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ARC Review – Till Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander

ARC Review – Till Death Do Us Tart by Ellie AlexanderTill Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander
Published by St. Martin's Press on June 26, 2018
Pages: 320

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Jules Capshaw has too much on her plate—and she’s feeling the pinch: the whole town of Ashland, Oregon, is in on the surprise Elizabethan-themed wedding she’s planning for her mom and soon-to-be stepdad. But is her secret scheme half-baked? She’s hiding racks overflowing with sweet treats while Torte is topsy-turvy with a major remodel and the return of Jules’s estranged husband, Carlos. And until now, Jules had no clue about the bitter family feud that has her friend Lance frazzled and suspicious. But when a party crasher takes someone out with a serving of poisoned wine and Jules discovers the deadly cup was intended for her, it’s time to turn the tables on a killer.

In an Oyster Shell – I loved this current book in the series. A secret wedding with jealousy and murder in the mix. It keeps you turning the pages.

The Pearls – Well it seems that the Jules love triangle might be to an end. Was it team Thomas or team Carlos? Well, you’ll have to read it to see for yourself but I can tell you there are lots of potentials for the chosen couple to move forward. I will tell you this writer has a knack for keeping me on my toes and twisting to the unexpected.

How can you not love a story with a wedding in it? A surprise wedding at that. So there’s a little murder involved all the while to make things more interesting.  An attack on Jules? Who would have ever thought the pastry queen would have a target on her back?

I love Lance! He definitely dances his way into your heart with his theatrics. I like that Alexander has given Lance more of a prominent role in the series and made Jules his sidekick. Yes, it does seem that a supporting character has made the main character his partner. If you’ve kept up with this series you would expect nothing less from him.

The Sand – It’s really good.

5 Pearls!


5 Stars

About Ellie Alexander

Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop Mystery Series (St. Martin’s Press), is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Find out more about Ellie and her books by visiting her blog at

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