Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop Mystery #1) By Winnie Archer


Ivy Culpepper has moved back home after her mother died in a hit and run accident.  Her father, her brother and herself are devastated and slowly trying to rebuild their lives. Ivy’s mother was a teacher at a local high school, where she was loved and respected.  Her kneaded-to-deathfather is a city manager. Ivy had a photography business in Texas and she is slowly rebuilding her passion for life in general, photography specifically.  A bakery titled the Year of Eden that she visits every day, she buys every type of item that they sell.  One day she is invited to take a class to learn how to bake bread.  Ivy develops new relationships and old relationships from the past.  A new friend is found murdered in her car. A new thought begins to form in her mind and secrets from the past begin unfold.  Now the awful thought occurs and proof develops that her mother was murdered.Now what does she do? 

Summary and rating of 4.8

This is a new author for me and I really liked the book.  The story was well written and moved along at a great pace.  It wasn’t so much the crime, but the psychology of the people left behind after a murder.  There were no suspects and not though it was murder; but loved ones of the person who died are trying to move on and get their lives back in order.  It was different approach to a cozy mystery, and I really enjoyed it!

This ARC was given to me from Kensington publishing via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

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