Buffalo West Wing
By Julie Hyzy
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publish Date: January 2011
Personal Rating: 4.5 stars
Summary from GoodReads:
With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.
I liked this book because it involved the White House getting a new President as we know happens fairly regularly. However, this President has little children. This puts a whole new perspective on the staff of the kitchen and the White House. Ollie denies the children Chicken Wings and was it the best choice? She does have to explain herself to several other employees and begins to second guess herself.
The White House also get a chef who cooks for the family. He came from the private household of the President. He knows all about the family and the children like him. Has Ollie met her match? She does butt heads with him, but then gets to fill in for him on several occasions.
This book doesn’t let down in that Ollie is her true self again. All the antics that followed her in previous books, are new and exciting in this book too. And is there a new man in Ollie’s life?
Verdict: 4.5 stars. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. And if you pick up this book in the series, make sure you have some chicken wings to go along with the reading time.
Recommendation: Check out a recipe online how to make your own. Doesn’t look that hard at all!! I really should give it a try, but my husband thinks wings are a waste because there isn’t that much meat. True, but it’s all about the taste. Dip yours in ranch?