I love cozy mysteries. Especially ones involving food, and especially especially ones with a paranormal aspect! They are just fun books that I simply enjoy relaxing with and reading. They aren’t too heavy or make you think too much.
Pies and Prejudice is set in a small town in Georgia where everybody knows everybody, sweet tea is a staple, and families are tight-knit. Ella Mae LeFay has come back home to Georgia after catching her husband cheating on her in the elevator of their New York apartment. She loves baking pies, and it seems like her emotions and feelings get baked into these pies. Thinking about her childhood crush who is all grown up and hunky leaves crumb toppings full of lust onto pies, leading those who eat it to proclaim their love to those they’ve longed for for years! A blueberry pie baked with resentment, fear, and feeling of loss sends blue tears of heartache streaming down the faces of it’s eaters. I loved the magical aspect of this cozy mystery, but I was a little annoyed at how long it took for it to sink in to Ella Mae that she and her family possessed special magical talents.
Ella Mae is a suspect in a murder/arson because her marble rolling pin is at the scene with her fingerprints all over it. Ella Mae has to clear her name, so she sets out on her own investigations, all while opening up her very own pie shoppe! Looking forward to reading the next book in this series soon!