ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Book Review: Town in a Cinnamon Toast by B.B. Haywood

Updated on July 29, 2019

As Candy Holliday and her friends prepare for the upcoming wedding of Maggie Tremont and Herr Georg Wolfsburger, their best man Julius Seabury is laying dead in one of the archive rooms at the English Point Lighthouse and Museum.

Since he hadn't made it to the dinner party thrown by the happy couple, Candy decides that she'll go off looking for him and she in turn finds the body. After looking around the room, she discovers that he was bludgeoned by a champagne bottle, not just any old bottle, but one of the imports that Herr Georg has ordered for the party.

While Candy is detained at the museum, Maggie begins to worry and as she's wandering around the back of the hotel restaurants kitchen area, she too discovers a body laying on the flow. Ironically, he too was struck with a bottle.

It's learned that the second victim is Scotty Whitby, a waiter who comes from one of the prominent families of Cape Willington. During the night of observation at the hospital, he disappears which has the whole town looking for him.

Maggie is torn about the wedding and is convinced that Julius would want her to go through with it since there were a lot of preparations that were made. She agrees to continue with it and hopes that the final preparations will clear her mind.

Meanwhile, the subject of missing deeds comes up which Candy starts to look for. It was rumored long ago that there were some secret deeds which would cause chaos in the town if they were ever discovered. Candy suspects that Julius was murdered because of these deeds and he was getting close to solving the secret behind them.

As Candy sets off to clear her name (as she's once again suspected of being the murderer) Herr Georg goes with her as they seek the truth. He, too, wants to clear his name since it was one of his champagne bottles that ultimately took his friends life.

While investigating, the two learn the meaning behind "Foul Mouth" and learn other facts about the other prominent families in town and what secret is "Foul Mouth" hiding?

Overall, the book is just okay and a big let down from the sixth installment.

Each of the installments have been connected in some way, which after not reading these last three installments in years, can be confusing. It's best to start at the beginning and then follow them through.

This installment began as a subplot in the second installment of the series ( and subsequently pops up throughout. So, again, if you are interested in the starting this series, start at the beginning.

Once you're done with the book, you'll find cinnamon related recipes and a column from Candy regarding gardening tips (if I had a green thumb, maybe it would help me but I did find them to be helpful).

I'm not sure why there was a need to do a character list and then end everything with a "preview" of the first two chapters of the first installment.

If you've read this far into the series, wouldn't it just be a waste of time to go back to the beginning?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)