This is the second book in the Vintage Cookbooks Mysteries by one of my all-time fave cozy authors, Ellen Byron who wrote the hugely successful Cajun Country series that I was so sad to see come to an end. But she started writing this series and it’s an awesome alternative to it, so I do hope it goes as long or even longer than the other one. The same sense of family and friendship is there in both the Vintage Cookbook Mysteries, and I hope there’re lots more stories to tell with this set of amazing and dynamic characters.
I love Ricki and Virgil’s dogs so much and little Thor holds a special place in my heart since my friend always had chihuahuas, so I found a picture to represent Thor.
My Goodreads review:
Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m absolutely loving this series and this book might’ve been better than the first! Poor Eugenia seemed to have relatives coming out from every woodwork wanting to contest Aunt Vee’s will. One might be the real deal, but are the others fakes? And one relative wasn’t even interested in the will, just having a little shell shock at the moment.
Speaking of relatives (legit ones that is!) I just loved Olivia’s character as Eugenia’s granddaughter and hope she hangs around for the rest of the series (which I hope is at least as long as Cajun Country was). She’s fresh and funny and even taught Ricki and her Grams a thing or two. It’s hard to not spill secrets while I gush over loving this book, so I’ll just say to let the good times roll and read this awesome book to learn some fun secrets. It’s super satisfying when the ones set out to do wrong get what they deserve! In true NOLA style, family and friends celebrated with all their fave foods and drinks.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Berkley Publishing via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.