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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Cinnamon Toasted
Gail Oust
A Catered Mother's Day (A Mystery With Recipes Book 11)
Isis Crawford
Delicious and Suspicious
Riley Adams
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
Black River Falls
Jeff Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Magic and Macaroons
Bailey Cates
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 51 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 60 %

Another Cozy Mystery with Recipes

Fudging the Books - Daryl Wood Gerber

This is Book 4 of the series and I have not read the other books. I just liked the name of this book and choose it first. As near as I can figure (I'll be reading the other books, too) it doesn't need to be read in order. 


The bookstore is decorated for Pirate Days (a town celebration) and hosting a chocolate cookbook book club meal and they bring in Coco, a local celebrity with her own cookbooks and her publisher, another local. They have a lot of fun and enjoy the night. When they finish, they go to have a drink at the local wine bar, Vines. They separate to go home or on dates and the next morning, early, Bailey is calling Jenna to come to Coco's home because Alison has been murdered and was found by Coco in her home. 


Cinnamon, the local police chief, asks Jenna to listen and let her know what she learns, but then takes it back because someone is making complaints and saying that the chief isn't able to find the murderer on her own. 


There are two cats, who are brought back and forth to the store because Jenna doesn't feel her cat should be left alone at any time. Bailey is bringing the cat her boyfriend back and forth because Jenna does that. 


Jenna keeps flashing back to her husband and his suicide, her life in the advertising agency. She keeps going off on wild goose chases trying to figure out who really is to blame for Alison's death. 


The story was okay and the recipes will be fun to try. I think leaving the cat either at home or at the store, quit hauling it back and forth and without a carrier.