Saturday, January 2, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Foreign Eclairs by Julie Hyzy

 Title: Foreign Eclairs
 Author: Julie Hyzy
 Series: Book 9 A White House Chef Mysteries
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received  for review from Publisher
 Rating: Four Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 This is the most difficult review i've ever had to write being this is the last book in the A White House Chef mysteries. This series is one of the first ones I read that introduced my love for reading cozy mysteries. It is with a heavy heart that I write this, it was a fun ride Ollie and Foreign Eclairs did not disappoint.

 Ollie finds herself in the middle of all the action once again when a bomb is set to go off with an attempted escape at a federal prision. The brother of the terriorist that tried to bring The President down with a kidnapping of the President's son and Ollie. The brother is back and he wants revenge on Chef Ollie Paras of the White House and her husband Secret Service agent, Gav.

 White house staffer, Margaret is then murdered in cold blood in her home because she works at the White House and all she knew about everyone there. This terrorist brother by the name of Kern is out for Ollies blood and won't stop until Ollie is dead by his hands and his brother and his home country can be avenged.

 Ollie must venture out of her White House kitchen once again but coming out alive may prove to be harder than preparing her latest  culinary creation. I found myself crying with alot of touching moments throughout Foreign Eclairs and I wanted to put off reading this book because it was the last but I'm so glad I read it.There was not a moment that was not full of heart pounding action, suspense wondering what was going to happen next. The ending had me a little confused to be honest and I guess it's one you leave up to your own interpretation. I guess I will. To say it gave me closure I would be lying.

When your a book lover like me fictional characters somehow become real in your mind. To me Ollie was a role model for cooking and life. Thank you Ollie for giving me so much to look forward too and enjoy through out the years and thank you Julie Hyzy you have brought so much joy to my life.

 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 3rd. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST January 3rd. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

45 comments:

  1. I'd love a chance to win this book!!
    mtrver@gmail.com

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  2. Really too bad this is the end of the series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  3. It looks great, thank you for the chance and happy new year :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. Will miss this series. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  5. I was sorry to hear this is the end too, but look forward to more from this talented author. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  6. I was sorry to hear this is the end too, but look forward to more from this talented author. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  7. I don't know how I missed this series. I'm adding this series to my "Must Read" list and will look forward to starting to get to know Ollie. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thank you for offering a copy. Good luck everyone!
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  8. I love this series and hate to see it end but am looking forward to many more in the Manor House series.
    Happy New Year!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  9. Sorry to see this series end, but look forward to new exciting books to come.

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  10. Oh my...I thought it would go on forever...now I have to make up my mind to quit where I am in the series or go on to the end. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  11. Thank you for the review of Foreign Eclairs and for introducing me to Julie Hyzy. I'm adding the White House Chef Mystery series to my TBR list.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  12. It is sad that Ms. Hyzy is ending her series. I became aware of this writer and series recently. Just borrowed one from the library, had only a brief glance through it. But this synopsis is really good, exciting and I cannot wait to get into the series. Thank you for this chance to own one sooner. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  13. I can't believe this is the last one. I LOVE this series. I just finished Buffalo West Wing, so I'm only halfway through the books. I really like her writing style,so I hope she starts another series. Thanks for the chance to win.

    klwooster@comcast.net

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  14. I love Julie Hyzy's books and am sorry to see this series end! Thanks for the chance to win!!! kimdavishb@yahoo.com

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  15. I have the first book in this series, but haven't read it. Yes it is very sad when a series we get so attached to ends. Thank you for the great giveaway! angiey1974@hotmail.com

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  16. This series has always been one of my favorites, and I am sad to see it end. Thanks for the giveaway! cking78503@aol.com

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  17. I'm not a huge cozy fan, so many of the main characters go off and have to be rescued. Ollie's character is more thoughtful. I've loved this series since the beginning and am sad to say goodbye to Ollie and her friends. Thanks for the great giveaway! Looking forward to reading this one with a touch of sadness. Email at seawitch51@gmail.com

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  18. I am new to this series and author, but am really excited to get into it... The White House? A chef? Mystery? Yes... It's got it all. kat8762@aol.com

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  19. Thank you for this chance! arewekidding.rk.rk@gmail.com

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  20. I have read the first three books of the manor house mysteries and loved them, time to try the White House books. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Allenxpaa@msn.com

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  21. To mark the end of a great series. ..Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  22. I have other books in this series and would really enjoy having the newest book in the series. Sorry that this going to be the last in the series, but I'm sure there are more good things to come. Happy New Year.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  23. Reading this book will be bittersweet--it will be hard to say goodbye to Ollie and friends, but it had been a fun adventure reading the series. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Thanks for this giveaway and feature. This series is delightful and enjoyable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Would love a copy - Info4ruth@gmail.com

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  26. I would love a copy jennikiefferschell@gmail.com

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  27. Signed up for the cozy challenge this year and would love to add this one to my list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  28. Reading this book would be great. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Wow I have never read a book by this author and would love to win a book by this author and read the other books in this series. Thanks for a chance.
    rags6152@gmail.com

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  30. I own four books in this series and love them all. I'd be thrilled to add this one to my home library to share with my kids.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. I will miss this series as well. Hope that I'm lucky and win a copy!
    afarage at earthink dot net

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  32. Sad this series is ending but happy for the chance to win a free copy!Thankyou!! vernagass@gmail.com

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  33. I will really miss this series. It sounds like another great book. I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. It has been a wonderful ride with this amazing series. Thank you for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  35. I'm heartbroken! This is the first I've heard about this being the last in the series. This was one of the first series I read when I really started getting into cozies, and I will miss it greatly. I guess the only thing to do now is work on making sure I have all of them so I can read them over and over again whenever I want. Thank you very much for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  36. I'm so sorry to see the end of this series

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  37. I'm sorry to see this series end but would love to win a copy of the final book! Profjpl@gmail.com

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  38. Oh, I've just recently discovered your blog and am looking forward to following you. I would love to read this book, for the mystery, and then pass it along to my daughter for the recipes. She loves to cook. Will send you an email, don't want to risk the spam by leaving it here. Thanks.

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  39. I love this series and will miss Ollie and friends. Yet, I understand and know decisions like this are difficult. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  40. Thanks for the review and the chance to win. Happy New Year!
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  41. Thank you for the opportunity to win! This sounds like a fantastic read!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  42. This would be a great way to start the New Year! Crossing my fingers for a win.
    nukpapa1@gmail.com

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  43. While I understand why I will miss this series when it ends. I have enjoyed Ollie

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  44. I would love to read this. How sad it won't be continued but Julie Hyzy is a great writer! Please enter me and thank you for the Contest... Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  45. I love this series, but I understand your reasons for ending it. And sometimes it is better to end on a high note than let the characters and their actions become stale. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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