Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Series: Hannah Swensen series #19
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married!
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake…
Indulge In Joanne Fluke’s Criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries! This is the 19th book in the series and it's recommended to read each book in order of publication! While the characters may be the same, the mysteries, recipes, and even relationships progress through each book.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is by far my favorite cozy mystery series! I know there are a few readers who feel like the series is getting old and redundent but I just don’t feel that way. In fact, I could read these books from beginning to end over and over again and still not get enough of them! Every time I read an Hannah Swensen mystery I feel like I’m visiting with an old, beloved friend. My only real issue is that I am getting close to catching up in the series. When that happens, I’ll have to wait a full year in between books! That’s just sad. I do hope though that Joanne Fluke writes many more in the series as I truly love it.
If you’re a cozy mystery fan and haven’t read this series you are truly missing out! It’s one of my absolute favorites. The series is very wholesome, sweet, and charming. There’s no sex or swearing at all. There are however, murderers and sleuthing! Oh, and I don’t want to forget the delicious recipes that Hannah shares within the book. I’ve made a few myself and LOVED them!
That being said, I recommend this entire series!