4/5 Charmed Gardens
On The Back:
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.
But Ella Mae has a lot on her plate. She is also searching for the origin of her magical powers–and hoping to determine if the spark of attraction she feels for the handsome Hugh Dylan is authentic or just her new abilities gone awry.
Then Ella Mae discovers a high-standing member of the community dead, and a wedding guest becomes seriously ill at the event she’s catering. Now she’ll have to use all her sleuthing skills and culinary talents to prove her pies don’t contain a killer ingredient . . .
A second outstanding book in this series, this book was filled with excitement and intrigue. This book was a winner.
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 such a good job of putting the MC’s feelings on the page that I felt like I could feel her pain.
A really good mystery, however it was obvious, and that was the main reason I took off a star. The killer was easy to pick out and a few other scenes in the book happened obviously. I knew exactly what was going to happen and who was the murderer before those scenes took place and without reading any kind of plot summary online.
However, even with the obvious ending this book was wonderful. The next one’s on the tbr pile!