Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Review: Pie and Prejudice - Ellery Adams

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them--and the public is hungry for more.

Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn's fiancé is found dead--killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin--it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.

My thoughts:
Not the best time to write a review when I am all grrr goodreads drama, I should not even post a review there! (edit in October, as you can see my reviews are old.)

Right, so this is my first cozy mystery. I have meant to read one for AGES, trust me, ages. And now I finally did. It was cute, charming and with a sprinkle of magic that I really enjoyed.

What I did not like is that Ella is falsely accused, I hate that premise, it makes me sad :/ But I loved that she did not let it stop her. She opened her pie shop, she went on a hunt for the real killer. Go Ella!

The magic, loved the is there really magic?

Her aunts were fun too. Her nemesis, grrr, yes her I certainly did not like. Her love interest, oh I am really on the fence about him...

Conclusion:
So all in all a charming book.

Cover
I neeeeeeeed pie!

Mass Market Paperback, 291 pages
Published July 2012 by Berkley Publishing Group
A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1
Cozy mystery
From a book angel

42 comments:

Unknown said...

YEAH! I am so glad that you liked it! The next one is a little darker but fun too. Ella is pretty kick ass!

(grrr goodreads drama)

Blodeuedd said...

Grr indeed. I am sooooo late with reviews.

That she was :D

Karen said...

I love those covers with the dogs lol And PIE! I've been meaning to try one of these, they sound so adorable.

Chris said...

I hear ya - BOOOOO GRs drama.

bermudaonion said...

That looks adorable!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I love these types of mysteries, I find them very relaxing. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
Great review!

Melliane said...

Don't really know about this one but I definitely need to go back to the genre, I have many of them.

Blodeuedd said...

Booooooo again

Blodeuedd said...

I know dogs,cute, pie, yum! But I do prefer the cat covers some cozy ones have

Blodeuedd said...

They always do :D

Blodeuedd said...

That they are, together with a cup of tea...and pie! Lol

Blodeuedd said...

It was my first try as I said, I like them better than real mysteries cos they are well...cozy

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

This sounds like a great cozy. As for GR drama... I haven't seen it, but I usually don't pay attention to it.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I love cozy mysteries, and keep meaning to read one again, this sounds delightful!

The Bookworm said...

This sounds too cute. Sorry about the goodreads drama.

Aurian said...

Yeah, so glad you enjoyed it Blodeuedd! I love this series very much.

Blodeuedd said...

This time it was GR themselves, those asses

Blodeuedd said...

The library do have some but they are all like book 6...another book 3. Boo

Blodeuedd said...

Long gone...but still on my mind

Blodeuedd said...

The other one will be posted next week :D I am review swamped

Unknown said...

I really want to read this one! I saw it on Heidi's blog ages ago and wanted to give it a try, and now that you liked it too I have no excuse to keep stalling. Great review! :-)

BookaholicCat said...

I love the title and the cover. I think I'll add this to my TBR.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Mmm pie. Love the foodie cozies :)

zEmfIrKa said...

This looks cute - the name of the book caught my attention! :) Hope everything is better on your end now, and you are not too "grr"! ;)

Blodeuedd said...

It just so cute :D

Blodeuedd said...

They just make me wanna eat

Blodeuedd said...

I am very very late to the party too ;)

Hehe, yes give it a go too

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I am more hmmm now, but I might go grrr any moment if they mess up.

I do admit I love the title the most

Mishel said...

Lol I like your edit =)

And I admit this sounds like a super cute read. I may have to give a go sometime

Anna said...

I've only read one cozy mystery but wasn't that impressed. Your review of this book, though, makes me want to give that genre another try!

Carole Rae said...

I'm sorry...but I had a hard time concentrating while reading your review...I kept thinking about pie and how hungry I am. lol

Blodeuedd said...

I hope that you will :) It was a fun and still suspenseful read

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, I always have that problem when I read a cozy m review

Blodeuedd said...

And next week there will be one more ;)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Goodreads drama, again? What did I miss this time? I liked this one too, cute and just what you need when you are looking for something light!

Blodeuedd said...

It was the stuff in Sep when they deleted some reviews

Ryan said...

I'm not a huge cozy fan. There are a few series I enjoy, but not many.

Blodeuedd said...

They are cute, but maybe not something I go gaga over

Book of Secrets said...

Hooray, your first cozy!

Lexi said...

I have yet to try a cozy...

Goodreads drama huh? Guess I haven't been there enough recently. (other than to look up that trilogy) Have you checked out BookLikes?

Blodeuedd said...

Hooray :D

Blodeuedd said...

Yup I am on booklikes, I just do not like it as much :/

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