This one goes back to when Hannah moved back to Lake Eden to take care of her family after the death of her father. It goes over how she got started with her bakery and it also introduces another story. So we get two stories for the price of one.
Essie is an older lady who lived in the town and had story times for the children of the town on Saturdays. She would entertain and love on the children while their parents ran errands or just took a break. She fell going down the stairs and was having to live in the hospice as her place was not fit for the living (no electric, water, heat) and Annie, Grandma Knudsen, and Delores got together and decided to give her a gift from the whole town. They plan a Christmas Ball with a Christmas Cake Parade.
It had a lot of recipes and it was a fun read. I didn't want to put it down.
Ross is still missing and Mike and Norman are doing their best to be there for Hannah. No one knows where he is or what he is doing. PK, Ross's assistant, is helping Michelle promote the plays that are coming up and being around her and Hannah. Offering them hope and letting them know if he has heard anything. One day, he asks if they can give him a ride, but they let him borrow Ross's car, that Michelle is driving, and as he is leaving work, he calls them on the phone and lets them know that he is having problems. He ate some candy found on Ross's desk. Since he was video calling them they were able to give Mike some clues as to where he went off the road. They go and find that Ross is dead, they find out that the candy was poisoned, but they don't know who the candy was really for. Hannah and Michelle and Lonnie and Mike all team up to find out who killed PK and was Ross the real target.
When I got to the end of the story, I was disappointed because it was left as another cliffhanger and I walked away saying that I hated Ross. I just felt that there was not a good conclusion to the story. This story had 29 recipes! I saved several because I really want to try some of the recipes. One thing about the recipes is all the tips that are included in them.
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke #RaspberryDanishMurder #NetGalley Have read the other books in the series and know I am going to like this one. Starts out with Hannah and Michelle as they head to work. Ross has not returned and she has not had any phone calls from him. Recipes appear during the book. Love learning which products I can substitute for. Love all the notes along the way. People come in while they are baking and it's easy to keep track of them and their careers. PK is Ross' assistant and he needs a ride while his is being repaired. They let him borrow Ross's car. Like reuniting with the local folks, catching up with what they are doing nowadays. Mike the cop and Norman the dentist, once contenders to be Hannah's husband are all just friends and help her with mysteries that land in her lap. The girls answer a call from PK as he's speeding and inchherent, drugged or drunk as he drives off the road. After calling Mike they also head out to the accident scene. Hannah learns a lot more talking to others there... She really does not know her husband much at all as surprises are coming from all directions. Mike is collecting information about PK while Andrea is on the trail to find out more about Ross. Details they uncover lead to other clues. Seems a lot of people but if you've followed this series from day one it's easy to keep track of who is who. Enjoyed this read kept you going, page after page. Excerpt from Winter Chill is included. So many recipes, what a treasure! I received this review book from Kensington Books via Net Galley and this is my honest opinion.