Reasons to Read Crepe Factor by Laura Childs
Trying to decide what to read next? Check out Crepe Factor by Laura Childs (with Terrie Farley Moran). It is the perfect read for those cool fall nights when you just want to curl up with a good book.
I am a fan of Laura’s “Tea Shop Mystery Series” and have had this series on my list to read for some time. It was a pleasure to finally dig into it.
This is the fourteenth book in the “Scrapbook Mystery Series.” The series follows scrapbook shop owner, Carmella Bertrand and her friend Eva as through life, love, and murder in New Orleans. In this book, the two witness a murder at the Winter Solace Festival and have to clear the name of their pal Quigg who becomes the number one suspect.
Here are my top reasons to read this book.
Same Great Writing, Different Tone
This tone of this book is a little different than the Tea Shop Mysteries. I enjoyed main characters, Carmella and Ava. They were fun, quirky, and full of adventure. It contained the vivid imagery Laura Child’s does so well – making you feel like you are right there at the location with the characters. But it also had an edgy twist that made the book a fun read.
The Book Can Stand Alone
I appreciated that I could come into book fourteen as a new reader and not feel left behind in the series. I felt a connection with Carmella and Ava from the beginning and didn’t feel left out of their story. I was able to pick up this book and feel an immediate connection with the series.
It’s Not Just for Scrapbookers
I’m not a scrapbooker (or what I would define as crafty), so I wondered if I would feel left out of a good portion of the book’s story line, but that wasn’t the case. It was actually fun to see how many different things people bought within the shop and the different classes that Carmella taught to her customers. It even gave me a couple ideas for some simple DIY projects I may want to try at home.
Don’t Miss This One!
If you are looking for a cozy with some cajun flair, than pick up a copy of Crepe Factor today. This was a wonderful book and I know I will be a regular visiting Carmella and the gang again soon!