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review 2014-01-02 00:00
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion (Berkley Prime Crime)
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion - Paige Shelton This series has really grown on me! I liked the first one, the 2nd wasn't quite as good, but this one was really engaging. I still am on the fence as to how I feel about Gram, but the stories are first rate. RECOMMEND!
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review 2013-08-27 00:00
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion (Gram's Cooking School #3)
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion - Paige Shelton

A fun series, and this book was a fun read.  With each book bringing a new ghost with it's own mystery, along with current day murder mysteries, the story lines stay fresh and interesting.


Taking place in an old wild-west town-turned-tourist destination known for being overly haunted by ghosts, it's a fun setting. I like Bettes but will admit to having a hard time warming up to Grams - she doesn't feel quite three dimensional to me. Or maybe I just don't care for her personality. Jake is a great bff/sidekick and the romance with her old high school sweetheart is sweet. But the author has done something interesting; she's managed to introduce a love triangle that really isn't.


Now, I HATE love triangles, but this one, I get a kick out of it and the author has possibly created a sexual tension that can be kept going indefinitely throughout the series, without getting stale. Time will tell.


The murder mysteries were cleverly done (both of them) and well plotted. I didn't have any idea until the end and it was a fairly good ending as well.


I look forward to more from this series. A genuine enjoyment to read.

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