Monday, June 20, 2016

Review: Caught Bread Handed: A Bakeshop Mystery (A Bakeshop Mystery #4) by Ellie Alexander

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1146 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (June 28 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0191K3GN2

Book Description

 Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count…

Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix.

When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?

About the Author

 Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop Mystery Series (St. Martin's Press), is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

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My Review

Caught Bread Handed is the fourth book in the Bakeshop Mystery series by author Ellie Alexander.

Caught Bread Handed is set in Ashland, Oregon where they have a well known Shakespeare theatre and festival. I have not explored Ashland much as we often stayed in Medford, it's sister city, and it is usually really really hot when we are there. When I was a child, Medford was the city we aimed for on the first night of our trips to visit all our relatives in California.

 Besides the great setting, Caught Bread Handed is very well written. I enjoy the characters that author Alexander has populated her stories with. Jules works with her Mom at their bakery Torte as well as an interesting group of people. Husband Carlos is still in Ashland but will be heading back to the cruise ship soon. The townspeople are all well written.

Jules, besides trying to figure out who killed new restaurant owner Mindy, is trying to decide what to do about her marriage to Carlos. She loves him but does not want to go back to working on the cruise ship. Perhaps Carlos will buy into the local winery? Many things in Jules personal life still up in the air.

I enjoyed Caught Bread Handed. Good series.

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