My husband likes to encourage me to cook, which is something I enjoy although I am not great at. He picked up a book called Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke for me a few weeks ago for a few reasons. 1) I have been readig a lot lately. 2) It has recipes included with the book. 3) I love Carrot Cake and mysteries.
This is a cute book. I will admit, it is not a challenging read, but it is very entertaining. I found the characters to be endearing, the story line was great, and it does leave you guessing 'who did it?' for most of the book.
I am not one to give away the plot when discussing a book that others may not have read yet, so I will be vague and not give away too many details.
The main character Hannah operates a bakery called "The Cookie Jar", she is involved with 2 men in her small town, and she is an average everyday woman.
During this story a massive family reunion is underway when a long lost relative appears, he rubs many people the wrong way, and wouldn't you know it... he is murdered at the family reunion.
Hannah investigates on her own and shares info with one of her sweethearts who is involved with the police department, and she solves the case naturally.
This is a cute book, perfect for reading on a chilly winter evening while munching on cookies... the book will make you want a snack because she shares so many great recipes in between chapters!
I would recommend it to anyone seeking a light mystery.