The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

Sophie Winston should be focusing on winning the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown, or being the hostess with the mostest for her Thanksgiving guests. Instead, Sophie is finding dead bodies, feeling uncomfortable around her sister’s new fiancé, and, well, running out of thyme.

  • Krista Davis has a gift for bringing the seasons and holiday cheer to life. It’s the perfect (or most wonderful) time of the year to read this book.
  • I love Sophie, Nina, June, and the colonel. Wolf has potential.
  • Hannah Swensen takes Delores for granted. Sophie’s mom, Inga, is the real deal. Yikes.
  • As far as rivals go, Natasha isn’t that bad. The rivalry didn’t take away from the mystery or overall story, but it did add some entertainment. Has anyone else noticed how obnoxious and unrealistic the rivalries are in some cozy mysteries? Just me?
  • June talks to her deceased sister? This is brought up a few times, but what gives? Aunt Faye, can you hear me?
  • Why is Hannah’s fiancé so strange? Why doesn’t Hannah notice? Is love truly blind? I have a lot of questions. Does she end up marrying him? Does his character become more bearable? Does he snap and murder the entire family?
  • To add to my list of questions, how does one become a judge at the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown? I’ve found my calling.
  • The food in The Diva Runs Out of Thyme is drool-worthy. Krista Davis had the audacity to write about cranberry spice Bundt cake.
  • If the food, characters, setting, and mystery hadn’t sold me, reading that someone broke into Sophie’s house while wearing a smiling Paula Deen mask would have. This is the most ridiculous, hilarious thing.
  • Reading has changed (and saved) my life. There’s nothing like finding a book that you click with. You’re enjoying yourself and want/need to know what happens, but ah, you don’t want the story to end. If the rest of the Domestic Diva series is this good, I’ve found a new favorite.