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Cherry Cheesecake Murder The structure of this book was interesting The murder would happen halfway through, so a prologue showing the incident from the victim s view was written The book has some heart and it won me over gradually I was prepared to rate it 3 stars But the last few pages undid all that goodwill I m always a sucker for an unorthodox climax However that Dolores character not only ruined the mood for me but reminded me of the insufferable antics of that cat that I d forgotten I m taking a hiatus fro The structure of this book was interesting The murder would happen halfway through, so a prologue showing the incident from the victim s view was written The book has some heart and it won me over gradually I was prepared to rate it 3 stars But the last few pages undid all that goodwill I m always a sucker for an unorthodox climax However that Dolores character not only ruined the mood for me but reminded me of the insufferable antics of that cat that I d forgotten I m taking a hiatus from this series Until next time Some time in the far future A film is being shot in Lake Eden Stage mothers Walk on roles for extras and 25 pound orange cats Oy vey Hannah is reeling after being proposed to by two men There may be a third suitor waiting in the wings And her cherry cheesecake may be the only thing that can keep an overly picky and at times creepy director under control This mystery had at interesting format because view spoiler it was one of those where the murder didn t take place until most of the way through the book Still t A film is being shot in Lake Eden Stage mothers Walk on roles for extras and 25 pound orange cats Oy vey Hannah is reeling after being proposed to by two men There may be a third suitor waiting in the wings And her cherry cheesecake may be the only thing that can keep an overly picky and at times creepy director under control This mystery had at interesting format because view spoiler it was one of those where the murder didn t take place until most of the way through the book Still there were lots of great scenes with familiar Lake Eden residents and Hannah s personal life is always fun Not sure I m such a Ross fan I think we ve got enough men in Hannah s life with just Mike and Norman I m having enough trouble deciding who to ship between the two of them personally my money s always been on Norman hard to pass up a man who loves your cat hide spoiler Bonus points for delicious recipes and the cow scene Trigger Warnings view spoiler sexual assault hide spoiler Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader In this 8th book in the Hannah Swensen series, the baker amateur sleuth investigates when an actor is murdered with a prop gun The book can be read as a standalone The star of this series is Hannah Swenson amateur sleuth and entrepreneur who owns a cookie bakery and loves to create new cookies for her shop and prepare treats for her friends and relatives Luckily for readers who d like to try the sweets, recipes are provided In this story some scenes for a Hollywood movie are sla In this 8th book in the Hannah Swensen series, the baker amateur sleuth investigates when an actor is murdered with a prop gun The book can be read as a standalone The star of this series is Hannah Swenson amateur sleuth and entrepreneur who owns a cookie bakery and loves to create new cookies for her shop and prepare treats for her friends and relatives Luckily for readers who d like to try the sweets, recipes are provided In this story some scenes for a Hollywood movie are slated to be shot in Hannah s home town of Lake Eden, Minnesota The producer, director, actors and supporting staff flood into town, and to the delight of the townsfolk local citizens will be involved as advisors and bit players The murder in this book involves a character dying from a bullet wound from what was supposed to be a prop gun This doesn t occur until about page 200, however, and until then we visit with the characters and follow Hannah s apparently eternal romantic triangle with Norman the dentist..and Mike the detective In fact, this book has an additional boyfriend Hannah s attractive friend Ross who s on the movie staff It s hard to believe Hannah s beaus would put up with her indecisiveness forever, but it s a book not real life.Once the murder occurs Hannah and her sisters are on the job not investigating which is frowned on by Mike the detective but rather snooping to help find the killer As usual with amateur detectives in these kinds of stories, they withhold information from the police, go where they shouldn t, etc This isn t a complex mystery but rather an entertaining cozy with fun characters that are staples of the series and lots of good pastries These are some of the recipes in the book.CocalattasPeanut butter and jam cookiesFruit pocket French toastCherry cheesecakeMini cherry cheesecakesChocolate trufflesCream cheese puffsLemon cream torteAngel kissesOoey gooey chewy cookie barsYou can follow my reviews at Why were you smiling like that Smiling like what Like the cat that got into the cream potLake Eden, a small cozy town in Minnesota, has been chosen by a famous director to be the set for a movie, and of course everyone is head over heels and trying their best to be chosen for a small part Everything is going as smooth as a cheesecake, until the fake revolver used in a suicide scene turns out to be not so fake after all the director gets killed on the spot and, guess what Hannah SWhy were you smiling like that Smiling like what Like the cat that got into the cream potLake Eden, a small cozy town in Minnesota, has been chosen by a famous director to be the set for a movie, and of course everyone is head over heels and trying their best to be chosen for a small part Everything is going as smooth as a cheesecake, until the fake revolver used in a suicide scene turns out to be not so fake after all the director gets killed on the spot and, guess what Hannah Swensen, owner of the local cookie shop and amateur investigator, is around and will stick around till the end Hannah is either very lucky or very unlucky I mean, after all she met seven killers and she s still alive On the other end, if you are not a cop nor a mortician, being in contact with so many dead bodies must certainly be a case of very bad luck Unless, of course, you enjoy it But it looks like it s never enough for Hannah seven investigations and almost double the bodies, seven murderers and, oh yes, two men to date at the same time can t possibly satisfy her greed She needs yet another body, another killer and another potential husband it s never enough for cunning, manipulative, back stabber Hannah Swensen This book really makes me dislike Hannah She s a pompous ass There is apparently nothing she can t cook and even though she is constantly described as being plump with frizzy red hair, she is the femme fatale of her sleepy little Minnesotan town.This book, Hannah decides which marriage proposal she will accept Being the condescending twit that she is, she is put out that someone had the audacity to propose to her and actually expect a response Sheesh seriously In the ultimate fence sitti This book really makes me dislike Hannah She s a pompous ass There is apparently nothing she can t cook and even though she is constantly described as being plump with frizzy red hair, she is the femme fatale of her sleepy little Minnesotan town.This book, Hannah decides which marriage proposal she will accept Being the condescending twit that she is, she is put out that someone had the audacity to propose to her and actually expect a response Sheesh seriously In the ultimate fence sitting move, Hannah turns down both guys with the statement that she will decide where, when and whom she marries but hey guys, please keep taking me out, spending money on me and showering me with attention even though I just made a public spectacle out of you and shown that I could care less about your feelings.Seriously Unfortunately yes What guy puts up with that Hannah gets put out every time Norman or Mike show interest in another woman but she thinks that she can date a whole football team and it s okay.The real question is why do I keep reading these Come on, Joanne Mike is a slut, Norman is everything a woman could possibly want, and this is what you do Sigh I give up You make Hannah look like some kind of nasty tease Norman needs to go find a woman who won t lead him around by the nose and then go chasing off after some pretty boy who has told herthan once that his job isimportant than her No , Joanne I didn t finish this one and I am really disappointed Not only is Hannah such a screw up that she not only teas Come on, Joanne Mike is a slut, Norman is everything a woman could possibly want, and this is what you do Sigh I give up You make Hannah look like some kind of nasty tease Norman needs to go find a woman who won t lead him around by the nose and then go chasing off after some pretty boy who has told herthan once that his job isimportant than her No , Joanne I didn t finish this one and I am really disappointed Not only is Hannah such a screw up that she not only teases two men, but then decides that maybe she wants to try someone new What You were afraid if you put her in a stable, loving relationship, we wouldn t read anyBUZZZZZ Wrong I give up here And it is a shame, I was really enjoying seeing Hannah as a strong, thoughtful, considerate and loving woman, well able to make her decisions knowing that she could rely on her own heart Point me at Norman I will take him if she doesn t want him When Main Street in Lake Eden becomes a movie set, a clever killer rewrites the script and bakery owner Hannah Swenson, while trying to decide which marriage proposal to accept, must sift through a cast of suspects before the film wraps with an even deadlier ending It was all I could do to get through this poorly written, men s rights advocating dumpster fire of a book Joanne Fluke and her Mary Sue are sanctimonious, woman hating twits, and I m done gritting my teeth over this I m convinced that Fluke is writing exclusively for an audience of midwestern, socially conservative housewives, with a healthy heap of misogynists mixed in This series is reliably sexist there s lots of female murder victim blaming, slut shaming, biological essentialism, and sn It was all I could do to get through this poorly written, men s rights advocating dumpster fire of a book Joanne Fluke and her Mary Sue are sanctimonious, woman hating twits, and I m done gritting my teeth over this I m convinced that Fluke is writing exclusively for an audience of midwestern, socially conservative housewives, with a healthy heap of misogynists mixed in This series is reliably sexist there s lots of female murder victim blaming, slut shaming, biological essentialism, and sneering at working mothers, but Cherry Cheesecake Murder is the worst of the lot To digress for a bit, I suspect that Hannah s treatment and oppinion of Andrea stems from a bone deep jealousy After all, Andrea is younger and better looking, dresses better, and has two beautiful children She has a husband and, unlike Hannah, didn t strike out in the romance department like Hannah did with the professor she was sleeping with in college Hannah is butthurt because she tanked her academic career to come home and parent her mother Meanwhile, Andrea gets to be a mostly unfettered professional woman instead of being chained to the crib and stove And you can just bet that Hannah has heard the why can t you belike Andrea speech all her life, but I digress Fluke, through her female characters, articulates the following about girls, women, and sexual predators 1 If a grown man interacts inappropriately with a 15 year old girl, the child on the wrong end of the power balance is a Lolita in training and a burgeoning sex kitten Fluke.2 If you have a child out of wedlock, you are especially, understandably inviting to sexual predators because you ve clearly let a man have the milk for free.3 If you are married and have children, you are a terrible mother if you decide against a paternal, economically dependent relationship with your husband.4 Women in Hollywood are morally bankrupt whores who, unlike the virtuous women of insert Podunk bastion of American conservatism here , invite the attentions of sexual predators I know that most books involving female protagonists and killers are inherently sexist in that authors almost always write in a male love interest he usually takes on the role of high handed protector and serves to reassure a certain segment of readers that for all the heroine s skill and intrepidity, she is still a physically and emotionally vulnerable female who wants strong arms, marriage, and children Thing is, though, that that genre convention is tolerable for most people because the likability, relatability, mental agility, and backbone of the protagonist and the investigation to biological essentialism ratio serve to counteract the sexism and romance For example, whereas James Patterson and his team of ghostwriters do an excellent job of balancing the detective police work with Lindsay Boxer s personality and personal life, Joanne Fluke, often to the exclusion of the murder and mystery, focuses on her protagonist s romantic entanglements, antifeminist precepts, political leanings, and moral judgments One of the biggest problems I have with the Hannah Swenson series is the ham fisted way in which Fluke tries to make a case for traditional values Fluke litters her books with alienating, poorly disguised political screeds and dog whistles The female characters spendtime worshiping, conceding to, cooking for, and accommodating men than they do on investigating murder They moralize and judge and twist themselves into knots trying to be ladylike, right down to the language they use I can understand trying to accurately represent the attitudes and behaviors specific to a region, but Fluke beats us over the head with the social conservatism, something that distracts as much as it offends Again, if there wereto recommend the books, I could grit my teeth and deal I do this with JD Robb s In Death series, even as Eve Dallas s husband gets increasinglycontrolling Thing is, Eve isn t a sanctimonious, incompetent, feckless jellyfish, Robb rarely, if ever, employs the damsel in distress trope, the stories are tight and mostly coherent and cohesive, the investigating figures prominently in the books and, most importantly, Eve isn t an inauthentic, mean spirited, judgmental Mary Sue who fancies herself to be better and smarter than everyone else I love the Hannah Swensen series and all the recipes in the books Another great installment Such a fantastic series It never gets old for me Whenever I am in a book slump I dive into a Hanna Swensen novel because she always seems to save the day Now, I may be way behind in the series but I am going to try and finish them up within the next year Fingers crossed.Highly recommended cozy series Just make sure to read them in order of publication.


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