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Christmas Cupcake Murder By Joanne Fluke: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy
& Joanne Fluke

This week we have a review of the latest Hannah Swensen mystery by Joanne Fluke, along with a recipe from the book! Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, and links to purchase it.

Christmas Cupcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Holiday Mystery by Joanne Fluke
Review by Sandra Murphy

Hannah Swenson’s popular Cookie Jar Bakery has been open for two years. Baking is a soothing activity and brings happiness to so many of Lake Eden’s residents. Coming up with new cookie and cupcake recipes is always fun, too.
One especially cold morning, a homeless man knocks at the back door, looking for work. Hannah invites him in for coffee and German chocolate cupcakes. He’s polite, eager to work, and has trouble with his memory. He leaves, promising to return the next day to do odd jobs.

Hannah’s mother, Delores, drops by to ask a favor—or two. She needs help moving a heavy sofa in storage so she can get to Christmas ornaments. Hannah can help retrieve the ornaments, help decorate, and by the way, bring six dozen of the new cupcakes for the staff. With Delores, resistance is futile. Joanne Fluke

While they’re moving furniture, Delores’s friend Carrie comments on how much furniture she has too and comments between them they could open a store. Hannah suggests they rent a space where they could refinish items and sell, too. After decorating the hospital, they stop by the real estate office to see what’s available. Hannah hadn’t thought there would a space available two doors down from her shop—that may just be too much togetherness.

While they’re checking out the space, Hannah finds what she first thinks is a body but instead it’s the homeless man, alive, but in poor shape. He’s hustled off to the hospital, and Hannah’s left with the mystery of who is he. He doesn’t qualify as a missing person—he’s not missing, he’s right there. No one is looking for him. He can remember a few things but not his name or where he’s from. With a few scant clues, Hannah begins to put together a picture of his background.

This is a prequel to the series, taking place before Hannah’s involved with murder cases on a regular basis. Her sister, Andrea is a new mom, Michelle is dating a college boy, Delores is a widow, and Moishe, well, he’s a twenty-three pound cat who generally gets his way. This is book 26 of 27, with Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder coming in February 2021, available for pre-order now. To see a list of all 27 books in order, go to tinyurl.com/y5khmydq.

Recipes include: German chocolate cupcakes with cooked pecan coconut frosting or chocolate buttercream frosting, pink peppermint cookies, white chocolate eggnog cupcakes, English eggnog, Christmas baked brie, sugar plum cookies, cinful sugar cookies, cocktail munchie mix, Christmas date cupcakes, holiday cheer cherry cupcakes with cherry frosting, milk chocolate oatmeal cookies, rainbow pickles (dill spears, colored), pineapple white chocolate bar cookies, blue apple pie, Christmas wreath or Santa hat pancakes, coconut crunch cookies, chocolate cherry frosting and strawberry cupcakes, Vegas cookies, and golden raisin rum cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. There’s also a baking conversion chart for measurements and temperatures.

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. A Murder of Crows, edited by Sandra Murphy (a popular title so you need her name to search), has twenty-one cozy stories. Each features the collective name of an animal and a crime. The animals range from tarantulas, koalas, wolves, bears, jellyfish, toads, cats, dogs, alpaca, goats, penguins and more. No animals were harmed. The people weren’t so lucky. Available at the usual outlets, print or ebook.

CHRISTMAS COCONUT CRUNCH COOKIES
by Joanne Fluke

DO NOT preheat oven—dough must chill before baking.

Hannah’s 1st Note: This recipe makes approximately 10 dozen cookies. If you like, you can reduce the yield to approximately 5 dozen, by cutting each ingredient by half.

• 2 cups melted butter (4 sticks, 16 ounces, 1 pound)
• 2 cups powdered sugar (don’t sift unless it’s got big lumps and then you shouldn’t use it anyway)
• 1 cup white (granulated) sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon coconut extract
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (critical!)
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
• 1 cup white chocolate or vanilla baking chips
• 4 additional cups flour (don’t sift—pack it down in the cup when you measure it)
• 1/2 cup white DECORATORS sugar in a small bowl (for coating dough balls)

Melt the butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. Place the mixing bowl on your kitchen counter.

Add both of the sugars and mix thoroughly. Let the mix cool to room temperature.

Stir in the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg is added.

Add the vanilla extract and coconut extract. Mix them in thoroughly. Sprinkle in the baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir until they are well mixed in.

With the steel blade in place on your food processor, sprinkle in 1 Tablespoon of flour.

Measure out the sweetened coconut flakes and add them to the food processor on top of the flour. Now add the white chocolate chips on top of the coconut.

Sprinkle the remaining Tablespoon of flour on top of the white chocolate chips.

Use an on-and-off motion with the steel blade to process the coconut/white chocolate chip mixture. Continue to process until everything has been chopped into very small pieces.

Hannah’s 2nd Note: One of the reasons that some people don’t care for coconut in cookies is that the coconut flakes stick between their teeth. Chopping the coconut up into tiny pieces eliminates that problem.

Transfer the finely chopped, flour-coated coconut/white chocolate chip mixture to your mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly.

Add the remainder of the flour in half-cup increments, mixing after each addition.

Use your impeccably clean hands to round up the cookie dough into a ball.

Place the cookie dough in a sealable plastic bag and refrigerate it for at least one hour. (Overnight is fine, too.)

When you’re ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. with the rack in the middle position.

Prepare your cookie sheets by spraying them with Pam or another nonstick cooking spray. Alternatively, you can line them with parchment paper, leaving a little ear at the top and a little ear at the bottom so that you can easily pull the parchment paper, cookies, and all, to a wire rack after they are baked.

Place the white decorators sugar in a shallow bowl. Use your impeccably clean hands to roll the dough
into walnut-sized balls.

Roll each dough balls in the bowl of decorators sugar to coat it.

Place the sugarcoated dough balls on the cookie sheets you’ve prepared, 12 cookies on each standard-sized cookie sheet.

Flatten the dough balls with the back of a metal spatula or the palm of your impeccably clean hand.

Bake your Christmas Coconut Crunch Cookies at 325 degrees F. for 10 to 15 minutes. (The cookies
should have a tinge of light golden brown on the tops and outer edges.)

Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them, still on the cookie sheets, to cold stovetop burners or wire racks on the kitchen counter.

Cool the cookies on their cookie sheets for 2 minutes and then remove them to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: approximately 6 dozen buttery, sugary cookies.

To enter to win a copy of Christmas Cupcake Murder, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “cupcake,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 23, 2020. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. You can read our privacy statement here if you like. BE AWARE THAT IT WILL TAKE MUCH LONGER THAN USUAL FOR WINNERS TO GET THEIR BOOKS DUE TO THE CURRENT CRISIS.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also listen to our new mystery podcast where mystery short stories and first chapters are read by actors! They are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. A new episode went up this week!

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1 Caryn St.Clair November 14, 2020 at 10:49am

I love this series.

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2 Desirae van de Sandt November 19, 2020 at 9:03pm

I absolutely love Joanne’s books! I count down for each new one

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3 Lisa Sabatini November 14, 2020 at 11:17am

I like the intriguing plot of a homeless man who has difficulty remembering. So many possibilities!

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4 Dianne Bahn November 14, 2020 at 11:54am

I have enjoyed Joanne Fluke’s previous mysteries and cannot wait to read this one. I love reading seasonal themed mysteries.

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5 Sherry Brown November 14, 2020 at 4:07pm

Christmas cupcake Murder sounds so good and I love the book cover! Thank you for the yummy recipe and the chance to win this great giveaway!

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6 Sherry Brown November 14, 2020 at 4:30pm

Thank you for the chance to win Christmas Cupcake Murder!
Wonderful giveaway!!

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7 Robyn K November 14, 2020 at 4:53pm

I love this series. Thank you for sharing the recipe and for this chance to win! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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8 Lynn Brown November 14, 2020 at 5:49pm

Cute cover. It sounds like a good mystery. Thanks for the chance.

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9 Nancy November 14, 2020 at 9:18pm

This looks like a wonderful seasonal cozy mystery. I love reading books to match the season!

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10 Carol Knudtson November 15, 2020 at 6:14am

Thanks so much for the article and the contest. I love this series!

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11 Teresa Warner November 15, 2020 at 9:11am

I’ve been hearing a lot about this one, sounds good! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

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12 Carl November 15, 2020 at 10:39am

This looks like good fun, and recipes to boot. I’d love to have a copy. Thanks! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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13 Dianne Casey November 15, 2020 at 1:48pm

Sounds like a great holiday read. Thanks for the chance.

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14 Peggy Clayton November 15, 2020 at 2:02pm

I would love to read and review as love her books!

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15 Alisha Collins November 15, 2020 at 7:45pm

Love Hannah and adore German Chocolate cake/cupcakes!
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and review!

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16 Kara Marks November 16, 2020 at 1:23am

I love these books! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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17 Mary Crane
Twitter: @sequoiachyanne
November 19, 2020 at 8:25pm

I love these series of books. I have read them over and over again, and make all the cookies quite often. They are a big hit. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Hannah

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18 Claire A Murray
Twitter: @Clamo88
November 16, 2020 at 7:46am

Sounds like a great way to begin the series. I am a fan of the movies but haven’t read the books yet and would love to win a copy of this to get myself started. I’ve seen Charlaine at conferences and on Zoom — she’s much like her characters: curious, outgoing, and a quick thinker.
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19 William M Dickens November 19, 2020 at 8:04pm

As I said, the books are way better. A couple of the movies used the basic plot but changed a lot.

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20 Claire A Murray
Twitter: @Clamo88
November 16, 2020 at 8:01am

DOH! I meant Joanne Fluke, not CH (that’s what I get for being up so early every day). Moderator, please forgive me!
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21 Linda Smith November 19, 2020 at 8:41pm

My favorite series!??

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22 Leslie Aho November 19, 2020 at 8:01pm

I love this series! Would love to win this one.

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23 William M Dickens November 19, 2020 at 8:03pm

Great series. Started because of the hallmark movies but the books are way better.

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24 Dawn November 19, 2020 at 8:05pm

I love these books??

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25 Jess stauffacher November 19, 2020 at 8:08pm

I would love to win this book!!

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26 Lori Thomas November 19, 2020 at 8:09pm

Thank you for the chance!!

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27 Sara G November 19, 2020 at 8:10pm

My daughter and I both love reading this series. We love a good mystery, and enjoy the recipes.

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28 Marcia stuelpnagel November 19, 2020 at 8:12pm

I love this series very much. Cant wait for the next book in feb for my birthday. I really love hannah in murder she baked hallmark movies. Please make movies for all the books. I cant wait to read this one to start off the series so I can re read all the books. Keep up the good work on bringing more hannah books. Joanne you have such an awesome talent. Ty for giving us a chance to win.

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29 Cindy November 19, 2020 at 8:15pm

I love this series of books and the recipes are great!

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30 Maranda Banks November 19, 2020 at 8:18pm

Can’t wait to read this book! Already on the library waitlist!

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31 Faith Creech November 19, 2020 at 8:18pm

Thanks for the chance to win! I enjoy reading the books in this series!

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32 Vickie Williams November 19, 2020 at 8:20pm

I would love to win this!

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33 April November 19, 2020 at 8:20pm

I love following Hannah and her adventures! It’s a great escape from Covid and single parenting; especially working and homeschooling at the same time. Hannah and her family are so refreshing and inviting, and I love trying to solve the mystery!

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34 Shannon Osmon November 19, 2020 at 8:24pm

I absolutely love all the Hannah Swensen Cozy Murder Mysteries! They are a get away from the hectic life many of us lead, they allow us to follow someone we can admire. You get sucked into life in a small town in Minnesota. Thank you for this series, I hope there are many more Hannah books to come

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35 Dana Chamberlin
Twitter: @dana_chamnerlin
November 19, 2020 at 8:25pm

I so Love this series

Books and movies!!!

Thanks for the chance!!

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36 Linda Ede November 19, 2020 at 8:25pm

Love this series, ready for a new book!

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37 Jill S November 19, 2020 at 8:27pm

Oh I love Joanne Fluke’s books. I’d love to read this one!

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38 Jennifer Loring November 19, 2020 at 8:27pm

Absolutely love this series! Can’t wait to read this!!

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39 Holly Reifke
Twitter: @craftymamabird
November 19, 2020 at 8:28pm

I love some of her other works and this one is on my TBR list. Can’t wait to dive into it!

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40 Theresa Adkins
Twitter: @TheresaAdkins
November 19, 2020 at 8:28pm

These are great book!

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41 Krystal November 19, 2020 at 8:29pm

I’m very excited!!

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42 Jessica M November 19, 2020 at 8:29pm

I love this mystery! !

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43 Evamarie Bishop Catana November 19, 2020 at 8:31pm

I would love to win this!

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44 Adrienne Gray November 19, 2020 at 8:32pm

So excited for another Hannah mystery!! My favorite series, by far?? And who doesn’t love good books and great recipes?!

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45 Kathryn Zweigenbaum November 19, 2020 at 8:33pm

I love Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen books!

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46 Amber Morrison November 19, 2020 at 8:33pm

I have enjoyed reading these mysteries over the years. I espionage enjoy mysteries with ladies as the sleuth. It’s an added bonus to try out the wonderful recipes included in each book.

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47 Marie Sheldrake November 19, 2020 at 8:33pm

Love this series. Always impatient waiting for the next one.

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48 Julie Inman November 19, 2020 at 8:35pm

I love this series so much! Been reading these books for years. Thanks for the chance to win!

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49 Jen
Twitter: @JenBrownson
November 19, 2020 at 8:37pm

thank you for the recipe and for doing this giveaway i love the books and movies <3

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50 Dianne Bittermann November 19, 2020 at 8:37pm

Love Joanna’s books!!

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51 Jennifer Corwin November 19, 2020 at 8:39pm

Joanne Fluke is my favorite author and I absolutely love every Hannah book!! I’ve gotten the chance to meet her twice and she’s simply a joy who engages with her fans.

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52 Edie Restall November 19, 2020 at 8:43pm

I love the whole series. The recipes and the mysteries. So glad that Ross is out of the pucture!!

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53 Kathryn Willis November 19, 2020 at 8:45pm

I love this series and especially the recipes in them.

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54 Stacy Alleman November 19, 2020 at 8:49pm

I love these books so much. I can’t wait for the next one!

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55 Peace Ellis November 19, 2020 at 8:55pm

I love all of your books! And hope to win the new 1 Thank you for sharing all that you can do with us

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56 Diana Kudsk November 19, 2020 at 8:57pm

I love this series and the recipes are awesome!

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57 Stephanie November 19, 2020 at 8:57pm

Love this series and think its time reread.

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58 Kim Day November 19, 2020 at 8:59pm

I enjoy this series so much, my mom got me hooked as she knows I love to bake.

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59 Erin November 19, 2020 at 8:59pm

If I win please send my copy to my local library!

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60 Krystel Seier November 19, 2020 at 9:05pm

This series sounds so fun!

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61 Sandra Jackson November 19, 2020 at 9:14pm

I love this series! Hopefully more will be coming out.

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62 Brenda S November 19, 2020 at 9:14pm

Adore this sweet series! Looking forward to reading this installment.

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63 Ashton Bulman November 19, 2020 at 9:15pm

I LOVE this series but have not read this one yet!! So wonderful!

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64 Terri Dunnington November 19, 2020 at 9:18pm

I am reading the book now and really enjoying. I was little confused until I realized it was a prequel. I have read the whole series and always look forward to more. I also enjoy the recipes even though I am diabetic.

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65 Julie November 19, 2020 at 9:25pm

I love these books, so fun. And I have made several of the delicious recipes. Always yummy.

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66 JR Renee November 19, 2020 at 9:25pm

I love this series and enjoyed following along with Hannah, another great mystery. I can’t wait for the next one!

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67 Angela M Clark November 19, 2020 at 9:26pm

OMGOSH I am obsessed with this series, always so anxious for the next one to come out.

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68 Terri Arheghan November 19, 2020 at 9:36pm

Can’t wait to read it!!

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69 Sarah November 19, 2020 at 9:36pm

I just discovered this series and I love it!

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70 Mona November 19, 2020 at 9:40pm

I absolutely ?????? This series!!! I have read every book and shared with friends. Thanks so much!!

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71 Amy Whitmore
Twitter: @OC_Amy
November 19, 2020 at 9:45pm

I have all of the Hannah Swenson books! My mom introduced me to her books years ago and we read them together. I would love to give my 80 year old mom one for Christmas ??

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72 Jill November 19, 2020 at 9:47pm

I love this series, and what better way to spend the winter curled up with a good book!

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73 Phyllis Hamilton November 19, 2020 at 9:48pm

I’ve bought all her books – they’re my favorites. A prequel sounds interesting.

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74 Terri Crossley November 19, 2020 at 10:10pm

I love this series! I have read everyone of Joanne Fluke’s books! Thanks for the chance and the recipe!

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75 Jessica Miller November 19, 2020 at 10:32pm

I absolutely love this series, my grandmother got me hooked like 7 years ago and we try to best each other at who gets the books read first. I usually can get a book read within 2-3 days for a normal sized book. The small ones take me a day or 2 at most.

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76 Susan Schiebout November 19, 2020 at 10:38pm

I have read all of the Hannah Swensen series of books. Absolutely love them! The recipes are fantastic! Especially in this time of unrest ,reading these books brings a glimpse of small town life.The characters are friendly, kind people with shared values, and common sense.Thank-you, Joanne Fluke, for sharing your gift of writing with the world!

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77 Abby Mead November 19, 2020 at 10:41pm

I look forward to every new book in this series. Winning this would be a great morale booster since I’m fighting COVID and my birthday is next week.

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78 Suzy Mulbey November 19, 2020 at 11:28pm

Love your books, love the recipes, have made a lot of them. Will make these tomorrow.

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79 Suzie C November 19, 2020 at 11:52pm

I love the Hannah Swenson series.

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80 Carrie McCall November 20, 2020 at 12:03am

To be honest, I haven’t read a Swenson mystery in a while and I do believe it’s time to remedy that. Not real sure why I stopped. I absolutely love them and the recipes, oh my word, if I could only cook well enough to try them out. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win the awesome prize ?

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81 Laura Hammersley November 20, 2020 at 12:39am

I am anxious to read this book. I think solving the mystery of a homeless man could lead us in many directions. I really enjoy this series

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82 Beverly Wojnar November 20, 2020 at 12:50am

I can’t wait to read the next installment! I love Hannah Swenson and I recommend Joanne Fluke to everyone!!

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83 Laura Norton
Twitter: @arual1
November 20, 2020 at 1:34am

Please enter my name into the contest! I love the Hannah Swenson series and have not read Christmas Cupcake Murder…yet! Thanks!

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84 Linda Adkins November 20, 2020 at 1:36am

I love all your books and recipes. I would love to read this while recuperating from my surgery!

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85 Amy Hoying November 20, 2020 at 1:52am

Can’t wait! love the series!

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86 Tina Harmon November 20, 2020 at 2:12am

Sounds like a great book.

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87 Susan Landreth November 20, 2020 at 2:35am

Really enjoy this series. Thank you for the chance to win.

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88 Christene Michelle Beaudin November 20, 2020 at 2:35am

I wish they would make more Hallmark movies of this series. Why did they stop? Allison was the perfect Hannah, and Mike and Norman? Love them! The whole cast was just perfect More, please!

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89 Katie November 20, 2020 at 2:45am

I love this series. I wish there was a second cookbook with more of the recipes!

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90 Veronica Roccisano November 20, 2020 at 2:49am

I love this whole series. Hannah is an amazing character that I can relate to, well at least the baker side of her. I enjoy trying her recipes too.

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91 Brenda Ellis November 20, 2020 at 2:55am

I love this series and am sad that it’s ending.
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92 Paula Elias November 20, 2020 at 3:36am

I’m looking forward to reading the book!

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93 Pamela Hargraves November 20, 2020 at 3:41am

I love this series!!! Moishe is a love and Hannah of course is wonderful!! Would love to win a copy of this book!

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94 Margaret Malloy-Baker November 20, 2020 at 3:42am

Love reading her books. Have read all of them so far and have read all of the Dianne Mott Davidson as well. Love series books.

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95 Monique Lavallee November 20, 2020 at 3:42am

Love Hanna and all her adventures! Looking forward to this one and trying a few new recipes!!! Thanks for the chance to enter the contest.

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96 Melissa Buchanan November 20, 2020 at 4:01am

Love this series! Have been reading since the beginning and watch for new books all the time!Love all the recipes that are included

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97 Lauren Miracle November 20, 2020 at 4:02am

What a wonderful Christmas gift this would be!!! ???

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98 Kaylee Nizza November 20, 2020 at 4:04am

Love this series. I had this book but lost it in a tornado in 2013 along with some other books I had in storage at the time. The tornado decided it needed to be eaten. I just haven’t replaced the books I had lost.
I would love to have another copy.
Thank you for writing a fantastic series.

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99 Amy Prior November 20, 2020 at 4:06am

I am so in love with everything you do. I cant wait to get get another book of yours to read. Thank you for always bringing me up when im down.

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100 Carole Ramsden November 20, 2020 at 4:07am

I have really loved this series and just purchased this new cupcake book. Will start reading it today! Thanks for sharing your talent in writing books for us to enjoy!

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101 Judi dolan November 20, 2020 at 4:23am

I love these books and miss the movies on Hallmark.

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102 Aj November 20, 2020 at 4:25am

So excited to read another Joanne Fluke, she is definitely on my shortlist of favorite authors!

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103 Cindy B November 20, 2020 at 4:27am

I would love the opportunity to read this one.

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104 Brittany November 20, 2020 at 4:35am

So excited to read this one

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105 Mary McDaniel November 20, 2020 at 4:41am

Absolutely love all of the Hannah Swenson/murder she bakes series. The books are absolutely amazing! Thanks for this opportunity! marykmcdaniel31@icloud.com

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106 Bella November 20, 2020 at 4:44am

I would love to win a copy of this book! The Hannah Swensen series is one of my favorite things to read!

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107 Sarah November 20, 2020 at 4:47am

Ooooh, pick MEeeeeee! I snatch up every one of Joanne Flukes books ! Always a wonderful read. I am making many of the recipes too. Looove it !,

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108 Jessica Siegman November 20, 2020 at 4:47am

This series makes me so happy. The recipes are always killer and Hannah is so much fun to read about.

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109 Elizabeth Miles November 20, 2020 at 4:57am

This is one of my favorite series! I haven’t had a chance to get this one yet, and I can’t wait to find out what happens.

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110 Lisa K
Twitter: @LisaK_12
November 20, 2020 at 5:01am

Can’t wait to read this book-with fresh baked cookies and a yard full of snow!

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111 Alison hancock November 20, 2020 at 5:09am

i lovve this series its the one that will actually get me to sit down and read a book!:)

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112 Jessica November 20, 2020 at 5:22am

Can’t wait for this book and the next!

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113 Elizabeth Bila November 20, 2020 at 5:24am

Love this series!

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114 Caitlin Kroger November 20, 2020 at 5:32am

This is my favorite series of cozy mysteries. I love all of the characters and count them as old friends.

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115 Marissa Tressler November 20, 2020 at 6:00am

My favorite series! Plus the recipes are perfect for a cold, snow day or holiday get together!

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116 Kim Mattox
Twitter: @berlychocolate
November 20, 2020 at 6:09am

I can’t wait until this comes out!!!

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117 Joy Connerly November 20, 2020 at 6:15am

Have read all your books and I loved them. Tried a few of the recipes. Need to come out with a new cookbook.

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118 Allison Ellington November 20, 2020 at 6:35am

I love the series…I literally LOL every time!

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119 Nancy Novacek November 20, 2020 at 6:41am

I just love Joanne Fluke books! I would gladly give this one a happy home.
I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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120 Karen Walker November 20, 2020 at 6:46am

I love the Hannah Swenson series and can’t wait until I get the next book. I look forward to the story as well as the recipes. In this story, I love the ending!!!!!

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121 Karen Carter
Twitter: @Ksc1964
November 20, 2020 at 7:14am

Love this series! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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122 Saree Johnson November 20, 2020 at 7:41am

Love all your books! They are my cozy wintertime go to, when I need some ME time! ??

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123 Tiffany November 20, 2020 at 7:47am

I love this series I love your books can’t wait to read this one!!

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124 Darlene Moorehead November 20, 2020 at 7:59am

Sounds great! I love this series.

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125 DC November 20, 2020 at 9:34am

This book series is so much fun!
It’s a wonderful read to melt the troubles of the world away for a bit.
Thank you.

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126 Daylene Strickland November 20, 2020 at 9:37am

I love this series and the wonderful recipes!

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127 Linda Ghelf November 20, 2020 at 9:45am

I really enjoy the books and the Hallmark movie versions as well. Hope there are more in the works for both!

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128 Patti L November 20, 2020 at 10:28am

Christmas Coconut Crunch Cookies sound fabulous. I have made several of Joanne’s recipes and they always taste delicious. Thank you for the book give away!

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129 Kellie Jobe November 20, 2020 at 10:52am

I so enjoy reading this series!!!

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130 Barbara Brockett November 20, 2020 at 12:50pm

Love the series. I read them then pass on to sister. Already read the book and look forward to further adventures with Hannah! Love the movies too.

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131 Lorianne Moranski November 20, 2020 at 1:36pm

I absolutely love reading these books. I would love to win a copy of Christmas Cupcake Murder. I have the next book on pretty order already.

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132 Karen Smith November 20, 2020 at 2:22pm

sweet love the books and recipes

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133 Toni Cooley November 20, 2020 at 3:44pm

Love the books! And adore Allison Sweeney as Hannah in the movies <3

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134 Catherine Simmons November 20, 2020 at 5:29pm

Thank you for the recipe, it sounds yummy! I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance. Please stay safe and healthy. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
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135 Connie Ellis November 20, 2020 at 5:39pm

I love your books and coconut, so I am going to try this cookies.

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136 Jody November 20, 2020 at 7:14pm

I love this series and have all the books except this one. My Barnes & Noble closed without explanation and I have been unable to find it around where I live. I don’t shop online, so winning a copy would be heavenly!

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137 Sharon Roden November 20, 2020 at 7:37pm

This is one of my favorite series. So hard to wait for the next book to come out. Thank you Joanne Fluke for interesting and intriguing books to read!

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138 April November 20, 2020 at 7:38pm

I love your books! Always keeps me guessing!!

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139 Jaime Bloom November 20, 2020 at 8:06pm

I can’t wait to read this! Your books are always a great break from the craziness of the world.

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140 Cynthia L G November 21, 2020 at 12:09am

I love your books and would love to share my love with a friend. I’ve read all of Hannah’s stories.

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141 Vickie Ann McCoy November 21, 2020 at 3:12am

I love this series and so does my husband. When we make cookies he always asks “are your hands immaculately clean?” We have the Lake Eden cookbook and it is heavily used. I’ll print this free recipe and tuck it in the book. Thank you so much!

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142 nancy gallagher November 21, 2020 at 4:45am

love the Hannah Swensen books have read them all and some of the cookie recipes have made my yearly Christmas cookie list

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143 Chester Harper November 21, 2020 at 12:04pm

I absolutely love this series. I feel like Hannah is a friend who keeps me entertained.

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144 Faye A Heffele November 21, 2020 at 2:57pm

Can’t wait to read this one – I am a HUGE Hannah fan!

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145 Lynn Hopper November 21, 2020 at 6:05pm

Have read them all and would love to win a copy for my mother.

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146 Angela Richardson November 21, 2020 at 9:34pm

I can’t wait to read this book and try this recipe! I love all of them!

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147 Kim Wood November 22, 2020 at 7:10am

The Hannah Swenson series is one of my top series of books that I so look forward to reading & rereading. The mystery, humor and the awesome recipes make this an all time winner for me. Thanks!

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148 Debbie November 22, 2020 at 1:55pm

I love all your books as they are absolutely wonderful!

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149 Joanne November 22, 2020 at 4:18pm

Lake Eden is one of my favorite places to escape to in a book and just love trying the recipes!

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150 Kim McDermott November 23, 2020 at 5:27am

I love this series and the cookie recipe is perfect for gift giving since it makes so many cookies.

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151 Lynne Jaffe November 23, 2020 at 5:51am

I am looking forward to reading this next installment in the Hannah Swenson series. If I win, I’ll read it and then send it to my mom, as she also is a fan of this series.

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152 Heather Sinclair November 23, 2020 at 6:53am

I love your books they are truly wonderful. I can read some in a couple of days. I enjoy the character Hannah & her cat. Even the Mike the detective he is good looking. Hannah should decide who she wants to Merry.

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153 Heather Sinclair November 23, 2020 at 6:55am

I have also made the Blueberry Muffins as a Blueberry Coffee cake and it tasty.

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154 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
November 23, 2020 at 10:33am

We have a winner!

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