Days of Wine and Roquefort by Avery Aames – Review + 2 Giveaways!

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Days of Wine and Roquefort
Days of Wine and Roquefort by Avery Aames

Murder, like Roquefort, stinks…
Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette’s life seems quieter than ever with her fiancé out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery.

An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotte–but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotte’s life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead. Between Noelle’s hotheaded ex, the cagey owners of the winery, its jaded manager, and a wily reporter, Charlotte has her pick of suspects, but she needs to act fast–this is a mystery that only gets more dangerous with age.

About the Author

aa-dwg_portrait_rbDid you know that Avery Aames is Daryl Wood Gerber?

DARYL WOOD GERBER aka AVERY AAMES. As Daryl, she writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series. As AVERY, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series. Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more. Visit Daryl aka Avery at Check out recipes on her blog and friend her on Facebook.

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My Review
Days of Wine and Roquefort by Avery Aames is the 5th installment in her cheese shop mysteries. As a cheese lover myself, I was so excited to have the chance to read and review this book. This is the first I have read in this series, though I know I have the first book, The Long Quiche Goodbye, just waiting for me on my shelf. This story a great read. The mystery was well-developed, held my interest and kept me guessing until the end. I really enjoyed the characters. The recipes included in the book sounded ahhh-mazing to a cheese lover. 🙂 This is a 5-star mystery, in my opinion. I will most definitely be going back and reading the others in the series now.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition to the awesome giveaway above, the lovely Avery Aames has offered one lucky reader of Brooke Blogs the chance to win a copy of Days of Wine and Roquefort. Woohoo! This giveaway is US Only. For your chance to win, please make sure you leave a comment on this post for Avery (I’ll be checking!) and fill out the form by clicking HERE. A winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants around February 9, 2014 and notified via e-mail.

New Release!

Coming soon from Daryl Wood Gerber, the 2nd installment in the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series!

Inherit the Word by Daryl Wood Gerber
Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, with the intention to relax and help her aunt, Vera, run the local culinary bookshop and café. But it’s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mix…

The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This year’s challenge: Grilled Cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than salivating.

The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Soon a local diner owner (and Jenna’s “second mother”) is suspected of bumping off the competition, and Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned…

Praise for Final Sentence, the first book in the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series:
“A delectable page-turner with a tasty mix of characters, crime, and cookbooks.”
— New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle

“A bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for.” —Jenn McKinley

Includes Recipes!

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  1. Hi, Brooke! Thanks for sharing my book on your site. I’m so glad you enjoyed! Say cheese! Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames

  2. Hi Avery, I hope I’m the lucky winner. I can’t keep waiting for friends to keep gifting me. LOL

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