The town of Hubbard, Ohio is celebrating the anniversary
of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and everyone
in town is going all out to pull in the tourists. Since
Laurel Inwood has made various Ethnic Eats a
mainstay at her aunt's restaurant, Terminal at the
Tracks, the menu for this event is featuring French
cuisine. Laurel and her aunt, Sophie Charnowski, are
relying on a friend and former French chef, Raquel
"Rocky" Arnaud to help them keep the menu simple but
authentic. Unfortunately, Rocky ends up dead and the
police are calling it suicide. Laurel doesn't believe
it's suicide but will she be able to uncover what
happened to Rocky?
FRENCH FRIED is the second book in the Ethnic Eats
mystery series and continues the engaging atmosphere I
fell in love with in IRISH STEWED. Kylie Logan provides
enough of the character development for readers new to
the series to jump right in and enjoy FRENCH FRIED.
However, the Ethnic Eats series is too good to
miss a single book!
Laurel is still struggling to cope with her drastic
change in lifestyle and I like that Kylie Logan doesn't
gloss over the choices Laurel has to make. Laurel is the
main character in FRENCH FRIED but I have to admit that I
have a special spot just for Declan Fury. There is an
aura of mystery around Declan and his family that makes
me want to know more and I hope Kylie Logan continues to
give us the tantalizing hints about the Fury family in
I love the creativity behind Ethnic Eats! Terminal
at the Tracks was a gradually failing greasy spoon diner
until Laurel found a way to engage the heart and soul of
the community. While IRISH STEWED remains my favorite in
the series due to the Irish culture (and Declan, let's
not forget Declan LOL), FRENCH FRIED is still quite
enjoyable and has me solidly hooked on this series!
Poison’s on the menu in the second book in the national
bestselling Ethnic Eats series featuring Laurel Inwood and
the quirky residents of Hubbard, Ohio.
The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the
struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to
bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel
Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie’s
Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned
charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for
the entire week.
For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies
turn to Raquel “Rocky” Arnaud, a former French chef and
friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven
turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer’s day. Rocky
turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of
oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from soufflé to sleuth.