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Foreign Éclairs

Foreign clairs White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world But someone is ready to serve her an ice cold dish of revenge Things are about to really

  • Title: Foreign Éclairs
  • Author: Julie Hyzy
  • ISBN: 9780425262405
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world But someone is ready to serve her an ice cold dish of revenge Things are about to really heat up for Ollie News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance And aWhite House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world But someone is ready to serve her an ice cold dish of revenge Things are about to really heat up for Ollie News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won t leave her side, fearing she is now a target When a White House staff member is murdered, officials rush to action over a possible security breach It may be time for Ollie to trade in her apron for a bullet proof vest as she becomes part of a bold strategy to make sure this terrorist gets his just desserts

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    1. Author Julie Hyzy knows how to pen a whodunit filled with mystery, intrigue, and heart pounding excitement. FOREIGN ÉCLAIRS is a real thrill ride, page after action packed page. It’s always great to be back at the White House with Ollie Paras and the rest of the staff. Author Hyzy shares with her readers a side of the great house that is as entertaining as it is interesting. FOREIGN ÉCLAIRS is the perfect addition to this bestselling series. Extremely well written with a plot that drew me in [...]

    2. This book was bittersweet; bitter because there's a 99% chance there will be no more books in this series and sweet because I got to revisit old characters that I had grown to love from the prior 8 books in this series. This book wasn't a letdown. It started slow but after I got acclimated to the changes that had happened between this book and the last it soon picked up. This may or may not be considered spoilers so, to be safe, I'm going to add a spoiler tag: (view spoiler)[I was disappointed w [...]

    3. Dollycas's ThoughtsMost times we don't know that a book series is ending or has come to an end. The author is informed and sometimes they have the option of continuing the series on their own, but most of the time the reader is left in the dark. Social media has changed that some, in that the authors can stay in touch with their readers and give us a heads up. Even when we get a heads up the characters/authors are usually left without a chance to wrap up their stories.Julie Hyzy blogged back in [...]

    4. I didn't know this was the last book of the series until I finished reading itd in light of that, I'm giving it a little higher rating that I would have.I actually thought this book was a bit "one note" - less character development, single plot that was almost known from the beginning. But knowing it's the last one, that makes a lot more sense to me.I've enjoyed this series a lot, and will recommend it.Julie Hyzy's blog gives a lot of insight into what it's been like for her to write this series [...]

    5. I have been putting off reading the ninth and final book in the White House Chef series, because I am very attached to Ollie and her crew. Visiting the White House via the kitchen staff has been fascinating and the mysteries have all been quite good. Julie Hyzy has done a very satisfactory job of ending the series and I am still sad to see it end. I still would like a cookbook of all the series recipes, so I could donate my set instead of having them sitting in a drawer.

    6. In the latest White House Chef novel, Hyzy offers an interesting spin to a common theme. Olivia Paras is enjoying life as the Executive Chef in the White House, even though things are a little busier than she might like. Down one chef and on the search for a replacement, Paras is committed to ensuring that the First Family never goes hungry or dreads mealtimes. On her way home one night, Paras is mugged, but is able to make it to safety and can offer some assistance in identifying her attackers. [...]

    7. This is the most difficult review i've ever had to write being this is the last book in the A White House Chef mysteries. This series is one of the first ones I read that introduced my love for reading cozy mysteries. It is with a heavy heart that I write this, it was a fun ride Ollie and Foreign Eclairs did not disappoint. Ollie finds herself in the middle of all the action once again when a bomb is set to go off with an attempted escape at a federal prision. The brother of the terriorist that [...]

    8. Generally, I am not a cozy fan. My problem with cozies is that generally, the protagonist has a tendency to act stupid! That is not true of Julie Hyzy's Ollie, the white house chef. This series is a well-written one and I have enjoyed it tremendously. Ollie is smart, funny and very aware of what is going on around her. More than once over the course of this series, she played a huge part in saving the lives of the president and/or a member of his family. This is the final book in this series, at [...]

    9. I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am a huge fan of the White House Chef mysteries and am so sorry to see this series end. I've enjoyed sharing in the growth of the characters, seen many come and go as Ollie continues to find herself in situations she could have never imagined. The last of Ollie's adventures certainly does not disappoint. Murder, bombing, kidnapping and an old nemesis out for revenge definitely keep the reader turning the page and unable to put [...]

    10. I'm sorry to see this series end, at least under the direction of Julie. This book is nothing short of terrific! Its a fast and exciting ride, with an ending you won't see coming!! Only Julie, could end a series with such possibilities for the series to continue under someone else's care.

    11. It was wonderful to visit again with old friends Ollie, Bucky, Gav & even Peter Everett Sergeant. I can not say enough about how wonderful this book was. I loved everything about the plot twist and story. Truly it was a page turning adventure. I could not put it down.

    12. The final book in a favorite cozy series and absolutely my least favorite of the bunch. At best 3.5 stars and rounded up based on the series as a whole. I found the plot to be terribly over-the-top and completely unbelievable. Love Ollie and crew, just not this book. I just had problems with this story all the way around and found the ending quite unsatisfying. Recommend the series as a whole, just not this particular book.

    13. Julie Hyzy has crafted another great mystery, one filled with suspense, romance, humor, and it was the perfect end to the series. White House chef Ollie Paras is once again dragged kicking and screaming, literally, into another mystery, only this time she is the target of a brutal man. What seemed to be a simple purse snatching is actually the catalyst into a threat against Ollie and the President of the United States. A bombing in Wisconsin at a federal prison is suspected to be linked to the t [...]

    14. What is there to say, but "Wow." I have read all of the White House Chef Mysteries and I must say that Foreign Eclairs does not disappoint and may be my favorite of all of them. There is suspense, intrigue and a slight touch of romance. Ollie's husband Gav is on assignment and is not reachable, Ollie gets mugged, there is a bombing at a Federal prison and Margaret (Sergeants secretary) is murdered. And somehow all these events are related. Ollie has her hands full with trying to find a replaceme [...]

    15. I have followed the White House Chef Mystery series since the first book in 2008. This is now the ninth book in the series and probably the last book in this series that the author will write. I know that I have started many series but have fallen behind in keeping up with them. Many of them are very good series but there is a lot of competition with other books to read. This series I have kept up with and read each new book when it came out. It is due to the location of the story and occupation [...]

    16. Foreign Éclairs by Julie Hyzy is the last book in the White House Chef Mystery series and I am sad to see this series not continue. When I finished this book the first word out of my mouth was WOW! Once again Ollie finds herself dragged into the middle of all the action as she is the target.Secret Service rushes in to protect her and her husband Gav. Ollie will have to decide whether or not to use herself as the bait to lure out the terrorists.Once again Julie Hyzy has written another book that [...]

    17. Very well written mystery from 'The White House Chef' series. The book contains abduction, attempted abduction, murder, attempted murder, bombs, romance, and recipes.Ollie is very clever and uses her intelligence and common sense to solve many of the problems thrust upon her by the terrorists. She has been involved with other dangerous investigationsbut this one is personal. Her husband is a government operative and terrified for her safety, working hard to achieve it and failing, leaving her to [...]

    18. Although I enjoy this series, I was a little disappointed in this book. Frankly, I didn't like the ending, which is more of a "me problem"; however, I am seeing that Ollie has been moving out of the kitchen and more into the political realm in these books. I would like to see the series focus a bit more on her job as Executive Chef. That being said, I guess it would limit the range of storylines. Nevertheless, I know I'll preorder the next one next January because I want to know what happens nex [...]

    19. Come for the food-stay for the mayhemHyzy has created an amazing character in Olivia Paras. As someone with an over-developed sense of right and wrong, I love her patriotism and innate desire to do the right thing. Foreign Eclairs keeps you on the edge of your seat, and Hyzy's descriptive writing puts you in that forest with Ollie, counting the minutes of life left. This one may be my favorite in the series least so far

    20. When a walk home turns into a mugging for White House Chef Ollie, she just chalks it up to bad luck. But when a member of the White House staff is found murdered, Ollie is left wondering if there is a connection. This is the last book in this series and the most thrilling of them all. Filled with nonstop action and poignant moments, I loved every minute of it, despite the tears and sadness at several points. Ollie and Gav will be missed.

    21. Sad to think this might be the end of the series. I've enjoyed getting a behind the scenes look into the White House kitchen. I'll miss the characters too. Great read. Exciting from beginning to end.

    22. While I am very sad that this terrific series has ended, I hope someday that a novella or another book is written so we can finds out the fate of Ollie and Gav.

    23. Did I really like the first book in this series? Maybe I had a fever? The characters are so so so dull. The food and kitchen descriptions are so so so dull and wrong. The everything is cringeworthy.

    24. Like always J enjoyed your series. Is this end of series since are protected from Kern. I so scared that Ollie would not be able to free herself from the bomb and get back to her husband.

    25. Another great book!Mystery writer Julie Hyzy never disappoints. Foreign Eclairs is the most exciting of her White House Chef Mysteries yet. Take a bow, Ms Hyzy.

    26. White House Executive Chef, Olivia Paras (aka Ollie), is busy, as always, looking for a replacement assistant chef, and adjusting to married life. She also has to cater to Josh, who looks upto her as a role model, trying to figure out what is bothering the President’s son.When Ollie is mugged, and her purse snatched, she thinks nothing of it. However, the newly appointed head of PPD, Neville Walker, refuses to take a risk and would like to believe otherwise.Then when Margaret, assistant to the [...]

    27. Considering this is a series about a White House chef, one would think the author would provide us a baker's dozen before ending it. Yet, rumor has it that this ninth installment is the end of the adventures of Head Chef, Ollie Paras. It is an exciting romp filled with assaults, tension, death and near death. Ollie is the target of a man, whose brother she has successfully managed to thwart in his terrorist activities. In the process, the brother died and another terrorist is incarcerated. The s [...]

    28. I went to the author's website before starting this book and then tried to drag the reading or as long as possible. It didn't work. It seems the mystery of what will happen to Ollie at the end of this book is part of a deeper mystery. This is the last in the series, at least by July Hyzy. The publisher that owns the rights to Ollie and the idea of her story has declined to have this author continue. But with the same kind of character and charm that Ollie possesses, Ms. Hyzy has done a beautiful [...]

    29. This was the darkest and most intense book of the series. I gave it 4 stars because of the intensity and way it held my interest, and I loved more of the interaction between Ollie and Gav, and always love Bucky. I would’ve given it 5 stars if not for the ridiculous assumptions that Ollie was safe after the supposed arrest of Kern. Anyway, I will miss this entertaining series that have become some of my favorites.

    30. Like many, I am sad to see Julie Hyzy end her involvement with Ollie Paras. This was an interesting way to do it. The story harks back to several earlier books to good effect. There's less presence in the White House and more of an international spy feel to the book. The ending reminded me a bit of JAG, where they flipped a coin and we never saw it come down. It has most of the usual elements, including the recipes at the end.

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