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Publisher's Summary

Ella Mae LeFaye's delicious pies are still drawing long lines, as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club's members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees.

But when Ella Mae finds Bea's body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she's gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae's longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn't need magic to tell her that she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.

©2016 Ellery Adams (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Delicious, delightful and deadly! Full of enchanting characters... will leave readers longing for seconds." (Jenn McKinlay, author of Copy Cap Murder)

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OK

I was put off by the performance, the story was lovely..The audio story teller was off putting. I will not order this same audible reader again. A horrible voice in ,she could not pull off a southern voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Tender Flakey Goodness

I love all of the books I have read/listened to from Ellery Adams, but I think this is my new favorite of this series) well until the next one comes out and then it becomes my new favorite).
Ella Mae and her friends and family come together again to defeat another deadly nemesis with fun, flirting and food along the way.
Serious issues face her and hunky Hugh - will this new development through a ratchet in their relationship? No spoilers here - you must read it for yourself! You will love it!
Also another bonus is that all the books I have read that have food usually are all about sweet, syrupy, buttery goodness - which I have tried to ignore because I have a wheat and dairy allergy, so I always think of ways to change the recipe for me to be able to enjoy. Sometimes though it's just too hard to make it as good (as I remember or it sounds). Ella Mae introduces allergy free crust and pies and I can't wait to try try it! My granddaughter also has Celiac so I am very glad to see a change/option in the books! Am I motivated by food? Maybe!
The Wounded Warrior program is also in this book, which is another program near and dear to my heart!
Regardless of the food or the program mentioned in here, this book has a great story line and plot - as do all of Ellery's books that I have read so far!
You will not be disappointed!!

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  • Jan
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  • 04-22-17

Couldn't finish

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I love Ellery Adams stories and decided to try Charmed Pie series but can't cope with the narration. It was so annoying that I stopped at chapter 3 left it for a month and tried again, after 30 minutes of being more annoyed with the narration than enjoyment with the story, I deleted the book from my library. I travel daily, ergo my penchant for audio books. I have a sizable collection, and this is the first time I have had to ditch the book. Too bad, because I think I might have otherwise been able to enjoy this cozy mystery series

How could the performance have been better?

the performance would improve with a reader with compassionate voice rather than a precise "word" reader - there's no other way to explain it.

Was Breach of Crust worth the listening time?

I think the story may have been worth the listening time, but I just couldn't follow it because of the annoying narrator.

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I love the balance!

The balance is once again very good between the pie shop, family, friends, pets, romance versus the magic, greed, evil etc. I've enjoyed this series a lot!

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Excellent!

Enjoyed very much this book in the series. I look forward to the next installment of the lives in this town and grove.

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Good book. Terrible reader.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. The story continues the series well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Breach of Crust?

When the mother was willing to die for her daughter.

How could the performance have been better?

The inflections were terrible as were the different "voices."

Could you see Breach of Crust being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not patricularly

Any additional comments?

Will get the next book but won't buy audible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful