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War and Peach

(A Georgia Peach Mystery #3)

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The author of Rest in Peach serves up another bite of Southern charm in the latest Georgia Peach mystery.

Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner.

Local farmer Cl
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Berkley Books
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beachbum bookworm
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Arriving @ Peachy Keen was a complete surprise to Nola Mae. I had been in town for a recent visit but had to come back for the election of Cays Mills Mayor. Longtime resident and farmer Clem Rogers are running against new to town (well I mean her grandmother wasn’t born here people...that makes her new by Cays Mills standards) owner of the Sunny Side B&B Margie Price. Clem has been spreading gossip around town that he has information about Margie that could be the nail in her coffin, but before ...more
Amy
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous!! If I could give this book 10 stars, I would... It's the best book I've read from her, including the Lucy Arlington series. So many suspects, so many motives... Never would have guessed this killer.. All I can say is run, don't walk to your library, book store, grab your kindle and press buy or amazon, or whatever site... Just READ IT!! ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Georgia, Georgia . . .” No one captures that sweet Georgia feeling, or writes a mystery like author Susan Furlong.

WAR AND PEACH, the third book in the Georgia Peach Mysteries, was worth every day spent waiting for it to be released.

I love that every chapter opens with a numbered Southern Girl Secret . . . Southern Girl Secret #045: A Southern gal never starts a fight, but she sure the heck knows how to finish one. That’s just one of the many witty sayings you’ll find. Fun!

Ms. Furlong has cook
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Mark Baker
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2017
The local election for mayor is all anyone is talking about in Cays Mill, Georgia, and Nola Mae Harper has become caught in the middle. Just an hour before the last debate is to take place, a fire breaks out in Clem Rogers’s barn, and his body is found in the ruins. Since he had some dirt on his opponent in the race he was going to share at the debate, the people in town are certain his opponent did it. The sheriff has another theory, Nola Mae’s father, who has admitted to visiting the victim ju ...more
Lynn
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Georgia Peach Mystery series became a favorite cozy series for me since the release of the first book in the series Peaches and Scream. I pre-ordered this third book as I was eager to continue with the series. Many reviewers have given a synopsis of the plot so I will relate what makes this series special to me.

First of all, the plotting is very good. So many books the reader has the who done it early on in the book. The answers came to me late in the book or when the author disclosed it. It
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Cheryl
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nola Mae is busy with her store selling peach items, helping her dad run their peach farm and trying to get her online business going. She hasn't paid much attention to the mayors race but knows it is getting hot. Clem a local farmer, running for office says he has a secret for Margie who is also running but before he can tell, there is a big fire and his body is found. Everyone is blaming Margie but Nola Mae knows she didn't do it and sets out to find out who did it. Lots of side stories about ...more
Laura
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's election season in Cays Mill, Georgia. Nola Mae is rooting for the town outsider, Margie Price, to win. But when her opponent, Clem Rogers, turns up dead, Margie becomes a prime suspect, right after Nola Mae's father, who has had problems with Clem in the past. It's up to Nola Mae to discover who really killed Clem, before the local sheriff puts either her friend, or her father, in jail.

I absolutely love this series. It has great charm, and the characters are beautifully drawn. I could see
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K.A. Davis
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Southern Girl Secret #060: “There are only two reasons someone new comes into your life: They’re either gonna be a blessin’ or a lesson.” WAR AND PEACH, the newest release in the Georgia Peach Mystery series by Susan Furlong, is chock-full of fun tidbits like this at the beginning of each chapter. Each “secret” while cute, also has a ring of truth to it that I so enjoyed! Susan has created a tight-knit Georgia peach farming family for the feisty protagonist, Nola Mae Harper. No matter what troub ...more
Linda
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This delicious third installment in the Georgia Peach mysteries was absolutely my favorite. The first two books were a delight, but in War and Peach Nola Mae has truly settled in to Cays Mill and found her stride. Business owner, peach farmer, and devoted member of the Harper family, she takes on a cartload of problems when a rival peach farmer is murdered in his barn. Even more disturbing is that sheriff Maudy Payne has set her sights on Nola Mae’s dad as the number one suspect. But Nola Mae is ...more
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
War and Peach by Susan Furlong will delight fans of cozy mysteries as the novel has everything that makes these storied so much fun.
The protagonist, Nola Mae Harper, is the type of character with whom readers immediately identify and enjoy cheering on. Other characters are unique or delightfully quirky, and the relationships among the characters keep readers fully engaged.
The setting is interesting and fun. The series is set in the town of Cays Mill, Georgia, where peach farmers, shop owners, an
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Jonathan
The third in a simply delightful series, War and Peach was a wonderful book full of lovable characters, and a solid mystery.

The characters are wonderful, for the most part. Ms. Furlong does a wonderful job of creating lovable characters that a person becomes emotionally invested in. However, there is one character that I feel is underdeveloped; Cade. Cade is Nola's love interest, yet I feel as if I barely know him at all. I don't know if it was just me, but I failed to connect with him, and the
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Fred
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
War And Peach is the third book in the A Georgia Peach Mystery series.

Another wonderful addition to this delicious series.

Nola Mae Harper is enjoying success with her specialty shop Peachy Keen. Not only is the shop doing a good business, but the online business is also picking up. Nola Mae has hired a young lady, Carla Fini, to help in the store and with their website. Not only does she do well helping the customers, but is equally adept at updating the website. In addition, he has come up with
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Karen
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is just like a juicy peach, bursting with flavour. I read it in one sitting because I could not put it down!
This third book is my favourite in the series.
I love this cozy series for the characters, especially the family dynamic, small town setting and the rich, well written mysteries.
This book grabbed me from the get go, and did not let me go.
I sincerely hope I can look forward to reading more books in this series.

Patricia Gligor
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"War and Peach" by Susan Furlong is a great read! From the very first page until the last, I "lived" in a small town in Georgia, steeped in southern tradition, where I got to know the main character, Nola Mae, and many of the locals.
When Nola's father becomes the primary suspect in their neighbor's murder, she's determined to discover the true identity of the killer in order to clear her father's name. But in the process, she uncovers secrets from the past and puts her own life in serious jeopa
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Jennifer Brown
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fun and fabulous story! I love the small town charm and what comes with it. There is an election happening and one of the candidates ends up dead. There's several suspects including Nola's dad so of course her and her crew work to clear his name. I can't say I'm really fond of the sheriff. She does stuff that seems not-so-sheriffy but maybe that's what happens when you're sheriff in a small town? With several things going on, I can't say I saw the ending happening the way it did. I did enjoy it ...more
Marcia Trotter
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! 🍑
Daniele
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
4.5 stars

WAR AND PEACH is the fantastic third installment in the Georgia Peach Mystery series and is as juicy as you would expect the first bite of a peach at the peak of season to be. Strong, well defined characters, an interesting setting, engaging mystery, and a sprinkling of Southern charm make this book a favorite.

I always enjoy my time spent in Cays Mill, Georgia, and WAR AND PEACH is worth every minute. It is election season in the rural farming town, and the residents are divided by the
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Politics can get heated but in Cays Mill, Georgia it gets burning hot when one of the mayoral candidates is killed when barn becomes an inferno. The deceased, Clem Rogers may have had some dirt on his opponent but Nola Mae has a hard time believing Margie Price would have killed him to shut him up. The sheriff has set her sights on the Harper family, of course, specifically Nola’s dad, which takes a toll on him. Nola sets her mind on some other suspects but finds herself in a
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Kayt18
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is something so special about Susan Furlong's "Georgia Peach Mystery" series. And the newest installment "War and Peach" is even more amazing. I don't know if it is the way her characters love their family or the way they fight for not only each other, but for what is right. Whatever it is, this book really touched me while at the same time was an amazing mystery read. I love this family, Nola Mae Harper is such a powerful protagonist. The writing and pacing is perfect. The story line draw ...more
Karen
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy this series for the family loyalty, the struggles that the family faces which are not superficial and reflective of the struggle of farmers everywhere. I also enjoy the relationship between main character Nola Mae and her family, friends and customers. The main mystery in this story had me guessing until the big reveal and I was actually caught up and enjoying the political twist in this book. I love the dog Roscoe as well! I hope this series continues beyond this third book and I can no ...more
Melumebelle
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My favorite Georgia Peach mystery book by far. Full review coming soon!
Jeanie
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-provided
Oh, I could almost smell the peaches while reading ‘War and Peach’, third in A Georgia Peach Mystery series. The cover art invites the reader to step into the home of this Southern cozy mystery, and the novel does not disappoint.

Politics isn’t always peachy, especially when someone threatens to reveal a past secret of Margie’s, a mayoral candidate who moved to Cays Mill a few years earlier and owns and operates the Sunny Side Up B & B. Clem, the candidate who was going to tell all is found dead,
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Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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War and Peach
A Georgia Peach Mystery, Book #3
By Susan Furlong
ISBN13: 9780425278963
Author website: http://www.susanfurlong.com/
Brought to you by OBS review Kayt

Synopsis:

The author of Rest in Peach serves up another bite of Southern charm in the latest Georgia Peach mystery.

Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral electio
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Rosemary K
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nola Mae Harper loves her family and will do everything in her power to protect them. When a neighboring peach farmer is murdered, her Daddy becomes the prime suspect. He argued with Clem Rogers right before he was killed. Nola Mae knows that he's innocent, but Sheriff Maudy Payne has a grudge against the Harpers and she's determined to arrest Daddy Harper. Can Nola Mae find the real killer before her father ends up in jail? I love Nola Mae. She's a strong woman who's smart and sassy. I enjoy he ...more
Jackie Nolan
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
War and Peach is the third book in the Georgia Peach mystery series. This was my first book by this author and I never felt confused or like I was missing any information even though I haven't read the previous two books yet. War and Peach is going down as one of my favorite reads so far this year. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Each one has their own unique personality. They are very well developed so you can get a good feel for who you are reading about. I especially liked Nola ...more
Laura
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the third book in the Georgia Peach Mystery series written by Susan Furlong. Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can ...more
James Garman
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Not a deep book by any means, however for the lack of any depth, it is a very relaxing story of the mystery in a small southern town (in Georgia) where Nola Mae Harper has returned home to and opened up a Peach Preserve Store in the town.

Suddenly in the middle of a mayoral campaign, secrets are discovered and one of the candidates is killed right after Nola Mae's father has an disagreement with the said candidate. Nola Mae, now only has to deal with the gossips and a sherif that has a grudge aga
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Erika
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, cozy
I really enjoyed the last book in this series, Rest in Peach, but I think War and Peach is even better. When local farmer and mayoral candidate Clem Rogers is found in the debris of his burned-down barn, everyone suspects his political rival Margie of having done away with her competition. Nola Mae is sure that the woman isn’t capable of murder, but the rest of her small town don’t seem to agree. Sure that an innocent woman is being railroaded, Nola steps in to investigate.

I love the small town
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Sheila
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food-mysteries
I have no idea how I missed the first 2 books in this series, but I'm happy I read this one. This story is about Nola Mae whose family owns a peach farm and she owns Peachy Keen a store that sells all manner of peach preserves, chutney, etc. and, of course, she solves murders!! I love the map in the front, and the Southern Girl Secrets at the beginning of each chapter. I found it very interesting that Nola Mae joined something similar to the Peace Corps instead of going off to the "big city". Th ...more
Marilyn
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Nola Mae Harper is busy restocking the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen. The mayoral race is getting contentious since Clem Rogers claims her knows something that will knock the Yankee B & B owner, Margie Price out of the race. Then Clem's barn burns down and his body is found in the ruins. Margie is suspected because of the rumors that Clem had information that would help him defeat her in the election. She hires Hawk to discover who actually committed the murder. Nola Mae's father is suspected ...more
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Susan Furlong is the bestselling author of several mystery series and the forthcoming dark suspense novel, SHATTERED JUSTICE, the third book of Bone Gap Travellers series. She contributes to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington. Susan has worked as a freelance writer, academic writer, ghost writer, translator, high-school language arts teacher, and ...more

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