Dough or Die
Known for its mouthwatering traditional breads, the Yeast of Eden bakery has gained fame across Northern California’s coast. Now the shop is bound for Reality TV—but a murder may kill its reputation . . .
People come to the beach town of Santa Sofia as much for the healing properties of Yeast of Eden’s breads as for a vacation getaway. And now a cable food channel has selected the bakery as a featured culinary delight for a new show. Baking apprentice Ivy Culpepper is excited as the crew arrives, ready to capture all the ins and outs of the renowned bread shop. But instead they capture something much harder to stomach: the attempted murdered of the show’s cameraman just outside Yeast of Eden . . .
With no motive and no clues, and the town craving answers, it will be up to Ivy to sift through the evidence to find the truth. But she’ll have to move quickly before someone else is targeted or the wrong person gets the heat—and the business collapses like a deflated soufflé, right before her eyes.
I am loving this series so much! I'm obsessed.
A new reality show featuring local bakeries is being filmed and they want to start with Yeast of Eden. When two of the people involved with the new show are hurt, can Ivy Culpepper find out what connects them and why they were hurt?
I'm loving getting to know Ivy so much. I love all of her friends and family. While she did some things that made me a little uncomfortable in this book, I understood her decisions. I was completely caught off guard at the end. I had no idea the ending was coming! I also enjoy that the books in this series don't end immediately after the mystery is solved. The reader gets a little bit more to finish the whole story. I can't wait to read the next one!
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Winnie Archer’s Dough or Die
Yeast of Eden’s bread shop located in
Santa Sofia, California has been chosen
to be featured on a TV Reality Show.
Olaya Solis owner, founder and head
baker of the shop takes the opportunity
to feature her Bread for a Life Program.
This program is meant to help low income
and immigrant women gain confidence
in themselves plus learn a skill to make
each one employable. Each woman will
share a bread recipe and how to make
their specialty bread with the group.
This group consists of a woman from
Eritrea, one from Canada, on
from Mexico and another from Germany.
Ivy Culpepper is one of the baker’s
assistants who has a dog named Agatha.
Ivy is impressed with Olaya’s long rise,
farm to table, every loaf by hand
philosophy that goes into the bread
making at this bakery.
The filming of the TV show begins but it
was unexpected that the two co-hosts
wouldn’t see eye to eye nor did they
hide their differences. Then the camera
man finds himself hospitalized after a
hit and run accident right in front of the
bakery. Plus Olaya becomes ill and must
take time off. What next??
How about one of the co-stars being
Ivy decides to investigate.
A delicious, mouthwatering read! I
enjoyed learning about all the various
bread. There are recipes at the end of
the book for Hembesha (East African
Spiced Bread) and Rosemary Bread.
An array of characters that made it
hard to weed out the killer. I found the
twists and turns within the story kept
the reader’s attention.
This is book # 5 in the Bread Shop
Mysteries series. It can be read as a
stand alone as I felt the author
presented the past and present
I volunteered to read Dough or Die.
Thanks to the Cozy Mystery Review
Crew for the opportunity. My opinion is
voluntary and my own.