talent for penning crime fiction. She’s even more surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother’s house, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake .
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Release Date: September 25, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Actual Rating: 5 stars
This is my absolute favorite cozy mystery series! There's just something about Hannah Swensen and the delicious desserts she dishes up that calls to me! Not only that, the murders that she solves are a whole lot of fun and I simply cannot get enough. This is a bit different than the other books in the series though. It's like a story within a story. Plus, it's a prequel to the entire series! This caused me a lot of excitement because I haven't finished the rest of the books up until this point yet- I'm working on it!
In this one, readers will look at the life of Hannah and her family BEFORE she opens the cookie jar. Don't worry, there is still a mystery to be solved but this one doesn't hit as close to home like the one's in the rest of the series. Instead, Hannah and her mother find what first appears as a diary. When they begin reading it though, they start to see that's it's a book! One that was hand written by a family friend named Essie. During a Christmas ball, shots strike out though, and it's up to Hannah and her family to put the puzzle pieces together of how the story they were reading ties into the shooting.
If you are a fan of cozies then I highly recommend this entire series to you! It's my absolute favorite of all the cozy mysteries out there (and there are TONS).
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox