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Meet Your Baker

Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Series: Bakeshop Mystery, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Welcome to Torte - a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that sometimes it's criminal.

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder.

The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her, but still. The silver lining? Jules' high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can't help but want to have her cake and eat it, too. But will she have her just desserts?

Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all.

©2015 Kate Dyer-Seeley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Fun Culinary Cozy

What three words best describe Dina Pearlman’s voice?

Older woman from New York who smokes cigarettes. I enjoyed the story but the voice was distracting. It did not match the youngish-Gwyneth Paltrow-look-alike main character. She sounds like a woman in her fifties with a masculine voice with a thick New York-accent. It is the worst match of a voice with a character I've ever listened to. I listen to many many audiobooks, especially cozies and the voice was a distraction for the entire story.

With that being said, Dina does a great job. She can't help how her voice sounds but the producers should've done a better job of matching the voice with the character.

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 04-09-19

Oregon Baker Goes Sleuthing

When Jules Capshaw returns home to Ashland, Oregon after her marriage breaks up, she finds that the family bake shop is in trouble. Joining forces with her mom, Jules brings all her baking talent to the shop and the bakery is soon full of customers. When one of the regulars, Nancy Hudson is murdered, Jules comes face to face with her old high school sweetheart, Thomas, who is investigating the case. Somehow, though, Jules doesn’t believe that Thomas is getting the full picture. So she decides to help. I enjoyed this story immensely. The employees at Torte, the bake shop are quirky and fun to get to know. The townsfolk are equally interesting. The relationship between Jules and her mom, which had been strained ever since her dad had died, is growing warmer. I never figured out who the murderer was. Took me totally by surprise. Great cozy tale! I’m going on to the next in the series!

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delightful!

New to me author and narrator and absolutely loved it!! I will be reading/listening to the rest of the series. 😊

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