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A Very, Very Pleasant Read
on January 9, 2010
I downloaded this on to my Kindle when I saw it was a free book. This was the first free book I read, and I was quite surprised by how good it was. The characters were rich, described in fine detail, to the point of feeling as though you knew these people. It was a very easy read, in that it wasn't an edge-of-your-seat "who done it," but more of an easier, smoother mystery that was solved by the newest resident, Daphne.
It wasn't full of drama and suspense that made you not want to read if there wasn't anyone at home with you, so that made it more comfortable and fun to read. I loved the writer's detailed cake decorating parts of the book, and it made me want to try my hand at it. I didn't realize there was so much work to baking and decorating a cake :-)
The storyline certainly wasn't anything new, murder, but it was fun reading how a cake decorator accidentally uncovered the truth and revealed the murderer of the town gossip/busybody/blackmailer. There were funny parts, some sad parts, and there was quite a bit of personal baggage that our heroine, Daphne, disclosed, which I'm not sure had anything to do with the storyline, but it certainly let you get to know her better.
All in all, a good book, and I'm hoping the next installment of Daphne's sleuthing, Dead Pan, comes down a bit in price (currently $9.99) so that I can enjoy another easy and enjoyable read. This is an author that I wouldn't mind reading more of because it's oftentimes fun to read books that are not so complicated with twisted plots and storylines that they're not as enjoyable to read. Gayle's book had a clean and easy to follow storyline, characters that were eccentric but easy to differentiate from one another, and fun. I can honestly say that I'd guessed the completely wrong person as the one who committed the crime, and when the truth was revealed, I was a little surprised. That's a good book; I'd never suspected the one actually guilty of the crime, and the one(s) I thought were responsible, really had absolutely nothing to do with the murder. Thank you for reading my review.