I have been home now a few days and the second book I read while on vacation was Ellie Alexander (Kare Dyer-Seeley's) Meet Your Baker. If you read yesterday's post you know that I searched 6 book stores to find it and boy was it worth the search! This book first came out in 2014 and there are 4 current books in this series, one more coming out later this year.
I am so glad that my friends recommended this series to me and it was such a delight to track them down and read them. I am also thrilled that my trip coincided with meeting the author Ellie Alexander. Hearing her speak about her series was a truly special and unique experience for me.
The book it's self was absolutely charming. The realization that this series is based on a real place you can actually visit (though I was assured that the characters are purely fiction and that the lay out of the town differs slightly from the real Ashland Oregon) made this series just that much more real for me. Being in the state that the book was written about made it even more special. I loved the characters in this book, they are so well established, the back grounds, the history and the Shakespeare, along with the mouth watering food suggestions and recipes is more then endearing, it is exciting. Discovering this well written and well thought out series was a highlight of my summer.
In this small town bakeshop, the sweets are to die for...Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal...After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder...The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her...but still. The silver lining? Jules' high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can't help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all...
I am so looking forward to reading and reviewing more of this series, I hope you will join me in read it as well! When I was in Oregon, I stopped by the Stash Tea store and picked up their special loose leaf Portland Oregon Blend. I wish I bought a case. This tea is fantastic and will always taste to me like a cup of vacation.
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I purchased the first three on your recommendation-I can't wait to start the series!ReplyDelete