Saturday, January 23, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: The Cakes of Monte Cristo by Jacklyn Brady

Title: The Cakes of Monte Cristo
 Author: Jacklyn Brady
 Series: Book 6 A Piece of Cake Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review from Publisher
 Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

 You won't find another more decadent or more scrumptious mystery as The Cakes of Monte Cristo. I love getting lost in the A Piece of Cake Mysteries and in Zydeco Cakes Shop, a shop that is co-owned by Rita Lucero and owned by her mother-in-law whom she calls Miss Frankie. Zydeco Cakes is making delicious cakes designed in the shape of elegant dresses for the Belle Lune Ball and the Vintage Clothing Society.

 Also for the first time catering this event and everyone at Zydeco has all hands on deck baking,decorating and cooking and preparing for the event to take place at a local hotel in New Orleans. After hiring a new temp at Zydeco, Zoey, her and Rita stumble upon a long lost hidden treasure under the stairs at Zydeco Cakes. It's a opulent ruby necklace that has a long and heartbreaking history of love and betrayal and has a supposed curse that if any one is in possession of it bad luck and death will soon follow.

 Rita takes the necklace to a appraiser, soon after there's a robbery at the appraisers vintage shop and she drops dead of a sudden heart attack and it is discovered she was scared to death by the robber and it's considered murder. After getting the necklace back from the police after the robbery investigation goes sour Rita becomes a target of someone who wants the necklace really badly. Bad things keep happening to Rita and she soon fears for her life. The cure may be responsible and Rita may be the next to die.

 Saying I love this series would be an understatement. And it's only the second book I have read in this series but I do hope to catch up soon. A very engaging and entertaining trip to New Orleans in the A Piece of Cake Mysteries that is just sweet perfection. The Cakes of Monte Cristo kept me guessing and in suspense until the end. The best part was the mystery of the ruby necklace and how it was all connected to certain characters, it was the best part of the story.

 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 honest and our own.

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 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST January 24th. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST January 24th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

33 comments:

  1. Love the sound of this...the cover is charming. Please enter me.
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  2. Sounds like a wonderful cozy series, and this book is on my list. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
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  3. I just started this series late last year and can't wait to read more of it. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  4. I guess it's time to look for the first in this series. Thanks. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  5. Delighted for the hope to win! seascapelife at (Gmail) dot com




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  6. This is an enjoyable cozy series and I'm looking forward to the latest. The ruby necklace mystery sounds so enticing.
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  7. Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance!

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  8. Wow, this series does sound wonderful. I'm in! argolk725 at gmail.com. Thank you form the review and introduction.

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  9. I love your reviews, they always make me want to read the book. And then I love it! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  10. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  11. Looks like a fantastic series! Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to win!!!
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  12. I enjoy this series and need to catch up with Rita and the gang. Thank you for the giveaway! moondance120(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for this captivating cozy which would be greatly enjoyed. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Anothergood book to add to my large TBR list.
    When I don't enter a giveaway I have already read the book.
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  16. Would love to win. Sounds like the kind of mysteries by that I love to read! Thank You for the chance to win. Dkl44@hotmail.com

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  17. How have I missed this series? Cake and N'Orleans?
    sounds like a delicious must read!

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  18. Yes, please! Love this series. Wpfarmgirl at yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  19. What a marvelous cover... How could it not be a great reading adventure! kat8762@aol.com

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  20. I love this series.... Thanks for the chance to win!
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  21. Haven't read the series but love the snippet for this. Thanks for the chance.
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  22. I have not read this series yet, but it looks great. I can't imagine making cakes like clothes wow. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  23. I love this series and even own a few of the first books. I'd jump up and down in a happy dance if I won this new book.

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  24. I have read the first book and enjoyed it.. Love all things New Orleans.. Thanks for the chance to win! Amy F..
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  25. Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  26. A great series! kelley.dworaczyk@gmail.com

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  27. I've never read this author and would love to start with this book. It sounds like a series I would really enjoy! Thank you!
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  28. Being from the South, I tend toward cozies set in the South. Would love to give a series set in New Orleans a try. Thanks. adlin6612 at gmail dot com.

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  29. thanks for the chance, amandasmother@aol.com

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  30. Thank you for the intro & review of this cozy mystery. New-to-me author and series. Would love to win it!
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  32. Hope there will continue to be new adventures with Rita and the rest of the crew, live this series!
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