The Price of Lemon Cake by Jennifer Ashley

November 6th, 2023 Kimberly Review 20 Comments

6th Nov

I scooped this novella up as soon as it released. I enjoy the Below Stairs Mystery series and was excited to spend more time with our clever cook and her friends. The Price of Lemon Cake gives Lady Bobby Perry and Judith Townsend a chance in the spotlight when Kat asks them to investigate a young aristo. Come see why I am craving lemon cake and more Below Stairs mysteries.

The Price of Lemon Cake by Jennifer Ashley
The Price of Lemon Cake
by Jennifer Ashley
Series: A Below Stairs Mystery #6.5
Genres: Historical, Mystery
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

When Kat Holloway approaches Lady Bobby Perry and Judith Townsend to help her discover what a young aristo is getting up to in a gentleman’s club, Bobby quickly accepts, coaxing a promise of Mrs. Holloway’s stupendous lemon cake in return.

But the investigation quickly turns into more than a simple spy mission, forcing Judith to confront a painful part her past. Both Judith and Bobby must bring their own unique skills to help Kat solve the tricky and dangerous problem.

Diverse Foodie historical mystery

While we saw little of Kat, Daniel, or others, we got to spend some time with Bobby and Judith. Friends of Cynthia are concerned about a young man. It seems he is spending time at a gentleman’s club. Kat can’t visit the club and Daniel isn’t available, so Bobby and Judith agree to infiltrate the club dressed as men.

I loved the investigation as it delivered a twist regarding Judith’s past. It was fun getting to learn more about this couple as we uncovered truths. The mystery concerning the young man wasn’t complex, but it opened the door to Judith’s past.

I laughed about the method of payment the ladies extracted from Kat. The story was complete and I read it in one sitting. While I would have loved a full-length story, it gave us a look at secondary characters.

I absolutely recommend the Below Stairs Mystery series for fans of historical fiction, mystery, romance and food. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am off to hunt a slice of lemon cake.


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About Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance, historical mysteries, and urban fantasy as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner. Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards, have been translated into many different languages and earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly.

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20 Responses to “The Price of Lemon Cake by Jennifer Ashley”

  1. Jen Twimom

    OH MY!! I didn’t even know about this one. Is it available in audiobook? I’ll have to look. I do enjoy this series so much, and Cynthia is one of my favorite characters. Thanks for the heads up and review.

  2. Lover of romance

    Love that cover….I adore anything with lemon especially for desserts. Always feels so fancy haha Not sure if this one would have enough romance for me but definitely going to do some research on that.

    Great review darling!