Éclair and Present Danger

clair and Present Danger The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford With her rent rising faster than her pie crust bakery owner Winnie Johnson h

  • Title: Éclair and Present Danger
  • Author: Laura Bradford
  • ISBN: 9780425280898
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher Instead all she inherits is the widow s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and aThe first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher Instead all she inherits is the widow s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude s late husband As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery a peach pie to an elderly widower But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow To comfort her frightened and grieving neighbors, Winnie comes to the rescue with her baked goods and an idea is born dessert delivery via her ambulance and a new business called the Emergency Dessert Squad When she s not speeding to the scenes of dessert emergencies, Winnie is also racing to track down Bart s killer before she needs to call a real ambulance for the next victim

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    About “Laura Bradford”

    1. Laura Bradford

      Aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey.While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend s house nearly forty years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.Those early attempts at the craft had her writing and illustrating stories for young children Wise beyond her years, Laura saved her first writing attempt in a hand decorated shoe box complete with sparkly stickers and moved on to her next idea Her second book O Casey s Wish was so utterly brilliant, she sent it off to a well known New York publishing house at the tender age of ten, confident she was on the verge of becoming the next Don Freeman Corduroy or Shel Silverstein Giving Tree Months later, she received her first form letter rejection.While she wasn t of the mindset to save that first crushing blow for posterity, Laura did save the original copy of this particular literary masterpiece in the event the letter was a mistake Desperate to prove her flexibility as a writer, Laura soon found herself dabbling in jokes for her Girl Scout troop s newsletter , stories of angst a somewhat autobiographical look at her teenage years , movie reviews for the Xavier University Newswire , and countless news and feature articles for newspapers in CT, SC, TN, and MO It wasn t until Laura was home raising children of her own though, that she was finally able to dust off that rainy day dream and bring it back to its original form writing fiction Today, she is a bestselling mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime Penguin Publishing , and an award winning romance author with Harlequin American She lives in New York with her family Oh, and if you meet Laura at a book event in the future, ask her about O Casey s Wish It tends to travel with her everywhere she goes.

    427 thoughts on “Éclair and Present Danger”

    1. A deliciously brilliant start to the yummy new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series by national bestselling author Laura Bradford! I was beyond thrilled when I first heard author Laura Bradford had a new cozy mystery series coming out. Her Amish Mysteries, and her Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries written under her pen name Elizabeth Lynn Casey, are among my very favorite cozy mystery series. But I was unprepared for just how spectacular this new series would be. ÉCLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER is t [...]


    2. This is the first book in the new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series. I enjoyed the clever new twist it gives to bakery-themed cozies, though I'm left with mixed feelings overall.The main character, Winnie, is very close to her neighbors, many of whom are elderly. When one friend passes away, Winnie inherits a cool vintage ambulance, and soon her new bakery business is born -- emergency desserts delivered right to your door. Winnie discovers the body of a widower on her block while deliverin [...]


    3. Have you been dumped? Have a broken heart?Fired from your job? Going through menopause? Then it's a case for Winnie Johnson's Emergency Dessert Squad. Her dessert menu will cater to your every life disaster and center around emergency life situations that need the comfort of a yummy and sweet dessert that Winnie bakes and delivers to you in her vintage Emergency Dessert Squad ambulance that she inherited from a friend that passed away after she lost her bakery. Winnie also inherited Lovey,a brow [...]


    4. This was a great first book in a new series by Ms Bradford. I enjoyed it immensely. The characters were fun and well written. I liked the way that Winnie, our baker/heroine is a 30ish woman living on a street with senior citizens-- and those seniors were a hoot. Until one of them got killed. Winnie is a baker who just lost her business but inherited an old ambulance and a cat who hates her. She has a brainstorm of starting a delivery baking service using the ambulance as her delivery vehicle. Wi [...]


    5. About a 2.5 star read, so VERY so-so. Feeling generous, so rounding up instead of down.This seemed to be more about Winnie's business and possible romantic partners than anything else. The mystery seemed more an afterthought than anything else. Some great sounding desserts and the cat stuff was cute, but on the whole? Won't be reading more of these.


    6. I read quite a few cozy mysteries. This books appears to be well liked by many cozy readers. It fell short for me. First of all, the mystery portion seemed almost secondary until the end of the book. There was no police presence. Winnie, the main character, decides to confront the murderer on her own with no one aroundThe start of her new business was the main part of the book. There were some cute names and mouth watering desserts. I would say a romance interest probably was the second part of [...]


    7. Light cozy mystery with a fresh, fun plot! Winnie Johnson inherits a contrary cat, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance from an elderly friend. Forced to close her bakery, Winnie and her employee, Renee, come up with an inspiring idea to transform the ambulance into a dessert delivery vehicle and call the new biz, Emergency Dessert Squad. Despite her grief over the death of a neighbor, Winnie proceeds with her unusual plans into what appears to be a promising venture. Winnie meets a great guy, Jay, an [...]


    8. openbooksociety/article/ecÉclair and Present DangerEmergency Dessert Squad Mystery #1By Laura BradfordISBN# 9780425280898Author’s website: laurabradford/Brought to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsis:The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. [...]


    9. Eclair And Present Danger is the first book in the An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series.With apprehension, Winnie Johnson is off to lawyers to learn what her dear late neighbor, Gertrude, has left her in her will. Winnie is about to close her bakery and she can use an influx of cash could stave off the closing. But it's not to be in the cards. What she gets is the 1960 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance that Gertrude's husband had painstakingly restored and Gertrude's cat, Lovey. Going by the [...]


    10. Eclair and Present Danger is a delectable first book in what promises to be a delightful new series, "Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery". from wonderful author Laura Bradford. I love main character Winnie. She is a kindhearted, sensitive friend and fabulous protagonist. The supporting cast of characters is entertaining, fun and plain out fabulous. Winnie lives in a predominantly senior citizen populated neighborhood and she finds herself more comfortable with the older but definitely goodie set.Wh [...]


    11. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Berkley and Netgalley. This book will be released June 7, 2016. All thoughts stated in this review are entirely my own.*The first book in what I'm almost certain will be a highly celebrated and long lasting series; Éclair and Present Danger was creative, smart, charming, and hilarious all in one!The MC, Winnie, was perhaps one of the most creative fictional characters I have ever read about. Simply the idea of an Emergen [...]


    12. Éclair and Present Danger is the first book in the Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series by Laura Bradford. I find it is always more fulfilling if you have read all the books in a series so I am glad to start this series with the first book.Éclair and Present Danger has bakery owner Winnie being unable to afford the rent on her bakery due to rising rental fees. Luckily she has just inherited a ambulance(and a cat) from one of her elderly neighbours. She comes up with the idea of utilizing the [...]


    13. "I'm sorry, could you, um, read that one more time, please?"Winnie runs the Delectable Delights bakery in Silver Lake, Ohio. The rent has increased out of reach in an attempt to revitalize the area. Winnie is hopeful when she learns that her friend Gertrude has named her in the will. Unfortunately, her inheritance is a bad tempered cat named Lovey and a 1960 Cadillac Miller=Meteor ambulance. Winnie and her friend Renee open Emergency Dessert Squad the day after the bakery closes using the vintag [...]


    14. I wasn't sure if this would work, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a different take on a culinary cozy - even if I'm not completely convinced you could make a business out of delivering desserts - and odd as it perhaps sounds for a cozy mystery, I actually liked the fact that it was more about the people and the recipes than the murder. I liked all the characters, and I also liked the fact that it didn't have the frequent first-in-series motif that the main character/main character's be [...]


    15. Eclair And Present DangerEmergency Dessert Squad, Book #1Laura Bradford5 StarsSynopsis:The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow’s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gert [...]


    16. Eclair and Present Danger is everything a cozy mystery should be! Laura Bradford has created the perfect recipe for fans of the genre – winsome characters, humor, quirky pet, cute small business, and a whodunit that isn’t immediately obvious. Plus, a dash of romance to make your heart flutter and a fun title to make you smile!I loved Winnie, a baker in her thirties who lives on a street with mostly senior citizen neighbors – who were a hoot & the source of most of the book’s humor. M [...]



    17. I want to make it abundantly clear, I am a fan of Laura Bradford's work. I love her "An Amish Mystery" series and have enjoyed her Sewing Circle series written as Elizabeth Casey. It's because of those series, that I pre-ordered Eclair and Present Danger. To say that I was disappointed with this entry would be an understatement. Bradford is a talented writer and her other characters quirks, challenges and warmth are written with a deft hand. This book which was more of a character study than a c [...]


    18. Eclair and Present Danger is the first book in a new series, "Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery", by author Laura Bradford. This series is now at the top of my must read list because it combined two of my favorite past times -- reading cozy mysteries and baking. I'm sure blending humor into a murder mystery is not an easy thing to write, but Ms. Bradford was skillfully able to do so throughout this story. The readers are also introduced to a cast of flavorful (pun intended) characters. As in her A [...]


    19. When I started seeing the promotions for ÉCLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER, I immediately knew I had to read it…the amazing cover and the incredibly clever title drew me in. I just love titles with word play and I was a huge fan of the original book and movie by Tom Clancy! When I received my advanced copy and started reading I immediately realized the cover and title was only the beginning of the fun and it continued non-stop for several delicious hours! I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t r [...]


    20. I absolutely loved this book, it is a great start to a new series. Winnie is not having a great week with a close friend passing away she finds that she receives an inheritance of an old restored ambulance and a cat named Lovey who loves everyone but Winnie. Winnie's bakery is closing from rising costs, and to top it off she discovers the body of her neighbor dead. Everyone is reeling from this unexpected loss in this tight community. The whole idea of an emergency dessert squad had me wondering [...]


    21. Who with a sweet tooth and a love for cozy mysteries could resist the title, ECLAIR and PRESENT DANGER? It's the first book in a new series by the talented Laura Bradford. We meet Winnie Johnson, the owner of Delectable Delights, which she runs with her best friend/employee, Renee. At the reading of her friend, Gertrude's will, Winnie is expecting a much needed cash flow. Instead, she inherits a 1960's era ambulance and a cat named Lovey, who hates Winnie. Rounding out the cast of characters are [...]


    22. A Brilliant Idea For A Cozy And A Delicious Mystery! Laura Bradford's Eclair and Present Danger Is Fantastic! I settled in to the couch with my blanket, a warm mug of tea and Squirrel the cat. I was in for such a treat with this new first in series. Eclair and Present Danger is a cozy with a huge heart, a fun mystery and a really great cast of characters to get to know. I immediately felt at home and apart of this story. It felt to me as if I was a resident of Serenity Lane, a neighbor to main c [...]


    23. 3.5 stars. Fun first entry in the series. I liked Winnie and the other characters. The mystery was pretty good and I was surprised at the culprit. Loved the desserts in the book and the cute names Winnie came up with for them for her emergency dessert business.


    24. What do you do when you inherit a temperamental cat and a vintage ambulance from a dear friend? Little did Winnie Johnson know, but it would be the answer to all of her problems. When Winnie is forced to close her beloved bakery, she comes up with the idea to make her bakery mobile by starting the Emergency Dessert Squad. Cute desserts are delivered straight to your door to help cure any ailment that you can imagine. While pondering ideas, Winnie delivers a pie to an elderly neighbor who is rece [...]


    25. Éclair and Present DangerLaura BradfordLet me give you fair warning before you started reading the latest mystery from Laura Bradfordyou won't just want one dessert; you will want ALL of the desserts! And thankfully, there are recipes in the back of the book so you can make them, then eat while you read!! For the record, I did neither but I'm sure I could have if I'd so desired.Eclair and Present Danger introduces us to The Emergency Dessert Squad and a wonderful cast of characters - including [...]


    26. Dollycas’s ThoughtsLaura Bradford scores huge points for originality. When Winnie Johnson loses her bakery to a greedy landlord she takes her luscious desserts on the road in her Emergency Dessert Squad. She has inherited an old ambulance and a tabby cat, that seems to love everyone but her, from her neighbor and friend, Gertie. It doesn’t take her long to figure out a way to mesh her new vehicle and her business together. She comes up with catchy names for her treats and starts to rescue he [...]


    27. Winnie Johnson is a 34-year-old single bakery owner, who lives in Silver Lake, Ohio and has an affinity for spending time with elderly people. In fact, Winnie feels more comfortable with the over seventy crowd than people her own age. She even lives among them on Serenity Lane. Éclair and Present Danger starts out with Winnie, much to her shock, inheriting a cat named Lovey who hates her and a vintage ambulance from her friend Gertie, who recently passed away. Without the cash inheritance that [...]


    28. This debut novel in a new mystery series was without question, unique and filled with thoughtful suspense, while a gentle romance blossomed.Just imagine a bakery on wheelsI couldn't, that is until I read this book. I wondered about health codes, how would you keep the product fresh etc. Silly, just showed my former life as a bookkeeper etc. So, toss that out the window and meetThe Emergency Dessert Rescue Team!When baker, Winnie Johnson loses her rental space for her bakery, she and fellow emplo [...]


    29. Optimistic baker Winnie Johnson is hoping to find a shiny silver lining to the death of one of her friends and neighbors. Winnie owns a bakery in the small town of Silver Lake, Ohio, but her landlord has just raised her rent significantly, endangering Winnie's ability to stay put. Winnie is grieving the loss of her friend, but also hoping that same friend left her money when she named Winnie in her will. Such a bequest would spare Winnie even more heartbreak - the loss of her bakery. What Winnie [...]


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