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Lemon Pies and Little White Lies

(Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,596 ratings  ·  189 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Books by the Bay series and the Book Retreat mysteries--Includes pie recipes!

After Pecan Pies and Homicides comes another tangy slice of life—and death—in a charmed, and charming, small town...

Ella Mae LeFaye’s Charmed Pie Shoppe has become a phenomenon beyond her wildest dreams, providing the enchanted town of Havenwood,
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Berkley
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Dawn Frazier
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be "Magical". I absolutely loved it! This is book four in the Charmed Pie Shoppe mysteries, and Ella Mae sure has a lot to worry about this time-Between her boyfriend Hugh, making sure her baking competition goes smoothly, and trying to keep her family safe from an impending storm. I went through a lot of emotions reading this, happy, sad, worried, then happy again. But that just means it is a great book! And the pie descriptions! Wow, my mout ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my online book clubs picked this book for our discussion a little later this month, so I wanted to make sure I was ready. Normally I wouldn't start in the middle of a series like this, but I had no problems catching up as to what was going on. As with all of the Ellery Adams books I've read, this one also stressed love of family and friends, doing good things for them and cherishing them. It's an ongoing theme and I think it's what endears readers to the characters in all her books.

Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Series and I can not find the words to praise it high enough. Ella Mae LeFaye owns the Charmed Pie Shop in Havenwood, Georgia, Her pies are not just charmed they are magical. Ella Mae is able to change peoples moods and feelings with her pies. She is also part of a magical community and that is so much fun. In this book Ella Mae is struggling with fighting the powers of evil that threaten her and her community. I have long loved the story of Nimu ...more
Jessica Robbins
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lemon Pies and Little White Lies is the fourth book in The Charmed Pie Shoppe series.

I love all of Ellery Adams' books and this is another example of her excellent story telling. A very exciting story with a few surprises and a wonderful gathering of characters.

Ella Mae's attention is not totally on the pie shoppe, but with her being the chairwoman of the Havenwood's Founder Day that's just around the corner, she needs to try put the fact that Hugh Dylan is off trying to regain his powers. A par
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-author, own
This book is the 4th in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series & is considered in the cozy genre

I'm not usually one to read books where there's magic and/or spells & supernatural powers involved but occasionally I do enjoy a bit of non-reality to take me away from reality

Ella Mae is the head of the Elders council which consists of her friends & family which all have magical powers in one area or another. Ella Mae loves to put her emotions into her pies. The magical powers are for good, not bad a
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Author Ellery Adams casts a magical spell with this fourth installment of her Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series!

It’s always charming to spend time with Ella Mae and her family. You never know what’s going to happen next. That sure held true for what I believe to be the best book so far in this sensational series!

Things really heated up in this sweet mystery and I’m not just talking pies! With more than just one unexplained death, LEMON PIES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES had my head spinning and my heart
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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I had several reasons for wanting to read Lemon Pies and Little White Lies. One reason was because I loved the cover. The second reason was because the word “pie” is in the title. I mean a cozy mystery about a pie baker, come on. Unfortunately, the story and I did not mix well together. But that is definitely NOT the story’s fault or Ellery Adams’ fault. The blame is squarely on me. Lemon Pies and Little White Lies is the fourth book in the Charmed
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I finished this book and just said WOW! These books are not just cozy mysteries about a pie baking sleuth, they are magical, fantasy, cozy mysteries featuring an amazing pie baking sleuth!

Ella Mae faces her biggest task yet and so many people are counting on her to come through for them. At the same time she is terribly distracted dealing with her boyfriend’s absence. When people start dying and other crimes are all seem to link to Ella Mae she knows it is up to her to set thi
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this new series, new to me anyway. Ellery had me drooling from the very first page, as Ella Mae was baking up her CHARMED LEPRECHAUN PIE, mmmmmm. Following Ella Mae through her hometown of Havenwood attempting to solve mysterious murders is totally engrossing. Serving up mystical, magical desserts to friends, family and strangers alike are a dream come true for Ella Mae. Bonus recipes for several pies and treats in the end are so very yummy! Can't wait to try CHARMED SUNSHINE LE ...more
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
bleh I really want to like this book more but I just didn't, the first book was really charming but now I just idk
Diana • Book of Secrets
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book five in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series comes out in just a couple of weeks, so I needed to get caught up by reading book four. This sweet series is part culinary cozy mystery and part Urban Fantasy light. LEMON PIES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES was an enjoyable continuation of the series, with Ella Mae balancing her duties as leader of the magical community and owner of a popular pie shop.

The world-building in this series is impressive, with all the magic practitioners and an ancient curse
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
This series is my favorite in the "supernatural foodie" category and this entry didn't disappoint. Ella Mae is missing Hugh, who has gone off to try and find a way to restore his powers. She comes up with a way to put her feelings on hold only to be hit with one calamity after another. She's also got a "bake-off" type event, mixed with some witchiness, coming to town. Some of the Arthurian legends are part of this story and they translate very well to modern day. The ending of this one really su ...more
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Series. Once again Ellery Adams has written a wonderfully told story full of detail, emotion and surprises.
Ella Mae has the Magic to change how people feel with her pies. She also has a colorful family when it comes to her aunts. A family full of love and that in itself is magic.
Ella Mae is about to face a big challenge, thanks to her nemesis Nimue. Hugh is gone to search for a way to regain his powers. There is a new man in town, with Hugh gone
Sue Ross
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This is one of my favorite series of all. Ellery Adams brings out more emotion in her writing than should be allowed. There are laughs, shouts of anger, tears of sadness and tears of happiness in her books. That in itself is the magic in them if you let yourself feel it.
The recipes in the back of the book all sound so good, I want to rush to my kitchen and make them. Unfortunately, I’m not a baker so I won’t insult her writing with my sad attempt to re
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Ella Mae has settled back into her quiet life in Havenwood where she runs the Charmed Pie Shoppe. Ella has returned to baking pies after she rescued her mother and found out she was the foretold Clover Queen. She is happy in her bake shop, and she continues to love baking magical pies and treats for the townsfolk. Unfortunately, her heart aches for Hugh Dylan, the man she has loved her whole life. Hugh left town, and he isn't returning her calls. Then a couple of mysterious deaths occur followed ...more
Marianne Jay
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another adorable cozy mystery by Ellery Adams. I love this author and I love this series. This author epitomizes cozy. Food, amazing characters, mystery, and sweetness embody this series
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Step into Ella Mae LeFaye's world and your stepping into something magical. She is the proprietor of The Charmed Pie Shoppe. What is so magical about Ella Mae's world, you ask? She has these magical powers that let her bake her feelings into her pies therefore anyone that eats them will be captured with the pies emotional powers. She is the leader of this magical land in Havenwood where she and her family are from and all over the world.

With the murder of a friend of a friend named Mrs. Mercer a
Somehow, I missed Ellery Adams' latest Charmed Pie Shoppe mystery when it came out a few months ago. If any series of cozy mysteries has a cast of strong females, it's this one. Time and again, Ella Mae LaFaye, her mother and aunts must face the evil in the world. This time, it's a haunting figure from literature's past who threatens the safety of the world in Lemon Pies and Little White Lies.

All Ella Mae really wants to do is bake pies that will bring a little magic into someone's life. But, no
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The thing that makes Ellery Adams’ Charmed Pie Shop series so darn good is the ongoing character growth and development. LEMON PIES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES continues the ongoing love/not love relationship between Ella Mae and Hugh, both dealing with their magical powers, as well as the mostly acrimonious interactions between the Le Faye and Garner families, enemies due to an ancient curse. In this installment, a powerful and angry witch named Nimue is wreaking havoc in the form of terrible storms ...more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
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Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

First Thought when Finished: Lemon Pies and Little White Lies by Ellery Adams was a really good read (just had a little problem with the end).

Overall Thoughts: The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries are probably one of my favorite cozy mystery series--PERIOD! I really love Ella, her family, and friends. I am not a fan of Hugh which is probably part of the reason this one isn't my favorite in the series. The mystery is
Teresa Kander
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
This is the fourth book in The Charmed Pie Shoppe series, and it's my favorite of the series so far. Ella Mae seems stronger and more confident this time around. She and her family are always fun to read about, as the stories have humor and romance as well as the mystery.

The storyline is fascinating, with lots of historical references. The scene at Mrs. Mercer's funeral was so emotional that it had me in tears. Ella Mae's connection with the butterflies is touching and sweet.

I hope to try out s
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, fantasy, fiction
Did not like this entry as much as I have the others in the Charmed Pie Shop series. The focus has veered way off the path of "woman in enchanted town solves murders by using her magic power" and onto the path of "woman in enchanted town engages in all-out warfare with mythical beasts to defend her magic powers." The ending was so unsatisfying; Ella Mae lost her powers, didn't get the guy, and is now off on some hero quest? This isn't what I signed up for with this series. I'll read the next one ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ella Mae LeFaye, owner of the Charmed Pie Shoppe, bakes magical pies that have her customers coming back for more. She gets distracted by the fact that Hugh Dylan, the man that she loves, has gone away to find himself. After she gets herself back on track, two innocent people die and another is seriously injured. Ella Mae realizes that these horrible acts are personal and with the help of her family, friends and even strangers, she's able to right wrongs and restore people's faith in one another ...more
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a refreshing book! a mystery with a charmed twist!
I did not expect it to be honest - OK, I've read that it is a Charmed Pie Shoppe series - but I did not expect actual fairies in there!!!
Beautiful, almost like taken from a fairy tale, storyline, powerful message about what is at the core of ones feelings, about what is the most important thing when one looks into somebody's eyes.
AND a mystery to solve.
AND a never ceased fight between good and evil.
All that as if taken from a fairy tale a
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book 4 is not the right place to start this excellent series that combines delicious-sounding pies and the world of magic, because it is tied so closely to Book 3. I was very happy to see that there will be a Book5, because I want to know what happens to several people! There really should be a Pie Festival somewhere!Find yourself a copy of Pies and Prejudice (Book 1) and get started on Ella Mae's journey!
Linda Sizemore
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ellery Adams has another hit with this fourth book in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery. Ella Mae had a lot to problems to deal with in this book, her boyfriend, keeping her family safe and a deadly storm. This is the first book in the series that made me cry, but then I don't consider it a really good book without a few tears. So all in all I loved it!
I love love love this series!

I hope that everything is made right in the next novel!
Sacrifices should always be rewarded.
Jenni Schell
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is another great addition to this series. They just keep getting better and better.
Nancy Haddock
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Twists, turns, and I shed a few tears. Love this book, and love the series!
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USA Today and New York Times bestseller author, Ellery Adams, has written over thirty novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a Native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, drinks vats of coffee, spoils her three cats, and snacks on black li ...more

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