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Revenge is sweet… Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake warRevenge is sweet… Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries… Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby’s sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn’t as sweet as they seem…Delicious recipes and entertaining tips included!...

Title : The Diva Frosts a Cupcake
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ISBN : 9780425258132
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Number of Pages : 289 Pages
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The Diva Frosts a Cupcake Reviews

  • Robyn
    2019-06-02 11:54

    More ridiculous and entertaining hijinks with lots and lots of cupcakes.

  • Jonathan
    2019-05-23 13:12

    I was a bit nervous when I decided to read this book because I had heard from a few reviewers that I follow that it was the worst book in the series, I am happy to say, however, that I found this book to be very entertaining with only a few small problems.With the risk of sounding like a broken record I again want to say that these characters are amazing. These are some of the most complex and vivid characters I have read in a cozy mystery series and the way the author portrays them makes them all seem like a big happy family, but not in an obnoxious way.However, you never see Wolf in this book. I was honestly very surprised because he had taken a role as one of the forefront characters in the couple of books before this, but after what happened in the last book you never see him, I really hoped to see him and I hoped that Ms. Davis would wrap up some loose ends between him and Sophie. But that doesn't happen.The mystery was very good, as always. It had a nice number of clues and misleading facts that put you on the right track then derailed you and vice-versa. I didn't guess the killer or any of the reasons until the end.Overall a very good book. I highly recommend this series for anyone who likes a cozy mystery or simply a regular whodunit!

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    2019-05-30 10:00

    I picked this book to read for a book reading challenge and even though it was seventh in a series I had no problem following along with who the characters were. I will say there are a lot of characters involved in this story though and that could be a turn off for some. Overall, this was a fun cozy mystery that included both foodie elements and pets, a very cute read.

  • Abby Fabian
    2019-05-29 13:12

    Davis really knows how to tell a story! This series continues to impress and puzzle me. I adored the theme for this one. Who doesn't love cupcakes and animals? The mystery had me stumped, and the characters had me hanging on to every word.

  • Melodie
    2019-06-03 13:54

    This series is a favorite of mine, but this one has to be my least favorite of all of them so far. It took me awhile to get through it and it seemed the story just didn't flow like previous ones did. A couple of really over the top characters and what the hell makes Sophie a "scarlet" woman because of her relationship with Wolf? EVERYONE thought his wife was dead!! Also, with all that's happened in Sophie's life in past books, why would her doors not be locked so stupid people couldn't barge in with accusations? Anyway, one of the best things about this book? Natasha just came across as really stupid instead of just plain mean this time! Recommend if you're already a fan of the series, otherwise pick up another book in the series first.

  • Candace Davidson
    2019-05-30 11:08

    This is a fantastic series, I am never disappointed!

    2019-06-01 08:51

    Nina Norwood has cooked up a wonderful fundraiser, Cupcakes and Pupcakes, to benefit the local animal shelter. Bakeries and pet orientated businesses will be selling goodies with all the profits going to help animal in need. Plus there will be a fancy dinner and each course served is a cupcake. Sofie is happy to help her best friend with anything she needs, whether it be manning the pet adoption tent or helping count the votes for the best cupcake.They never imagined it would create a Cupcake War. It all starts when the partners of Sugar Baby Bakery split and the leaving partner opens her own cupcakery right across the street from the original store. But the new Sugar Mama Bakery is the least of their worries when the remaining employee of Sugar Baby is found dead and the former partners are the number one suspects.Now it’s time for Sophie to sift through the clues and figure out who really frosted the cupcake baker…Dollycas’s ThoughtsI love these characters and they sure get themselves into some tight situations in this installment. In addition to the murder, there is a very special cupcake missing, a problem with ingredients, a missing dog, the rival bakers feuding, and I can’t forget to mention a new hunky lawyer has come to Old Town.Krista Davis has baked up a story that enjoy from the first bite to the last, I mean first word to the last. That is my only “complaint” about this book – the food so deliciously described – in addition to the delicious cupcakes Sofie serves up meals that will make your mouth water and your stomach growl. This book could be bad for our waistlines :) Because of this story my daughter is baking cupcakes as I write this and copying down all the recipes in the back of the book, even the ones for pupcakes. Marvelously plotted. I didn’t figure out the killer until it was revealed, but made perfect sense. A touch of romantic tension, just the right amount of humor, a feline named Moochie and a canine named Daisy, all set in a town the reader will want to visit again and again.You can’t go wrong with a Domestic Diva Mystery! The whole series is terrific! They are a perfect escape!

  • Barbara
    2019-05-21 09:08

    For cozies, which I think this is the category the series falls into; these books are more thoughtful, and more serious, in a sense, than most cozies. The heroine – Sophie Winston is certainly not a TSTL heroine, as most cozy series seem to have. I think this is because Sophie seems grounded; smart and certainly not reckless, as so many cozy heroines are. The novels themselves are also complex and thoughtful and I often don’t have a sense of who the killer actually is. Figuring out the murderer is not my main love of mysteries. I just love the completeness of the stories, on the most part – a beginning, middle and end. Most mysteries have and end, which I like very much; though I have read many that leave you hanging. Sophie doesn’t leave you hanging and she certainly satisfies. I’m intrigued by what seems to be the burgeoning attraction between Sophie and her ex – more on her ex’s part than on Sophie’s part; though she still seems to have some feeling for him. Is this the beginning of a reconciliation? Not sure how I feel about that. I don’t dislike the ex – Mars; He seems to have evolved since the early books and seems more sensible and grounded himself. I am getting a bit tired of Natasha however. She is Sophie’s rival in many ways. They are childhood rivals, both in the same professional field and Natasha may have had a hand in breaking up Sophie’s marriage to Natasha, before she even realized it. Natasha is so self-centered; so narcissistic that she seems in danger of becoming a cliché here. She has been good protagonist to Sophie in the past – but now, though annoying, how can anyone take her seriously. She is much, much to full of herself

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-05-19 11:49

    Sophie Winston, an event planner, and her friends are excited to be involved with a cupcake fundraiser for cats and dogs in Old Town, Washington, D.C. There is even a cupcake themed gala planned. However, there could be trouble on the horizon when two bakeries begin a cupcake war.Not only are the bakeries fighting, also someone is spreading lies and innuendo about Sophie that can cost her work and her reputation. Then, someone steals one of the dogs up for adoption. Trouble escalates until it crescendos with the death of Sugar Baby's remaining employee. Could all these worrisome troubles be connected? And, the characters involved. There are too many and too varied to list here but, trust me, there are some very shady folks running around the fundraiser and Old Town. This was a very entertaining novel. It is the seventh in the series which has continued to improve. Recipes are at the ending, even for pupcakes! Also, there were wonderful tips about what not to feed your pets. Sugar substitutes? I had no idea. A great summer read. Go out and enjoy!

  • Alison
    2019-06-03 11:46

    I adore this series. However, I found this to be confusing and boring at times. Too many new characters that are under-developed. Where's Wolf?? He's really gone and there are no long term prospects in sight. I miss the banter between Natasha and Sophie. It just seems this book belongs in different series....Hopefully the next installment will be better.

  • Victoria
    2019-06-03 10:51

    Sometimes I'm seriously surprised she hasn't punched Natasha in the face yet.

  • Betty
    2019-05-27 05:53 Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery) By Krista Davis Berkley Prime CrimeJune 2013Sophie Winston is helping her BFF Nina with a fundraising event for animal shelters. The event is a black-tie dinner serving an eight course dinner consisting of cupcakes made by local bakeries. For example the appetizer is Avocado and Black Bean, Cupcake and the Desserts are Salted Caramel Cupcake and a Chocolate Coconut Cupcake. There are also dishes especially for animals.Sugar Baby Cupcakes is owned by Renee and Joy, and a young woman named Muffin helps them out. However, this morning everyone on the square is talking about the partnership of Renee and Joy breaking up and Joy has opened another bakery right across the street named Sugar Mama Cupcakes. No one knows what caused the rift. Muffin could probably shed some light on this, but she’s been murdered in Renee’s bakery.Sophie is publicly accosted and humiliated by Clarissa Osbourne who is telling everyone that Sophie is having an affair with Spenser Osbourne, Clarissa’s husband. And, Sophie’s friend since high school, Humphrey, thinks he is love with Renee, but is being chased by one of his colleagues. Oh, and I mustn’t leave out the dog that Spenser wants to adopt that gets “dognapped” and has everyone looking for him.THE DIVA FROSTS A CUPCAKE is rollicking good fun, and Krista Davis adds a delicious new man in Sophie’s life – divorced attorney Alex German, nephew of General Euclid German. This doesn’t sit well with Sophie’s ex, Mars, who still hasn’t married Natasha. The well-defined characters, all of whom I consider my personal friends and frenimies, plus the witty story lines, makes this another winning Diva outing that is cooked to perfection. Of course bonus recipes are included, along with some for your fur-babies.Betty Cox for

  • Imjussayin
    2019-05-22 06:51

    The Diva Frosts A Cupcake: A Domestic Diva Mystery Book 7Reading in chronological order is not necessary but advantageous. It is not two or three stars but somewhere in the middle. The Protagonist: Sophie Winston is an event planner. She is an organised, patient and considerate woman. She is also observant and a thinker. These attributes make Sophie a good amateur sleuth. You might get frustrated with Sophie, but she will win you over.The Plot: There is a cupcake war happening in Old Town Alexandria and murder. Meanwhile, Humphrey, the square, gets a girl or two and rumour is rife amateur sleuth, Sophie Winston might be having an affair with a married man!Another adventure with the Old Town Alexandria crew. I like the addition of a gigolo and a new love interest for Sophie. As always, the tips which begin each chapter are interesting. Natasha, is her usual annoying self. This time she is seeking fame and fortune designing clothes for dogs. This literary character gets under my skin.An interesting addition to the series. Not compelling but to be read because it's part of the family.Connect with me on TwitterFollow my blog on Bloglovin’Book RatingSexual Content: ULanguage: UViolent: UWould I read the next one or reread ?: YesMy rating system (* = star)0* Could not finish this book (waste of time)1* Finished the book but didn't like it.2* Finished the book it was okay.3* A good read worth your time.4* An excellent read often with a novel concept or unusual plot.5* A magnificent read. A prominent example of the genre.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2019-05-30 10:49

    After the craziness of the last book, it was nice to see this one return somewhat to normal. Sophie is helping Nina with an event for shelter dogs and once again ends up in the middle of a murder.What I liked:* Sophie, although I was annoyed by the stuff that happened in book 6, it was nice to see her taking control of her life (view spoiler)[although I was surprised she agreed to date Alex since we was just separated from his wife (hide spoiler)]* Francine, I loved how she wasn't afraid to ask the personal questions.* Humphrey - good for him finally getting some romance.* I really wanted a cupcake while reading this book, they made most of them sounds awesome.What could have been better:* I still don't understand how Joy was talked into what she did, nor how she kept it secret from her business partner/roommmate.* The killer was a bit of a let down.* Each book I have a harder and harder time figuring out what Mars sees in Natasha. I had been softening a bit towards her until she was back to her old tricks again.* Does Nina's husband actually exist?

  • Kate
    2019-05-26 11:57

    This was a fun installment in the series, but I think Ms. Davis is really at her best when she writes holiday themed books since she is so good at creating a festive atmosphere in Sophie's home. This book involved a cupcake fundraiser for animals in need and a cupcake baker who is found dead. There's also a missing dog, Natasha's funny new dog, a new love interest and lots of cooking and entertaining at Sophie's place. All in all a fun, very cozy read.

  • ❂ Jennifer
    2019-05-19 09:00

    I'm a fan of this series, but this one just didn't do it for me and I can't say why. Well, I can say waaayyy too much internal dialogue was going on - I was skipping all sorts of paragraphs. But even so, something was just missing from this one.Plot line was decent, although a bit all over the place. Didn't guess the murderer, but I don't think I was trying either. I just kept thinking "must get through this book".Well, fingers crossed for the next one.

  • Karen
    2019-05-22 08:05

    Well, I could not put this book down because I love the characters in this series so much. That being said I am still trying to get over the previous book in this series. So I liked this one and am looking forward to seeing what the author does with the next one. The characters are enchanting and I find I truly care and am emotionally involved in these Diva stories.Cannot wait until I hear there is another one coming out, even though book 7 was just released.

  • Grey853
    2019-05-30 10:13

    If you like lots of cozy fluff and stories filled with cupcake recipes and hints about pets, this would be the one for you. There's no heavy lifting when it comes to the plot and I enjoyed this book much better than the last one.

  • Laura
    2019-05-16 08:08

    hmmm, something missing-? this story is ok, always an upheaval with Sophie and her love life/or lack of. I find it hard to believe the only men interested in her are married-separated, come on, give a girl a break!

  • Pat Beard
    2019-06-16 10:59

    Fun as usual. Only one problem - I've caught up with the series and now will have to wait until the next is published.

  • Judy
    2019-05-16 07:49

    This the first book I have read in this series. Lots of red herrings concerning who committed murder and why. Sophie Winston and her BFF Nina are working together on a cupcake/pupcake gala to help out the local animal shelter with funds. The local bakeries are making cupcakes for sidewalk sale in Old Town. Sophie and Nina are running a booth for doggy/ kitty adoption with the help of Humphrey and Francine. Humphrey finds himself in a bind Renee, who owns "Sugar Baby" cupcakes, needs his help because Joy, Renee's ex-partner, left "Sugar Baby." Joy opened "Sugar Mama" across the street. Joy needs his help too.Natasha, who lives with Sophie's ex, decides dogs are the up and coming thing to help with her show. Natasha makes a mean cupcake and is the only one who competes despite the fact she doesn't own a bakery. The rest of Sophie's friends are involved. Then you add Nick German, Alex German (who appeals to Sophie), the Patriarch German Maurice (a bitter looser) and a banquet of cupcakes. We can't forget a year old robbery at the home of Spencer and Clarise, who own one of the biggest cupcake stores in the area.The story goes round and round sometimes hard to follow. The big thing ,of course, that happens is that Muffy, a young woman who works at "Sugar Baby" is found dead in the upstairs apartment of "Sugar Baby" If this confused you that is how i felt reading the story, but it all works out in the end. Not a bad Mystery I would recommend to those who like more up to date cozy mysteries. Agatha Christie gets a big plug in this book. :)

  • Angela
    2019-05-20 07:52

    Another winner for Krista Davis!! I just love it when Sophie settles into her domestic diva self and makes up totally scrumptious food in her cozy little kitchen.... and I just crack up with all the various people who never use her front door but instead come barging through her back yard and kitchen door at all hours of the night!! Crazy!! There are always so many characters to keep up with and SO MUCH DRAMA, but that's literally what keeps the pages turning!! I love it!! This story had a couple of interesting mysteries going on. I love all the animals and really got into the missing dog, Buddy. I chuckled often over Natasha and her little dog Martha. I always roll my eyes over Natasha's antics but this time they were more stupid than mean and I laughed a lot! I miss Wolfe. I was surprised that people treated Sophie the way they did after everything that happened with Wolfe. None of that was her fault and honestly, EVERYBODY BELIEVED his wife was dead!! Granted, it didn't help her case with Clarissa when Spenser kept showing up at her house at all hours of the night, though. But that's the fun drama that keeps the story moving along! This was great!

  • Alice Teets
    2019-05-29 09:04

    The Domestic Diva is by far my favorite cozy mystery series. I really like the characters, especially Sophie, Nina, Humphrey, and Francis, but I even kind of like the ones that aren't very likeable, such as Natasha. This one has Nina planning a fundraiser for a pet rescue, and of course Sophie is going to help. But I like that it really is mostly Nina's thing, and Sophie is just helping not taking over as sometimes happens in books, where the MC has to be the center at all times. This book also introduces Alex, who is Sophie's new romantic interest after Wolf. The mystery is good, and the story moves nicely. Definitely would recommend!

  • Marietta Slater
    2019-05-30 09:13

    While I do like this series, there are always lots of characters. I did like the cupcake theme, but pupcakes? That was a tad bizarre. However, I did appreciate the benefit for animals who need to be adopted.Sophie is no longer involved with Wolf (the married cop), and a new love interest (Alex) has come to town Natasha is at it again as every time Alex comes around Sophie, she has to be right there getting in between them. So a new love interest for Sophie,, Humphrey (one of Sophie's nerdy friends) has 2 love interests , lots and lots of cupcakes, jealous wife, obnoxious neighbor and then throw in a murder makes this a fun light mystery read

  • Joni
    2019-05-28 10:11

    Another enjoyment entry in the Domestic Diva series. Seven installments into the series and still as fresh as the salted caramel cupcakes Sophie makes. I really should take a page from her handbook and pre-make cookie dough and freeze it (along with some savory items like tarts) for whenever a fast treat is needed.The Natasha/Sophie domestic tips at the beginning of each chapter are informative and sometimes tickle me to no end. As the tips coordinate with something yet to happen in the story I love anticipating and seeing if I can guess the connection.

  • Connie Easlick
    2019-06-03 09:10

    This was one that seemed to have to many things going on at the same time and it was really hard to figure out who was doing what and why until it was all explained in the end.I liked it, but I just hope there is not quite so much going on in the next one. It seems you CAN put too much into one book with different characters, I guess.Enjoy!

  • Elizabeth Alton
    2019-05-19 12:04

    A very light mystery. Funny at times. Has some good recipes included.

  • Dorothy Timm
    2019-05-29 05:56

    For some reason, the storyline just didn't hold my attention at all.

  • Tina
    2019-06-02 07:11

    Cute read.

  • Vanessa Hardy
    2019-05-25 11:47

    "Dogs are the new children." -Natasha