by: Ellery Adams
published by: Berkley Publishing Group
publish date: July, 2012
When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them--and the public is hungry for more.
Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn's fiancé is found dead--killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin--it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.
So I had been reading too many dark books and I was looking for something light and cutesy to read. This book filled the bill.
Ella Mae moves back to her Georgia home after she discovers her husband cheating on her. She moves back in with her mom and starts baking. Her aunts figure out her special power of being able to infuse her emotions into a pie. The person that eats the pie will be overcome with whatever emotion she puts into her pie. She decided to open a pie shop and sell her pies to the public, however there is someone in town determined to undermine all her attempts to improve her life.
If you like cozy mysteries, this was a good one. I tried the next book in the series and didn't care for it too much, but this first one was a fun story.