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Forbidden Fruit: Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 5 | [Kerry Greenwood]

Forbidden Fruit: Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 5

Corinna Chapman, owner of Earthly Delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive. Neither of which, this perfect size 20 with a genius for baking breads finds congenial. She's dreaming of quiet, air-conditioned comfort but instead finds herself dealing with a rose-loving donkey named Serena, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant searching for the perfect muffin recipe, her friend the fearless witch Meroe, and the luscious Daniel with whom she'd like to spend a lot more time.
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Corinna Chapman, owner of Earthly Delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive. Neither of which, this perfect size 20 with a genius for baking breads finds congenial. She's dreaming of quiet, air-conditioned comfort but instead finds herself dealing with a rose-loving donkey named Serena, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant searching for the perfect muffin recipe, her friend - the fearless witch Meroe, and the luscious Daniel, with whom she'd like to spend a lot more time.

But Daniel is on the hunt to find two young runaways, Brigid and Manny. This simple Romeo and Juliet romance is not as straightforward as it seems and they will go a long way to ensure they're not found. When Corinna and Daniel find that Brigid is on the streets, heavily pregnant and in danger, the stakes rise. With the help of a troupe of free-spirited freegans, some very clever internet hackers and a bunch of vegans, Corinna and Daniel go head-to-head with a sinister religious cult on a mission and a band of Romany gypsies out for revenge in a wild and wonderful chase against the clock.

©2009 Copyright © Kerry Greenwood 2009. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Another very enjoyable story about Corinna and her wonderful bakery, the great friends she has, and the odd little mysteries that fall into her life. Nice Christmas theme twining through, without being sappy; and of course there’s no snow, since Christmas happens in Melbourne in the middle of summer. The narrator, Louise Siversen, isn’t quite as multi-voiced as Stephanie Daniel, who reads Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher books, but she’s very good. 4 stars means I like it a lot.

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    I love that the book is set in Australia, so seasons are opposite. And the characters are just quirky enough to be fun, not totally off the wall.


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    This book is just lots of fun. Some social commentary, but the live and let live attitude carries through. Entertaining. The narrator has the right tone for the book.

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