Wednesday 7 November 2018

Forever Fudge (Candy-Coated #6) by Nancy CoCo

Forever Fudge
"Memorable characters, a charming locale, and a satisfying mystery."--Barbara Allan

When a film crew comes to Mackinac Island, the last thing fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy expects to find is a murder victim . . .


It's Labor Day weekend, the official end of tourist season, and the beginning of a whole batch of trouble. First, the island is invaded by a TV crew filming a murder mystery pilot, and handsome Hollywood heartthrob Dirk Benjamin needs Allie's help to prep for his role as local cop Rex Manning. Then, Allie's bichonpoo Mal sniffs out a real murder in the alley behind the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, a man shot in the head--with a note challenging amateur sleuth Allie to catch the culprit. Like it or not, the fudge ma 
ker has to square off against a crazy killer--but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew . . .

Praise for Nancy Coco and the Candy-Coated Mysteries

"It's probably best not to read this while you're too hungry, as the assorted fudge recipes may send you right to the kitchen."
--The Oakland Tribune

"The characters are fun and well-developed, the setting is quaint and beautiful."
--RT Book Reviews

"I really enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to reading more in this series."
--Fresh Fiction
    (Summary via Goodreads)

Forever Fudge is the first book in the Candy-Coated Mystery series by Nancy Coco that I have had the pleasure of reading.....and boy was it a pleasure !!!  

I fell instantly in love with everything about this book....from the main character Allie and her friends to her job owning a hotel and candy shop to it being on an island and even to the murders.....

Allie has it made !!  She owns a historic hotel that she inherited from her grandfather.  The hotel is on an island that she is quite familiar with as she grew up vacationing there.  Allie lives on the top floor of the hotel with her dog and cat and her best friend is staying there helping out.  Allie has 2 men that are smitten with her....Trent who is a rich businessman who spends most of his time in Chicago who she recently broke up with and a local cop Rex who she has grown to know quite well due to being involved in past criminal cases.

Even though this was the first book in this series that I have read and even though it is the 6th book in the series, I was completely at home by the end of the first chapter.  Coco has a way of making sure that the reader does not get lost at all in her story telling.  The story line was so much fun to read and get caught up almost feel like you are right there on the island.  And believe me, you will feel like that the entire time you are reading this book and even for a time after you finish reading.

I am not a fan for life of this series and look forward to reading the next book and I will even try to read the previous books.....anything to return to Mackinac Island.....

Review by Missi S.

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