Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy

Title: All the President's Menus
Author: Julie Hyzy
Series: Book 8 A White House Chef Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Format: Paperback
Reviewed by: Tina



There's never a dull moment in the White House with Chef Olivia Paras as executive chef in the White House Kitchen.  There's a sequester going on at the White House so entertaining, planning and excuteing White House dinners has been cut short for the time being.

 When a canditate for President from the country of Saardisca, A woman who is running for President and four top chefs from that country are  to be guests at the White House for a dinner and the chefs will be guests in the White House Kitchen. The kitchen is now on high alert.

The chefs are to stay for two weeks working with Chef Olivia and the White House Kitchen Staff . Tensions are high in the kitchen but Olivia and her staff try their best to work with the chefs. Olivia starts to have suspicions of wrong doing when Pastry Chef, Marcel suddenly passes out and then later claimed to have been drugged.

Preparations for a dinner with the Saardisca Presidential Canditate are underway. Then one of the Saardisian Chef's suddenly collapses and dies in the White House kitchen. Dinner with the presidents can come at a high cost if the murder plot cannot be solved. Olivia makes it her mission to find the truth or her well prepared and exquisite dinner with the two president's will be in the weeds.

 Tenasious and passionate, Chef Olivia Paras never disappoints. I love the inner working of the White House kitchen and how beautifully conveyed Author Julie Hyzy writes Olivia's character and in describing the food they prepare. It is no secret this is a favorite series of mine and I find it hard to find the words to describe how much I love it. From beginning to end action like usual for this series for yet another savory trip to the White house Kitchen and of Chef Olivia Paras and all the intriguing characters. Like me, You will never want this series to end. I highly anticipate reading and reviewing the next one.



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Winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page at 10:00 AM EST on January 13th and winner will be notified via email.

Good luck to all who enter.

59 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  2. Sounds fantastic~thank you for the contest.
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  3. Love this series, looking forward to reading this one.
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  4. It looks great; have not read this author's books yet, hope to get a chance to; thank you!
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  5. Sounds good to me grammyd01@comcast.net

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  6. Can't wait to read this, I love this series! Meeshpsych@aol.com

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  7. I would love to read this series. sounds fun jmjaklin@gmail.com

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  8. Sounds interesting!! Could be a new favorite author for me!!

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  9. This is one of my favorite series. I just love Ollie! Thanks for doing this giveaway!!! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  10. Would love to read this! eeyoregirl2009@aol.com

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  11. Love the series!!!! Can't wait to read this book!!!!!

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  12. Ready for the next book but you never mentioned Gav! Thanks for promoting Ollie and the White House series. They are a great read.

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  13. Looking forward to reading this one - love the whole series!

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  14. Looking forward to reading another great one!
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  15. I love this series! Can't wait to read this one.
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  16. I just started reading the series and I love the books! Thanks for having the chance to win!
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  17. Love this series! jenna.czaplewski@gmail.com

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  18. This is a great series and I always look forward to the next one!
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  19. I am reading Home of the Braised right now - would LOVE to win this one!
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  20. would love to read this book.
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  21. A new site for a mystery
    thanks for the chance to win it.
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  22. A new mystery for me to read. Thanks for the chance. cupcake92504@yahoo.com

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  23. Loved the previousbooks in this series. Looking forward to reading this one! betty_paysour@bellsouth.net

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  24. Julie Hyzy is one of my most favorite cozy authors. I would be so thrilled to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

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  25. I love this series and the adventures Ollie stumbles upon. I appreciate the opportunity to participate. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  26. I can't wait to read this book. I love Ollie and am anxious to read what she's gotten herself into now. staceyje@twc.com

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  27. I love this series and am so excited for the new book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Kujhawk@hotmail.com

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  28. Sounds like a good book. Christik311@gmail.com

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  29. I have the first one in this series. I'll have to drag it off the shelf and read it soon. Would love to read the whole series eventually. Thanks for the great review and giveaway.
    Angie Young
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  30. Looks like another good one. Thanks.
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  31. Thanks for the contest! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  32. Fabulous author, fabulous series, and what is surely a fabulous addition to this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Thanks for the chance!
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  34. It's a mystery with food; of course I'll read it!

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  35. Love Julie's books! So excited to see this newest one out!
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  36. This series sounds intriguing...I used to know someone that was a Chef for the Presidents when they rode trains...love to read it.
    Marilyn Watson ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  37. This is one of my favorite series! I love everything Julie writes. Can't wait to get my hands on this. Fingers crossed!
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  38. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Love this series and look forward to reading this one.
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  40. This is a wonderful series!
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  41. One of my favorite authors and can honestly say I never miss one. Now if only Olivia were real and I could be her sous chef! I'll have to settle for living through print!

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  42. sounds like a good read. ourbutton@yahoo.com

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  43. Haven't read any Julie Hyzy books yet. Will have to check them out.

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  44. Can't wait to read,
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  45. Forgot to leave my e-mail! bobwiesmann@gmail.com

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  46. Love this series!
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  47. Would love to win this book Truanimefan01@yahoo.com

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  48. Haven't tried this series, so would love to win a copy!
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  49. I have read only two books in this series but love it! I love to cook so that May have something to do with it!
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  50. This is one of my favorite series also! I can't wait to read this new addition to the series.
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  51. I love a mystery with food involved and your review has wetted my appetite! Thanks for the chance! pagers@frontier.com

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  52. Love food cozies! This sounds great! Thanks for the chance! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  53. This sounds interesting! I have not read other books in the series, but would b happy to start with this one. After all, how many women chefs are eager to share their kitchen - albeit the White House kitchen - with 4 other chefs?? =) jeaniedannheim at ymail dot com

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  54. Looks like a great cozy mystery.

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  55. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  56. Love this series. Happy to see a new one.

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  57. I would love to read this series.

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  58. Looks like Julie has added another fun book to this series. I've read the first two and now I'd better start getting caught up. I'd love to win this one.
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