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Meet Your Baker
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
41 posts | 26 read | 31 to read
After a locally loathed woman winds up death on the floor of Jules Capshaw and her mother's bakery, Jules must find the killer while still filling pastry orders. Includes recipes. Original.
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SamanthaMarie
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Thank you for the tag @Crazeedi and @TheRiehlDeal :)

I don't think I've read a book with an unreliable narrator 🤔 I'll have to fix that sometime.

I have to agree with Diane. I love my Kindle!! (And I know Amazon is evil, agh! 😬)

This is my favorite cozy mystery series and what I recommend to people who want to try the genre.

Care to play @BookBosomed1 or @Jari-chan ??

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

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LauraBeth
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫This was cute and I‘d definitely read another book in this series. Loved the setting in a touristy town in Oregon and there are enough rabbit holes in the mystery to keep you guessing. Recipes included in the back of the book.

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LauraBeth
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It‘s his month so I‘ll let him have it. 🐈‍⬛

I like the Shakespeare references in here after reading Hamnet.

TiredLibrarian Great pic - & I see kitty ears on your bookmark, too! 😻❤ 3mo
LeahBergen Now, which kitty is this? I feel out of touch with the menagerie! 😆 3mo
TNbookworm 😻 3mo
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LauraBeth @TiredLibrarian I got the kitty bookmark from Hub City Booksbop (it was tucked into a book I bought and it‘s their store cat, Zora) 😻 3mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I need to do a pet update and GET a pet update from everyone 😹 This is Robbie. 3mo
Bookzombie 💕🐈‍⬛ 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 3mo
batsy This photo 😍 3mo
kspenmoll That eye is staring at me! 3mo
Gissy 😻 🐈‍⬛ ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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kspenmoll
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Finished. #cozy just a so-so. Some of it felt repetitive, flat. Whodun it surprised me.#joysofjune 68pgs.

Keeping up with agreed upon reading sections for Group #sundaybuddyread & #sophiesworld. Notre Dame- 2 chapters; Rose Code -aprox 6 hrs left; Memorial Drive- only a few pages. This past week was HS exams - so many students to support in unique ways due to Covid/remote students as well as in class students.Last is next Tuesday! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Cinfhen Wow!! Another school year completed ~ where are the months going?? 7mo
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 7mo
Andrew65 @Cinfhen We‘ve still got 5 weeks to go. 7mo
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen I am so psyched! I usually work the month of July but I decided not to this year- Covid burnt out. Want to come back strong for late August return. 7mo
kspenmoll @Andrew65 I am taking July off! 7mo
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Great idea, hope it gives you a recharge. 7mo
Cinfhen 5 weeks to go, seems like that will cut into most of your summer @Andrew65 😞 but hurray for you @kspenmoll 🎉Enjoy your time off 💗 7mo
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Yes Summer Holiday in U.K. is right at the end of the Summer. 7mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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I had a Zoom with Ellie Alexander and her local library making cookies. It was so much fun and I love her books!

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booksbrewsandbooze
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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Hello, my name is Ghost, and I‘m the troublemaker in the family! #booksbrewsandbooze

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Graciouswarriorprincess
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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If anyone has read Ellie Alexander‘s books, she has a collaborative cozy mystery group on Facebook. I was chosen last week to write part of the story. So cool and so much fun. Here‘s the link to watch her reading it. https://www.facebook.com/elliealexanderauthor/videos/781854149084288/

BookishMarginalia Sounds cool! 11mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @BookishMarginalia It was so cool and fun! She did this in the summer but she just posted questions while she wrote the story. Now with this new story, she started but every week picks someone new to write the next 3-5 pages. 11mo
Ellies_Books06 Woohoo! Congratulations💙 11mo
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Kdgordon88
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My November #Bookspin plans. Working on #LitsyAtoZ and #ProgressItNovember. Love this monthly challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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alisonrose
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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Any book that incorporates Shakespeare is gonna be a fun time. Wonder what the Bard would think about him taking center stage in a book written 400 years after his death. This was a fun read, well-written for a cozy w/a great setting & typical cast of over-the-top but amusing characters. Reveal was a bit loopy & I don‘t feel like the author connected all the dots, but it was enjoyable and quick and I‘ll continue with this series, for sure. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander

I‘m not a golfer, but I could tell his clubs were expensive. Not just because of their graphite shafts and custom leather covers, but because he held them to his body the way a new mother holds an infant.

🤣🤣🤣

actualdisneyprincess I love this series!!! Enjoy!!! 💖💖💖 1y
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alisonrose
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Honestly, one of my favorite things about cozy mysteries is the punny titles 🤣🥧🔪 And this one is set in Ashland, Oregon, during the Shakespeare Festival!! So sad that I never made it up there before my illness when I was able to travel, but reading about it will be fun, especially these days.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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@MatchlessMarie I ❤️❤️❤️ everything in my #cozyswap 📦. You are a good stalker. I can‘t wait to go home and put the slippers back on. They are so perfectly me. I took the tea to work for my afternoon break. Scones are on the menu for Saturday breakfast. They (and the pen) smell so good. Everything was so beautifully wrapped (I‘m sorry @Kdgordon88 I wrap like a five year old boy 😁).
THANK YOU DO MUCH!

Chrissyreadit 🧡🎃🍎🙌🍎🎃🧡 1y
MatchlessMarie Yay!!! 🍓☕️📖 🍁 1y
Avanders Oooh so great!! 😍😍🎃🧡💛❤️👏🏽👏🏽 1y
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I.be.Stef
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Definitely cleaning 🧹🧼
2. Tagged! I loved it :)
3. Zendaya!! No doubt about it. She‘s my idol 🤩

Wanna play? @Librarybelle @MoonWitch94 ☺️

MoonWitch94 Oh thank you! 1y
I.be.Stef @MoonWitch94 anytime! 🤗♥️ 1y
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I.be.Stef
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Pickpick

#CozyintheSun #4
#bookspinbingo #bookspinjuly

Pick, pick, pick!!
I love the author and her writing. Her books are unforgettable and deserve the 5-star rating. This is the first book in the series and it didn‘t disappoint. There is tension, drama and a whole lot of mystery all happening in a bake shop. The best thing about this cozy series are the recipes in back. I can‘t wait to give them all a try.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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I.be.Stef Book description: After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder...
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Librarybelle Great review! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay! Glad you enjoyed this one - it's been on my TBR for a while!! 1y
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ferskner Yay, I'm so glad you loved this! 1y
I.be.Stef @Librarybelle thank you so much! 🥰♥️ (edited) 1y
I.be.Stef @TheAromaofBooks You should give it a go. I promise you won‘t regret it :) 1y
I.be.Stef @ferskner thank you! I loved it so much the space wasn‘t enough to type 😂 1y
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I.be.Stef
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#talkaboutittuesday @BayouGirl85

Thanks for the tag @Mishu94 🤗

😁 I‘m over the moon over this current read! Ummm and it‘s another #cozymystery 🙈😅

I can‘t help it but it‘s a wonderful reminiscent to my Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy days...maybe that‘s why it‘s so appealing

@sprainedbrain @QuietlyLaura @TheAromaofBooks wanna play? 😁

BayouGirl85 I wish I got into mystery/suspense books. So happy you are enjoying this one. 😁 1y
QuietlyLaura Thanks for the tag! ☺️ 1y
katy4peas I love cozies! 🤷🏼‍♀️❤️ 1y
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TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤ 1y
I.be.Stef @BayouGirl85 I hope you do! This series is a good one to start with :) 1y
I.be.Stef @katy4peas Me too! Finally! Someone who feels the same way I do. 🤷🏽‍♀️😅😍 (edited) 1y
Mishu94 ❤️❤️🤗🤗 1y
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mdm139
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Book 8 #cozyinthesun @Librarybelle @ferskner I read this one because I keep seeing people reading the series. I see why people like the series, but this book had to much going on and many things seemed to far fetched. Way too many subplots in her personal life, too many subplots in town, and too much Shakespeare. I don‘t think I will seek out the next book, mainly because I already read so many series with bakers I need to finish first.

Mrs_B Good looking cookie! Totally craving one now... 🍪 1y
Librarybelle I agree - the cookie looks delicious! 1y
ferskner I really want that cookie.... 1y
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I.be.Stef
Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. My backpacks. Useful and stylish!🎒
2. I live in one lol. Does it count? 😂 UAE!🇦🇪🥰
3. The tagged book. I‘m loving this author. 😍

@MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Mishu94 wanna play? ☺️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thanks! I‘m still trying to figure out what I‘m going to do for my “10 List” so this one will be easier to answer!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂 2y
Mishu94 Thank you for the tag! ❤️❤️ 2y
I.be.Stef @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm hahaha oops 🙊😂 I hope this is easier 🤗🤗 2y
I.be.Stef @Mishu94 welcommme 🤗🤗♥️ 2y
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Mindelan
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Still trying to break up this dang migraine streak, trying out a new cozy mystery series. I‘m very into hearing about all the food. However, I am finding it very amusing that after discovering a murder scene, after the police had arrived but before cleanup, they made coffee. In their murder-bakery/cafe. That‘s gotta be a major health and safety violation. 😂 #cozymystery

Graciouswarriorprincess I hope that you feel better soon. Migraines suck! 2y
Mindelan @Graciouswarriorprincess aw thanks! There have been some wild pressure changes near me for the last few days but 🤞🤞 they seem to be calming down 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Mindelan I get those too so I understand! It sucks. And the pollen here in NC has been so awful lately so that can affect me too. Hugs and happy reading when you can! 😉 2y
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Amie
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Yikes big error: heparin keeps blood from clotting so it wouldn't be given to stop bleeding. Why name a specific drug without checking what it actually does?

LiteraryinLawrence Good catch! 2y
Megabooks Huge error!! Like death error! 😬😬 2y
TheBookHippie Omg this happened to me once- my blood doesn‘t clot and the nurse argued with me that I needed it for surgery!!! I am a nurse! I said no she tried to still give it to me. I asked for the doctor- she refused -I then told her I‘d sue her and she‘d be killing me if she gave it to me...finally she left. Needless to say. I didn‘t pay for my surgery. I got an apology from the hospital my doctor was so mad. Ugh. 2y
julesG 🙈🙈🙈🙈 2y
Amie @TheBookHippie wow that's scary to think what could have happened 2y
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Q84
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit adit for the #cozyswap! I love it! Thank you @avanders for hosting. Sorry for posting late. The flooding here has thrown me off. Luckily we are back home and only the storage is flooded.

Chrissyreadit Oh no! I‘m sorry to hear you‘re dealing with flooding! 2y
Q84 We just came out not flooded. Any further and it would have been in our house but we did have to evacuate. We are home now and safe. I so love the bag you made! It's awesome! Thank you so much for everything else too! @Chrissyreadit 2y
veritysalter Sorry to hear about the flooding. You‘ll love MC Beaton, there are so many, she got me through some tough times. 2y
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Avanders yay fun!! And what a great selection of cozies! ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 2y
Q84 Absolutely! @Avanders I believe @Chrissyreadit did a terrific job picking out some great reads I'm looking forward to reading. 2y
Q84 @veritysalter thanks and I have read a couple MC Beaton before and totally agree I enjoyed them greatly 2y
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SamanthaMarie
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Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!

I'm tagging my favorite Cozy Mystery of the year so far. Favorite actual book is just too hard to discern.

@Millesent is a newer Litten and we have bonded over the tagged book/series. :)

Litsy is my happy social media place. Real book lovers that you can talk books and life with, send cards and letters to, and generally nerd out over things together. I really love it.

Congrats @GrilledCheeseSamurai #SixDigitSamurai

GrilledCheeseSamurai I love a good nerd out. 😁 Thanks for playing. 2y
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Kshakal
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So this series was described to me as Gilmore girls with a side of murder and that is just what it is. An idyllic town full of crazy personalities and a plot that kept me guessing right up until the very end!!! Absolutely loved it!!!

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Dollycas
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Pickpick

Dollycas‘s Thoughts
Secrets, falsehoods, and just their general demeanor made it hard to eliminate anyone outright. I followed right along and didn‘t put all the clues together until shortly before the villain reveal.

Read my full review here:
https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/2019/08/30/flashbackfriday-meet-your-baker-a-...

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SamanthaMarie
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It has been an incredibly long couple of weeks so taking today to read (and clean and make a trip to the library but that's for later.) Almost finished this book in one sitting last night but got too sleepy. So I'm excited to finish it today and get the next two in the series from the library!!

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kellyann28
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Pickpick

This was a nice little cozy mystery I picked up for free from my Book Bub emails one day. Bonus is that I needed a book for my #Booked2019 prompt for something with food or drink on the cover and this just happen to fit the bill!
I should really pick up more cozy mysteries, they are a good palate cleanser between heavier reads!

kellyann28 @cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft My pick for "a book with good on the cover" ? 3y
Cinfhen Plenty of food on the cover!! I‘m not a fan of the cozy but they are perfect as palette cleansers!! 3y
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Pamwurtzler
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Pickpick

This was not bad for your basic cozy bakery mystery. I might read another one! #ReadingUSA2019 #Oregon

NatalieR This looks cute! 🍰 3y
Librarybelle I own some of these! 3y
Pamwurtzler @NatalieR @Librarybelle It was cute! And the food sounded amazing! 3y
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johnnie_cakes
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Pickpick

I usually don't do the culinary cozies, but this was the first one that really tempted me to try the recipes. Alexander writes about pastries in a way that makes your mouth water. I really loved that while Jules is trying to help with a murder investigation, she's really bad at it. Really bad at it. I also really loved her friendship with Thomas. Alexander nails that old flames who are now friends but still flirt banter perfectly.

Mollyanna Great pic! 4y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 4 #FallIntoBooks #OccupationInTheTitle I looked to my foodie books for occupations in titles and it turns out there are a lot of bakers, chefs, cooks (even an outlaw cook) & a restaurant critic (and his wife) in there. 😋🍽 A mix of fiction genres, memoirs, & foodie essays--I've read and enjoyed all of these. 🍽📚❤️

ralexist Have you read Amy Thielen's Give a Girl a Knife? 4y
DebinHawaii @ralexist It's on my to-read list but I have not yet. 📚📚📚 4y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 7 #JubilantJuly #StartswithMNO The last books I've read or listened to on audiobook that start with M/N/O --two for each letter.

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christin
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Reading buddy.

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christin
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"He died when I was fifteen. Mom pays a subtle tribute to him with her rotating quote of the day on Torte's massive chalkboard menu.

Today's read, 'Torte - where everyone is above the salt.' "

This caught my eye because I always wanted to open my own independent book store. I could do daily quotes related to reading & books.

Sorry. Not really related to this book but the book gave me the idea

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christin
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I'm getting ready to read this book.

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Erika13137
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Pickpick

I've been doing a ton of food prep being on the Keto diet and this afternoon I baked this keto bread for the week. I thought it'd be rough reading this book knowing I can't at the moment eat any of the delicious baked goods Jules was making but her love for it just made me appreciate the food more.

A great setting for a great mystery. Not my favourite cozy but still an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next one. #cozymysteries

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Erika13137
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Corgi snuggles with the latest cozy mystery. Not a bad way to start the long Canada Day weekend. 🇨🇦📚🐶💕

#cozymysteries #canadaday

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Erika13137
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Fluffy mystery book haul from the library! Haven't had a new series to read back to back in a long time. 🤓

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Read4life
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Today's Nook Daily Find. A cozy mystery. First in series. I've seen some good things about this here on Litsy so I thought I'd share. 🤓📚

melbeautyandbooks It's a fun cozy series. 5y
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DebinHawaii
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#RockinMay #smalltown Except for their inordinately high murder rates😱I have a few small towns from cozy mystery series-both real (Ashland OR, Oakwood, OH) or imagined (Winsome, PA, Wildwood Cove, WA, & Smeaton-Under-Lyme, Great Britain)-that I think might be fun to live in. They are full of quaint houses, shops, farms, cafes & quirky citizens that make them endearing. (The paintings are by Olga Pimnova (top left) & Sharon Schock (middle right)❤️

actualdisneyprincess LOVE the gang from the Bakeshop Mysteries! Ashland seems like a lovely place!! 5y
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DebinHawaii @actualdisneyprincess I haven't been there in ages but it is a fun & charming town. Ellie Alexander has a new series coming out soon set in Leavenworth, WA (another cute real town) about a female beer brewer. 👍😀🍺 5y
actualdisneyprincess Ahhhh, I'll have to keep an eye out!! 💖💖 5y
Dragon I once went to a play in Ashland, it is a lovely town .😀 5y
DebinHawaii @actualdisneyprincess I follow her on Instagram. The book is out in October. 5y
DebinHawaii @Dragon I have been to a few of the plays there years ago. ❤️ So fun to hang out in the town. 5y
Dragon 👍 5y
DebinHawaii @Emiller Someday, I will read her books--I have heard such good things. 📚👍 5y
Cinfhen I wish this was an actual puzzle! How gorgeous would that be?!? Everyday your photos blow me away!!! 5y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen It would be a cool puzzle. Thankfully the cozies have colorful covers so they look pretty and cheery on a collage. 💜🏘📚 5y
KarenUK This title in genius! 😂 (edited) 5y
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drokka
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I've decided that for #LitsyAtoZ I would tackle as many of my unread cozies as possible. I signed up for the Mixed version, but I'm going to see if I can manage with just last names, then see if I can do a second round using titles. When cozies aren't a available, I'll use historical mysteries. This was my first one #LetterA (I'm also doing it alphabetically) @BookishMarginalia

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DebinHawaii
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1st book in a new-to-me foodie cozy mystery series. I liked the setting of Torte, a small family-owned bakery in Ashland, OR (home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) & the main character Juliet Montague Capshaw (Jules) back from her job as a cruise ship chef to decide what to do about her husband's betrayal & help her mom w/the bakery. When an OSF board member is found dead in the shop Jules is on the case. Recipes are mixed in w/the mystery too.

BethFishReads Looks fun (edited) 5y
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DebinHawaii
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Day21 #SeasonsReadings2016 #hotdrinkandabook My Wednesday morning ritual is working out of my neighborhood coffee shop & my current hot beverage of choice is a soy cinnamon & honey latte which is like drinking a hug.😆 I try to start the morning by reading on my Kindle before starting to work. I'm reviewing the 5th book in this foodie cozy mystery series but I hate not reading in order so the author sent the first 4 e-books, starting w/ this one.

LauraBeth ❤ this title 😀 5y
shanebeth I want to drink a hug! 5y
Reecaspieces Yeah!! I agree...I want to drink a hug!!! 5y
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Amandajoy That drink sound delish! 5y
melbeautyandbooks Sounds like a cute series. 5y
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth @melbeautyandbooks It seems like a fun series-the 5th book is Fudge & Jury & there is A Batter of Life and Death. 😆👍 5y
DebinHawaii @shanebeth @Reecaspieces @Amandajoy It is a yummy drink. ❤️☕️😆 5y
melbeautyandbooks @DebinHawaii- Those titles are great! 😂I'm putting them on my TBR. 5y
Jinjer Do you make your own cinnamon honey latte? How do u make that? Sounds so good! 5y
BethFishReads Nice that you can catch up 5y
DebinHawaii @Jinjer I did not but it is basically just a soy latte with honey as the sweetener and ground cinnamon. I can get the amounts for you. My coffee shop does a version with cinnamon syrup too but I like it not so sweet so I just have them leave that out & add extra ground cinnamon instead. 👍 5y
DebinHawaii @BethFishReads Yes--very nice. Although now I have to read these books before my review in mid January. Luckily they are pretty quick reads. 😀 5y
BethFishReads Well, yes, there's that. 5y
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