Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Linkups - Wedding Cake Crumble



It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hope Question:
Is there a fictitious town in a book that you'd love to live in?  What makes it appealing?

My Answer:
Probably Lucky Harbor from the Jill Shalvis series of the same name.  It's a little town that has some fun stores and a pretty tasty café.  The people all seem nice and entertainingly quirky and since it's not a mystery series the death rate is pretty low.

This week's book is a bit dangerous for my diet as it takes place in a Cupcake bakery and I love cupcakes.  The regular murders does make them slightly less appealing though.  Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay is the newest in her Cupcake Bakery cozy mystery series which is always a good time though it does make me want to do quite a bit of baking!

The Beginning: 
"Here comes the bride," Melanie Cooper sang as she held a bouquet of multicolored snap dragons in front of her as if she was walking down the aisle.

My Thoughts:
Not a particularly surprising beginning given the title but snapdragons are an unexpected flower choice.

The 56:
"Tell us Elise," Cassie said, "What inspired your novel The Palms"
"Well," Elise drew the word out, moving her gaze over the crowd as she let the anticipation weave its way around the audience, tightening about them until the tension had them in stranglehold, barely breathing as they waited for her disclosure. "I was inspired by my hus-"
"Liar!"

My Thoughts: 
I want to know more about this book and just what she's lying about!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?

21 comments:

  1. Ooh fun question. I would probably pick Storyton from Ellery adams' Storyton Hall series- a fun town plus a place with multiple libraries. :) Lucky Harbor sounds nice though, and hey a low death rate- that's always a plus!

    Fun quotes!

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  2. I love that cupcake bakery series. And it's not set in a fictitious town, but I'd still like to live there - at least part of the year - Scottsdale, AZ. Home to the Poinsoned Pen Bookstore. I'd live in the bookstore - they'd allow that don't you think? LOL

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  3. Wow, that 56 definitely got my attention!

    I am also intrigued by the snapdragons, as I can't even remember the last time I saw this floral choice anywhere!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “MRS.: A NOVEL”

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  4. That's a great question about the fictitious town! I'm not sure where I would pick, maybe I could stretch it to a warm place and one that's cool in summer. I'd love Dublin in summer (Tana French's books) but that's not fictitious.

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  5. I really like the sound of this series but haven't had an opportunity to read any yet. I can think of a fictional town I'd like to live in right now. I'm reading an urban fantasy series where it is extremely dangerous for any human in any town. This week I am featuring Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs - a new one by a favorite author. Happy reading!

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  6. I like the sound of Lucky Harbor.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

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  8. I have wanted to read these Cupcake Bakery mysteries for a little while now. I really love the whole concept. I hope that you enjoy this one. :)

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  9. Cozy mysteries are so much fun! This sounds like a good one.
    My Friday post features classic Mrs. Polifax Mysteries.

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  10. This one looks interesting. I haven't heard of it before, so thanks for mentioning it.

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  11. I really need to read the Lucky Harbor series but I love the communities that Shalvis creates in some of her other works. I really need to get back to the McKinlay series. This one sounds great!

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  12. I don't know the town you mentioned, but it sounds like a relaxing place to live.

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  13. Having read that book, yes continue reading. :)

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  14. I'm not familiar with the town that you chose, but it definitely sounds like a fun place to consider living. Of course, the citizens and characters would make it all the more fun, and it sounds like a great place to relax and just enjoy!

    I would probably choose Henrietta from The Raven Cycle series, because I feel like it has a lot of secrets and magical mysteries to be explored. It definitely wouldn't bore me.

    If you wanted to check out my own answer and let me know what you think, please feel free to do so! I love receiving feedback and interacting with more members of the community. http://inkblottings.com/book-blogger-hop-april-13th-fictional-towns/

    No pressure though! Thank you for sharing either way, and I'll definitely have to look into your answer further as the town sounds very appealing!

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  15. I would like to visit Lucky Harbor too! Jenn's book sounds like it will be good. I hope to read more by her one of these days! Have a great weekend, Katherine!

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  16. Gosh, I don't know where I would pick to live!

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  17. It's not a mystery series so the death rate is pretty low LMAOOO WOW!!! Do all mystery thrillers have high death rates?!

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  18. Who doesn't like CUPCAKES! I'm reading The Wrath and The Dawn and the food description are sooo good I've gotten hungry whilst reading.

    And Husliar...love It!

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