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Aug 10, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Nice second book to the series, this time with a murder occurring when Abby is holding the annual candy contest at Divinity. The victim was pretty easy to guess although I didn't get the culprit at all. I liked the recipes in the back and the French toast one sounds pretty good. Dec 20, Andrea Guy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the 2nd book in the Candy Store Mysteries series.
It is a fabulous cozy mystery. It has everything you've come to expect from this kind of book; a spunky heroine, a boyfriend in some area of law enforcement, an absolutely adorable pet, a shop of some sort and a dead body. You mustn't forget the dead body!! What I loved about Abby is that she has a little of what readers love about Stephanie Plum, but she's not quite the Hot Mess, that Steph is. She has problems in her life; her family, This is the 2nd book in the Candy Store Mysteries series.
She has problems in her life; her family, trying to run a candy shop etc, dead bodies, but things don't blow up around her To say Savannah is disliked is an understatement, so when Abby finds her dead, there are a lot of suspects.
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Savannah was pretty much a nasty thing to everyone in Paradise, Colorado, when she was in high school. Oh and these people know how to hold grudges too! That makes it harder to figure out "whodunit. I also want to see how Abby's relationship with Jawarski develops over the next few books.
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There were a few things that didn't quite sit right with me at the end I'm sure there's a thing called in Colorado, even in a small town. There were a few other things too, but nothing detracted me from the story. Definitely a good afternoon read! Feb 28, Sarah Adamson rated it liked it Shelves: The second in the candy shop mystery series. I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the others in the series. The main character got whiny and irritating, and I wanted to sit her down with an ice pack and a cup of coffee and tell her to pull herself together.
Overall however the mystery was good and had plenty of twists and turns although I did work out the murderer fairly early on. The other characters were believable and the story was of interest. May 09, Jennifer Collins rated it liked it Shelves: Killer was predictable, but I love 'who did it's.
May 14, Tabby Kat rated it liked it Shelves: The Annual Confectionary Competition has become a staple of winter in the small town of Paradise, Colorado. Abby Shaw is doing her best to carry on the tradition. As the new owner of the candy shop Divinity, it is her responsibility to run the weekend. Things are running okay until Savannah Horne arrives.
Savannah hasn't been in town since high school, but memories are long in Paradise. When she was here, she made life miserable for everyone. Twenty years later, Abby thinks that Savannah might h The Annual Confectionary Competition has become a staple of winter in the small town of Paradise, Colorado. Twenty years later, Abby thinks that Savannah might have changed, but the rest of the town isn't ready to forgive. When Savannah wins the first night of the contest, Evie Rice is furious. The two women used to fight over everything in high school, and neither is quite ready to let the old rivalry go.
The next morning, however, Savannah disappears. After a day of searching, Abby finds her body. The list of suspects is long, including the obvious like Evie and Savannah's sister, who is hardly upset at her sibling's death. Also on the suspect list is Abby's cousin Karen. Karen has been acting rather strange since Savannah showed up the first night and the evidence seems to keep pointing to her. While Abby had no intention of getting involved, she quickly determines that she will have to find the real killer to keep her cousin out of jail.
Abby's resolve is only reinforced when the case takes a very personal turn. Meanwhile, tensions in the family are brewing over Divinity. Abby inherited the shop from her aunt, and some of the cousins think they had more of a right to own the shop. Can Abby keep the peace and the store?
Jan 28, Jessica rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Blackmail, deceit, poisoned candy and a hit and run Oohh My!!! I liked this book alot. It was an enjoyable read and I liked the way the murder was conducted, it was a well thought out process. The killer was a bit cliche, however I did like the underlying true identity to the murderer's character.
I also liked how "Karen" the cousin to "Abby" got her turn in the hot seat for a while during this book. I'm not sure what it is about her, but she gets under my skin a little, so seeing her in some ho Blackmail, deceit, poisoned candy and a hit and run Oohh My!!!
I'm not sure what it is about her, but she gets under my skin a little, so seeing her in some hot water felt a little satisfying.
For example when "Abby's" niece gets her tongue pierced and "Abby" has to go with "Dana" to tell her father what she did. Did we really need a whole chapter to tie family drama together? I did like how the last few chapters really had me on the edge and wanting to race to the end, espeically after chapter twenty. The dramatic ending was also very well played out. So far I find this book has the best ending in the series. It's very suspenseful and adventurous. This book did leave me with a few questions at the end though; For example, where the heck was "Jawarski" when "Abby" needed him?
I guess we'll never know Jul 22, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Borrowed this from the library and it was in large font format which actually took me longer to read than regular font! I had a hard time focusing on this one because I was very frustrated with the characters. I did not like how Karen was treating Abby, but once we got the explanation of her depression it made more sense. I did like that Abby and her niece were able to start developing a relationship, and that Abby and her brother were improving as well.
I needed more of Abby and Pine, that was Borrowed this from the library and it was in large font format which actually took me longer to read than regular font!
I needed more of Abby and Pine, that was lacking. I was surprised that the killer was the husband; we did not know a lot about him so it was unexpected. He seemed to nice and genuinely upset. I will continue to read more from this series, but I am not in a state of must run out and get it. Jul 18, Paula rated it liked it. I am enjoying this series set in Colorado and a candy store. Savannah has returned to Paradise to help her sister settle their mother's estate. She is married to an up and coming guy who has just accepted a new job in New York.
Everyone remembers Savannah from school and the feelings of hate are still rampant. Evie accuses Savannah of cheating during the Confectionary Competition when she wins first prize. Abby tries to smooth things over but makes little progress. Abby finds Savannah's body behi I am enjoying this series set in Colorado and a candy store. Abby finds Savannah's body behind the hotel where she and Miles were staying. It looks like it was a hit and run but was it, and who might not have done it?
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A lot of people in Paradise are suspects. Nov 07, Patti rated it really liked it. In Book two of the series, Abby is hosting the yearly 3 day Confectionary Competition. Her hopes for a smooth going are ruined when the much hated Savannah Horne shows up and wins the first night of the tasting. I know we would like to know more about who Jason was and who Miles really was, BUT the big question that I felt should have been answered earlier on That would have been nice to know.
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I'm looking forward to this authors third book in Paradise. Sounds like the town I grew up in! I liked this cozy. Sammi Carter has a dry sense of humor that shines through this book. There were suspect aplenty but I did guess the murderer fairly early. There were great recipes in the back of the book but I would have liked more glimpses into chocolate candy making. I loved the main character, Abby Shaw. When questioned why she would give up being a corporate attorney to run a candy shop, I loved her answer.
You will need to read the book to find out what her retort was. There seemed a little too many suspects but that's OK. This second book in the Candy Shop series by Sammi Carter was even better than the first. I like the little town of Paradise where Abby has inherited Divinity, the candy shop her Aunt left to her. We are becoming more familiar with the citizens of Paradise and the town in this second installment of the series.
The story is about Savannah who comes back to Paradise with her husband after being away for many years. Savannah is not remembered fondly by the people in Paradise, because of her pranks and behavior when she lived there. Since Abby has also been away for years before coming back to run Divinity, she relates to Savannah.
After winning a candy contest, Savannah disappears. Abby organizes a search for her. The story is well written and makes you want to continue to read late into the night. My only problem was the ending. We are left knowing what happened, but we don't know why. Many loose ends are tied up by Abby saying we will never know what really happened.
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The unanswered questions kept me from giving this book five stars, but I did enjoy it and plan to continue with the series. This is a light cozy read that cozy lovers will enjoy. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Nothing shocking about the mystery itself, but the writing is good, and the characters enjoyable. I will definitely read more. Was happy with this order. To me, this is a "read one read them all" kind of book. It is a very light story- no real strong plot- the typical civilian running around playing detective and then solving the case and the police being ever so grateful.
If you like "cozy mysteries" you will enjoy this- otherwise, you will shake your head and say "yeah, sure, okay". Again, this is a great new author to me. I enjoyed both books and look forward to the next one. They are a light hearted mystery. See all 18 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on August 9, Published on June 19, Published on November 12, Published on July 18, Published on June 4, Published on April 11, Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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