Review of Cooking Spirits by Joanne Pence

Fabulous cook, Angie Amalfi, has a lot on her plate – pun intended. She’s trying to plan her wedding, dealing with jealous friends and bickering sisters, and in love with a house that may or may not be haunted. Good thing her SFPD Inspector fiancé Paavo is the level-headed one in the relationship or Angie’s imagination might just cause her to get herself killed while trying to investigate a thirty-year-old double murder.

Just as my synopsis indicates, there’s a lot going on in Cooking Spirits – several subplots, as a matter of fact. That’s what makes this book so compelling. I loved this book! It’s quirky, fun, and interesting, with a touch of the paranormal thrown in. The characters were all extremely likable. I was drawn in quickly, from the very start of the book and I read it in a day just because I was so curious about how things would end. And…the ending was perfect!

This is the first book I’ve read by Joanne Pence, but definitely not the last. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing (the editing could have used a final once-over to be honest, however). I’m now a Joanne Pence fan!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton