Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Batter Of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander

I have spent the last few days reading A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander. Such a great story and mystery this was. My friend Lisa K got me into Ellie's series and I am so glad she did. Reading this cozy about about a mother daughter bakery in a small Shakespearean themed town in the heart of Oregon, really took a bit of the sting of the events of the last few days away. A great cozy can transport you to a time and place of the imaginary town, wrap you up in it's own drama and make you forget with the turn of each page the reality in which you live. A Batter of Life and Death was for me a great escape and delicious mystery. Set in the fall, main character Jules is enjoying being home after working on a cruise ship for 10 years, the crisp fall weather inspires her mood as much as her welcome smells and tastes October brings, pumpkins, apples, caramels and spices all things you associate with fall you feel in this book, crave in this book and enjoy in this book. It is not all rosy though for Jules and her mother. A pastry reality show rolls into town and disrupts the normal cozy and quiet off season in Ashland. Jules finds herself caught up in the show and quickly in another murder. This mystery speaks to the old saying about too many cooks in the kitchen!
I really enjoyed this book and was so glad that the story was not predicable, it felt genuine and more based in real reality instead of tv reality. 
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