Sweet Masterpiece - The First Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery

Rated 4.29/5 based on 7 reviews
New from USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton! Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. When she finds an unmarked grave, Sam calls the authorities. A small mural in the abandoned house provides clues--add a fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that gives Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed and it's a dynamic paranormal mystery.
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About the Series: Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series
There's a little romance, a little magic and a lot of mystery in this cozy series from USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton

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Review by: Nancy Joyce on Aug. 21, 2016 :
I couldn't connect with the protagonist at all. The story is mostly told, what makes it actually very boring. Even if it is a cozy mystery series I expect at least a little excitement. For me, it was too shallow and it lacked emotions to really grab my attention. The only thing I liked was the baking, it made want to bake cookies and cakes.
(review of free book)
Review by: Steve Campbell on April 2, 2016 :
The words “magic box” “magical powers” and “mystery” in some of the reviews (at Amazon where I downloaded the book 2 years ago for my Kindle) caused me to pick this book for my 2014 summer load of books to read. I’m glad I did. A fine story plot that taught me about being a caretaker of foreclosed properties, a baker, and not being afraid to snoop around when things don’t seem to be right—a wonderful glimpse at what makes story characters real.
(review of free book)
Review by: Alex Fairfax on April 30, 2013 :
WARNING: Do not read this book if you are on a diet! Samantha Sweet, the heroine of this entertaining tale, is a baker by trade and inclination, and the book is full of loving descriptions of her creations, starting with a triple-chocolate cupcake with chocolate butter cream on the very first page of chapter one. But Sam also looks after empty houses and checking out one of those leads her into investigating a suspicious death, with the help of a mysterious box she has been left by an elderly lady …

This is a gentle book, softly-paced and involving very real people. Sam, her daughter Kelly, and her is-he-is-he-not? love interest, Deputy Sheriff Beau Cardwell, are the sort of people you might meet and like everyday. Perhaps the villains of the piece are slightly less well-imagined than the sympathetic characters, and occasionally the gentle pace dips too much causing a lapse in tension, but overall this is a delightful read and the supernatural element is very delicately and convincingly done.

I’m just off to get the next one in the series …
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Review by: Alex Draven on Dec. 31, 2012 :
Really enjoyable
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Review by: Billie Jackson on March 11, 2012 :
Just read the first book. It wasn't what I expected but it was great. Already on the second on and loving it too.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Lois Harry on Aug. 2, 2011 :
My favorite ebooks are mystery series, and this looks like it will be one of my FAVES...well done.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: queenofsheba50 on Sep. 4, 2010 :
Love this new series Can't wait for the next one .
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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