Secrets and Pies–review

This is the third book in the Callie’s Kitchen series. Now I’m caught up and anxiously waiting for book 4! These characters are just so awesome!

My Goodreads review:

Secrets and Pies (Callie's Kitchen Mystery #3)Secrets and Pies by Jenny Kales

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this latest book in the series! Callie and Ian are in a good place with their relationship, Callie’s pretty much come to terms with her ex and his new wife living a couple blocks away and once again, you can see just what awesome family ties there are in this series, not only with actual family but employees as well.

It was summer in Crystal Bay and business was booming for Callie’s Kitchen. Callie was involved making tons of food for the annual Greek Fest as well as handling concessions that her grandma Viv got her involved in for the Chamber of Commerce’s Beats by the Bay, a summer concert series. When Callie found a friend dead at an old house, she was devastated as was Olivia who made her mom promise to find the killer. This time Callie got Max to help her do some investigating which was almost as funny as when she went with her grandma in the first book. Max was having some personal issues and had to give Callie some bad news. George came in to help with the huge amounts of customers they’d been getting. Callie’s investigating nearly got her killed (again) but thanks to long-ago bootleggers she got the situation well in hand! The showdown with the killer was tense for awhile though! I had definitely not seen that person coming.

Everything worked out great, the ending was wrapped up nicely and Callie got a very nice surprise as well. I’ll leave it at that and you’ll just have to read it to find out! 😉 I’m so anxious for the next book to come out! I’ve really grown close to all these characters, who could not love George, the old teddy bear, who loves his daughter and granddaughter like crazy. His relationship started in the previous book seemed to be going well and I was glad everyone was on board with that. Sweetie was mentioned but I’m still hoping she pops up in another book (see book two if you don’t know who Sweetie is) I had to leave Crystal Bay pretty reluctantly knowing there isn’t yet a book to follow but I am sure there will be, hopefully soon.

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