Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell

About the Book

Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series Setting - Kentucky 
Crooked Lane Books (May 8, 2018) 
Hardcover 257 
Pages ISBN-13: 978-1683315711 
Digital ASIN: B075QJM2W8

In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend’s wedding while sifting through the suspects in a murder. Bucolic Rumford, Kentucky has glowing fields of bluegrass, a fine selection of bourbons, and now a professional pastry chef. Broken-hearted Sophia Cummings has come home from New York City. She’s not there a minute before she’s charmed into making her high school friend Charlotte’s wedding cake. The kitchen at the Rumford Country Club seems perfect until Chef Emile’s body is discovered, sprawled near the stove, a cast iron skillet on the floor close by. With one look at the shiny, new frying pan, Sophia knows it’s not Emile’s. She offers her knowledge to Sheriff Carter and her talents to Evelyn, the manager, who needs an interim chef. The mood in the country club is grim: Emile’s peppery personality had burned members and staff alike. Sophia wonders which one of them burned him?

 A delicious start to a new series full of southern spunk and sass. 
After a broken heart sends Sophia Cummings running home to her Bitsy, her mama, she reconnects with friends from high school and agrees to bake the most spectacular wedding cake the small town of Rumford, Kentucky has ever tasted.  An unfortunate occurence of wrong time and place have Sophia at the discovery of a body and her old employer set up to take the fall for murder. To add insult to the batter and sour her home visit, the man who caused Sophia's heartbreak  arrives to replace the dead chef!
Delightful characters, delectible southern banter, I guarantee you'll pick up a few new phrases  for your own use, and an unpredictable future for Sophia are all on the menu.  Will the wedding go on as planned or is it truly cursed?  Can you go home again and survive? 
Included in the reading and at the end are amazing recipes you must try yourself and share with family and friends.  
This is a full five star read and taste!

About the Author

Maymee Bell is the pen name of USA Today Bestselling author Tonya Kappes.
She lives in Kentucky with her family and her two schnauzers.
She likes strong coffee, slow-country days, and fresh-baked cookies - but she like telling stores best of all.


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  1. Thank you for your review and information on "Cake and Punishment" by Maymee Bell as well as being part of the book tour.

    Awesome giveaway and can't wait for the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I love Tonya Kappes books. Thanks for the helpful review. I can't wait to read this new series.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.


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