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  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    Vangie Vale was already becoming known for her macarons which she baked, along with other culinary delights, to have with the coffee she served in her caf The day the handsome man and his grumpy wife called in was the beginning of the strangest set of circumstances that had happened in the small town for some time Vangie was immediately connected to a murder something she could ill afford as her reputation in her other job was threatened and she knew she had to investigate to find a murde Vangie Vale was already becoming known for her macarons which she baked, along with other culinary delights, to have with the coffee she served in her caf The day the handsome man and his grumpy wife called in was the beginning of the strangest set of circumstances that had happened in the small town for some time Vangie was immediately connected to a murder something she could ill afford as her reputation in her other job was threatened and she knew she had to investigate to find a murderer and protect her name.With the Sheriff convinced he had the murderer behind bars, and Vangie equally convinced he was wrong, she knew she had to dig deeper But there was a risk could she afford it She only wanted to bake and keep her customers happy after all Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macarons by R.L Syme is the first in the Matchbaker Mystery series and quite an enjoyable cosy The mystery was intriguing the characters both likeable and not so much The Sheriff was an angry man, especially around Vangie Overall, it s a cosy mystery which I would recommend, and I ll look at 2 soon


  2. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    A brand new small town cozy mystery series begins I love getting in on the ground floor with these books Vangie Vale is an interesting character She leaves scandal behind in North Carolina and heads to Saint Agnes, Montana Not only does she open a new bakery, but she also is a part time Pastor She must remain on her best behavior in Saint Agnes or she will not be allowed to be a Pastor any longer So, what happens She immediately gets tossed in a murder mystery The local gossips are convi A brand new small town cozy mystery series begins I love getting in on the ground floor with these books Vangie Vale is an interesting character She leaves scandal behind in North Carolina and heads to Saint Agnes, Montana Not only does she open a new bakery, but she also is a part time Pastor She must remain on her best behavior in Saint Agnes or she will not be allowed to be a Pastor any longer So, what happens She immediately gets tossed in a murder mystery The local gossips are convinced she s part of the murder investigation which is making Vangie s boss anxious and ready to fire her She is desperate to prove her innocence and gets right to investigating for herself The local Sheriff warns her to stay away, but Vangie s livelihood is on the line and she s not about to walk away.R.L Syme creates the perfect setting for a cozy mystery a small town with many gossipy neighbors I had some ideas who the murderer was, but I didn t guess correctly and I didn t put all the pieces together I was quite surprised at all the various twists, turns, and red herrings there were in this book The author hooks you in right from the start I couldn t put it down until I knew who and what was behind the murder Great start to a new series I ll definitely be looking for the next one.FTC Disclosure I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author and publisher I was not required to write a positive review All opinions expressed are my own


  3. Valerie Valerie says:

    The book was a delightful read and I enjoyed it I like our main character, Vangie Sometimes she drove me a little nuts because she had a tendency to put herself into situations that held the possibility of danger without really thinking too much, but she didn t do that often, so I didn t get too annoyed by it.I had mixed feelings about most of the supporting characters throughout the book As we gotinto the back story of the town and its people, I understood the characters motivations be The book was a delightful read and I enjoyed it I like our main character, Vangie Sometimes she drove me a little nuts because she had a tendency to put herself into situations that held the possibility of danger without really thinking too much, but she didn t do that often, so I didn t get too annoyed by it.I had mixed feelings about most of the supporting characters throughout the book As we gotinto the back story of the town and its people, I understood the characters motivations better and started to like some of them , but there were enough red herrings in this book that I was suspicious of most of the townspeople and characters until the villain was actually revealed.The plot line moved along at a steady and somewhat quick pace, though it wasn t so quick that you couldn t keep up This was a fun read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good whodunit


  4. LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL says:

    Dollycas s ThoughtsThis series is off to a tasty start.Evangeline Vangie Vail is a part time pastor and a full time baker The issue that brought her to Montana is a little foggy yet but she is settling in nicely Her Matchmaker Bakery is a really cute idea She matches you to the perfect pastry and beverage not the man or the woman of your dreams She s an upbeat person and a good listener and she truly wants to help wherever she can When one her pastry boxes is found at a crime scene she be Dollycas s ThoughtsThis series is off to a tasty start.Evangeline Vangie Vail is a part time pastor and a full time baker The issue that brought her to Montana is a little foggy yet but she is settling in nicely Her Matchmaker Bakery is a really cute idea She matches you to the perfect pastry and beverage not the man or the woman of your dreams She s an upbeat person and a good listener and she truly wants to help wherever she can When one her pastry boxes is found at a crime scene she becomes one of the Sheriff s top suspects She and the Sheriff have a very rocky relationship They are neighbors and he just didn t like her from the first time they met The only place near her home that she can get cell phone service is at the corner of his property near a big bush and it just drives him crazy He reports her trespassing to the parish and she is on thin ice already with them He has even threatened to arrest her Let s just say all this trespassing and murder has not made Vangie s life easy but she doesn t give up I really like her and want to get to know her much better.The murder mystery is very well plotted out It all comes down to a very small timeline, alibis for all of the suspects and motive Vangie takes us down a prickly path until we finally get to the real killer Vangie can now add sleuth to her resume Some of the story goes a little off a cozy path, at the end of one chapter my breath was just taken away The author quickly get us back on track in the cozy realm It was simply a page turner that kept my attention from the beginning to the end.I am excited about this series This first escape to Montana just gave us a taste of what to expect from this author and these characters I am very happy to learn there are twobooks in the series to be released soon My review was of an Advance Review Copy and was informed that there were some adjustments made to the final edition.I received this book free from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own


  5. Jo-Ann Carson Jo-Ann Carson says:

    I read a lot of books in a lot of genres, and I have to say this cozy stands out It s light, funny, warm, suspenseful, insightful and spiritually uplifting All in one book I m amazed.R.L Syme is a masterful writer Her characters are unique, wonderfully flawed and totally lovable Her plot is so tight I had a hard time putting the book down Her prose is luscious I ve marked several lines on Goodreads, they are that good And full disclosure I happen to love macrons.I can t wait to start th I read a lot of books in a lot of genres, and I have to say this cozy stands out It s light, funny, warm, suspenseful, insightful and spiritually uplifting All in one book I m amazed.R.L Syme is a masterful writer Her characters are unique, wonderfully flawed and totally lovable Her plot is so tight I had a hard time putting the book down Her prose is luscious I ve marked several lines on Goodreads, they are that good And full disclosure I happen to love macrons.I can t wait to start the next book.I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves cozy mysteries or good genre fiction


  6. Lola Lola says:

    After reading the non fiction books by the other pen name of this author I knew I had to give her cozy mysteries a try too and I am so glad I did This book was fabulous This is one of the best cozies I ve read The mystery was so well done with plenty of twists reveals, secrets and lies as well as plenty of hints The characters all felt so realistic and well done and I really liked following Vangie Vale around as she tried to solve this mystery I also liked how this one had a clear cozie vib After reading the non fiction books by the other pen name of this author I knew I had to give her cozy mysteries a try too and I am so glad I did This book was fabulous This is one of the best cozies I ve read The mystery was so well done with plenty of twists reveals, secrets and lies as well as plenty of hints The characters all felt so realistic and well done and I really liked following Vangie Vale around as she tried to solve this mystery I also liked how this one had a clear cozie vibe, but at the same time also felt unique and fresh in the way it was handled, although I can t quite put my finger on how the author managed that.Let s start with the mystery I really liked the mystery in this book The set up was a little bit different, with the main character not being the one to discover the body, but she is sort of connected as a box of macarons from her bakery were found on the body and two possible suspects were in the town the murdered person was found because she send them there She also got to know one of the suspects and believes he s innocent She wants justice served and so she gets involved It made sense and I liked how a lot of the investigating was her asking questions and it didn t feel forced even thought she was totally trying to solve the mystery This mystery had so many twists and turns There are so many secrets and slowly they come to light one by one So many lies as well and it was hard weeding through everything and figuring out what really happened I like how the author kept the mystery going forward, with plenty of clues along the way that helped form a better picture, but at the same time you really don t get the full picture until the end It was a very satisfying way of progressing through the mystery I also liked how the mystery went in some directions I hadn t expected, there were some great twists The mystery kept me guessing and I spent some time trying to figure out what was going on and who the murderer was I managed to guess the killer right and was pretty pleased about that, but there was one person who was involved and I just couldn t figure out how that person tied into it until the end It was great when everything came to light.Vangie Vale was such a great main character I like how realistic and multi faceted she felt She was a good person, but she also does things she isn t proud of She is a bakery owner, but also a pastor, which actually was quite interesting to read about I felt like we really got a good feel for her personality With how she could read people, but also how she could be wrong How she felt when things happened and her fear when she was in a dangerous situation There is a bit of what happened in her past that we don t get all the details about, but that worked well here and I assume we getinformation about that as the series progresses I also would like to see bothabout her job as a pastor and bakery owner, as while both were definitely a part of the book she wasn t workign as much as I had expected.There is a great group of side characters as well and they all feel realistic and have multiple sides just like Vangie There are quite some characters involved into the mystery, but it didn t feel like too much and I never had trouble remembering who was who, except for a few times a character we hadn t seen a lot of suddenly popped up again The only one who I didn t get as good of a feel for as I would ve liked is Emma, who is a good friend of Vangie, but I never really felt their friendship I liked how Leo felt like a younger brother to Vangie and how she interacted with him I also liked seeing how Vangie interacts with Henry who she finds attractive, the Sheriff with whom she keeps butting heads constantly and Derek who turns out to bethan he seems at first I feel like there might be a hint of a possible romance with a few of those, but I am not quite sure yet how and if that will develop I also liked how some characters start out one way, but when you learnabout them it paints a fuller picture and they seem different than what I expected at first.The small town setting in a fictional town in Montana also was well done It had that small town vibe and I liked getting to see a bit of the town and the inhabitants in this book.To summarize This was an amazing start to this cozy mystery series The mystery was a really good one It kept me guessing and there were some many twists and turns I liked how there were plenty of clues and hints along the way, so it felt like the mystery kept progressing while you still don t get the full picture till the end I managed to guess who the murderer was correctly, but wasn t sure about some other details I liked main character Vangie Vale, she felt so realistic and multi faceted She s a good person, but also makes mistakes She wants justice to be served and gets herself involved in this mystery I really liked her and feel like we got a good feel for her personality I also liked the side characters, many of whom feel just as real and have multiple sides just like Vangie does I like how some characters turned out to be different than what they seemed at first I really look forward to reading the next book in this series


  7. Tari Tari says:

    Vangie is a part time minister who has a bakery cafeand a secret so she needs to keep her nose clean and stay out of the news She also lives next door to the sheriff who can t seem to stand her because she uses one tiny little part of his property for making cell phone calls since she can t get any coverage inside her house When a local murder is somehow linked to her bakery, Vangie sets out to investigate what turns out to be a fairly complicated case with lots of suspects and twists I kn Vangie is a part time minister who has a bakery cafeand a secret so she needs to keep her nose clean and stay out of the news She also lives next door to the sheriff who can t seem to stand her because she uses one tiny little part of his property for making cell phone calls since she can t get any coverage inside her house When a local murder is somehow linked to her bakery, Vangie sets out to investigate what turns out to be a fairly complicated case with lots of suspects and twists I know I never saw it coming when I found out who the killer was It never came out and said what infraction Vangie had against her from her old assignment but whatever it was, she is in Saint Agnes parish in Montana on a sort of probationary period It was imperative that this murder and any link to her bakery be kept out of the media and press This was a well written mystery although in some parts I was getting a little lost in details There were a lot of interesting characters and the one that hits me as most interesting was biker Derek because it just seemed such a comical mismatch in a way to have a minister and a biker sidekick who was totally comfortable with the whole breaking and entering part of investigating But just because he s got a record, doesn t mean Derek is a totally bad person I ended up liking him quite a bit and I hope he appears in the next book.The main murder and mysteries were solved but there was one thing left hanging so I hope it gets wrapped up in the next book I won t spoil it by saying what it is


  8. Moondance Moondance says:

    Someone had painted a mural on the big front window of my bakery, blocking my view of the parking lot.Evangeline Vangie Vale is a part time pastor and full time baker in St Agnes, Montana She has be banished to the small town from her parish in North Carolina following an embarrassing incident She has a knack for matching patrons with their perfect pastry Vangie matches two newcomers with her newest cookie, French macarons The woman, Scarlet disrespects Vangie as she is leaving the bakery Someone had painted a mural on the big front window of my bakery, blocking my view of the parking lot.Evangeline Vangie Vale is a part time pastor and full time baker in St Agnes, Montana She has be banished to the small town from her parish in North Carolina following an embarrassing incident She has a knack for matching patrons with their perfect pastry Vangie matches two newcomers with her newest cookie, French macarons The woman, Scarlet disrespects Vangie as she is leaving the bakery and she gives her the wrong directions to the bank that the two are looking for Vangie is the number one suspect after her box of macarons are discovered with a murder victim.Scarlet and Henry are in St Agnes to take care of a business transaction Vangie is drawn to Henry and is surprised to learn that he is a popular Hollywood star Henry is also a former resident of St Agnes and knew the murder victim Now we have additional suspects.Sheriff Malcom Dean is an enigma He is Vangie s next door neighbor and constantly complains about her coming onto his property to use her cell phone The service in her home is spotty and she stands at the edge of his driveway to make phone calls I never quite understood why this was such a problem He is presented in such a negative manner and I m not sure if it was to keep him from being a love interest.The mystery was so complicated and twisted that I felt I needed a chart to keep up with who hated who and who was keeping what secret It eventually worked out but it was quite a ride.There is a lovely recipe for macarons not to be confused with macaroons in the book I m not sure if I am ready to tackle the meringue delights just yet I ll stick with the coconut chewy macaroons.I will read the next book just to see where certain relationships are headed


  9. elizrdbthspeaks elizrdbthspeaks says:

    If that name doesn t pull ya in right off u are just plain silly I love the cover, love the name, I totally want a macaroon what she is spelling it MACARON right now any who a fun quick read for me Loved it all Love these character, I enjoy R.L writing style Found it onfor free, totally why I was drawn in right away, had to see what this read was all about Loved it I think this book needs 2 include a package of macarons please That seems fair, right I have neve If that name doesn t pull ya in right off u are just plain silly I love the cover, love the name, I totally want a macaroon what she is spelling it MACARON right now any who a fun quick read for me Loved it all Love these character, I enjoy R.L writing style Found it onfor free, totally why I was drawn in right away, had to see what this read was all about Loved it I think this book needs 2 include a package of macarons please That seems fair, right I have never had any that were that great, do they insist


  10. Melody Melody says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This a review of an advanced reader copy of this novel which I received free of charge in exchange for a honest review I gave this book 4.5 stars only because it has let out an important part of the lead characters backstory, presumably until another volume Evangeline Vale is a pastor at a community church in a small town in Montana She is part time at the this small church simply because there isn t much work in this tiny town so she also has a bakery to make ends meet She has a talent for This a review of an advanced reader copy of this novel which I received free of charge in exchange for a honest review I gave this book 4.5 stars only because it has let out an important part of the lead characters backstory, presumably until another volume Evangeline Vale is a pastor at a community church in a small town in Montana She is part time at the this small church simply because there isn t much work in this tiny town so she also has a bakery to make ends meet She has a talent for reading people and is able to match them up with the sweet treats they will like so her barkers is named the MatchBakery One day a man and woman stop in the bakery to get directions and she sells them some matched treats, macarons in this case the woman is incredibly rude to Vangie and her friend so when she gives the requested directions she states turn left instead of the correct right As this is a small town it won t take them too far out of their way to discover the incorrect direction Unfortunately this leads to a chain of events that involves murder and her cookie buyers and she are prime suspects when her cookies are found in a murdered woman s hands Thus begins the story of old wrongs, blackmail andmurdered to cover the truth Including a near miss for Evangeline The characters in this book are interesting in their histories and motivations and for the most part likeable The scene and scenery are described beautifully and make one want to revisit Montana But the plot, the story is very well done The clues are mostly there but not quite enough to give you a glimpse of the surprise ending I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in the series I m hoping all of Evangeline s back story will be provided


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Vangie Vale & the Murdered Macaron ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Vangie Vale & the Murdered Macaron Author R.L. Syme – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Small towns and gossip go together like flaky crust and sweet pastry cream Between the police scanners, social media, and the senior center, it s like a zombie apocalypse where they consume people s s Small towns and gossip go together & the eBook ↠ like flaky crust and sweet pastry cream Between the police scanners, social media, and the senior center, it s like a zombie apocalypse where they Vangie Vale PDF/EPUB or consume people s secrets instead of living flesh But Vangie Vale wants nothing than to stay under the radarespecially the police radar So when her new bakery becomes linked to a murder Vale & the MOBI ï investigation, nothing will stop the gossip mill from connecting her to the dead body Can t have thatForced back into the role of investigator, this newly arrived in town part time bakery owner has to become the very thing she hates a nosy, small town gossip in order to clear her good name, and keep her face off the front page But when a date gone wrong brings her face to face with the Sheriff, Vangie can t ignore the fact that one of her macarons was involved in a murder She has to find out who dun itBook One in a cozy culinary mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author, RL SymeExpected release date July.