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The Golden Spoon - Jessa Maxwell

Author: Jessa Maxwell

Started: May 1, 2023

Finished: May 6, 2023

Format: Audio

Genre: Cozy Mystery

It's Bake Week! Six bakers have been chosen to travel to the Grafton Estate in Vermont in hopes of winning The Golden Spoon and all the prestige that goes with the win. This year's contestants come from all walks of life. Insane complications begin to affect the contest such as salt being placed in the sugar containers. As the contest enters day three, everything begins to implode. Secrets are uncovered, friendships are made, and hearts are broken. Bake Week is always a hit but this year it will be something else.

This novel was obviously inspired by the Great British Bake Off. The storylines of all the characters become convoluted into the main story which makes it difficult to follow. The characters are self-centered and have narcissistic traits. The narration of the audiobook is performed by a full cast which brings a little expression to the story and helps allow the different personalities to show through. The reveal at the end of the story seemed rushed and haphazardly put together. I feel if the pacing of the story had been a different pace the story would have been more entertaining.

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