June 8, 2016

Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: June 7, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #1

The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.

With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow’s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude’s late husband. As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery—a peach pie to an elderly widower. But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow.

To comfort her frightened and grieving neighbors, Winnie comes to the rescue with her baked goods—and an idea is born: dessert delivery via her ambulance and a new business called the Emergency Dessert Squad. When she’s not speeding to the scenes of dessert emergencies, Winnie is also racing to track down Bart’s killer—before she needs to call a real ambulance for the next victim…

What did I think of this book:
This book is a great start to a fun new cozy mystery series. What more can you ask for good food and mystery all rolled up into one. I love the idea of an ambulance being used as a food truck - what a fun idea. The characters are such fun and I look forward to getting to know them more with upcoming books in this series. I also enjoyed the setting of this story. The town is quite cozy. Also the author gives us just enough clues that you think you have things figured out the author throws in another twists to throw you off track. I enjoyed reading how Winnie went about finding the killer. Oh and who can forget the delicious recipes in the back of the book. 

About the author:
Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey) is the author of several mystery series and a handful of romance novels. She is a former Agatha Award nominee and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. In her free time, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, playing games, and catching up with friends. In addition to the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, Laura writes The Amish Mysteries and The Jenkins & Burns mysteries, as well as The Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (as Elizabeth Lynn Casey).

For more information, visit Laura’s website: www.laurabradford.com or get to know her even better on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laurabradfordauthor, and on Twitter: @bradfordauthor

Website: www.laurabradford.com
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  1. Thank you for having me here! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. Would love to read this! It is on my TBR list.

  3. Would love to read this. Sounds fun.

  4. I love these book tours. This is a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.