Much to my surprise I had a very difficult time with this book. I had a great deal of trouble parsing the characters and grasping a sense of place. Even taking into account tones and colloquialisms I struggled to find a connection with the book. I liked the characters and I longed for crisp, clean dialog and description to build toward something fun and exciting. It didn't happen for me. I simply became more frustrated until the book became a chore.
Rated of 5
by Pam (Grants Pass OR)
I received this book wanting to love it. I enjoy light hearted mysteries and this seemed like it would fit the bill. My problem? I did not enjoy the characters and the writing style. It is a little too detailed for my taste and I kept wanting to yell "Get on with the story!!" Ms. Greenwood is a very witty writer. Her characters say things that I sometimes wish I could think to say. But sometimes witty comes off as too sassy or even too self-interested. The mystery part was okay...with a twist at the end. I cannot give it a lower rating because I think the reason I did not enjoy it is more a matter of taste.
Rated of 5
by Christine (Royal Oak MI)
Heavenly Pleasures not so Heavenly.
The novel was a short and light read. I would recommend it to readers who like cats and food but I would not recommend it to serious mystery lovers. There was little character development of the people in the novel. However, the cats in the novel were developed much more. The author spends more time on the workings of the bakery (Earthly Delights) and the chocolate shop (Heavenly Pleasures) then she did on building suspense in the solving of the mysteries, of which there were two. The mystery that involved the title of the book was really the lesser of the two.
Rated of 5
by Nikki (Irvine CA)
A Whole Lot To Do About Nothing
I thoroughly did not enjoy this book at all. It had a lot of potential in terms of plot ideas, but I felt it didn't develop any of them to my level of interest. If anyone would enjoy this book it may be cat lovers as they are featured throughout. I cannot say I would recommend this book to anyone. The best items in this book were the recipes at the end. Just might use them.
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