Saturday, October 1, 2011

Book Review Lost & Fondue by Avery Aames

Title:  Lost and Fondue (Cheeseshop Mystery #2)
Author:  Avery Aames
Publisher:  Penguin Group
ISBN:  0425241580

Synopsis (from 
The fair town of Providence has settled down to normal after last year's murder.  Jonquils are in bloom.  The Cheese Shop is thriving.  and Charlotte's romance with Jordan is flourishing.  But when her friend, Meredith, decides to throw a fund-raiser to create a liberal arts college out of a long-abandoned winery--a winery that is rumored to hold not only buried bodies but buried treasure--Charlotte's joie de vivre deflates like a bad souffle.
Charlotte's fears are realized when an art student is found dead in the wine cellar, and Meredith's niece is the main suspect.

My thoughts:  I thouroughly enjoyed the first book in this mystery series and was eagerly awaiting this second book.  Unfortunately, this book somehow fell completely flat for me.  I was waiting to see how the budding new relationship between Charlotte and Jordan would progress - and this book barely mentioned Jordan much less their relationship.  I realize that the reason I enjoy reading cozies so much is that I enjoy when the book is set in whatever shop or place is the "cozy" place for me - whether that be a bakery, a coffeeshop, or in this case the cheeseshop.  Again, this book was set for the most part in a different location and rarely spoke about the cheesesho, therefore taking some of the "cozy" aspect of it out of it for me.  Maybe it's just me - but I had a hard time getting through this simple read!  I somehow wasn't connecting to the characters, the mystery, or the overall story!  Knowing me, I will probably jump back in to this series for the third book coming out in Februrary 2012:  Clobbered by Camembert. 

Rating:   : )  :)  :)  It was ok!

And remember,
Books Are Life,

1 comment:

  1. The synopsis sounds intriguing but if the book fell flat for you, I'm not going to pick it up. I have read barely a few cozies. I'm more into thrillers.

    Kero @ Kero's Book Blog

    P.S. I have noticed for the first time that you like Mysteries too. Of the multitude of blogs I follow, I rarely find someone with a taste for mystery. I'll be hop back soon to check out some more reviews.