Saturday, June 16, 2018


I'm thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for author
Daryl Wood Gerber
Book 1 in the French Bistro Mysteries

It’s always been Mimi Rousseau’s dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she’s been chased back home to Nouvelle Vie in Napa Valley by her late husband’s tremendous debt. Until her best friend Jorianne James introduces her to entrepreneur Bryan Baker who invests in promising prospects. Now, working the bistro and inn until she’s able to pay it off and call it her own, Mimi is throwing the inn’s first wedding ever.

The wedding will be the talk of the town, as famous talk show host Angelica Edmonton, daughter of Bryan’s half-brother, Edison, has chosen the inn as her perfect venue. Anxious, Mimi is sure things are going to turn south, especially when Edison gets drunk and rowdy at the out-of-towners’ dinner, but by the evening, things begin to look up again. That is until six AM rolls around, and Bryan is found dead at the bistro with an éclair stuffed in his mouth. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan’s will.

Now it’s up to Mimi to clear her name and get to the bottom of things before the killer turns up the heat again in A Deadly Éclair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber.


Winner will be chosen after June 19
at the end of the tour

1 lucky read will win this great prize package!

USA only

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.


C’est fantastique!

I’m always excited, yet a little apprehensive when I start a new series. Especially if that series is by an author I already love to read. What if I don’t like it? Well, I had no reason at all for concern with author Daryl Wood Gerber’s first book in her French Bistro Mysteries. As with all of her past books, I was quickly drawn in, and totally absorbed it this wonderful tale!

Right from the start I was rooting for protagonist, Mimi Rousseau, and her new bistro. Through author Gerber’s magnificent writing, I felt Mimi’s emotions along with her. Her excitement and nervousness over making the bistro and inn a success, her heartbreak when she discovers her mentor dead, and her angst at being the suspect in his murder. I’ve never felt so many emotions in just a few chapters of a book!

A DEADLY ÉCLAIR got better and better with every word. With a magnificent plot, great characters, and fabulous setting, I didn’t stop turning pages until the story was done. Even then I went back and re-read the exciting reveal. I was as stunned as I was the first time I read it.

Also included in A DEADLY ÉCLAIR are 15 amazing recipes, some of which include the gluten free versions! 


About the Author

Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries and CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES, which she pens as Avery Aames. 

She will soon debut the new French Bistro Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense: DAYS OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

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Tour Participants

June 6 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews - REVIEW, RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 6 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews- REVIEW
June 7 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW
June 7 – Ruff Drafts - RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 7 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - SPOTLIGHT
June 8 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
June 8 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW*, RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 9 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW
June 9 – The Power of Words – REVIEW*
June 10 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
June 11 – Valerie's Musings – REVIEW*, RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 11 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW*
June 12 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
June 12 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW*
June 13 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW
June 14 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW*, RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 14 – That's What She's Reading – REVIEW*
June 15 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
June 16 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – REVIEW
June 16 – Lisa Ks Book Review – REVIEW*
June 17 - The Cozy Pages – REVIEW
June 18 – The Montana Bookaholic - REVIEW, RECIPE - GUEST POST
June 18 – Sapphyria's Books – REVIEW*
June 19 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW
June 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW*

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  1. Thank you for your review on "A DEADLY ÉCLAIR" by Daryl Wood Gerber
    and for being part of the book tour.

    Don't you LOVE the cover! I really, really like this author and she didn't disappoint in this first book of a new series. I absolutely LOVED the book.
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