Pies and Prejudice

Pies and Prejudice

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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 flaky 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.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Prime Crime,, 2012.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
ISBN: 9780425251409
0425251403
Branch Call Number: M ADAM
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 17 cm.

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Gret4zani2019
Jul 08, 2020

Charmed Pie # 1

Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Jun 11, 2019

Loved this cute cozy mystery from local author Ellery Adams. The story is really fun and engaging, and the second book is even better. The fantasy aspect of the story is my favorite part, and I can’t wait to follow that storyline throughout the series. My one complaint is a common one I have for cozies—just not developed enough. I think if it was about 50 pages longer we could’ve gotten a lot more plot and character development. I think that’s just a product of the genre’s demands—short and published as quickly as possible. Some authors for these genre mass markets are contracting for like four books per year—can you imagine writing and editing a complete novel in 3 months? The stories in this series are pretty ambitious for a 270 page mass market paperback, so they naturally end up being a little rushed, but still enjoyable for a light read.

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ariciaq
Jun 23, 2013

Just finished reading, enjoyed the magical end of things and how Ella Mae solved the mystery.

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MaZaRo
Mar 07, 2013

I really enjoyed the magic and mystery of this one. I liked all the characters and the mystery/murder put an exciting spin on things. I look forward to the next book.

LaughingOne Jan 21, 2013

A pleasant mystery with magical overtones. The fact that Ella Mae bakes emotions and feelings in her pies reminds me a bit of "Like Water for Chocolate" (but not as complex or well-written). This is the kind of light reading I enjoy when I need a break from the rest of my life.

rowanquincy Nov 21, 2012

A formula mystery. I didn't much like the main character, who relied on everyone around her to take care of her rather than solving her own problems. And don't read this if you are dieting, there is eating or baking on just about every few pages (there are a few pie recipes at the back, and they sound delicious). I doubt I will read another book by this author.

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sissy32175
Aug 02, 2012

Love that southern humor.

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