Pies and Prejudice : Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries

  • by Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by C. S. E Cooney
  • Series: Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flaky crust.
But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them, and the public is hungry for more. Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor, making trouble and her old crush, Hugh Dylan, making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. When Loralyn's fiancé is found dead - killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin - it'll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.


What the Critics Say

"[F]illed with scrumptious pie recipes, Southern charm and sassy women." (RT Book Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A real treat!

Let me start by saying that this book isn't supernatural in nature at all. This isn't about witches or magic or anything dark. If anyone has seen the hallmark series "the good witch," it's similar in nature. There isn't any direct "magic" or anything but more of a tongue in cheek hint that the main character has some special talents. Don't be swayed away by thinking its a witchy or supernatural theme, because it's not.

I love Ellery Adams as an author, and this is book is up there with her "books by the bay" series in terms of character development and plot development. The writing is so well done that you get teleported into this world with Ella May & her aunts. The narration was very engrossing & Cooney does a great job of pulling the listener in & pouring her heart into each character. I'm looking forward to continuing this series.

I only have one complaint & its a frustrating thing about the narration that drove me a bit nuts. The main characters name is Ella-May, but the narrator often pronounced it as "allah-may" or some variation of that with a southern drawl. That in itself isn't a problem, it's the fact that one of the aunts are named Adalane, which was often pronounced "adah-lay." When the two of these characters were in one scene it's nearly impossible to tell who is talking as the narrator speaks quickly & sounds them out with a southern drawl and both their names come out sounding almost identical. Maybe it's just a pet peeve but I had to re listen to a few scenes to understand & it was really frustrating.
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- Christina "A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks"

Not Sure About This

Ellery Adams best stories are about normal people who solve murders. Her Supper Club and Books By The Bay series are among my favorites. I had hoped I would enjoy this series as well, but, I'm not sure about it. The Good: The aunts are fun characters that I would lie to read more about. The mystery, although a little weak, was interesting

The Bad: The so-called villain Loralyn, is a caricature of a small town mean girl. The rivalry between the two women is very immature and over the top. The fact that Ella Mae is just now discovering the magic that she shares with her mother and aunts make her seem as if she has been walking through life with her eyes closed. Although Ella Mae notices odd things and is curious, she never talks to her mother or aunts. There are also very long and unnecessary descriptions through out the story.

I'm not sure if I will get the next book in the series so therefore can not recommend it.
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- Beatrice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio