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Trouble's On the Menu: A Tippy Canoe Romp-- With Recipes
     

Trouble's On the Menu: A Tippy Canoe Romp-- With Recipes

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by Caleb Warnock, Betsy Schow
 

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After her estranged husband's unexpected death, Hallie goes to Barefoot, Montana, to wrap up his estate. Her arrival begins awkwardly as she nearly runs over the town gossip during a snowstorm. Fortunately, the single, attractive town mayor is willing to lend her a hand to get her affairs in order. But when his life starts to spiral out of control, Hallie must

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After her estranged husband's unexpected death, Hallie goes to Barefoot, Montana, to wrap up his estate. Her arrival begins awkwardly as she nearly runs over the town gossip during a snowstorm. Fortunately, the single, attractive town mayor is willing to lend her a hand to get her affairs in order. But when his life starts to spiral out of control, Hallie must decide whether he's worth sticking around for.

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VOYA - Barbara Johnston
Hallie needs to settle the estate of her estranged and recently deceased husband, so she leaves her art studio in Malibu Beach and travels to Tippy Canoe, Montana. As she enters town on a snowy night, a scooter ridden by newspaper owner Andrea Linford careens into Hallie's car. Handsome mayor Marc Greathouse witnesses the accident and agrees that Hallie is blameless. Hallie soon meets other residents and business owners and has a surprising encounter with the autistic rhyme-speaking twin sons of the crusty server at Plum's Pantry. Becoming involved in the town's economic struggles, Hallie's friendship with Andrea and Marc grows. A nonfatal shooting unmasks the culprit behind some of the town's troubles, and Hallie concludes that Tippy Canoe and her new friends will be a permanent part of her life. Warnock and Schow delightfully illustrate how different small-town culture is from that of big cities. Tippy Canoe residents get involved in each other's lives. They watch over the twins, forgive Marc for his momentary misstep with the town's checkbook, and unite to keep their stellar school from closure. Purposefully not pretentious, Plum's Pantry surprises Hallie with its innovative menu that uses fresh produce from a geothermal greenhouse. This entertaining yarn with its eccentrics and miscreants, cake walks and small crimes, friendships and gentle romance would make a delightful family movie, but it may require help attracting teen readers. Recipes for Scottish eggs and other Plum's Pantry tantalizing specials follow the story. Reviewer: Barbara Johnston

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ISBN-13:
9781462110933
Publisher:
Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Trouble's on the Menu: A Tippy Canoe Romp-- With Recipes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This book is SO CUTE  and SO FUN  and SO GOOD! Lots of suspense, good mystery, great humor, and romantic sprinklings. Fun story set in the very small town of Tippy Canoe where the neighbors know everyone and know everything about everyone. A Christmas tree farm in jeopardy. A school trying to stay open in the struggling economy. A California girl come to settle the estate of her late husband who she has been estranged from for a very long time. A mayor trying to keep his town and his family farm from ruin. Townspeople who in the event of a town crisis come together to make this the best Christmas yet and look forward to wonderful friendships being formed. Wonderful recipes are given including my favorite...Hot Snow-Chocolate :)
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Trouble's On the Menu: A Tippy Canoe Romp-With Recipes by Caleb Warnock and Betsy Schow I did not know what to expect of this novel by reading just the blurb. It was filled with humor ,art, food and a mystery. It was also filled with big time governor against small town mayor. I laughed a lot. It is also a clean read with lots of recipes in the back. Warning this book makes you hungry. It starts off with Hallie coming into Barefoot, Montana in a snow storm and hits a women driving a scooter. Andrea the owner of the weekly newspaper. Hallie just wanted to come to town do her business and get back to California. Hallie is a artist. She is in town to settle her late husband estate. He left her everything even though they have been separated for eight years. Hallie is hungry but before she can get served her food she is kicked out of the restaurant because of the accident. The next day she finds out that she is the landlord of three different businesses that her late husband was paid in hay and ice cream shakes. It will not be easy to sell the businesses and she does not want to stay away from her art studio. Marc Greathouse is the mayor. He is a widower with no children. He was laid off work when the mine closed down. His family has a christmas tree farm that unless he raises 35,000 will be auctioned off for unpaid taxes. Marc makes some bad decisions that he regrets. Then he finds out the Governor is coming town to announce he is closing their school and busing their kids to a hour away to different school district. Their town is going to fight it. Starting with the Mayor slugging the Governor and being arrested by his own father. I was totally entertained by reading Trouble's on the Menu. I hope they have another Tippy Canoe adventure. The characters are different. They have their own personality. I like Hallie. Also like how the town helps take care of its own. Hallie makes some good friends and gets involved with the towns problems. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.