Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Vannetta Chapman

Title: Murder Freshly Baked
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing
Ages: Young Adult to Adult

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there's nothing she hadn't seen. Or so she thought.

Why maybe you should read it:
I’m not usually a cozy mystery reader…I leave that genre to my sister. But there was something about the cover of this book that captured my attention so I thought I would give it a try. I mean what’s not to like, right? A cute Amish village where fresh baked goods are on the menu along with a slice of murder topped with a mystery.

Unfortunately, for me, this third book in the series didn’t exactly wet my appetite for more cozy mysteries. The beginning chapters of MURDER FRESHLY BAKED were very confusing to me with the introduction of so many different characters. I don’t know if it would have helped to have read the other books in the series first, but since I didn’t know who these characters were, it was challenging to feel connected to them.

I’m sure Ms. Chapman’s book would be a fine read for someone else but for me, MURDERR FRESHLY BAKED didn’t quite fit this reader’s palette.

Like-o-meter Rating scale**: 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

**Rating scale**

 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!

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