Pineapple Gingerbread Men – thoughts after reading

Pineapple Gingerbread Men

Author: Amy Vansant

Edition: Kindle


When Kristopher Rudolph is found dead, Charlotte is eager to find out who would shove an elf down Santa’s throat.


If you haven’t read or heard of the Pineapple Port Mystery series… well, I think that you’re missing out, especially if you’re a fan of cozy mysteries.

The books don’t take long to read, they’re easily accessible, and they keep me interested, keep me laughing, and most importantly, keep me reading.

The main character, Charlotte, is in her twenties, but was raised and continues to live in a fifty-five plus community. This unique setting offers plenty of entertaining characters and stories.

When I realized that the seventh book was available, I was excited, but when I realized that it was Christmas-themed? My phone was silenced, my pajamas were on, and my problems were nonexistent. Thank you, Amy Vansant.

What I liked about Pineapple Gingerbread Men:

  • Christmas in Pineapple Port. Happy Holidays!
  • Mariska and Darla, the women who raised Charlotte, take a trapped opossum to the forest. This is the funniest part of the book, and I (still) love Amy Vansant’s sense of humor.
  • While reading the other books, I was unsure of how I felt about Charlotte’s boyfriend, Declan. He does own a pawnshop called the Hock o’Bell, which is… too good, but still, I didn’t trust him. However, I think that he might have won me over.
  • Seamus. I was sad to see that he wasn’t as present as usual, but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
  • Somehow, Charlotte ends up buying her mother’s Volvo. Did this unlikely story cause me to text my mother and tell her how much I love her? You’d have to ask her.
  • The murder was solved, and while the investigation and confession did seem (a little) uneventful, that’s probably for the best. I mean, it is Christmas.

As usual, there was more than one thing going on, and I’m excited/impatient to find out what happens next.

What didn’t I like about Pineapple Gingerbread Men? Finishing it.


Rating: 4/5