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OTHERS I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING I thought I was getting whole book instead of a novella The mystery felt forced erhaps if she d had an entire novel to work with Fluke could have rounded the characters out a bit Hannah was ushier and controlling "that ever Mike was total jerkbut he is always a jerk it was just emphasized in this one "ever Mike was total jerkbut he is always a jerk it was just emphasized in this one s jerkiness made Hannah seem very shallow He s rude overbearing and sexist to her but because he is tall dark and handsome all is forgiven as soon as he smiles at her Dump the idiot already And just what is wrong with Delores new man Lots of hints that are not developed at all which makes Hannah her sisters seem very etty jealous that her mom has met someone Perhaps it s all foreshadowing for a later novel where he turns out to be I enjoyed the story itself but little did I 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 in 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 itself is well written The acing is brisk crisp and clear Entertaining heart warming and it gives you a cozy festive cheer A erfect 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 in the ersonality traits of the two men Mike and Norman and I found it very interesting I liked how the fiery side of Mike s nature being accentuated in this book whereas Norman was ortrayed as stable as a calming sea collected generous and dependable I wonder which man Hannah eventually Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde picksStory wise I am not sure if it s because of its brevity but I felt the mysteryart inevitably wasn t up to Karneval, Vol. 4 par No mistake it was good I totally enjoyed Hannah Andrea and Michelle s little investigation and the wholerocess of nailing down the suspect not to mention the fiery fistfight between two key characters but I couldn t help but feel it was a bit underwhelming in my eyesRegardless I seem to have fallen in love with the series itself no matter how much space of a book is spent on things that are inconseuential and are not directly relevant to the story I ve already got the next book in the series I think I ll just go ahead right in the book and see if it sates my thirst for Oh I was sold on this one from the moment the green eyed monster reared its ugly head and Hannah was having a bake off with the olice detective s ex girlfriend So Cute This Was Perfect cute This was erfect read in between getting my ies ready for Thanksgiving it got me into such a holiday baking mood Hannah and crew are having a otluck dinner for the entire town This is my first book of Joanne Fluke s It might even had been my last if I didn t get the other book free as well when I volunteered at the library s yearly book sale Gosh it was awful I found the characters lacking ersonalities and I was really shocked with the reactions or I should say lack of reaction of some of the eople including the main character Hannah when the victim is murdered can t say who it is The reason I The Elephants Journey picked this book was basically because I thought it was really cool that there are tons of recipes in the back of a novel all the recipes that is served at Hannah s Christmas Buffet are included which this story takeslace at But the story Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' plot was really boring not to mention every time Hannah was listing all the recipeseople had bought There was really no base to th. The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen Surrounded by her loved ones she has all the ingredients for a erfect Christmas until murder is added to the mix When it comes to holidays Minnesotans rise to the occasion and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet CookbookThe recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at. E story it was rushed thank goodness and it was just bla bla bla Book 6 in the Hannah Swenson series has our heroine amateur sleuth coordinating the Lake Eden Christmas Potluck supper Everyone will be bringing the dishes they ve offered for inclusion in the latest community cookbook and Hannah s mother has offered a beautiful antiue cake knife to cut a very special cake This is Minnesota and a snowstorm isn t about to keep the residents of Lake Eden away from the Community Center so the The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry place isacked But before the desserts are even set out on the buffet tables the valuable antiue goes missing and Hannah finds it embedded to the hilt in the latest murder victimThis novella 168 StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story pages of the 341 totalages in the book is a barely concealed attempt at interesting us in the recipes which take up than half the book And it s a failed attempt at that The mystery 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 Mike is holed up in a small office interviewing and investigating Of course Hannah solves the crime on age 151 "and Fluke fills another seventeen ages with a side story dealing with sister Andrea It "Fluke fills another seventeen Lignin Biodegradation pages with a side story dealing with sister Andrea It just a waste of time andaper I ve read several of the books in this series and at least they usually have some good cookie recipes in them This time all the recipes are in the second half of the book and like a community cookbook they re arranged from soup to extras including catfish bait I kid you not Most of them reuire a slow cooker And Most Of Them Include Canned Mushroom most of them include canned mushroom Several had serious errors in the recipe instructions or ingredients list Like I said a waste of time Well 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 The I get into this series the less I like Mike He needs to be kicked out Story was fine Way too short I thought it was a full book I finished the actual story 60% through the book and the remaining Pure Chance parts were recipes and commentary I was a little disappointed Maybe I should have looked at it before buying it but then again it sart of a series so you gotta read em all right I understand short releases to keep your audience happy so it 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 Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about The Lady and the Lionheart places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social mediarofiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my ictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the oll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators I gave this book four stars after some debating I finally decided that I liked the characters and the basic thought rocess behind the book itself a lot Enough that I want to read the rest of the series sitting on my TBR shelf However if I was rating it 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 characte. The buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife all wrapped up in glitter and fur His ex wife however seems as cool as chilled eggnog And when Hannah's mother's antiue Christmas cake knife disappears its discovery in the decolletage of the new and now late Mrs Dubinski uts the festivities on iceWith everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard Hannah Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church puts her investigative skills to the test using the ingredients at hand half the town of Lake Eden and a killer Now as the snowdrifts Rs What can I say small town Minnesotaot luck I mean how do you go wrong I ve been there doing the church A (kinda) Country Christmas pot lucks Especially the time I was activity chair for my tiny church in small town Ohio where Ilanned many a ot luckHannah Swensen is a fantastic character and I like her I especially like that she ran around the ot luck telling everyone and their brother about the murdered Las Vegas showgirl out in the snowy arking lot Who cares that her cop boyfriend told her the murderer was most likely still there and to keep it under wraps Obviously he hasn t been in Small Town very long HA Hannah s super regnant 20 dessert eating sister as a sidekick Priceless Who doesn t like a lady National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 playing detective while waddling around about to give birth in a blizzardAnd the food Oh the food Trust me A swipe a lot of my recipes from these Hannah Swensen mysteries Part of why I ve held off reading them If I read them I have to give them back to mom right Hello they are my cookbooksThe mystery surrounds aot luck and the author included all the recipes "For The Various Foods At "the various foods at dinner I like that In character I might add She even included Hannah s Hot Brownies made with jalepono eppers Genious way to get at your cop boyfriend when he s talking about another woman s brownies Let me tell you my husband would be lucky if that s ALL I did to him HA Hannah you are awesome in your diabolical bakingIt s a fun read to zip through but don t be repared for a serious mystery Curl up under your favourite uilt and a mug of cocoa and settle down for a good time Lady O 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 it The last 23 of the book was all recipes However it was a great novella Andrea had her baby Yay There was "another murder But it wasn t really a murder And Hannah solved it Again Seriously she could be a cop "murder But it wasn t really a murder And Hannah solved it Again Seriously she could be a cop figures it out before Mike every single timeMike is still a jerk I wish Hannah would uit giving him chances Norman is so much better but I fear they are stuck in the friend zone Mike has the heat but he is 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 Luck doesn t have anything to do with it Intimidation is an art form and don t you dare forget it It s Christmas Hannah is reparing for the annual banuet at Eden Lake and everyone in town is expected to come Except that is for recently divorced Martin Dubinski s new wife a tall gorgeous Las Vegas dancer whom he met "and married on a whim just a week before When the exotic beauty gets killed "married on a whim just a week before When the exotic beauty gets killed the arking lot and everyone is locked in with the excuse of keeping safe from the snowstorm Hannah and her gang are forced to investigate on yet another body oh yes did I mention Hannah found this one as well A frozen corpse in the snow turns out to be exactly what is needed to turn up the heat in this cold Christmas night At this Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory point no one is even upset any by Hanna s unsettling habit of finding bodies every other day really this woman meets deceasedeople than a graveyard even the town cop now is just leaving her alone unlike her mother who keeps complaining that this habit will ruin her social life even though Hannah s murder club grows dangerously fast and she uses corpses as her main way to bond with Charming the Firefighter people including her sister and everyone seems to take for granted that a new killer means a new investigation form infamous snooper Hannah Swense. Et higher it'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 characterslus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts make this lighthearted offering sure to lease the alate of any cozy fan Publishers Weekly Fluke's talent for spinning a mesmerizing tale carries on in this sixth book and its holiday recipes are an added treat for readers Times News Record INCLUDES OVER 50 ORIGINAL RECIPES FOR YOU TO TR.
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This was a disappointment As with