Alchemy and Arcana: an Urban Fantasy Novella Collection iMateur sleuth coordinating the Lake Eden Christmas Potluck supper Everyone will be bringing the dishes they ve offered fornclusion Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath in the latest community cookbook and Hannah s mother has offered a beautiful antiue cake knife to cut a very special cake Thiss Minnesota and a snowstorm sn t about to keep the residents of Lake Eden away from the Community Center so snowstorm sn t about to keep the residents of Lake Eden away from the Community Center so place George V's Children is packed But before the desserts are even set out on the buffet tables the valuable antiue goes missing and Hannah findst embedded to the hilt n the latest murder victimThis novella 168 pages of the 341 total pages n the book s a barely concealed attempt at nteresting us Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens in the recipes which take up than half the book Andt s a failed attempt at that The mystery How to Become an It Architect is weak Hannah and her sisters run around like fools jumping to conclusions and keeping notes on the backs of napkins and Fluke gives us a description of every napkin s design while Mikes holed up Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking in a small officenterviewing and Lamikorda investigating Of course Hannah solves the crime on page 151 and Fluke fills another seventeen pages with a side story dealing with sister Andrea It s just a waste of time and paper I ve read several of the booksn this series and at least they usually have some good cookie recipes Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves in them This time all the recipes aren the second half of the book and like a community cookbook they re arranged from soup to extras ncluding catfish bait I kid you not Most of them reuire a slow cooker and most of them nclude canned mushroom soup Several had serious errors n the Recipe Instructions Or Ingredients List instructions or ngredients list I said a waste of time Well Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) it fulfilled a challenge reuirement and there were a couple of dessert recipes that look worth the effort to try them so they earned 1 star Thiss my first book of Joanne Fluke s It might even had been my last f I didn t get the other book free as well when I volunteered at the library s yearly book sale Gosh t was awful I found the characters lacking personalities and I was really shocked with the reactions or I should say lack of reaction of some of the people You Come to Yokum including the main character Hannah when the victims murdered can t say who t s The reason I picked this book was basically because I thought t was really cool that there are tons of recipes n the back of a of recipes Firesoul in the back of a all the recipes thats served at Hannah s Christmas Buffet are Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage included which this story takes place at But the story plot was really boring not to mention every time Hannah was listing all the recipes people had bought There was really no base to the storyt was rushed thank goodness and You Are the Rain it was just bla bla bla. Et highert's up to Hannah to dig out all the clues and make sure that this white Christmas doesn't bring any deadly tidings Wacky and delightful characters plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan Publishers Weekly Fluke's talent for spinning a mesmerizing tale carries on Cycle Style in this sixth book andts holiday recipes are an added treat for readers Times News Record INCLUDES OVER 50 ORIGINAL RECIPES FOR YOU TO TR.
Joanne Fluke Þ 4 ReadOh I was sold on this one from the moment the green eyed monster reared ts ugly head and Hannah was having a bake off with the police detective s ex girlfriend So cute This was perfect to read n between getting my pies ready for Thanksgiving t got me nto such a holiday baking mood hannah and crew are holiday baking mood Hannah and crew are a potluck dinner for the entire town and this s just another thing I love about Joanne Fluke s writing when she does a
Christmas Book She Goes Allbook she goes all 5 reindeer on Zachary's Virgin it andt s small town Minnesota cozy as well There s a CRAZY snowstorm going on town Minnesota cozy as well There s a CRAZY snowstorm going on s sist I enjoyed the story Pfaueninsel itself but little did Imagine that the actual story would be THIS short and the rest 30% would be spent listing up all the recipes of what supposedly appeared n this book I hate to say this but I couldn t help but feel a bit cheated I wasn t expecting thisNonetheless as I mentioned earlier the story tself Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) is well written The pacings brisk crisp and clear Entertaining heart warming and t gives you a cozy festive cheer A perfect read for Christmas time I can vouch for thatThe love triangle between Mike Hannah and Norman doesn t seem to develop much but I saw a stark contrast n the personality traits of the two men Mike and Norman and I found t very nteresting I liked how the fiery side of Mike s nature being accentuated n this book whereas Norman was portrayed as stable as a calming sea collected generous and dependable I wonder which man Hannah eventually picksStory wise I am not sure f t s because of ts brevity but I felt the mystery part Time Capsule inevitably wasn t up to par No mistaket was good I totally enjoyed Hannah Andrea and Michelle s little Hot Under the Collar investigation and the whole process of nailing down the suspect not to mention the fiery fistfight between two key characters but I couldn t help but feelt was a bit underwhelming Horses in my eyesRegardless I seem to have fallenn love with the series Goblin King itself no matter how much space of a books spent on things that are The Luthier's Apprentice inconseuential and are not directly relevant to the story I ve already got the next bookn the series I think I ll just go ahead right Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California in the book and seef t sates my thirst for This was a disappointment As with others I thought I was getting a whole book nstead of a novella The mystery felt forced perhaps Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl if she d had an entire novel to Luck doesn t have anything to do witht Intimidation s an art form and don t you dare forget t It s Christmas Hannah Schlechter Sex 2 is preparing for the annual banuet at Eden Lake and everyonen town New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre is expected to come Except thats for recently divorced Martin Dubinski s new wife a tall gorgeous Las Vegas da. The holidays are the cing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen Surrounded by her loved ones she has all the ngredients for a perfect Christmas until murder The Disability Studies Reader is added to the mix Whent comes to holidays Minnesotans rise to the occasion and the little town of Lake Eden Sword and Sorceress 24 is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way The annual Christmas Buffets the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet CookbookThe recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at. Ncer whom he met and married on A Whim Just A Week Before When whim just a week before When exotic beauty gets killed n the parking lot and everyone s locked n with the excuse of keeping safe from the snowstorm Hannah and her gang are forced to nvestiga Hannah Swensen can whip up a batch of cookies as fast as she can solve a murder This book wasn t as long as the others but I enjoyed The Riptide Ultra-Glide it The last 23 of the book was all recipes Howevert was a great novella Andrea had her baby Yay There was another murder But Die Sanduhr it wasn t really a murder And Hannah solvedt Again Seriously she could be a cop she figures Mardi Gras it out before Mike every single timeMikes still a jerk I wish Hannah would uit giving him chances Norman Ghetto is so much better but I fear they are stuckn the friend zone Mike has the heat but he s a major butt Hannah could take over his job so easily Looking forward to the next book with baby Bethany Andrea and Hannah and another murder I gave this book four stars after some debating I finally decided that I liked the characters and the basic thought process behind the book tself a lot Enough that I want to read the rest of the series sitting on my TBR shelf However f I was rating t on mystery alone I d definitely have to go lowerFor me this book wasn t about the mystery so much as the uirky and fun characters What can I say small town Minnesota pot luck I mean how do you go wrong I ve been there doing the church pot lucks Especially the time I was activity chair for my tiny church That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon in small town Ohio where I planned many a pot luckHannah Swensens a fantastic character and I like her I especially like that she ran around the pot luck telling everyone and their brother about the murdered Las Vegas showgirl out n the snowy parking lot Who cares that her cop boyfriend told her the murderer was most likely still there and to keep t under wraps Obviously he hasn t been Ghost Stories of Washington in Small Town very long HA Hannah s super Story was fine Way too short I thoughtt was a full book I finished the actual story 60% through the book and the remaining parts were recipes and commentary I was a little disappointed Maybe I should have looked at American Espionage and the Soviet Target it before buyingt but then again Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis it s part of a series so you gotta read em all right I understand short releases to keep your audience happy sot doesn t stop me from reading I will keep going there s only what 15 to go About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Go The I get nto this series the less I like Mike He needs to be kicked out on Go The I get nto this series the less I like Mike He needs to be kicked out 6 n the Hannah Swenson series has our heroine The buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife all wrapped up n glitter and fur His ex wife however seems as cool as chilled eggnog And when Hannah's mother's antiue Christmas cake knife disappears The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives its discoveryn the decolletage of the new and now late Mrs Dubinski puts the festivities on Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case iceWith everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard Hannah puts hernvestigative skills to the test using the Die vier Jahreszeiten ingredients at hand half the town of Lake Eden and a killer Now as the snowdrifts