Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My Nails and My Book Review - Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander


Title: Fudge and Jury
Series: Bakeshop Mystery #5
Author: Ellie Alexander

Goodreads Summary: Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bakery where the pastries are delicious…and, now, suspicious.
It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’ at Torte, and the store is expanding as Jules’ team whips up crèpes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. Torte stands a chance of being this year’s confectionery belle of the ball! Life couldn’t be sweeter—unless murder taints the batter.

Evan Rowe, of Confections Couture, makes a chocolate fountain that would put Willy Wonka to shame, and his truffles are to die for—literally? Yes, the world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead…right after sampling a slice of Jules’ decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe. Can she sift out the truth before another contestant bites the buttercream?

My Review: **I voluntarily reviewed this ARC**

Well this is definitely a series I'll need to catch up on. The food descriptions were to die for (sorry, couldn't resist), and I am dying to try out those recipes (I know, that joke was even worse). The mystery was great, with no shortage of believable suspects. I also loved how connected I felt to the characters. I could feel how much hard work they put into Torte, and I wanted to cheer them on as they worked on improving it.

My Manicure: Is there anything better than chocolate? I'm pretty sure the correct answer is no. Since Fudge and Jury is centered around a chocolate festival, I went with a simple box of chocolate manicure. I started with a base of Sinful Colors Leather Loose, one of my favorite brown polishes. Then I stamped using MoYou London Happy Birthday 1 and Bundle Monster Heart of Gold.


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