As if the hot, windy Christmas weather weren't bad enough, Corinna attracts one colorful, crazy character after another. They range from irritating to hateful to downright insane. The schemes in this one were pretty implausible, and if you read these books too close together you start noticing a lot of repeat sentences, descriptions, and cleverness. But I like Corinna and the Insula cast, and the descriptions of delectable meals and baking make me drool every time.
Note to the illustrator: Glace cherries are candied in syrup, not dipped in chocolate.