Double Fudge and Danger | Erin Huss | Review

Double Fudge & Danger (Cambria Clyne Mysteries Book 3)

Double Fudge & Danger by Erin Huss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Double Fudge & Danger” is book three in the series of the Cambria Clyne Mysteries of which I look forward to reading more. It is a delicious mixture of mystery, romance, family, and friends and a fun, fast and interesting read. I haven’t read the other books in this series yet, however, I don’t think that this spoilt my enjoyment of this novel. That said, there is nothing more exciting than picking up a book that is the first in a new series.

Since taking the job of an on-site apartment manager, single-mum Cambria Clyne’s life has been one wild ride.

When the manager of the apartment building next door, Violet Pumpkin, goes missing, Cambria steps in to help run the property development and can’t resist helping with the police investigation. However, the more Cambria digs, the more she discovers Violet had been anything but honest in her dealings and more suspects than Cambria could imagine start to surface – the stressed property owners, a dodgy pizza delivery guy, the drunken rooftop walker, the mysterious Clint Eastwood look-alike lurking around, or one of the angry residents who received rental increases the day before Violet vanished. Then there’s still the business of doing her own job, parenting a lively three-year-old and choosing between the two men in her life. Cambria has a lot to deal with – not that that’s ever stopped her before! 

Who is telling lies? Can anyone be trusted? Will Cambria find Violet before it’s too late, or will she be the next apartment manager to go missing? 

Erin Huss’ delightful writing style is well-paced and complemented by clever, witty opening phrases introducing each chapter. She has created an eclectic and quirky group of residents in this apartment complex some of whom were annoying but helped to make the story as good as it was. However, it was great that they all pulled together and relied on each other as good friends do. Cambria’s two handsome love interests add some romantic and spicy entanglement. Written in the first-person narrative and sharing Cambria’s innermost thoughts, Erin Huss includes some wonderful witty banter and vivid descriptions. Although being disorganised and a bit of a worrier, the extremely likeable Cambria demonstrates admirable inner strength and her desire for eating copious amounts of double fudge or any other flavour of ice-cream was astounding, as were her attempts at mothering her feisty and outspoken daughter.

The book had a natural, steady pace and I was kept guessing right until the surprising reveal. Delightful and entertaining, “Double Fudge & Danger” is a quick, light, highly recommended read for all cozy mystery fans.

{Thank you to Hidden Gems for the free copy of this novel and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review.}



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My Mommy and Me | Liesbet Slegers | Review

Book Synopsis

From bestselling author-illustrator Liesbet Slegers, a cheerful book with interactive flaps about the love between a mother and a child.

What do you love to do with your mommy?
There are so many things you can do together!
Will you come and take a look?

A cheerful book with flaps that make animals appear in a surprising way. For toddlers ages 18 months and up, with a focus on the child’s emotions.

My Thoughts

“My Mommy and Me” is an adorable, simple, little book and follows the same format as ‘My Daddy and Me.’ It’s a cute and delightful tale of the different activities that Mummy often does with her small children, from playing Hide-and-seek to  going to the seaside together.

Told from the child’s viewpoint, it is beautifully and vibrantly illustrated using different animals such as cats, mice, panda bears and rabbits throughout the story. As with ‘My Daddy and Me’, it focuses on children’s emotions and there is also a discussion question at the end of the book. I read an e-book version, however other versions include lift-up flaps for interactivity.

[Thank you to #NetGalley, #ClavisPublishing and #LiesbetSlegers, for a free ARC of #MyMommyAndMe in exchange for an honest review.]

Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars

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