Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Five-Alarm Fudge By Christine DeSmet

Title: Five-Alarm Fudge
Author: Christine DeSmet
Series: Book 3 A Fudge Shop Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Tina



Royalty is coming to Fishers Harbor, Wisconsin for the kermis, a summer fair, It is home of Oosterlings' Live Bait,Bobbers,& Beligan Fudge and Beer and Fudge Shop owner, Ave Oosterling and her family. The royalty happens to be relations to Ava's grandmother, Sophie, Prince Arnaud Van Damme and his mother Princess Amandine but Ava's grandmother is harboring a deep dark secret that she does not wish to reveal.

Ava's Grandfather, who she affectionately calls,Gilpa knows there's a recipe for "divinity fudge" hidden inside a church. A recipe made by a nun for school children in the 1860's and he wants to find it so Ava can make it for the Prince and Princess's arrival.

When a local man, a scientist, nicknamed "Cherry" is discovered lying face down and bleeding in the back of the head and  after a fire in the church by Ava's mother something that Ava cannot reveal to the police. Cherry was concerned about everyone's farmland in Fisher's Harbor.When the medical examiner finds that Cherry was murdered. It looks like someone wants  to find the valuable "divinity fudge" recipe and is willing to kill to get it. Ava steps in the try to find the killer and the recipe before her business and her life are chewed up and spit out.

I find myself craving Ava's fairy tale fudge, with it's delicious flavors and I'm a lucky foodie when the recipes are in the back of the book. Ava is a spunky, determined and willing to do anything for the good of her family and her fudge. Five-Alarm fudge is a sweet edition to this series. Always wondering what Ava will do next and along with a cast of charming and down to Earth characters. My favorite place to read culinary mysteries is the kitchen in case I get an urge to make some of these mouth watering treats. It is also chalked full of suspense and action for mystery lovers. I can't wait to go on another adventure with Ava in the next book in this delectable series.

 Find Author Christine DeSmet Online: https://christinedesmet.wordpress.com/

                                                               
                       



                             

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  The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST April 8th

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42 comments:

  1. This would be a fantastic gift. thanks for offering. Sending private email.

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  2. Would really enjoy reading this as I've not read anything by this author before. jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com

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  3. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance.
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  4. I would love to read this .
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  5. A nun's divinity fudge recipe from the 1860s hidden in a church! Love stories based on secrets from the past.
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  6. This looks like an awesome read! Thanks!!!

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  7. The fudge sounds heavenly, and the book sounds like a delight. I will have to check out the books in the Fudge Shop Mystery series. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  8. Sounds interesting and yummy!! Vpnieto@gmail.com

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

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  10. I've never read anything by this author before but would love to win this book. This looks like a really fun read.
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  11. Looking forward to reading this ASAP! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  12. Would love to win...thanks! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  13. recipes are always an added incentive.
    thanks for the chance to get a copy of the book
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  14. How have I not discovered this author? Between her last name and the "Oosterlings," she must be from just down the road from me!

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  15. Sounds like a mouthwatering read!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
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  16. A bait and fudge shop would be perfect for our little tourist town.
    Thanks for your contest.
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  17. I'm a huge fudge fan. Whenever we are traveling on vacation I stop at all the fresh fudge making places to try out their offerings. I'd love to add this book to my home library.

    Please put my name in the hat to win the book.

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  18. Any book revolving around fudge or candy has my vote!!!!! Love this series. And the fudge is so good.!!!!!! Keep them coming and thanks for the Giveaway!!!!!
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  19. I've enjoyed this series and would love to read this book.
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  20. Look like another great cozy mystery.

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  21. Looks like a great one.

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  22. A captivating cozy, thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Sounds enjoyable and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Thanks for the chance! I would love to read this book!
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  25. I would love to read the book. Sending private email. Thanks!

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  26. This book sounds like a good one. Hope I win! Sent private email.

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  27. I love this series! This book sounds as good as the previous ones.

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  28. Anything with fudge in it has to be good. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. Sounds like a great book and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  30. Thank you for a chance. Lady.janel@hotmail.com

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  31. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  32. I love this series. Happy to see a new one

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  33. I have one of the books in the series, the one that came out last June. I really like the cover, with the green and orange colors. I think the dog in the book is named Lucky Harbor. I love cozy mysteries.
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  34. This sounds like a great book - especially the fudge and the historical mystery (the nun's fudge recipe) and Ava's grandma's secret! I would love to read it, as I haven't read any of this series yet. Thank you for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  35. Love Divinity fudge. Hope to love a copy of this book just as much.

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds great! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  37. I think I just missed the time, but I love this fudge series!! :) Great review--thanks for whetting my appetite!
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  38. Fun series! I hope that I win a copy!
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  39. I like this series. I look forward to reading this next book.
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  40. Sounds divine! Thank you for the great post and contest! woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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  41. Cozies with food always make me want that food, fudge especially! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  42. Culinary cozies are my favorite. Great review. Fingers crossed!
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