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Cinnamon Roll Murder

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Just Okay

I have loved reading Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Series but after 15 books, isn't it time to start changing the scene a little? I think the biggest mystery of "Cinnamon Roll Murder" was if Norm was going to marry Dr. Bev or not. Truthfully, Hannah really needs to wake...
I have loved reading Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Series but after 15 books, isn't it time to start changing the scene a little? I think the biggest mystery of "Cinnamon Roll Murder" was if Norm was going to marry Dr. Bev or not. Truthfully, Hannah really needs to wake up and smell the coffee she professes to love so much. Norm is no better than Mike and both treats Hannah more like property than the woman they supposedly both love. Add that to the fact that Norm is a grown man, actually a dentist so it can be summerized he holds some degree of intelligence, yet, he spent most of this book all moody and depressed because he's allowing Dr. Bev to control his life. Yet typical that Hannah, her sisters, and her mom comes riding in on their white horses to save the day, and of course - Norman. I adore Joanne Fluke . . . I just think it's time for her to start giving Hannah a different prospective on life - other than just Norm and Mike. After 15 books, I just think she's better than either of these two bozo's.

posted by valcat4me on February 29, 2012

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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Average

I am always at a lose trying to describe how I feel about this series. I buy the books and read them as they come out but still somehow find Hannah herself very annoying. The triangle, which never made any sense to begin with, is now completely played out. I don't re...
I am always at a lose trying to describe how I feel about this series. I buy the books and read them as they come out but still somehow find Hannah herself very annoying. The triangle, which never made any sense to begin with, is now completely played out. I don't really see why either man is so patiently waiting for her to figure out her feelings. I like the supporting characters in the book. On a side note, I got this book on my Nook and have to say that the recipes appearing in the middle of the text was very annoying. Can't help wondering if the publisher couldn't put the recipes at the end of the electronic versions. I, for one, don't stop to read a whole recipe in the middle of a mystery.

posted by hollingworth on March 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    And that's all

    This is the last book in this series I will read. I just can't with them anymore. I had to stop reading multiple times because I was dumbfounded at these characters, plot, dialogue, etc, and at myself for spending money after the last craptastic entry.

    - ENOUGH with the "LOVE TRIANGLE". Hannah is just ridiculous and I can't figure out if she has a case of arrested development, is really that innocent and naive, or thinks boys are icky. Idiots, all of them.

    - I can suspend disbelief quite a bit and get lost in the story but ENOUGH. Between the sister leaking police info, to the mom going into medical files and impersonating people, to the whole lot of that family lifting evidence from residences, it is just so bad and ridiculous that I actually feel idotic I spent money to read this.

    - And a big old "I CAN'T" to Hannah. When my reaction to the heroine is the urge to slap her, I'm finished. Hannah is simultaneously a dolt, naive, idiotic, frustrating, condescending, selfish.

    - There is no character development. Hannah? Same as before. Sisters? Same annoying characters. Mother? Check. I dare say the same dialogue is used in each book. Hohoho, I wonder if Andrea will say something about Hannah's clothes. Maybe the mom will too. Hope the whole town rallies around super sleuth Hannah even though there are police and stuff, and should we ever read about the trial of the murderers we'll probably find out half the "evidence" is inadmissable because Hannah is an idiot ("what is a search warrant? My sisters and I just broke in and took that murder weapom so we could give it to Mike when he comes over at midnight so I can cook for him and maybe he'll put his arm around me! True love") and the other half are her doodles in the lisa frank trapper keeper she uses for her "murder book". The only characters that are likeable and actually have character growth are the dang cats.

    So basically, I am an idiot for buying this, esecially based on how bad the last few have been. No more.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Really badly written... I just finished the first chapter, and i

    Really badly written...
    I just finished the first chapter, and it makes no sense whatsoever. The dialog sounds like it was written by a little kid, and the main characters seem like idiots. And the actions performed by the main characters are not what you should be doing if there was a really bad car incident. It was basically like, “Hey look the bus is overturned and stuck in a ditch (HELLO? The people inside must be badly hurt!)… I wonder if I can read what it says on the side UPSIDE DOWN!” Seriously??? One of the worst books I have ever started. Not going to try to finish it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Awful

    I thought I had read a Joanne Fluke mystery before but I would have remembered writing this bad. The characters were unmemorable, the mystery was lame, and the author spent too much time explaining and not enough time on actually moving the story along. She obviously thinks her readers are idiots (why else spend three paragraphs explaining the meaning of the phrase "get out of Dodge"?) Look for Diane Mott Davidson for good food-themed mysteries. And who ever heard of packing down the flour in the measuring cup when baking cookies? Honestly!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Waste

    This book was terrible,

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Too much of the same

    I have read all of the books in this series but this will be my last. It is enough alreay with the Mike and Norman triangle.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Anonymous

    If I wanted a cookbook, I would have bought a cookbook! The further I get into the series, there are more and more recipes and less and less storyline! Stick to the story and throw a few recipes in at the end! Ridiculous!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Do not buy this as an e-book!!

    One of the charms of the Hannah Swensen mystery series are the recipes included every three or four chapters. In the books there is a recipe index at the back of the book with page number. In the last Hannah Swensen e-book there was a recipe index, but no page number. In this e-book there isn't even the index. Which is the reason for the one star.

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