Title: Meet your Baker
Author: Ellie Alexander
Series: Book 1 A Bakeshop Mystery
Publisher: St. Martins Paperbacks
Source: Received for review from Netgalley
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina
The first book in the A Bakeshop Mysteries introduces us to Jules Capshaw, shes returning home from being a chef on a cruise ship and escaping from a broken marriage, she is a emotional mess and trying to find where she fits in and belongs and sort out her life. We are also introduced to a Jules mom's bakery Torte where Jules will help her mom bake and run the business but we soon come to find out that Jule's mom has secrets of her own that could destory Torte forever. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is in town and the whole town of Ashland, Oregon is abuzz with excitement being a town with filled with play rights, actors and theater goers with a love for Shakespeare.
Torte is the place where most of the cast of the Shakespeare festival gathers and Nancy Hudson the festivals newest board member finds herself the victim of a crazed murderer, bludgeoned to death inside Torte's walls. Most of the Shakespeare cast of characters that want her dead with her Lady Macbeth attitude. Being the namesake of Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet and together with trying to decide if Torte is where she belongs and her issues with her mom with Torte and hopefully to find her place once again.Jules takes it upon herself on top of everything else going on in her life and being back home with her high school love and investigator, Thomas working the case, Jules can't help but thinking life is sweet when he is around and being determined to find a killer and save Torte from a uncertain future.
I loved that there was no shortage of fabulous food descriptions in Meet your Baker. If you love your mysteries like I do with food and in this case baked goods and a home town bakery with delicious treats in the center of it all you will not be disappointed and it was sure comforting to read that this book was filled with them and nothing beats the feeling you get while reading them if your a foodie . Jules is a character that to me is still finding her way and I still don't completely know who she is but that is but I look forward to getting to know her more in future books. Our ameture sleuth, Jules is a compelling character and in some ways reminds me of myself looking for a place to belong and has a lot to deal with in her life and with murder in the mix she still seems to keep it together but can she find a murderer and discover herself in the process only reading Meet your Baker will answer that question.
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