With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the
bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens,
tensions begin to bubble...
As she sits in her nearly empty store on Groundhog Day, Hannah can only
hope that spring is just around the corner--and that the popularity of
the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern
hospitality of Lake Eden's two Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and
Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves--and cutting into her
At least Hannah has her business partner Lisa's wedding to look forward
to. She's turned one of Lisa's favorite childhood treats into a
spectacular Wedding Cookie Cake. And Lisa's aunt will be bringing her
famous Peach Cobbler to the reception. But Hannah starts to steam when
she finds out that Shawna Lee has been invited--and is bringing her own
Hannah doesn't like having the Georgia Peach in the mix, especially when
both Shawna Lee and Hannah's sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike
Kingston, are no-shows to the wedding. Hannah has suspected that Mike is
interested in more than Shawna Lee's baking abilities. So when she sees
lights on at the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she
investigates--and finds Shawna Lee shot to death.
Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar was losing business to the Magnolia
Bakery--a fact that puts Hannah at the top of the initial list of
suspects. But with a little help from her friends, Hannah's determined
to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the
Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their
sweet-as-pie act--and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the
right ingredients to whip up a murder. . .
Includes 10 original recipes for you to try!