A baker with secrets
Witches in trouble
The cameras are rolling
Ready, set, die.
Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, winning the crown as Britain’s Best Baker would open doors she’s dreamed of. In more ways than one. Appearing on the reality show is her chance to get into Broomewode Hall and uncover the secrets of her past.
But strange things are happening on the show’s set: accusations of sabotage, a black cat that shadows Poppy, suspiciously unsociable residents at Broomewode Hall—and the judges can be real witches.
There are murmurs that Broomewode is an energy vortex. It certainly makes Poppy see and do things that aren’t exactly normal, and seems to draw interesting characters to the neighborhood.
When a fellow contestant dies in mysterious circumstances, Poppy has more to worry about than burned pies and cakes that won’t rise. There’s a murderer on the loose and it’s up to Poppy and her new friends to solve the crime before it becomes a real show-stopper.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren, this delicious series of cozy paranormal mysteries will have you guessing until the end. Includes recipes.
Being dropped off at a bakery as a baby and growing up with good parents is a good thing. Not knowing who your original parents are could be a bad thing to some or maybe just a niggling bother. Poppy has that little niggling question and plus who wouldn’t want to be in a baking contest? Specially if a ghost taught you to bake. What? Believe it or not the very black and white thinker writing this review enjoyed this ghost-seeing baker cozy more than you can imagine.
This is easy to read with characters you can’t help but like, like Poppy for example. Even some of Poppy’s ghosts are fun and all the baking contestants have their own personalities. In fact, this sounds like a lot of characters and a lot of characters in a story can be confusing. That didn’t happen here. I think it’s because Nancy Warren seemed to be so good at giving each their own feel; their own eccentricities. You had a feeling you knew who was speaking even before you read his or her name. His or her or a ghost for that matter. It sounds like I’m making a little fun here but only because of the fun of this story. It was humorous, made me laugh, and made me like reading it. That’s what good stories are right?
Book Details:Genre: Culinary Cozy
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 250
Series: Culinary Cozy #1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
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Nancy Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy novels, including the best selling Vampire Knitting Club series and the Toni Diamond mysteries. She's from Vancouver, though she tends to wander. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa university, appeared on the front page of the New York Times when her book Speed Dating launched the Harlequin/Nascar series. She was also the answer to a clue in a crossword puzzle in Canada's National Post newspaper.