Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Meet your Baker by Ellie Alexander

Title: Meet your Baker
Author: Ellie Alexander
Series: Book 1 A Bakeshop Mystery
Publisher: St. Martins Paperbacks
Source: Received for review from Netgalley
Format: Ebook
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina


Somehow I knew just by looking at the cover of this book that this would be a new favorite series of mine, why you ask? Well, it was the scrumptious treats on the cover and the bakery setting being a fan of baking and what life is like inside a bakery and the idea of a cozy mystery in a bakery had me hooked. I'm the type that judges a book by its cover and I knew that I would look forward that what lied ahead of me inside the pages and I was happy that I was proven right.

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.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for the giveaway and Netgalley for providing me 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.

Author Ellie Alexander Online: http://www.bakeshopmystery.com/
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47 comments:

  1. Love the Bakeshop mysteries; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  2. Sounds like fun!
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  3. Sounds like fun!
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  4. It is a great read! Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  5. Wonderful review! Thank you for this giveaway.
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  6. Great cover. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
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  7. I love the cover and I would love to read more about Jules. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  8. A good story line , thanks for the chance to win it.

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  9. This cozy would be delightful and enjoyed greatly. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I am a big fan of food/drink-themed mysteries. I enjoy the inclusion of food descriptions, background information, and recipes. It usually sends me off into a tasty exploration. Thanks for a great blog! kat8762@aol.com

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  11. What a wonderful book that appeals to me. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Wow sounds like great cozy mystery. Love the bookcover.

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  13. This sounds like a really fun read, and I do like mysteries with a little bit of a culinary twist… :-)

    Thanks for sharing your review, and for the chance to win the book! :-)

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  14. Would love to win!
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  15. I like to read this. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  16. Sounds like a good series!

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  17. Book sounds great!!
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  18. Looks like a great book! Would love to win. Thanks for the contest!

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  19. I love any books about food. They give me great cooking ideas. This looks like a delicious one.

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  20. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!
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  21. Love the sound and look of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. The cover draws me in.. The description seals the deal. Added to my must read list. Thanks!!'

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  23. azelgert@gmail.com Thanks for this opportunity

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  24. This sounds so good. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  26. How many pounds will I gain when I read this book? I fear it will make we want to eat lots of great baked goods. Thanks for the contest.
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  27. LOVE baking and LOVE mysteries!! Here I have both and no calories involved.
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  28. Wow, I have not yet read any of the books in this series, so I would love to win this one and start from the beginning! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail dot com

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  29. Looks like a great read centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  30. great review!! thanks for the opportunity to win. kay t18 at comcast dot net

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  31. I'm hungry to read this bakery mystery. My mouth waters at the chance! I loved the review & would love to read this. Kh38668@yahoo.com

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  32. Love to be able to start at the beginning of a new series.
    Would love to read this book and find a new baker to follow.
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  33. New series to me would love to read thanks
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  34. New series to me would love to read thanks
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  35. Looks like a yummy new series.

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  36. This sounds like a delightful book! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.
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  37. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  38. Love mysteries especially when there is any type of cooking or crafts involved. Looking forward to reading this book/series.
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  39. Sounds like a great book to read..
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  40. A Bakeshop series - YUM - set in Oregon - never been there! Sounds fascinating.
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  41. Cozies with food! What could be better... grammyd01@comcast.net

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  42. What fun...and you can't beat a cozy...thanks for the contest.
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  43. I have been wanting to try this series! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. stclairck@gmail.com

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  44. Can't get enough stories about food. Sounds like a good series. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  45. Just read the first book.LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
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  46. Della deepotter@peoplepc.com Thanks for the intro to a new series. Your right. The cover looks scrumptious. The synopsis is intriguing. so I am hoping Thanks

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