First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: Caught Bread Handed

First Chapter First Paragraph

Today I’m participating in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, in which bloggers share a bit about a book they’re reading or planning to read soon.

A couple of books away I will start reading Caught Bread Handed, the fourth book in the Bakeshop Mystery series by Ella Alexander.


Chapter 1

They say that home is where the hart is. That could be true. But what if my heart was lost? What if my heart couldn’t find its way home?

Technically I’d been home for six months. Home for me was my childhood town of Ashland, Oregon. It’s a magical place with its Elizabethan architecture, charming Shakespearean-themed shops and restaurants, inviting outdoor parks and public spaces, and mild Mediterranean climate. Not to mention the warm and welcoming locals who can make a stranger feel like they’ve lived in Ashland for decades upon meeting for the first time.


Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count…

Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix.

When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?

Would you keep reading?  


7 thoughts on “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: Caught Bread Handed

  1. My husband hates puns and would hate the title of this one. LOL I like it though. 🙂 I love to torture him with puns. 🙂 Anyway, this book sounds fun. I do enjoy a good cozy, and this sounds like it will be good.

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