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Angel Crunch Cookies Recipe by Joanne Fluke/Giveaway of New Book

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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by Joanne Fluke

Angel Crunch Cookies is a recipe from Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, out in March of 2016. Details at the end of this post on how to be one of the first people to read this book by winning an advanced reading copy! Watch KRL in March for a review & an interview with Joanne.

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Joanne Fluke

Angel Crunch Cookies

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F., rack in the middle position

3 egg whites (save the yolks in the refrigerator to add to scrambled eggs)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar (pack it down in the cup when you measure it)
2 Tablespoons flour (that’s 1/8 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (measure AFTER chopping)

3 to 4 dozen candied pecan halves OR 3 to 4 dozen Maraschino cherry halves to place on top of your cookies before baking.

Before you do anything else, separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place the egg whites in the bowl of your mixer so that they will warm to room temperature. Egg whites at room temperature yield more volume and whip easier than cold egg whites.

Place the egg yolks in a Tupperware container with a cover. Store the yolks in the refrigerator to add to your scrambled eggs the next morning. (My mother always said that there’s nothing like a little extra protein for breakfast to give you a head start to the day. I once tried to convince her that cookies had extra protein, but it didn’t work.)

Hannah’s 1st Note (Joanne’s main character): I always use a stand mixer when I make these cookies. It’s a lot easier than whisking egg whites by hand in a copper bowl.book

Prepare your baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper (works best) or brown parcel-wrapping paper (also works, but parchment is preferable). Spray the paper with Pam or another non-stick cooking spray and dust it lightly with flour. You can also use baking spray, which is cooking spray mixed with flour.

Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar, vanilla, and salt until they are stiff enough to hold a soft peak. Add the cup of brown sugar gradually, sprinkling it in with your impeccably clean fingers by quarter cups and beating hard for ten seconds or so after each sprinkling.

Take the bowl out of the mixer.

Mix the flour with the ground nuts. Sprinkle them on top of the whipped egg whites and fold them in with a rubber spatula, keeping as much air in the mixture as you possibly can.

Drop mounds of dough by heaping Tablespoons onto your prepared cookie sheets. If you place 4 mounds in a row and you have 4 rows, you’ll end up with 16 cookies per sheet. These cookies do not spread out very much as they bake.

Hannah’s 2nd Note: I use a Tablespoon from my silverware drawer to drop the mounds on the baking sheets. A cookie scooper doesn’t work very well for this.

Place one candied pecan or a half Maraschino cherry (rounded side up) in the center of each mound. Push the pecan halves or half cherries down a bit, but leave them clearly visible.

Bake your Angel Crunch Cookies at 275 degrees F. for approximately 40 minutes, or until the meringue part of the cookie is slightly golden and dry to the touch.

Cool your cookies on the paper-lined cookie sheets by pulling the paper, cookies and all, over to a wire rack. When the cookies are completely cool, peel them carefully from the paper and store them in an airtight container in a dry place. (A cupboard shelf is fine, just NOT the refrigerator!)

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen sweet and crunchy meringue cookies that are as light as air and that everyone will love to eat.

To enter to win an advanced reading copy of Wedding Cake Murder, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Cake,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 21, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, starring Allison Sweeney as Hannah. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit www.JoanneFlukeMysteryParty.com for Wedding Cake Murder News, Events & Contests!

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1 Lynn Demsky November 14, 2015 at 10:52am

Amazing how she writes so very many books and they’re all quite good! Cookies sound heavenly, will give them a try!

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2 Celia Fowler November 14, 2015 at 1:34pm

These cookies sound delicious, and I love Hannah’s tips. I would love, love, love to win a copy of Wedding Cake Murder! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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3 Valerie Hoynacki November 14, 2015 at 3:55pm

Joanne’s books are always YUMMY!!

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4 Jeanetta S. November 14, 2015 at 6:53pm

I enjoy foodie cozy mystery books, and this one sounds like a great one! Thank you for the giveaway.
myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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5 Jill November 15, 2015 at 6:25am

Thank you for the recipe. I always look forward to the next installment of Hannah’s adventures.

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6 Sherril McGann November 16, 2015 at 1:19pm

I love books based on cooking and catering.

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7 Keri F November 16, 2015 at 1:27pm

I don’t know what I love more, the mysteries or the recipes!

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8 Diana G November 16, 2015 at 1:55pm

love her books, can’t wait for the next one. thanks for the recipe and the giveaway

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9 Phillip Albright November 16, 2015 at 3:41pm

As always I dive into each Cookie Mystery. I am a new reader, but am heading up the list quickly. Just now on Plum Pudding. Just love this series. The final “I Do” between Norman, Mike and Hannah? Sign me up! As quickly I am reading these I will be ready in no time. “Four books in one week!” I borrow the books from my local library. Just 27 years old so catching up on a great series is my goal. So I promise by March I certainly will be ready! My name is Phillip and you may reach me at philski155a(At)Aol (Dot) Com

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10 Doward Wilson November 16, 2015 at 7:10pm

Have read many of the books in this series and have to back and start over again, just to enjoy the food. Thanks for the chance to get an advance copy.

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11 Faye November 17, 2015 at 5:30am

These cookies sound awesome. Have only read chocolate chip cookie murder – would love to read more of her books. Good luck to all.

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12 Danielle Eckley November 17, 2015 at 2:48pm

I can’t wait for this new book.

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13 Pat Aston November 17, 2015 at 2:49pm

I love these books and recipes.

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14 Teresa Young November 17, 2015 at 2:51pm

I’ve been looking for a great cookie to take to a Holiday Cookie Exchange & Angel Crunch Cookies sound perfect! I’ve read the previous books in the Hannah Swensen series & look forward to each one.

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15 Lori Dale November 17, 2015 at 2:51pm

Can’t wait!

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16 Laura Greathouse November 17, 2015 at 2:51pm

I can’t hardly wait to read this one. And thanks for the recipe.

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17 Charla Holeman
Twitter: @cjh0210
November 17, 2015 at 2:54pm

I love Joanne’s books and I will definitely try this recipe!

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18 Rhonda Mark November 17, 2015 at 2:55pm

Love her books and have made several of the desserts over the years…always yummy and a great “back story” to tell as you serve guests….:)

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19 R Beard November 17, 2015 at 2:55pm

Hannah really needs to marry Norman!

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20 Leslie A November 17, 2015 at 2:55pm

I love these books! Would love to win this.

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21 Megan November 17, 2015 at 2:55pm

Looking forward to the movie in November and this new book in march. Recipes are always great!

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22 Christina Anderson November 17, 2015 at 2:56pm

I would very much like to have this early! ?

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23 Lori November 17, 2015 at 2:56pm

Love her book added to my collection by getting some for Christmas last year & will be getting more this one.

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24 Jaime November 17, 2015 at 2:57pm

I love all the books and can’t wait for the newest one! Your a wonderful writer and I also read your other books.

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25 carol coker November 17, 2015 at 3:00pm

I get mad when anyone touches my Joanne Fluke books because they contain yummy recipes! I have resorted to hiding them.

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26 Ellen Senitt November 17, 2015 at 3:02pm

I adore these books! I am a Hannah myself down to the red hair, sauciness and pesky couple of extra pounds. 🙂 My fourteen year old daughter has also become a Hannah fan and has read all of the books. We have enjoyed talking about them. Yes I have a fourteen year old that talks to me!!!! Thanks for the books and the people in them!

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27 Jill Tool
Twitter: @jillybeans41
November 17, 2015 at 3:03pm

This is one of my top series that I love to read. It’s so fun to go and visit with Hannah, Mike, Norman and all the folks there.

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28 Nancy Brown November 17, 2015 at 3:04pm

These sound luscious and would be a big hit with our DAR members.

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29 Joan November 17, 2015 at 3:04pm

LOVE these books! Wouod be wonderful to get a hold of this one!

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30 Vickie Williams November 17, 2015 at 3:05pm

I love her books and recipes are an added bonus

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31 Cathy Bach November 17, 2015 at 3:07pm

Love all the recipes in her books. I read everyone and use the cookie recipes for Christmas cookies.

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32 Brandi November 17, 2015 at 3:10pm

I have read all the books and even have a recipe in one!! Would love an early copy!!

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33 Jean Mozdzierz November 17, 2015 at 3:11pm

I can’t wait for Wedding Cake Murder.

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34 Diane M November 17, 2015 at 3:11pm

Happened upon the series by a “fluke.” Can’t wait for this next one. Wish I could get the Hallmark Mysteries Channel. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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35 Brandee Holmes November 17, 2015 at 3:11pm

I am absolutely addicted to this series since I worked in a bookstore year’s ago, and now that the movies are being made it makes life a little sweeter!

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36 Cindi November 17, 2015 at 3:12pm

I can’t wait for Hannah to get married. I’m glad she’s not marrying Norman or Mike.

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37 Brandi November 17, 2015 at 3:12pm

I have read all the books and even have a recipe in one!! Would love to read this one early!!

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38 Mary Jane Spice November 17, 2015 at 3:13pm

I’ve read all the Hannah Swenson books and tried a good many of the recipes Jo includes, much to my families delight. Although my 13 year old grandson questioned why I would make recipes from a murder mystery, his favorite are the Cappuccino cookies. Looking forward to the new book.

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39 Angelia November 17, 2015 at 3:15pm

Love the series …

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40 Linda November 17, 2015 at 3:16pm

these cookies sound great am going to try them for a cookie exchange

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41 Mary Fidler November 17, 2015 at 3:17pm

I love reading Joanne’s books. Love the recipes in the books.
angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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42 Georgi
Twitter: @blahblah99999
November 17, 2015 at 3:23pm

I have read all of Joanne’s books several times, cannot wait for the new one.

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43 Nicole Berger November 17, 2015 at 3:24pm

love your books and enjoy the recipes thank you for your talent

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44 Rebecca K November 17, 2015 at 3:25pm

I just love her books! The recipes are wonderful too. ???

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45 Christina November 17, 2015 at 3:25pm

I can’t wait to read Wedding Cake Murder!

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46 Leslie Viner November 17, 2015 at 3:26pm

Will definitely make the cookies! Hungry just thinking about them. Would love a copy of The Wedding Cake Murder. Have read all the rest with great joy. Thank you

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47 Aunt Cindy November 17, 2015 at 3:27pm

Love her books! I listen to them when I’m sewing 🙂 Looking forward to this one!

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48 Caren November 17, 2015 at 3:31pm

I love the Hannah Swenson mysteries and would love to get a free copy of the latest!

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49 Christen November 17, 2015 at 3:35pm

Thanks for posting a great cookie recipe!!!

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50 Lynn Ketelsen November 17, 2015 at 3:36pm

LOVE this series! Would really enjoy an advance copy!

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51 Dianne Casey November 17, 2015 at 3:36pm

I have read the Hannah Swensen mysteries and loved all of them. Would love to win a copy of the newest book, so I don’t have to wait for it to be released.
diannekc8@gmail.com

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52 Kaylee Nizza November 17, 2015 at 3:39pm

I will be definitely trying out the recipe. Love you books. Read everyone thus far. Now my daughter is reading them. I’m looking forward to reading The Wedding Cake Murder.

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53 Jen Hottendorf November 17, 2015 at 3:41pm

I have read every one of the books in this series, and most of my favorite dessert, cookie, and cheesecake recipes all came from these books! Jane’s mini cherry cheesecake recipe is a favorite at the local fire stations and they go crazy when I make a few batches each month! You know a recipe is amazing when the firefighters finish 96 mini cheesecakes in about 10 minutes! Thank you for these wonderful books full of delicious recipes!

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54 Erika d November 17, 2015 at 3:43pm

Love that she has a new book. Can’t wait to read it. And try some of her new recipes!

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55 Kathy Gonzales
Twitter: @kathambreyahoo.com
November 17, 2015 at 3:46pm

I love this series , and I own them all on audio and kindle !
kathambre@yahoo.com

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56 Erica November 17, 2015 at 3:54pm

Love all of the Hannah books! Read the whole series in about 6 months. Cant wait for the next one!

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57 Candy Kennedy November 17, 2015 at 3:56pm

I really enjoy this series and use the recipes often. I would love a copy of the book.

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58 Denise Love November 17, 2015 at 3:59pm

I am impatiently waiting for this book. I’ve been hooked since book 1. I can’t remember how many cookie recipes I’ve tried because of these books lol.

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59 Pat F November 17, 2015 at 4:03pm

Will definitely add this recipe to my file. Would love to have the new cookie mystery to add to my collection.

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60 Mary Murray November 17, 2015 at 4:05pm

I love Joanne Fluke’s book and the recipes are great also!

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61 Pauline Battaglia November 17, 2015 at 4:22pm

Cookies sound great … but familiar. Were they in one of the Hannah Swenson books? Would love to receive the free advance copy of Wedding Cake Murder! Mailing address in email sent a few minutes ago. ;D

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62 Lori November 17, 2015 at 4:23pm

Can’t wait to read the new one! Shoot, I can’t wait to read the old ones!

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63 Melissa L. November 17, 2015 at 4:26pm

On of my favorite series!! Yummy!!

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64 Lisa Holler November 17, 2015 at 4:27pm

I would LOVE an advanced copy!! I love her books! I’ve used a few of her recipes and emailed her a couple times! <3

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65 Stacy November 17, 2015 at 4:29pm

Can’t wait to read another entry in the Hannah Swensen series!! Love these books and the recipes

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66 Sara Sherrin November 17, 2015 at 4:32pm

I am sooo excited!!! Counting down to March!! Thank you Joanne!!!
Sara.sherrin@yahoo(dot)com

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67 Sarah williams November 17, 2015 at 4:33pm

I love her books, can’t wait to read the next one, and would love to win one! Beezerluvsbabs@hotmail.com

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68 van November 17, 2015 at 4:34pm

Can’t wait for the next book to come out!

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69 Joni Jegla November 17, 2015 at 4:34pm

I am always happy to see a new Joanne Fluke book come out. Love this series!!

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70 Amanda Redman November 17, 2015 at 4:39pm

Love this series and her recipes!

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71 Lori November 17, 2015 at 4:46pm

The recipes are one of the best parts of the Hannah Swenson books…. back to the Chocolate Chip Crunchies, from the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder… I have made Bernadette’s popovers dozens of times! (A favorite of my husband’s).

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72 Nina Easterday November 17, 2015 at 4:46pm

Love the books and the recipes

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73 Shannon montgomery November 17, 2015 at 4:48pm

I loved ALL of Joanne’s books, even got my sister in law hooked! can’t wait to read her wedding cake murder! shannon_montgomery@live.com

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74 Connie Ellis November 17, 2015 at 4:52pm

Would love to read this early!

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75 Debbie Lowery November 17, 2015 at 4:53pm

I love Ms. Fluke’s books, especially the Hannah series. I would love to have an advanced copy of Wedding Cake Murder!

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76 Karen November 17, 2015 at 4:58pm

Thank you for that recipe! I think I’ll make a batch tomorrow!

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77 Linda Thurman November 17, 2015 at 4:59pm

Joanne’s Hannah Swensen mysteries and her recipes are my absolute favorites! I would love to get the advance copy of “Wedding Cake Murder.”

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78 Susie November 17, 2015 at 5:01pm

Gotta try these can’t wait for this new book and her movie in Nov.

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79 Ellen I
Twitter: @ellenirwin17
November 17, 2015 at 5:09pm

This is a favorite series of mine! I always find a recipe to use and the town sounds just like the one we summer at in MN!

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80 Joy T. November 17, 2015 at 5:12pm

Will make sure I try these cookies. Love the Hannah books and recipes and now the movies on Hallmark. Thanks for offering an advance copy of the latest book.

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81 Lori November 17, 2015 at 5:21pm

Love Mrs. Fluke’s books. Fingers crossed!

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82 Sharon Lovering November 17, 2015 at 5:23pm

These cookies sound scrumptious! Looking forward to finding out who Hannah marries!

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83 Dawn Pahel November 17, 2015 at 5:34pm

I’ve read all of Hanna’s adventures. I can’t wait for the next one!

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84 Tami Norman November 17, 2015 at 5:36pm

Thank you JoAnne for this opportunity! Just adore your books!!

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85 Tami Norman November 17, 2015 at 5:36pm

Thank you for this opportunity JoAnne! I just adore your books!

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86 Jacqueline November 17, 2015 at 5:44pm

I love all of these books. I’ve made quite a few of the cookies too and they are always a huge hit with friends and family.

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87 Ria Shay November 17, 2015 at 5:49pm

I have borrowed all the books from the library and I used to photocopy the recipes. Then I bought the cookbook, which of course only went so far and I also bought one of the Christmas books because it was half story, half recipes. I love them both. I have tried quite a few of the recipes. I have sticky note flags everywhere! I can’t wait to see what this newest book has in store and if she actually goes through with getting married! This series satisfies two things I love – mysteries and baking!

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88 Marsha November 17, 2015 at 5:56pm

I anxiously await every time Jo has a new book I get to look forward to. Love – Love – Love the Hannah Swensen series!

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89 LuAnn Mujica November 17, 2015 at 6:05pm

Great Article and I love Hannah’s recipes. Quite a few have made it into our annual celebrations. I love reading the ongoing saga of Hannah’s life.

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90 Elaine Klingbeil November 17, 2015 at 6:05pm

Thanks for the recipe! Thank you, Hannah, for the notes. I look forward to the new book!

ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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91 Leigh Anne November 17, 2015 at 6:06pm

Love the Hannah mystery series! Recipes are delicious!

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92 Carla Wertman November 17, 2015 at 6:12pm

Can’t wait to read this – love the books and the recipes- have read them all and have the cookbook too!

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93 Connie Christensen November 17, 2015 at 6:15pm

I love your books and recipes. I would love to win this one.

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94 Stacey Stoltzfus November 17, 2015 at 6:18pm

Love all of the Hannah books and recipes. These are my favorite cookbooks!

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95 Keri November 17, 2015 at 6:21pm

I’d love to win a copy of wedding cake Murder! Bought carrot cake Murder years ago at the airport and had to have them all.

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96 Elizabeth J Downing November 17, 2015 at 6:22pm

love her books can’t wait until next one comes out hope to win and thanks for doing the giveaway

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97 Jennifer November 17, 2015 at 6:28pm

I love Hannah and this series! Can’t wait for this book! JLynne427@gmail.com

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98 Bobbi Wineberg November 17, 2015 at 6:37pm

I have read all of the books and love them and can’t wait to read the next one. Who will be the one or is there going to be an actual wedding with Hannah?

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99 Debbie F
Twitter: @lysolqueen
November 17, 2015 at 6:38pm

I e-mailed too. Looking forward to trying the cookies. Love the books and recipes that are included.

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100 Rebecca paciorek November 17, 2015 at 6:42pm

Omg! Would love to win an advance copy. Fingers crossed.

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101 Marsha
Twitter: @MarshaC74
November 17, 2015 at 6:52pm

I love this series! I want to go to Lake Eden and hang out with Hannah at The Cookie Jar!

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102 Tory Updegrave November 17, 2015 at 6:57pm

Love her books!

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103 Myrna November 17, 2015 at 7:20pm

These cookies sound yummy! I absolutely love all the books in this series and can’t wait to get my hands on Wedding Cake Murder”!!!

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104 Teresa Caponio
Twitter: @tisacapo
November 17, 2015 at 7:24pm

A good mystery, cookies and coffee are the way to my heart. I think Hannah would agree. Thank you for the recipe. I can’t wait for the book. -Teresa (tisacapo@hotmail.com)

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105 Kimberly Church November 17, 2015 at 7:29pm

Gotta <3 a good Mystery & Some Good Desserts… What a great Combo!

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106 Kiki November 17, 2015 at 7:58pm

Joanne Fluke is such a great author. Can’t wait to read her new book.

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107 Donna Arnold November 17, 2015 at 8:00pm

Can’t wait to try these cookies. They sound delicious.

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108 Jeanne Hines November 17, 2015 at 8:00pm

This is a great recipe

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109 Jeanne Hines November 17, 2015 at 8:01pm

I love this recipe and will try it.

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110 Patti Dodson November 17, 2015 at 8:01pm

I love all her books and recipes can’t wait to read wedding cake murder! Pattidodson888@gmail.com

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111 Amanda L November 17, 2015 at 8:22pm

I’m so excited for the newest Hannah Swensen mystery! And thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Those cookies look so yummy! aleonardi@my.com

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112 Margo November 17, 2015 at 8:33pm

Love the books. Your my favorite author. Love the recipes. I’ve baked some of your cookies. Can’t wait for the Wedding Cake Mystery. I still think Hannah needs to marry Norman. They make a perfect couple.?

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113 Mary Diehl November 17, 2015 at 8:38pm

I have also read the entire series, thanks to my public library! Eagerly awaiting the next installment : )

I’ve tried a bunch of the cookie recipes. Took some to our cookie exchange party last Christmas, and gave a copy of the LAKE EDEN COOKBOOK to the hostess. So fun!

Please enter me in the giveaway – it would be great to read it without waiting on a hold from the library.
marychildersdiehl@gmail.com

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114 Paula November 17, 2015 at 8:55pm

Love the books! Love the recipes! Love the movies! Thank you JoAnn!

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115 Carolyn J November 17, 2015 at 8:58pm

So looking forward to Hannah’s wedding! Also, love the Hallmark movies based on the books. Thank you, Joanne Fluke!

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116 Mary Anne November 17, 2015 at 9:29pm

They sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

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117 Kim Davis
Twitter: @Kookiesandbooks
November 17, 2015 at 9:43pm

Love, love, love all the Hannah Swenson books and can’t wait for the new release! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win! kimdavishb@gmail.com
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118 Judy Weaver November 17, 2015 at 9:54pm

Love all of Joanne’s books that I have read!!

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119 Paulette Blackman November 17, 2015 at 11:01pm

I love Joanne’s books…they’re a nice, relaxed read. As a cat-lover, I certainly enjoy Moishe’s antics. I would love to win an advanced copy of her new book and will definitely write a review.

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120 Paula Lozano November 17, 2015 at 11:02pm

Thanks!

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121 Stephanie Jones November 17, 2015 at 11:12pm

Love this type of cookie and would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks, Joanne!

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122 Felicia
Twitter: @cupcakesbyflea
November 17, 2015 at 11:32pm

I can’t wait to try out the Angel Crunch cookies!! Thanks for the recipe!! I make Whippersnappers all the time!! The Rocky Road Bars are a favorite also!! I love your books and it’s great to see the movies on Hallmark as well!!

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123 Tammy Lance November 18, 2015 at 12:16am

Love this series. This series got my hooked on cozy mysteries!

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124 Dale Crawford
Twitter: @daedae51
November 18, 2015 at 1:13am

Oh goody, a birthday present, my birthday is in March, can’t wait! More fun, more recipes, mmmmmmmmmmm.

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125 Michelle November 18, 2015 at 3:33am

I love Hannah and all of Jo’s books.
michelleschultz92@gmail.com

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126 Valerie smith November 18, 2015 at 3:56am

Love these books and the accompanying cookbook. Can’t wait for the new book!

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127 Kerri Skrudland November 18, 2015 at 4:44am

I would love to win. Thanks for the contest.

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128 Sara Goldhar November 18, 2015 at 5:15am

Love this series, and can’t wait to read the new book! Also love all the recipes!! Some have become favourites in my family!

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129 Kathy Dykman November 18, 2015 at 5:27am

Anxiously awaiting this next book.

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130 Mariah Meece November 18, 2015 at 5:50am

I love the Hannah Swensen series, and own every one except “Wedding Cake Murder” (of course). Looking forward to the newest installment!

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131 Gale Dee November 18, 2015 at 5:50am

So happy there’s another book. We make Joanne’s sugar cookies every Christmas to give away to everyone. Every year we get more and more requests! Can’t wait to read this one. Happy Holidays!

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132 Laura November 18, 2015 at 5:54am

Love this series and would love the next book a little early.

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133 Diane November 18, 2015 at 6:15am

Would love to have a copy of this new Hannah book – a dear friend’s wife got me started on these books and now despite the fact that he is no longer with us, I anxiously await the arrival of a new one so I can talk to his wife about them!

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134 Cordelia Fisher November 18, 2015 at 6:23am

Absolutely love Joanne’s books. I also love her recipes. I’ve tried several of Hannah’s yummy cookies. Always winners with my friends!

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135 Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box
Twitter: @mandysrecipebox
November 18, 2015 at 7:25am

I would love to win!! Thanks!
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136 Susan Wilcox November 18, 2015 at 8:30am

I love Hannah. Can’t wait to read the next installment,and seeing the plum pudding murder brought to life on the Hallmark Mysteries channel.

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137 Sonia merino November 18, 2015 at 8:37am

I would love to win the book!! And can hardly wait to make the cookies!

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138 Tricia Kelley November 18, 2015 at 10:34am

I almost as excited to try this recipe as I am to read Wedding Cake Murder! Thanks so very much for sharing the stories and adventures of Hannah and the rest of the gang of Lake Eden!

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139 JoyR November 18, 2015 at 11:22am

LOVE these books!

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140 Sharon Baker November 18, 2015 at 11:39am

Have been reading her books for years and making some of her recipes. Would love to have her new book. Thank you for the opportunity.

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141 Sharon Fisher November 18, 2015 at 11:52am

I love all of her books and would love to win this one!

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142 Nancy November 18, 2015 at 11:57am

Both the story and recipe sound good.

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143 Susan Gailes
Twitter: @ontrack7
November 18, 2015 at 12:05pm

I have read all the Hannah books and baked more than a few of the recipes. I would love to read an advance copy of Wedding Cake Murder!

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144 Debbie Sonju November 18, 2015 at 12:41pm

Love the Hannah books! Would love to win Wedding Cake Murder!

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145 Dixie Wright November 18, 2015 at 1:19pm

Sign me up for the book drawing:) thanx 🙂

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146 Karianne Moore November 18, 2015 at 2:30pm

I love all of your books I couldn’t put them down. I am looking forward to read the wedding cake murder I would like to win the book.

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147 Mary Mannella November 18, 2015 at 4:15pm

I love reading all your books and have made many of your recipes. I am looking forward to reading Wedding Cake Murder.
Mary Ladylotion@msn.com

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148 Stephani Rogers
Twitter: @stephrzhb
November 18, 2015 at 4:27pm

I’m a new fan and love reading your books! I’m looking forward to the next Hallmark movie soon to air. 🙂

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149 Marsha McCaulla November 18, 2015 at 7:08pm

Thank you! Enjoyed the article and recipe!

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150 Amy Cranford November 18, 2015 at 8:16pm

Joanne Fluke is my absolute FAVORITE author!!!! I have read every book and can’t wait for the next!!!! Absolutely love, love, love the storyline and the recipes!!!!! goldi38@wi.rr.com

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151 Peggy Bodner
Twitter: @blazerrose
November 18, 2015 at 9:15pm

Excited for the next book to come out!

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152 Joanne Kocourek
Twitter: @servedogmom
November 18, 2015 at 10:01pm

I love this series! Can;t waituntil the next book is released.

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153 Pen Mettert November 18, 2015 at 10:08pm

I love reading Joanne Fluke’s books. 🙂

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154 Marisol Alkevicius November 18, 2015 at 11:45pm

I love these books and can’t wait to read the new one. An advanced copy would be so great!

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155 Caryn St.Clair November 19, 2015 at 4:17am

Can’t wait for Hannah’s big day!
stclairck@gmail.com

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156 Michelle J. November 19, 2015 at 2:45pm

I have been wanting to try these books out.

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157 Misty Hanshaw November 20, 2015 at 8:04am

Love the books!

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158 Michelle Larsen November 20, 2015 at 10:31am

Can’t wait to read the newest Hannah novel!!!

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159 Debbie F
Twitter: @lysolqueen
November 21, 2015 at 3:36pm

I love the recipes in the book. Looking forward to trying these. I went to try them the other day and the page wouldn’t open. Can’t wait to hear who gets to read her “advanced copy”. I had applied by e-mail. Now just to get the cookie recipe to forward.

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160 Roxie November 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Love reading the different mysteries and of course getting new recipes to try out and share with my loved ones.

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161 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
November 23, 2015 at 3:38pm

We have a winner!

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162 Melissa Mills November 23, 2015 at 11:08pm

I truly appreciate the energy and creativity of Ms. Joanne Fluke. And I have all of the murder she bake books and many of the recipes are now part of our collection and they have all been really good. My Mother in law passed away before I joined the family and for one of our first family dinners I made peach cobbler, from the Peach Cobbler Murder book, my new sister in law started crying after a couple of bites and I was panic struck ,but it was because she said the cobbler tasted just as their moms had a no one had the recipe or had been able to get it right. , Ms. Fluke got it right and that recipe will now be our family cobbler recipe. Thank you Ms. Fluke ?

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163 Amy B November 24, 2015 at 4:08pm

Looking forward to the next book!

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164 Cheryl Corbitt November 26, 2015 at 8:48am

This is one of the first cozy series that I started reading years ago! Reading about Hannah’s sleuthing exploits has provided many enjoyable hours. I love trying out the many recipes with helpful tips included in each book. And it’s been interesting to see Hallmark’s interpretation on Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and Plum Pudding Murder. And after so much debate between Norman and Mike I am eagerly anticipating Wedding Cake Murder!!

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165 Kaitlyn Lunsford November 28, 2015 at 3:27pm

I am in love Joanne Fluke’s books! My Grandmother told me about them and just last year I came across one of the books in the series at my local library and I became addicted to the series and I am DYING to read Double Fudge Brownie Murder and I am going crazy to see what happens next.

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166 Annemarie November 29, 2015 at 7:41am

These cookies sound delicious can’t wait to try them!

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167 Candy Kennedy December 6, 2015 at 2:34pm

One of my favorite series. I love learning more about the characters.

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168 Jessica December 13, 2015 at 9:24am

Yay! I love this series and am starting to read through them all again for the second time. Thank-you for offering this giveaway Joanne and thank-you for hosting it to Kingsriverlife.com!

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169 Sharon Cumings December 17, 2015 at 12:02pm

I would so love to win Wedding Cake Murder! I have all of your Hannah Swenson Mystery Series and they are so awesome, they hold your attention from the beginning to the very end. She is an excellent writer and I hope that she keeps writing for years to come.

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170 Ana Garcia December 19, 2015 at 7:28am

I would love to win Wedding Cake Murder!! I am quickly becoming a fan thanks to the Hallmark Movies.

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171 Margo December 19, 2015 at 11:52am

Love meringue cookies so these are a winner. Huge fan of the series. Even bought the cookbook. Can’t wait for new book.

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172 Angela
Twitter: @deadly_sinned
December 23, 2015 at 1:41pm

Too bad I missed this by 1 month and a day! Love these mysteries and I can’t seem to put the books down. Can’t wait until February and hopefully my local library will be getting the book! I’ve seriously fallen in love with all of the characters. I never want the books to end. Thank you for the beautiful writing.

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173 Anne December 27, 2015 at 6:06pm

My granddaughter and I have read the entire series together and are literally dying for the new book Wedding Cake Murder. We are in competition to see who gets to read it first. We love all the Hannah books

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174 Callie December 28, 2015 at 10:00pm

I can’t wait for the next book! Cbsassy(at)comcast(dot)net

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175 Melod January 3, 2016 at 9:27am

I have read each and everybook, love the recipes. Have purchased both recipe books and use them.

Would love to have a copy of the new mystery, can’t wait to find out who she chooses. (hopefully Mike)

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176 Melanie Lewert January 3, 2016 at 1:55pm

Have enjoyed each and every book–and have made many of the cookies in your books.

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177 Sarah January 3, 2016 at 1:59pm

I love Hannah’s tips in all of the recipes.

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178 Linda Lou January 3, 2016 at 9:22pm

Love all the books plus always making tasty items is the bonus

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179 Christine Dean January 3, 2016 at 11:35pm

Have just finished Double Fudge Brownie Murder. Been in bed with Cold/Flu so managed to finish it in one day, which was essential as I could not put it down. Trouble is I am still in bed with Cold/Flu and PJ my Cavalier King Charles but no JF book to read so would love to win a copy of her new mystery.
Oxfordshire UK

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180 Debbie Rens January 4, 2016 at 3:58am

I have read every single one of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen books.Every single one. I also have purchased almost every single book for my personal home library. My goal is to own the entire collection. The characters, plots, and recipes keep me coming back for more! Can’t wait for the next book! Literally!

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181 Frannva January 4, 2016 at 6:14pm

New to the series. Saw the Hallmark movie. I can’t wait to read the books.

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182 Tamara Holcmb January 4, 2016 at 8:25pm

I can’t wait for the next Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen book. I have all of the others including the cookbook that was put out. I have gotten my daughter to read the books which is saying a lot since she doesn’t read much. But these books she really enjoys and gives us something to share.

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183 Tamara Holcmb January 4, 2016 at 8:26pm

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184 Gina Donald January 5, 2016 at 6:13am

Can’t wait for to read this book! Love the series!

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185 sam Carmany January 5, 2016 at 9:22am

this is a great series!! i love it one of the ones i want to collect all the books for. i Liston to them on my iPod and read the large print books. trying to check them from my library is hard they don’t have all of them. THIS IS SOME!!

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186 Crystal January 9, 2016 at 9:38am

I hope the love triangle finally comes to an end. This will be a great addition to the series. So glad hallmark has embraced this well loved character. Allison Sweeney makes a great Hannah.

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187 Eleanore Saccente January 10, 2016 at 6:44pm

Love the stories and the recipe’s are a great treat. Can’t wait for the next book to come out.

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188 Blue January 13, 2016 at 3:34am

I’ve become a major fan. Thank you

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189 Romewest January 14, 2016 at 10:57pm

I just discovered the “Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery” and loved it. Can’t wait to find the other books and recipes…mysteries and food…my favorites!

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190 Jennifer January 16, 2016 at 5:52pm

Looking forward to reading the Wedding Cake Murder!

Coffee, baking & books… life is good!

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191 Sue January 16, 2016 at 7:05pm

I love the Hannah Swenson books!!! Can’t wait for the next one to come out. I was so excited when Hallmark came out with the movies. It was fun to put faces with all of the characters. I had to tape them all, to watch again . Thank you for the wonderful characters you have created.

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192 Jenny Magee January 24, 2016 at 5:59pm

I have become so hooked on Hannah Swensen books!! I love the great recipes & the great mysteries…can’t wait for the newest adventure. I am so sad that I missed the Hallmark day, oh did I ever miss out.

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193 JoAnne Nelson January 26, 2016 at 11:11am

Have read all your “Hanna series”. Love them all. Are you ever going to publish a cook book with all the recipes?

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194 Bonnie Brown January 29, 2016 at 1:37pm

I would Love a new cookbook. new recipes. I have tried many of the ones in the book and save all the books to have any recipes that did not make the first cookbook. Love Every book. “More Please”

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195 Elizabeth
Twitter: @Sportsbinge
February 6, 2016 at 4:25am

Joanna Fluke is an excellent author and baker who has shared many cookie recipes that are Devine. more! I would also feel very privileged to win a copy of The Wedding Cake Murder!

I love that Hallmark channel is making movies of her books; WooHoo, I have watched them all and can’t wait for more. Keep the books coming Joanna.

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196 Melissa patton February 9, 2016 at 7:40am

Joanne is my hands down favourite author. I have every single book in both e-book and print version. I just bought the wedding cake murder book that’s limited edition on January 21st. I love the whole mystery series so much that I gave one of my extra copies to my cooking teacher. She loved it so much. This is my favourite series that I’ve read in a long time. I’m only 18 and I got through every one of the books in about a couple of months. I didn’t really start with the first book. When I found out about this being a series. I went and bought as many of the books as I could. I just love all the mystery in the books an I hope that Joanne can keep making the books so fans and readers like me can enjoy them

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197 Charmian February 24, 2016 at 8:09am

All I know is that everything I have baked from your books is delicious and works out wonderfully.

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198 Danap March 5, 2016 at 6:01pm

I love the Hanna Swenson books. I just finished Double Fudge Brownie Murder. The recipes are a wonderful bonus. I can’t wait to read the newest one. Thanks for writing such enjoyable books!

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199 Sherry Stubbs June 28, 2016 at 11:07am

I won a Kindle Fire and started add books right away. I came across the first book and read it. I was hooked. I have read all of them but the Wedding Cake Murder, I am reading it now. I was saving it for my vacation but couldn’t wait. I love all of the books and the recipes. My great grandson, Daltyn, loves to bake; so he loves to bake your recipes for cookies. I can’t wait for the next book to come out! Thank you for writing a great series.

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200 Theresa N October 16, 2016 at 5:26am

Love the recipe and the series. weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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