Pumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Pumpkin Spice Peril

Summary: In the twelfth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew follows the clever crumb trail of a killer who’s anything but cookie-cutter.

Life is all sugar and spice for the Fairy Tale Cupcake bakers–Melanie Cooper is engaged to the delectable Joe DeLaura, Angie Harper and her husband Tate are savoring married life, and the bakery is bustling with happy customers. Until one of their most valued cupcake connoisseurs ends up dead.

Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there’s no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the bakery’s signature pumpkin spice cupcakes! With their lives and bakery at stake, it’s up to Mel and Angie to find out who poisoned their artist friend and why, before their future is frosted for good.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I’ve been reading Jenn McKinlay’s Cupcake series for years. YEARS. Mel and Angie are like my BFF. And so I say this- Pumpkin Spice Peril was very bittersweet at times because it feels like we are heading toward a goodbye. Saying more will ruin some of the surprises in the book- but the Cupcake gang is growing up. And maybe moving on.


What I liked:

The cover is delicious- I mean all Jenn’s Cupcake books covers are delicious looking!

Our main characters- Angle and Mel. I have loved seeing them work so hard over the books- career goals, friendship goals, love goals.

The good feeling I have when I finish a book- this series is like flipping through a box of old photos. Seeing familiar faces. Feeling happy reminiscing about memories.


Bottom line: Cupcake fans will def want to check this book out- I recommend if you haven’t read the other books in the series to start with book 1!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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