Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday - October 5th

This meme is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

This is the 2nd book in the series.  I loved the first and I'm looking forward to reading this one too. 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The second in a fantastic new cozy mystery series with a vintage flair from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Ellen Byron.

It’s hurricane season in New Orleans and vintage cookbook fan Ricki James-Diaz is trying to shelve her weather-related fears and focus on her business, Miss Vee’s Vintage Cookbook and Kitchenware Shop, housed in the magnificent Bon Vee Culinary House Museum.

Repairs on the property unearth crates of very old, very valuable French wine, buried by the home’s builder, Jean-Louis Charbonnet. Ricki, who’s been struggling to attract more customers to Miss Vee’s, is thrilled when her post about the discovery of this long-buried treasure goes viral. She’s less thrilled when the post brings distant Charbonnet family members out of the woodwork, all clamoring for a cut of the wine’s sale.

When a dead body turns up in Bon Vee’s cheery fall decorations, the NOPD zeroes in on Eugenia Charbonnet Felice as the prime suspect, figuring that as head of the Charbonnet family, she has the most to gain. Ricki is determined to uncover the real culprit, but she can’t help noticing that Eugenia is acting strangely. Ricki wonders what kind of secret her mentor has bottled up, and fears what might happen if she uncorks it.

In the second Vintage Cookbook Mystery, Ricki has to help solve a murder, untangle family secrets, and grow her business, all while living under the threat of a hurricane that could wipe out everything from her home to Bon Vee.

Publisher:  Berkley
Release Date: February 7, 2023

What book are you waiting for?


  1. I love Ellen Byron! Excellent choice. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it.

  2. I love stories of family and cozy mysteries so I need to add this to my reading list!

  3. Sounds like a great read.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

  4. It just came out but I'll be reading it very soon: The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson. It's an update on Stephen King's Carrie. Looks good!
    That looks like a fun mystery series! Hope the second book is good.

  5. It sounds like there's a lot going on here - especially with the ongoing threat of a hurricane! I hope you enjoy it, Yvonne:).

  6. It sounds like there's a lot going on here - especially with the threat of a hurricane! I hope you enjoy it, Yvonne:).

  7. I have not read this author. I do enjoy books set in New Orleans though. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  8. This cozy mystery sounds great! Cool setting.

  9. I read and really enjoyed the first book in this series and am so excited for the 2nd book!


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