Hannah Swensen Books In Publication Order
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (2000)
- Strawberry Shortcake Murder (2001)
- Blueberry Muffin Murder (2001)
- Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (2003)
- Fudge Cupcake Murder (2004)
- Sugar Cookie Murder (2004)
- Peach Cobbler Murder (2005)
- Cherry Cheesecake Murder (2006)
- Key Lime Pie Murder (2007)
- Candy Cane Murder (With: Laura Levine) (2007)
- Carrot Cake Murder (2008)
- Cream Puff Murder (2008)
- Plum Pudding Murder (2009)
- Apple Turnover Murder (2010)
- Gingerbread Cookie Murder (With: Laura Levine) (2010)
- Devil’s Food Cake Murder (2011)
- Cinnamon Roll Murder (2012)
- Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (2013)
- Blackberry Pie Murder (2014)
- Double Fudge Brownie Murder (2015)
- Wedding Cake Murder (2016)
- Christmas Caramel Murder (2016)
- Banana Cream Pie Murder (2017)
- Raspberry Danish Murder (2019)
- Christmas Cake Murder (2019)
- Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (2019)
- Coconut Layer Cake Murder (2020)
- Christmas Cupcake Murder (2020)
- Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (2021)
- Christmas Dessert Murder (2021)
- Caramel Pecan Roll Murder (2022)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Stepchild (1980)
- The Other Child (1983)
- Winter Chill (1984)
- Cold Judgment (1985)
- Vengeance is Mine (1986)
- Video Kill (1989)
- Final Appeal (1989)
- Dead Giveaway (1990)
- Fatal Identity (1993)
- Deadly Memories (1995)
- Eyes (1996)
- Wicked (1996)
- A Match For Melissa (1998)
- Caitlyn’s Cowboy (1999)
- A Season For Samantha (1999)
- A Husband For Holly (1999)
- A Valentine For Vanessa (2000)
- Cookies and Kisses (2000)
- A Townhouse for Tessa (2001)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Joanne Fluke’s Lake Eden Cookbook (2011)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Sugar and Spice (2006)
- Candy Cane Murder (2007)
- Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010)
- Christmas Sweets (2019)
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Joanne Fluke Books Overview
Discover the delicious mystery that started it all!
No one cooks up a delectable, suspense filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke’s dessert baking, red haired hero*ine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes one delicious clue at a time has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this limited edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds
Hannah Swenson already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother s attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden, Minnesota s most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah s famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can t get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer.
Who would have the sheer audacity and the motive to kill the most punctual delivery man Hannah ever had? Topping the list is the high school football coach. What exactly was his wife doing, making the rounds with the milkman? Could Max Turner, owner of Cozy Cow Dairy, have had a secret he didn t want to share with his top employee? The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. Why has Lake Eden s most prominent prodigal son, Benton Woodley, just resurfaced? And what about the mysterious Mr. Harris who seemed interested in buying the property next to the dairy, but then disappeared? This is one murder that s starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah s mouth. And if she doesn t watch her back, Hannah s sweet life may get burned to a crisp.
Filled with a healthy sprinkling of humor and a delightful assortment of nuts, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder serves up a great new mystery series and introduces a delicious, down home sleuth that mystery readers will surely savor for years to come.
In her debut mystery, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen proved that when it comes to crime, nothing is sweeter than a woman who knows how to really mix it up. Now, the flame haired, tart talking and baking hero*ine is back, judging a contest where the competition is really murder. Strawberry Shortcake Murder When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone cold dead, facedown in Hannah’s celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden’s sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed. Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah’s snooping into the coach’s private life and not coming up short on suspects. And could Watson’s harsh criticism during the judging have given one of the contestants a license to kill? The stakes are rising faster than dough, and Hannah will have to be very careful, because somebody is cooking up a recipe for murder…
with Hannah landing on the ‘necessary ingredients’ list. ‘Another delicious adventure…
a superior cozy sure to leave readers satisfied…
but hungry for more.’ Publishers Weekly Includes seven delicious recipes!
Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota’s annual Winter Carnival and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honour of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac a half baked idea, in Hannah’s opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show sweet, light, and scrumptious looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Hannah’s suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac’s limo rolls into town. Turns out America’s ‘cooking sweetheart’ is a bossy, bad tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah’s famous blueberry muffins. Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar’s kitchen crime scene off limits. She’s a baker without an oven and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah’s only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business by finding the killer herself.
Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar and Lake Eden, Minnesota’s own amateur sleuth extraordinaire, returns in ‘Lemon Meringue Pie Murder‘ to track down the killer of a neighbor with a sweet tooth. It’s summer in Lake Eden and Hannah’s younger sister Michelle is coming home for a visit. But before the family reunion can get under way, Hannah discovers the body of a local resident in the woman’s baseme*nt. The only clue is one of Hannah’s luscious lemon meringue pies on the kitchen counter with only one slice missing…
even though from the looks of the victim’s kitchen, she was planning an intimate dinner for two. Includes nine original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose…
For Hannah, life seems to be lacking a certain flavour lately. Maybe it’s the local sheriff’s election that’s got her down. For years, Sheriff Grant’s been the iron hand in town. But now, Hannah’s brother in law Bill is giving the old blowhard the fight of his long, dubious career and Grant’s not taking it well, especially once the polls show Bill pulling ahead. But before anyone can taste victory, things go sour. While Hannah’s emptying the trash, she makes a very unappetizing discovery: Sheriff Grant’s body in the Dumpster behind the high school where she’s teaching her cooking class. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the poor man still has fudge frosting on his shirt from one of her cupcakes. The number one and only suspect is Bill, but Hannah’s not swallowing it. Plenty of people had reason to hate Sheriff Grant. Soon, Hannah’s dishing up scandalous secrets, steaming hot betrayals, and enough intrigue to keep the gossip mill at The Cookie Jar going through several pots of decaf. And the closer Hannah gets to the truth, the closer she gets to smoking out a murderer with a very nasty recipe for silencing people…
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas?until murder is added to the mix…
When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion?and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.
The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife?all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah?s mother?s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the d?colletage of the new?and now late?Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.
With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden?and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it?s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues?and make sure that this white Christmas doesn?t bring any more deadly tidings?
?Wacky and delightful characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts, make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan.??Publishers Weekly
?Fluke?s talent for spinning a mesmerizing tale carries on in this sixth book, and its holiday recipes are an added treat for readers.??Times News Record
?A clever and delicious treat for Christmas.??Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouth watering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble…
As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only hope that spring is just around the corner and that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden’s two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah’s nerves and cutting into her profits. At least Hannah has her business partner Lisa’s wedding to look forward to. She’s turned one of Lisa’s favorite childhood treats into a spectacular Wedding Cookie Cake. And Lisa’s aunt will be bringing her famous Peach Cobbler to the reception. But Hannah starts to steam when she finds out that Shawna Lee has been invited and is bringing her own Peach Cobbler. Hannah doesn’t like having the Georgia Peach in the mix, especially when both Shawna Lee and Hannah’s sometime boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no shows to the wedding. Hannah has suspected that Mike is interested in more than Shawna Lee’s baking abilities. So when she sees lights on at the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she investigates and finds Shawna Lee shot to death. Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar was losing business to the Magnolia Bakery a fact that puts Hannah at the top of the initial list of suspects. But with a little help from her friends, Hannah’s determined to prove that she wasn’t the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn’t fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet as pie act and now it’s up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder…
There is no such thing as privacy in Lake Eden, but Hannah never thought things would go this far. Everyone has been telling her what to do ever since she got not one, but two marriage proposals. The votes are evenly divided between Detective Mike Kingston and town dentist Norman Rhodes. Then movie mania takes over and Lake Eden locals turn into local Hollywood wannabees. Suddenly, Hannah finds herself serving up treats for cast and crew, including ex college crush Ross Barton, who’s now a Hollywood producer and who’s turned into quite a treat himself and ever demanding director Dean Lawrence. Who has a hankering for cherry cheesecake. Everything seems to be right on schedule until Dean demonstrates a suicide scene with a prop gun that turns out to be lethal. Now there’s a real body on the set and a growing cast of suspects, including an amorous lead actress, her smitten older husband, and even a Lake Eden local who publicly threatened to kill Dean if he threatened to move a statue that was blocking his light. As filming continues, Hannah sifts through the clues, hoping against hope that the person responsible for Dean’s death is half baked enough to have made a mistake. When it happens, Hannah intends to be there, ready to rewrite a killer’s lethal script with the kind of quirky ending that can only be found in Lake Eden.
It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the fair; she’s also judging the baking contest; acting as a magician’s assistant for her business partner’s husband; trying to coax Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to end his hunger strike, and performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters. With so much on her plate, it’s no wonder Hannah finds herself on the midway only moments before the fair closes for the night. As the lights click off, she realizes that she’s not alone among the shuttered booths and looming carnival attractions. After hearing a suspicious thump, she goes snooping only to discover Willa Sunquist, a student teacher and fellow bake contest judge, dead alongside an upended key lime pie. But who would want to kill Willa and why? Before long Hannah is sifting through motives and a list of suspects which include a high school student Willa flunked, the hot blooded brothers of a disqualified beauty contestant, a rodeo cowboy, a baking competitor who failed to win her yearly blue ribbon, and the college professor Willa was dating. As fair week draws to a close, Hannah cranks up the heat, hoping that the killer will get rattled and make a mistake. If that happens she intends to be there, even if it means getting on a carnival ride that could very well be her last…
‘Candy Cane Murder’ by Joanne Fluke. Bakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her elf costume but it’s too late to count calories. Lake Eden’s annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of Bergstrom’s Department Store, happily ho ho hos his way through the festivities in his Santa suit. But when a trail of candy canes leads to his corpse in a snow bank, Hannah must find Kris Kringle’s Killer.’The Dangers of Candy Canes’ by Laura Levine. When a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane, the roofing contractor being held responsible for murder asks freelance writer Jaine Austen to investigate. But solving this untimely holiday death means delving into the cutthroat Christmas decorating wars among scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stocking. It takes a fruitcake hiding a weapon and a stunning confrontation to expose the mastermind of this holiday murder.’Candy Canes of Christmas Past’ by Leslie Meier. Twenty some years ago, Lucy Stone arrived in Tinker Cove, Maine, and discovered her knack for solving mysteries when she met Miss Tilly, the town librarian, whose mother took a fatal fall down the baseme*nt stairs one Christmas Eve. The ‘accident’ left a cloud of suspicion on Miss Tilly’s father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victim’s body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of the glass candy cane as she unlocks the doors of Christmas past, exposing secrets, scandal, and a killer who got away with murder.
Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it’s up to Hannah to find a killer…
Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe’s recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she’ll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who’s in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa’s long lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty five years and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He’s almost as popular as Hannah’s scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus’s favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the bar at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting side down on the floor and Gus’s corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus’s return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus’s past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah’s got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise…
Includes 12 original dessert recipes for you to try!
Winter in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is the perfect time to curl up by a cosy fire with something and someone sweet. But while bakery owner Hannah Swensen can provide herself with the confections, cuddling will have to take a back seat to sleuthing when her sometime squeeze becomes a murder suspect…
With the launch party of her mother’s novel around the corner, Hannah has a dress to fit into and a date with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden’s new health club, Heavenly Bodies. Dragging herself out of bed on a frigid Minnesota morning for exercise, of all things, is bad enough. Discovering a dead body floating in the gym’s Jacuzzi? Okay, that’s worse. Nor does it help that there’s a plate of The Cookie Jar’s very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene. The fact that they were purchased by none other than Hannah’s part time flame, Detective Mike Kingston, is simply the icing on what’s shaping up to be one very messy cake…
Mike may be the prime suspect in the murder of man eating bombshell Ronni Ward, but he’s by no means the only one. Ronni, a fitness instructor at both the Sheriff’s department and Heavenly Bodies, made a nasty habit of throwing her own heavenly body at every man, eligible or not, who crossed her path. Plenty of Lake Eden’s ladies won’t miss Ronni, including her ex fiance’s former girlfriend, the angry mother of one of her would be conquests, and even the mayor’s wife. Could any of them have wanted her gone badly enough to make it happen? Mike’s recruited Hannah to find out, and, as any suspended, suspected detective would, he’s micromanaging her every step of the way…
Between trying to narrow the list of Ronni’s enemies down to fewer than half the town’s female population and resisting the urge to remove Mike from the running by throttling him herself, Hannah has her plate full. Trouble is, when it comes to cookies and to murder there’s always room for one more.
The Cookie Jar’s busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time…
for Christmas cookies, Hannah’s own special plum pudding and romance! Holiday orders are high, and Hannah’s slated to provide dessert at the Reverend Knudsen’s upcoming nuptials. She’s busy as can be and loving it. She also gets a kick out of ‘Lunatic Larry Jaeger’s Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot’, a kitschy carnival taking place smack dab in the middle of the village green. Larry thinks he’s crazy like a fox with his wild business schemes, but this time, the entrepreneur may have bitten off more than he can chew. Rumour has it that Larry’s in the red an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office…
It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry’s stocking with coal and then bash him with it including his bitter ex wife, his ex partner’s daughter, a woman he was wooing, and the Crazy Elf Tree lot’s extremely exasperated investors…
Now, with so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah’s running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn’t want her to see the New Year.
It’s June in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore, plus a massive fundraising event in need of confections not to mention a killer who never learned that charity begins at home…
Early summer brings plenty of work for Hannah, even before Mayor Bascomb’s wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order…
for eleven hundred cookies! Stephanie Bascomb is organizing an elaborate three day event to support local charities, and though it’s a worthy cause, Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. Hannah’s never made a turnover but, pushover that she is, she places her faith in Lisa’s mother in law’s recipe and agrees to be a magician’s assistant in the fundraiser’s talent show…
Dozens of pastries and one hideous purple dress later, Hannah has to admit that stepping out of her comfort zone has been fun as well as profitable. The only snag is the show’s host, community college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her younger sister Michelle each had unfortunate romantic relationships with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn’t go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage dead as a doornail with a turnover in his hand…
Now, to protect her reputation and Michelle’s, Hannah must get to the bottom of the professor’s bitter end. There are plenty of scorned suspects, including an ex wife who feels cheated in more ways than one, and a prominent local who may have been using Ramsey to avenge her own randy spouse. But who was unstable enough to snuff out Professor Love? A killer who’s flakier than puff pastry and far more dangerous…
Nothing’s better on Christmas Eve than waiting for the stroke of midnight with a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery Gingerbread Cookie Murder By Joanne FlukeWhen Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah s Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that s as long as her holiday shopping list. The Dangers Of Gingerbread Cookies By Laura LevineJaine Austen has been enlisted to help with her parents retirement community s play The Gingerbread Cookie That Saved Christmas. Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is playing the role of the gingerbread cookie when he accidentally falls to his death during the final act. Now Jaine must figure out if one of the doctor s jealous lovers was capable of murder. Gingerbread Cookies And Gunshots By Leslie MeierWhen Lucy Stone discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five year old son Nemo disappeared, she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo are found in the back seat of Rick s car. With the hours quickly ticking till Christmas, Lucy races against the clock to find a killer before he strikes again. Perfect for that special someone on your list or just for yourself, these intriguing mysteries will make the holidays shine brighter Includes luscious holiday recipes!
Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department and her bakery’s delectable confections are selling as fast as she can bake them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to take their honeymoon! When Bob’s childhood friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town, it seems like divine intervention. Matthew, like Bob, is a Lutheran minister with a stubborn sweet tooth. Since he’s on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that long awaited honeymoon. It sounds like the perfect plan until Hannah finds Matthew face down in a plateful of Devil’s Food Cake, a single bullet in his head. It will take some sleuthing to sift out the killer, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half baked murder plot can be oh so deadly…
When Hannah Swensen hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at a festival in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. And keyboard player Buddy Neiman’s minor injuries turn deadly serious when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest…
Turns out, Buddy Neiman isn’t the victim’s real name. In fact, no one is really sure who he is. Hannah’s investigation digs up a few local suspects. There is Doctor Bev, who seems to know more about ‘Buddy’ than she’s willing to admit. And Devon, an aspiring keyboard player who may have had a fatal case of jealousy. Hannah isn’t sure how she’ll unravel the mystery, but one thing’s for sure: there’s nothing sweeter than bringing a killer to justice…
Melissa Harrington dreams of a London debut, but her stepmother thinks only of matching up her own two daughters. Worse still, Melissa has to pose as servant to her stepsisters when they are launched upon the ‘ton’. But when Melissa meets a handsome stranger on the balcony, it results in a merry dance of mistaken identity, misplaced attentions, and a daring adventure in which only fate can determine the destiny of their hearts. A Regency romance original.
When country orphan Samantha Bennings runs away to escape marriage to a pinched faced preacher, she encounters a handsome gentleman who mistakes her for a lightskirt, and kisses her soundly! Soon after that, Samantha agrees to impersonate a young lady who is also fleeing an unwanted bridegroom only to find that the fiance is Samantha’s amorous stranger.
Four years ago, one waltz with a handsome costumed ‘pirate’ told Holly she’d met the love of her life. After one kiss, the two plotted a romantic rendezvous, but he never showed and she never got to see his face. Now widowed after a marriage of convenience and wary of love, Lady Holly Bentworth is chaperoning her two stepdaughters through the marriage mart never expecting to be reunited with the true love of her life.
It’s a picture postcard December in Minnesota. Pristine white snow is glistening in the winter sunlight, and Main Street is brim*ming with festive holiday decorations. Best of all, it’s the day Hannah’s mother, Delores Swensen, is holding her annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at the Community Centre catered by none other than The Cookie Jar! The whole Swensen clan, their friends, and members of ‘The Lake Eden Gossip Hotline’, of which Delores is a founding member, have gathered for the delicious event. And as they share their favourite juicy tales of Lake Eden and its residents over coffee and dessert, they also share their favourite scrumptious cookie recipes plus a mouth watering menu of luncheon recipes…
plus all the recipes from Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder to Carrot Cake Murder. Whether this is your first taste of Lake Eden, or you’re back for another helping, you can now bring the irresistible flavours of The Cookie Jar into your very own kitchen.
Tis the season when anything can happen…
when passion sparks brightest…
and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love…
The Christmas Stocking, Fern MichaelsPhiladelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in…
The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly BartonWounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn t have any reason to look forward to the holidays until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he’s falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow…
The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne FlukeTake two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help and eight, great recipes from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and you ve got a romantic holiday tale that s sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm…