love triangle story line actually became believable! Hannah FINALLY admitted to herself that her contempt of Mike's side-romances wasn't so fair considering she in fact is doing the same with Norman. Thank GOD! For the LONGEST time it was totally "the pot calling the kettle bl...more
For the first time in reading this series, I had the murderer figured out long before bakery-owner-turned-detective Hannah did. To me, being able to do so at all - let alone before the supposed detective in the story - gives a mystery a failing grade.
Anyways, this is a cozy murder mystery series, and even though it has progressed into double digits the schematics are still the same. This is a total getaway from modern things and stress, well other than all those murders, so if you expect Hannah to drop...more
Friggin' cliff-hanger. Bah.
concerning a love interest of Hanna's up-in-the-air! Now I have to wait for the next book for a resolution, I wonder if my thoughts on this will match the authors?!
Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...For eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle,...more
I thought this installment had more "filler" than usual. I normally do not mind when Fluke describes Hannah's process for coming up with a new recipe, especially when she does it within the instructions of the recipes, but in this volume Hannah was giving...more
The heroin of the story is Hannah, the owner of The Cookie Jar, a small town bakery. During an elaborate charity event that her bakery is helping cater, Hannah must deal with problems from her two current male friends, as well as pass lover, professor Bradford Ramsey, who wouldn't mind rekindling their old affair. Hannah very much regrets the affair and has no intention of being bullied or blackmailed...more
While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public sch...more