Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Review: Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swenson, #19)Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

That is my over all opinion of this book. Meh. I didn't hate it but I certainly would never pick it back up to reread it.
The characters spend ridiculous amounts of time discussing things like how people knock or the history of cardamom. In all fairness, Fluke has always been a fan of giving us lessons on grammar or spices or whatever piece of history she thought was entertaining, by having her characters go on and on about them. I just feel like the last few books have been more and more stilted and this makes those idiosyncrasies stand out.
The recipes are still there. They are dumped into the middle of chapters so you have to break from reading the story to look at them or bypass them. Please put them at the end of the book so they are a) all together and b) not in my way when I'm reading.
If you've seen my prior reviews, you also know I'm not a fan of the new groom. Why have a love triangle for about 17 books and then give her a completely different fiancée? The obvious answer is because the author didn't want to choose or didn't want to upset people by choosing the "wrong" one. The triangle went on way too long and then you just ignored it. Not cool.
I seriously doubt I will ever read another book in this series. If I do, it will be because it has been long enough that I've forgotten my annoyance and it will be because the library had it sitting around. I won't spend another dime or waste space on my bookshelf.

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