As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (Food Lovers’ Village Mystery #5)

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles
(Food Lovers’ Village Mystery #5)
by Leslie Budewitz

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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I enjoyed the Holiday theme read so much, I added an extra Christmas book. I’ve never read this series before, so I can safely say this can be read as an entry into the series or as a standalone…but I can also safely say I’ll be going back and reading the other books.

This was a great Christmas-y read; family, friends, and community being the most important themes in this book. I really felt for Merrily, especially after the whole horrifying story came out, just tragic and really, pretty senseless. The setting in Montana really helped capture the Christmas feeling, so well in fact that my feet got cold reading about all the feet crunching in the deep snow. And the Decorating Day, that sounds like so much fun! I’d love to spend an afternoon browsing the stores and heading to get a pain au chocolate at the french patisserie. Capping off the book was a sweet wedding where MC Erin marries her boyfriend Adam, complete with hijinks from the groom’s brothers.

A wonderful read and thouroughly enjoyable, this was a perfect Christmas time read and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

Published November 9th 2021 (first published June 8th 2018) Beyond the Page Publishing

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