Pies and Prejudice (Charmed Pie Shoppe Series #1)

Pies and Prejudice (Charmed Pie Shoppe Series #1)

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by Ellery Adams
     
 

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When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them—and the public is hungry for

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When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them—and the public is hungry for more.

Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn's fiancé is found dead—killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin—it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.

Editorial Reviews

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“[A] savory blend of suspense, pies, and engaging characters. Foodie mystery fans will enjoy this.”—Booklist

"[A] delicious, delightful, and deadly new series...will leave readers longing for seconds."—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery mysteries

"Enchanting! As sweet and tangy as a warm Georgia peach pie."—Krista Davis, author of the Domestic Diva series

Library Journal
Ella Mae leaves her ailing marriage and lonely New York City life to seek comfort in her idyllic hometown of Havenwood, GA. A gifted baker, she decides that a pie shop is her destiny. There's magic in her culinary gifts: her freshly baked goods pick up on her moods (sad, happy, etc.), and then the eaters absorb the mood. Tragedy strikes when the local equine veterinarian is murdered, and Ella Mae's rolling pin is the weapon. Our sleuth scrambles to identify the murderer by working with the victim's son, renewing her friendship with a local firefighter, and baking pies that make people want to tell her secrets. VERDICT A little play on Jane Austen with a nod to Arthurian legend gets this new series from veteran author Adams (she also writes as J.B. Stanley and cowrites as Lucy Arlington) off to an enchanted start. A sensory delight for those who like a little magic with their culinary cozies; think Bailey Cates's recent Brownies and Broomsticks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251409
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Charmed Pie Shoppe Series, #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
153,714
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“[A] savory blend of suspense, pies, and engaging characters. Foodie mystery fans will enjoy this.”—Booklist

"[A] delicious, delightful, and deadly new series...will leave readers longing for seconds."—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery mysteries

"Enchanting! As sweet and tangy as a warm Georgia peach pie."—Krista Davis, author of the Domestic Diva series

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