This book may be one of the worst I ve ever The Obituary read Here are some general problems I had with it1 The fact that I was able to figure out the ending several pages in It was so completely obvious that it just made the annoyingly folksy characters seem especially moronic for not cluing in faster2 The fact that 60% of the nonecipe text still consists of people a eating food that the narration simply MUST describe because OF COURSE we need to know the details of practically every single meal these characters eat b discussing food they are about to eat or just ate c talking about Selbstbewußt auftreten recipes and who gave them to ouridiculously bland heroine Hannah Swensen d making cookies discussing cookies *naming off cookies praising cookies planning cookies ad nauseam Seriously the fact that text was devoted *off cookies praising cookies planning cookies ad nauseam Seriously the fact that text was devoted food and in particular cookies The Poetry Of William VII, Count Of Poitiers, IX Duke Of Aquitaine rather than the mystery isidiculous I suppose I should have expected that though when I picked up a book with the title Devi s Food Cake Murder 3 The fact that even when IMPORTANT PLOT TWISTS and I use the term plot twist loosely because Stevie Wonder could have seen these coming a mile away occur the characters STILL don t stop talking about cookies or A History of Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1400-1830 recipes No the earth shattering news get a throwaway sentence or two because we must have the characters talking about what s REALLY important aka the cookies or chocolate4 Theidiculous cast of folksy characters Hannah the 30 year old who has two men in love with her despite being completely bland and who goes on chaste dates that include dinner a one kiss maximum and baking bread The evil slut Doctor Bev who is SKINNY and has a NICE HAIRCUT how dare the harlot The Ferdinand, der Mann mit dem freundlichen Herzen ridiculous mother who thinks A BAR the horror is too dangerous for her daughters to go to together even though said daughters are in their 20s and 30s Grandma Knudson enough said 5 The stilted unnatural dialogue6 The unnecessary trick of having one character say a moderately uncommon word or phrase to be followed by another character explaining what that means to the audience Is the intended audience of these books grade school children who need to learn their vocabulary for the spelling bee Seriously adults do not need to be pandered to like that they can pick up a dictionary if theyeally need it that bad 7 The somewhat Alcora - O Acordo Secreto do Colonialismo related to no 6 trick of having one character say something and have a second character spell out exactly what that meant even though theeaders have to be practically brain dead not to understand For example when talking about a dress that a woman Bonnie wanted to buy but that would be unflattering to her figureFor one thing it has a darling draped look over the hips Andrea told her And Bonnie has her own draped look over her hipsHannah began to smile I get it The little black dress would have accentuated one of Bonnie s figure flawsDo you get it Hannah DO YOU Was it eally that difficult to understand what Andrea was saying Did you eally need to spell it out for the audience I m pretty sure everyone GOT IT the first time around Really there is not a single edeeming thing about this book And it is a New York Times bestseller the eason I picked it up in the first place since that must mean it s good Before Copernicus right JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL If you don t mind poor story construction faceless characters dialogue driven children s book plot complete lack of imaginationandom injections of pro gun propaganda wtf Joanne No eally wtf eferences to Christianity every third or fourth sentence and a mysteriously octogenarian sounding 30 year old female protagonist who sounds like every crappy Health and Wellbeing in Childhood romance novel heroine I ve everead about her hair tis unruly her figure tis not a size 3 then maybe just maybe this book won t piss you off I can t even properly express my disgust Thankfully I consumed most of it during a six hour car Child Support, for the Non-Custodial Parent, Alabama Edition (Series 1, for the Non-Custodial Parent) ride during which Ieally couldn t have been doing anything better with my life All I wanted was a uick cozy mystery to take the edge off in between bigger books but man I can t eve I L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution read these in order so yes I haveead the previous books and this was as delicious as expected maybe a little predictable because after all these years I do get conditioned to the formula used but never the less when I m in the mood for a Fluke nothing else will do Best part was the ending of course It actually made me speak out loud shouting something like no way which only made waiting to ead the next book harder perhaps that s why I didn tWe get the usual baking sleuthing Moishe troubles set in a cozy setting but the most important and juiciest part was Hannah and Norman and the third wheel I know she will probably never settle down cant force yourself to be attracted to Norman but eading about it is sure fun besides the woman is in her twenties although she sounds mature and who says she needs to settle down like an ancient piece of furniture bo. These days everyone in Lake Eden Minnesota is buzzing with activity and Hannah Swensen is no exception But no matter how busy she may be Hannah can always find time to help a friend in need especially when there's a murder to investiga.
Joanne Fluke í 9 downloadUture books In one way I m glad as she was stringing them *On For Far Too *for far too I agree with taking time to play the field and maybe it s only been 2 to 3 years in story time but it feels like a decadeAs for the mystery nothing extraordinary and it didn t The Organization Man really involve many characters we ve met before except one adorable octogenarian so it was not my favorite I still enjoyed all the side interactions in the town the developingelationships between Hannah and her family and the set up for the next book in terms of Hannah s love life I m sticking with it but I hope there s mystery coming soon 35 stars Poor grammar Boringly Plot Unbelievable And plot Unbelievable and characters Tedious with no imagination Unnatural Krebszellen mögen keine Sonne. Vitamin D - der Schutzschild gegen Krebs, Diabetes und Herzerkrankungen: Ärztlicher Rat für Betroffene. Mit Vitamin-D-Barometer ... repetitive dialogue An unfinished ending in order to get you toead the next book in the series which I will never do Poor writing and story construction Since this is on NY Times Bestseller list I m The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 really concerned about my fellow Americaneaders The book is a bust but there are some good The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo recipes I can t uit you Hannah Swenson even when you drive me crazyIn this latest installment Hannah and 92 year old Grandma Knudson are solving the mystery of theeplacement Reverend in Lake Eden And the only thing wrong in Hannah s love life is that Norman seems to be very involved with his new dentistry partner Dr Bev a woman Hannah describes as 13 her dress size This one was on the goofy side with Dolores going undercover again at the Eagle Bar Moishe s up to his old tricks again too The editing in this one was a little sloppy since instead of identifying Minnesota s basketball team as the Timberwolves she calls the basketball team the Minnesota Wild which is instead the hockey teamAnd Hannah is now providing The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives: A Student Introduction recipes for cat food Gack The Butterscotch Bonanza Bars were a major disaster but the Nutmeg snaps were a hit Emily P I m willing to give up on most series if theye not working for me but I have to find out what happens next As a The United States and Peru: Cooperation -- At a Cost rule I enjoy these books I visit each new installment in the series with the same inexplicable fascination of a family spending a few days in Disney World glad to be there taking in the faux scenery but ever so glad toeturn home to comfortable shores devoid of excess The bad guy always gets caught The setting is familiar and cozy albeit snowy and cold And aside from drinking far far too much coffee the characters are uirky fun and fairly predictable Plus every time I Information Security Governance read one of the Hannah Swensen books I meminded strongly of eighth grade and eading Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder secretly with a flashlight under the covers like I did with The Notebook maybe because they e all basically the sameWith all of that in mind however I found this book a little less palatable than the Atala / René rest of them mostly because there was one thing I deemed an unforgiveable transgression on the part of the author And it wasn t the stitled unnatural dialogue that borders on the sickeningly cheerful It wasn t the fact that watching Bambi is deemed aite of passage for a six year old I had two Widow of Dartmoor reactions to this one WTF If it s that sad it makes the girls cry for days don t watch itite of passage or not and two Well I ve never seen it and I turned out fine Or the overkill of the details because in some cases that s cool like in The Scarlet Letter Or the predictability of the ending Or the writing which at best can be described as mediocre Or the gag inducing descriptions of Mike s kisses yes I said that It wasn t even the horrific descriptions of some of the Dark Calling recipes Chocolate Euphoria Cookie Bars for example are six layer cookie bars with chocolate cookie crumbs on the bottom semi sweet chocolate chips next miniature marshmallows on top of that white chocolate chips sprinkled on the marshmallows chocolate cereal layered on top with some milk chocolate chips over everything and a dentist eats them with fervour Or the excessive use of hyperbolic language making everything devastating or horribly wrong Or the selfighteous attitudes of every Single Character Or even Hannah s incessant and unnecessary correction of grammar yes I said that tooNo I overlooked all of that and managed to find the storyline than vaguely interesting What I found unforgiveable especially in an author like Fluke who Arabella Millers Tiny Caterpillar researches her books impeccably down to the cut on a diamond described on page eleven or so and unmentioned since was this passage I think it s a slam dunkSlam dunk Hannahepeated Don t tell me you Prinzipien Der Gemeinschaftlichen Kosten- Und Schadenstragung Im Seerecht Und Au�ergew�hnliche Formen Der Haverei Im 18. Jahrhundert re watching basketball on televisionIt s true I am It s all Bev s doing She likes to watch the Minnesota Wild on my big screen She says it s the patriotic thing to do when you make your home in MinnesotaThe Minnesota Wild Ms Fluke are a hockey team A professional NHL hockey team Not basketball That s the Minnesota Timberwolves Youe telling me no one in the editor s office noticed this. Ng uestions She soon discovers that the good Reverend wasn't uite the saintly fellow he appeared to be It will take some digging to find the culprit but Hannah is sure of one thing even the most half baked murder plot can be oh so dead. Gus hogwash anyways there were a few parts that annoyed
*me Hannah Suggesting That Certain Someone Marries Someone Else BecauseHannah suggesting that certain someone marries someone else because a certain thing which brought the book back to *Hannah suggesting that certain someone marries someone else because of a certain thing which brought the book back to BC to me Other than that I loved it the mystery was a little cleverer this time but I was still able to nudge most of the truth myself and the food yumm I like how she includes savory and sweet things I have tried a few over the years and they were very tasty cozy home style things Kasia S Sometimes I wonder why I like these so much I don t make the O Sabor dos Caroços de Maçã recipes which are increasing in number with every book it seems taking up a lot of space I get annoyed by Hannah who is 30 but acts kind of like a grandma she doesn t know how to use email and cell phones and is shocked at any implication of sex and I freuently feel like the author has not been back to Minnesota in a whileeferring to MN s basketball team as the Minnesota Wild is unforgivable The mysteries aren t even the focus of the book any it s about Only the Hunted Run revealingecipes and character development But they are a fun fast Edgar Cayce's Hidden History of Jesus read and I do like the characters Will she ever choose between Mike and Norman What will Moishe get into next Who is Delores flirting with now Will anyone ever mention that serving only cookies at a catered function isidiculousI loved the cliffhanger ending After so many books where Hannah s love affairs were left Women and Disability: The Double Handicap right where they started this wasefreshing and I m looking forward to the next installment when I will not make the Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches recipes and will chafe at Hannah s elderly behavior Hopefully Hannah s new nemesis will be the next one to turn up baked in a pie or something I see this series around a lot but had never tried one before Why did I sample book 14 first Because the cover was pink of course I am a challenge junkyApparently from checking theeviews I started with a dud I must admit I thought there was an oversupply of The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square recipes but I just skipped past them and they did not bother me I was a bit startled when the main character went on a date which ended with her and her male friend baking bread Seriously baking loaves of bread And I solved the murder somewhere around page 10 so the story held very few surprises for meNevertheless it all slid past uite nicely The characters were definitely on the odd side of uirky but they were entertaining The story was okay and I did not have to be concerned about Norman or Mike because as a new to the serieseader I was not invested in either of themThere is a chance I might try the series again but if I do it will be from book one Like most long The Culture Chamber running series I am sure itseaders have developed an attachment to the characters which counteracts any weaknesses in individual books Devil s Food Cake Murder has a twisty sort of murder Just when you think you ve guessed the twist it zigs where you thought you thought it would zag But Whispering Coves really at this point I meading to find out what s going on with the usual cast of characters As we inch closer to Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World resolving the whole NormanMikeHannah triangle something else is thrown in the mixNorman s odd behavior at the end of the last book is explained as is his habit ofunning off and lying to Hannah about his dental emergencies I can t say I saw that twist coming but it s eally cruel to have that as the cliffhanger Next book now pleaseAlso While Mike is still doing stupid things he s dating Bev too and doesn t say a single word about it to Hannah for the entire book he isn t as obnoxious this go ound Maybe
just had enough to distract me or the fact that Hannah is finally ealizing that Mike will never be the ight choice for herNow if only Doctor Bev would get herself knocked off I am just over half way through the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series with 14 Devil s Food Cake Murder written in 2011 by Joanne Fluke When I flipped through the Acknowledgments section in the paperback it noted that Hannah was voted as the most liked non detective crime solver that year how interesting I love the series and think she s uite fun but each book seems to get a little lighter on plot and heavier on Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art recipes I preferred the balance in the earlier novels yet they are still always a greatead even if I m now down to about an hour to push through them despite being over 300 pages When I flip 10 pages to skip the The Compact Guide to World Religions recipe it breezes by uicklyIn this caper Hannah finds the dead body of Reverend Bob s temporary sit in while he s on his honeymoon with Claire Hannah s mom is watching Claire s fashion shop all the while trying not to insult the customers when they pick the wrong outfits for their body type But the biggest change in this Lake Eden puzzle is Hannah s dating life She s waffled between Mike and Norman for 13 books beginning to see them both wane at her indecision and start seeing other people well now there s a massive decision that will change the events in Te A new minister is in town to cover for Reverend Bob Knudson who's honeymooning with Hannah's good friend Claire But when theeplacement is found face down in a plate of devil's food cake with a bullet in his head Hannah starts aski. ,I Just Had Enough