Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that wont be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Bartonnot after her husband suddenly disappears . . . Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husbands assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Rosss car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . ....
|Title||:||Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen #22)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen #22) Reviews
I tried very hard to like this book. So many recipes, so many cookies, I know that is her schtick, but it was overkill for me. The only thing that kept my interest was the mystery about where her new husband went. Maybe I will give the next one another chance.
Say what you will about these books, but the cliffhanger endings are what saves them. Somehow I have got to know how this Hannah-Mike-Norman-Ross love "square" ends!!
I read most of this all in one morning, and... as usual ...there were things that bugged me. Right out of the gate (p. 3), Michelle says, "They were sitting right on top of my warmest winter scarf." Who says things like that? What is she, twelve?? Some of the language in these books seems stinted and mechanical -- like no one talks ...more
3.5/5.....NOT MY IDEA OF A GOODS ENDING, THOUGH. So disappointed & frustrated that the next book will be a retrospective story.
This series jumped the shark awhile back and I just haven't been able to cut the cord though I was seriously going to stop after the last book and the surprise ending. However, curiosity got the best of me. Raspberry begins where #21 left off, but any active investigation by Hannah doesn't really begin until about the half way mark...way too late for a mystery. Prior (and after) we get WAY too much cookie and food talk. Take that away and the book would be a good 60% shorter.
Hannah has completel ...more
It’s November in Lake Eden, Minnesota. Cold weather has settled in and snow has begun to make its regular appearance. Unfortunately, Hannah Swenson is unable to enjoy the change in seasons; her husband Ross is still missing without a trace. Hannah has hope of his return as he took his keys to their home with him. She worries about her husband and their marriage the longer he is gone.
An opportunity arises for the Cookie Jar, Hannah’s beloved Cookie Shop, and they commit to selling their products ...more
Raspberry Danish Murder was better than the previous Hannah Swenson book but still seems very odd compared to the rest of the series.
Is there a ghostwriter writing these books now? It seems every character name is overused. I don't remember early in the series Hannah constantly addresssing her sisters or Norman by name in every statement during a conversation like this:
"If we stop to eat we can have a break Hannah"
"That sounds good Michelle"
"I thought so too Hannah" etc. Very stiff and formal d ...more
**I voluntarily read this ARC**
Well, it's an improvement over Banana Cream Pie Murder. The writing style is still very confusing. It started out with a juvenile style, then randomly switched to describing the death in detail, and went right back to juvenile. I'm still not sure who the target audience is at this point. Ignoring the weird writing, the mystery was pretty good. I am a little annoyed that it ended on another cliffhanger (but wow, that was a shocking one). Since cliffhangers were neve ...more
A sad attempt to revive a dying series. This particular book seemed like a juvenile wrote it. Very little mystery as most of the book was taken up with recipes and food talk. The rest was Hannah obsessing about what was wrong with her that her new husband left and hasn't come back. I hope the author either gets this series back on track or puts it to bed.