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Or writing and story construction Since this is on NY Times Bestseller list I m eally concerned about my fellow American eaders The book is a bust but there are some good ecipes I can t uit you Hannah Swenson even when you drive me crazyIn this latest installment Hannah and 92 year old Grandma Knudson are solving the mystery of the eplacement Reverend in installment Hannah and 92 year old Grandma Knudson are solving the mystery of the eplacement Reverend in Eden And the only thing wrong in Hannah s love life is that Norman seems to be very involved with his new dentistry partner Dr Bev a woman Hannah describes as 13 her dress size This one was on the goofy side with Dolores going undercover again at the Eagle Bar Moishe s up to his old tricks again too The editing in this one was a littl As a Presidential Secrecy and the Law rule I enjoy these books I visit each new installment in the series with the same inexplicable fascination of a family spending a few days in Disney World glad to be there taking in the faux scenery but ever so glad toeturn home to comfortable shores devoid of excess The bad guy always gets caught The setting is familiar and cozy albeit snowy and cold And aside from drinking far far too much coffee the characters are uirky fun and fairly predictable Plus every time I ead one of the Hannah Swensen books I m eminded strongly of eighth grade and Hume on Religion reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder secretly with a flashlight under the covers like I did with The Notebook maybe because theye all basically the sameWith all of that in mind however I found this book a little less palatable than the est of them mostly because there was one thing I deemed an unforgiveable transgression on the part of the "Author And It Wasn T "And it wasn t stitled unnatural dialogue that borders on the sickeningly cheerful It wasn t the fact that watching Bambi is deemed a ite of passage for a six year old I had two City Schools: Lessons from New York reactions to this one WTF If it s that sad it makes the girls cry for days don t watch itite of passage or not and two Well I ve never seen it and I turned out fine Or the overkill of the details because in some cases that s cool like in The Scarlet Letter Or the predictability of the ending Or the writing which at best can be described as mediocre Or the gag inducing descriptions of Mike s kisses yes I said that It wasn t even the horrific descriptions of some of the The Widow's Lawman recipes Chocolate Euphoria Cookie Bars for example are six layer cookie bars with chocolate cookie crumbs on the bottom semi sweet chocolate chips next miniature marshmallows on top of that white chocolate chips sprinkled on the marshmallows chocolate cereal layered on top with some milk chocolate chips over everything and a dentist eats them with fervour Or the excessive use of hyperbolic language making everything devastating or horribly wrong Or the selfighteous attitudes of every Single Character Or even Hannah s incessant and unnecessary correction of grammar yes I said that tooNo I overlooked all of that and managed to find the storyline than vaguely interesting What I found unforgiveable especially in an author like Fluke who esearches her books impeccably down to the cut on a diamond described an author like Fluke who esearches her books impeccably down to the cut on a diamond described page eleven or so and unmentioned since was this passage I think it s a slam dunkSlam dunk Hannah epeated Don t tell me you e watching basketball on televisionIt s true I am It s all Bev s doing She likes to watch the Minnesota Wild on my big screen She says it s the patriotic thing to do when you make your home in MinnesotaThe Minnesota Wild Ms Fluke are a hockey team A professional NHL hockey team Not basketball That s the Minnesota Timberwolves You e telling me no one in the editor s office noticed this. Ng uestions She soon discovers that the good Reverend wasn't uite the saintly fellow he appeared to be It will take some digging to find the culprit but Hannah is sure of one thing even the most half baked murder plot can be oh so dead. Olved the murder somewhere around page 10 so the story held very few surprises for meNevertheless it all slid past uite nicely The characters were definitely on the odd side of uirky but they were entertaining The story was okay and I did not have to be concerned about Norman or Mike because as a new to the series Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris reader I was not invested in either of themThere is a chance I might try the series again but if I do it will be from book one Like most longunning series I am sure its eaders have developed an attachment to the characters which counteracts any weaknesses in individual books Devil s Food Cake Murder has a "twisty sort of murder Just when you think you ve guessed the twist "sort of murder Just when you think you ve guessed the twist zigs where you thought you thought it would zag But eally at this point I m The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry reading to find out what s going on with the usual cast of characters As we inch closer toesolving the whole NormanMikeHannah triangle something else is thrown in the mixNorman s odd behavior at the end of the last book is explained as is his habit of unning off and lying to Hannah about his dental emergencies I can t say I saw that twist coming but it s eally cruel to have that as t say I saw that twist coming but it s Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution really cruel to have that as cliffhanger Next book now pleaseAlso While Mike is still doing stupid things he s dating Bev too and doesn t say a single word about it to Hannah for the entire book he isn t as obnoxious this goound Maybe I just had enough Moishe to distract me or the fact that Hannah is finally A Kangaroo's Life realizing that Mike will never be theight choice for herNow if only Doctor Bev would get herself knocked off I am just over half way through the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series with 14 Devil s Food Cake Murder written in 2011 by Joanne Fluke When I flipped through the Acknowledgments section in the paperback it noted that Hannah was voted as the most liked non detective crime solver that year how interesting I love the series and think she s uite fun but each book seems to get a little lighter on plot and heavier on ecipes I preferred the balance in the earlier novels yet they are still always a great ead even if I m now down to about an hour to push through them despite being over 300 pages When I flip 10 pages to skip the Filosofía e inmanencia recipe it breezes by uicklyIn this caper Hannah finds the dead body of Reverend Bob s temporary sit in while he s on his honeymoon with Claire Hannah s mom is watching Claire s fashion shop all the while trying not to insult the customers when they pick the wrong outfits for their body type But the biggest change in this Lake Eden puzzle is Hannah s dating life She s waffled between Mike and Norman for 13 books beginning to see them both wane at her indecision and start seeing other people well now there s a massive decision that will change the events in future books In one way I m glad as she was stringing them on for far too long I agree with taking time to play the field and maybe it s only been 2 to 3 years in story time but it feels like a decadeAs for the mystery nothing extraordinary and it didn teally involve many characters we ve met before except one adorable octogenarian so it was not my favorite I still enjoyed all the side interactions in the town the developing The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life relationships between Hannah and her family and the set up for the next book in terms of Hannah s love life I m sticking with it but I hope there s mystery coming soon 35 stars Poor grammar Boringly predictable plot Unbelievable and annoying characters Tedious detail with no imagination Unnaturalepetitive dialogue An unfinished ending in order to get you to ead the next book in the series which I will never do Po. Te A new minister is in town to cover for Reverend Bob Knudson who's honeymooning with Hannah's good friend Claire But when the eplacement is found face down in a plate of devil's food cake with a bullet in his head Hannah starts aski. This book may be one of the Worst I Ve Ever Read Here Are I ve ever ead Here are general problems I had with it1 The fact that I was able to figure out the ending several pages in It was so completely obvious that it just made the annoyingly folksy characters seem especially moronic for not cluing in faster2 The fact that 60% of the non One of Our Thursdays Is Missing recipe text still consists of people a eating food that the narration simply MUST describe because OF COURSE we need to know the details of practically eve If you don t mind poor story construction faceless characters dialogue driven children s book plot complete lack of imaginationandom i I On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski read these in order so yes I haveead the previous books and this was as delicious as expected maybe a little predictable because after all these years I do get conditioned to the formula used but never the less when I m in the mood for a Fluke nothing else will do Best part was the ending of course It actually made me speak out loud shouting something like no way which only made waiting to Lassie Come-Home read the next book harder perhaps that s why I didn tWe get the usual baking sleuthing Moishe troubles set in a cozy setting but the most important and juiciest part was Hannah and Norman and the third wheel I know she will probably never settle down cant force yourself to be attracted to Norman buteading about it is sure fun besides the woman is in her twenties although she sounds mature and who says she needs to settle down like an ancient piece of furniture bogus hogwash anyways there were a few parts that annoyed me Hannah suggesting that certain someone marries someone else because of a certain thing which brought the book back to 10000 BC to me Other than that I loved it the mystery was a little cleverer this time but I was still able to nudge most of the truth myself and the food yumm I like how she includes savory and sweet things I have tried a few over the years and they were very tasty cozy home style things Kasia S Sometimes I wonder why I like these so much I don t make the ecipes Which Are Increasing In Number With Every Book It Seems are increasing in number with every book it seems up a lot of space I get annoyed by Hannah who is 30 but acts kind of like a grandma she doesn t know how to use email and cell phones and is shocked at any implication of sex and I freuently feel like the author has not been back to Minnesota in a while eferring to MN s basketball team as the Minnesota Wild is unforgivable The mysteries aren t even the focus of the book any it s about St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves revealingecipes and character development But they are a fun fast ead and I do like the characters Will she ever choose between Mike and Norman What will Moishe get into next Who is Delores flirting with now Will anyone ever mention that serving only cookies at a catered function is idiculousI loved the cliffhanger ending After so many books where Hannah s love affairs were left Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher right where they started this wasefreshing and I m looking forward to the next installment when I will not make the Twilight of the Idols recipes and will chafe at Hannah s elderly behavior Hopefully Hannah s new nemesis will be the next one to turn up baked in a pie or something I see this series around a lot but had never tried one before Why did I sample book 14 first Because the cover was pink of course I am a challenge junkyApparently from checking theeviews I started with a dud I must admit I thought there was an oversupply of Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, recipes but I just skipped past them and they did not bother me I was a bit startled when the main character went on a date which ended with her and her male friend baking bread Seriously baking loaves of bread And I These days everyone in Lake Eden Minnesota is buzzing with activity and Hannah Swensen is no exception But no matter how busy she may be Hannah can always find time to help a friend in need especially when there's a murder to investiga.

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