Monday, August 3, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Fudging the Books by Daryl Wood Gerber

Title: Fudging the Books
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Series: Book 4 Cookbook Nook Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina


Ahoy Mattie's, it's Pirate Week in Crystal Cove, With pirates having a rich history in Crystal Cove and cookbook store owner, of The Cookbook Nook Jenna Hart is at the helm Okay, I admit it I get caught up speaking pirate-ease while writing this review too but it's not to be helped after reading this book. Different events will be going on in Crystal Cove and The Cookbook Nook is no exception. Between running the Chocolate Book Club meetings Jenna is feeling like she is walking the plank but then an old friend, candy maker and cookbook author, Coco Chastain makes a guest appearance.

But all is not well for long and the rowdy good cheer is brought to a screeching hault when when a famous pot of doubloons are stolen, they are Spanish gold coins, yes, I had to google that one. Jenna's life would not be complete if there was not a murder to investigate and when Coco's editor and owner of Foodie Publishing, Allison Foodie is stabbed to death with scissors, it makes her wonder if its not life imitating art because of her being a editor and Allison being stabbed with scissors.

Suspects surface like Allison's brother, Neil, her photographer, her employee who was fired all having reasons for wanting her dead but soon Coco is suspected of killing Allison and brought in for questioning. Jenna would not be Jenna if she did not try to seek out who could have possibly done this even if she still wonders if Coco could have possibly done it but in her heart of hearts she knows that someone else in Crystal Cove had it in for Allison and Jenna just needs to figure out who it is before Jenna the next on a killers list.

You can't help but being swept in the world of cookbooks and by the time you are finishing reading Fudging the books you will have a list of cookbooks to try out. Perfect for the cookbook fan, this mystery is filled with tasty food descriptions, cook book titles, a scenic atmosphere and a murder of a foodie related victim with a name to match. Being a big fan of cookbooks myself, I have been devouring many of them lately and you want to pick a few up after reading Fudging the Books. This is a favorite series of mine and it will be yours too. Foodies, Cookbooks, delicious food cooked by chef Katie and with some new and delicious attempts from Jenna of some tasty chocolate recipes complete with recipes included. A mystery that will make your mouth water.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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 Giveaway is open to US Residents Only



 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST August 4th . Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST August 4th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

66 comments:

  1. angelanb25@yahoo.com
    Oh I'm so excited!!!

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  2. I am very interested to continue the series...pirates, chocolate, murder? Sounds like an exciting read. kat8762@aol.com

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  3. Looks great, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. Fudging the Books sounds like an awesome mystery (with Pirates Week!). Thank you for the giveaway.
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  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Love this series and looking forward to this one. And who can go wrong with chocolate! Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  6. Della. deepotter@peoplepc.com Fudging the Books teaser is just that a tease. Looks sssoo interesting. Jenna better hurry up. Thanks for this chance.

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  8. Thanks for the chance,sounds very interesting. Cwisnom1@fairview.org

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  9. Thanks for the chance,sounds very interesting. Cwisnom1@fairview.org

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  10. Excited for the release of Fudging the Books. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  11. Excited for the release of Fudging the Books. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  12. Thanks for having the giveaway.
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  13. Chocolate, pirates, and a cookbook store - what's not to like?? Thanks for the giveaway! book__wyrm@sbcglobal.net

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  14. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!
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  15. Pirates and fudge! Oh my - overdose heaven!
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  16. Okay...how come your blogspot is on a canadian .ca site, yet almost all of your give aways are for US residents only????

    I get these requests to participate but then my hopes get dashed!

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  17. Anything with chocolate in the title sounds good.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Mystery and Chocolate! Yay! afarage (at) earthlink. net

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  19. What a fun cozy mystery, thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  20. Thanks, Tina (and Daryl)! This is a wonderful series and I'm looking forward to reading Fudging the Books...pirates and chocolate and murder...oh my! :)

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  21. Thanks for the review and the chance to win! I'm looking forward to reading this book (and would love to win a copy - lol)! :-)
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  22. Sounds like a great book...cookbooks, chocolate, pirates, and mystery. My kind of book! Thanks for the chance to win.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  23. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  24. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a good read.
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  25. Thanks to everyone for sending your good wishes. Thanks, Tina, for such a lovely review! I'm in crackdown launch mode for the release tomorrow! Wish me luck. And remember to tell a friend about the book! :) Hugs to all.

    Daryl

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to reading this book. You can't go wrong with chocolate!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  27. I love Daryl's books and recipes. Some of them I can even make LOL. Of course the mysteries are great too. Fun reads.
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  28. I'm excited for the chance to read your latest book.
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  29. I love this series, with its setting and characters (and recipes!). teenlibn at hotmail dot com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!!! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Looks good - books AND recipes! kkdurban@gmail.com

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  32. I love cookbooks and recipes, and Pirate Week sounds like so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    1. Thanks, Sally. I hope everyone enjoys it. So far the reviews have been terrific!

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  33. Looks like great cozy mystery.

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  34. What a delightful and ideal feature and giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. This cozy sounds unique and very special. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. would absolutely love to win this awesome book - thanks for the chance -- great review -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  37. My mouth is watering too! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  38. Thank you for the giveaway! books, cookbooks, chocolate...ahhh.
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    1. Danielle, Tina wrote a good review, didn't she? :)

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
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  40. What a fun, punny title. I have this in my to-read list!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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  41. amyloucarp@gmail.com. I haven't had a chance to start the series yet, but would love to be able to jump in & start. It is on my wishlist tho :)

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  42. This author has been on my TBR list for awhile. Thankscfor the giveaway.

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  43. Love the author's books
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  44. Looking forward to reading Fudging the Books. It looks like it will be an enjoyable book to read. Great series. Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  45. Thank you for the giveaway! I love this series and am very much looking forward to reading this. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  46. The only thing better than eating fudge is reading a sweet mystery.

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  47. I love this series and with chocolate and pirates, I will continue to do so.
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  48. Can't wait for the next installment. It's already on my list of August books to buy but love the chance to win a copy. prancilio@gmail.com

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  49. I love this series.

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  50. Looking forward to reading this this! Thank you for the opportunity to win. With such a gorgeous cover design, chocolate, and a kitten, how can one go wrong? :-) jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  51. I love this series. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  52. Love your books. How do you keep your many hats straight? linbutler@att.net

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  53. Love your books. How do you keep your many hats straight? linbutler@att.net

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  54. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this series!!!! I have read them all. Great series ans stories and the recipes are YUMMY!!!!!!
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  55. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. I can't wait to read this book.
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  56. Looking forward to reading this book.
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  57. This is a great series. I am so happy to see a new one. Thanks for the chance.

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