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Sowed to Death

(Farmer's Daughter Mystery #2)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  28 reviews
In the second Farmer’s Daughter Mystery from the national bestselling author of No Farm, No Foul, farm owner and blogger Shelby McDonald must field another murder mystery....

The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan—especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer’s Daughter. She’s submitting jams
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Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Berkley
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LORI CASWELL
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

You just can’t go wrong with a book by Peg Cochran. I have read almost all of them and doing my best to catch up on those I have missed.

In Sowed to Death farmer/blogger Shelby McDonald is getting ready for the county fair. She is entering her jams and jellies and her son is participating in the an horse riding event. Both are hoping to come home with blue ribbons. The firemen are also demonstrating the Jaws of Life, something I am very familiar with as it was that device the e
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
If there were more authors of Peg Cochran’s caliber, Amazon’s site would crash from people ordering books, and bookstores would be restocking their shelves every day!

As you can tell by my above statement, I am a mega fan of author Peg Cochran. I literally cried when I found out her Sweet Nothings mystery series written under the pen name of Meg London had been cancelled. It honestly felt like I had lost good friends. However, in life we do lose friends, and we make new ones. And I adore the frie
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Fred
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sowed To Death is the second book in A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery series.

This was another informative, interesting and exciting visit to Love Blossom Farm with Shelby McDoanld and her children Amelia and Billy.

The residents of Lovett are looking forward to the county fair and Shelby has prepared some of her jams and jellies to enter in the annual contest hoping to garner a blue ribbon. After watching Billy win second place in a horse riding contest they head over to the grandstands to watch an au
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Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Another wonderful adventure with The Farmer's Daughter and her family, Shelby is planning on entering some of her preserves at the County Fair, her son Billy is going to be riding and Amelia, well she is being a typical teen and NOT wanting to do anything much other than be on her phone with her friends.  Things seem to be going well until during the judging of the pies it appears that sabotage has happened and then the day gets worse with the dummy in the firefighter's demonstration NOT being a ...more
OpenBookSociety.com
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: daniele
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Sowed to Death
Farmer’s Daughter Mystery, Book #2
By Peg Cochran
ISBN# 9780425282038
Author’s website: www.Pegcochran.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele

Synopsis:

The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer s Daughter. She s submitting jams and jellies she s created from the produce she grows at Love Blossom Farm in hopes of harvesti
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Kristina
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, cozy-mysteries
Sowed to Death by Peg Cochran is the second book in A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery series. Shelby McDonald lives in Lovett, Michigan where she manages Love Blossom Farm, the family farm. Shelby and the kids (Billy and Amelia) are heading to Lovett County Fair for the day. There is some excitement when one of the judges has a reaction to Jenny Hubbard’s award-winning lemon meringue pie. For the first time in five years, Jenny does not win. Billy and Shelby are watching the Jaws of Life demonstration ...more
Mary Brown
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sowed To Death
Farmer’s Daughter Mystery, Book #2
Peg Cochran
5 Stars


Synopsis:

In the latest Farmer s Daughter Mystery from the national bestselling author of No Farm, No Foul, farm owner and blogger Shelby McDonald must field another murder mystery....
The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer s Daughter. She s submitting jams and jellies she s created from the produce she g
...more
K.A. Davis
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somehow I missed out on the first book in Peg Cochran’s Farmer’s Daughter mystery series, but am thankful that her second book, SOWED TO DEATH, found its way onto my Kindle! This delightful cozy features protagonist, Shelby McDonald, a blog writing farmer who is also a widow, trying to raise her two children. I enjoyed that Shelby is a bit older with a unique family situation different than the typical heroine. She has a lot of stressful responsibilities that the author weaves in to the murder m ...more
Linda
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A delightful addition to the Farmer's Daughter Mysteries. The protagonist is kind, helpful, inquisitive, and knows her veggies! I love the way she interacts with the other characters, especially her kids. I'll be anxious to read book three in this charming series.
Catherine
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I am hooked on Peg Cochran and her story telling. I a not ready to give up on A Farmers Daughters Mystery series. Still too many unanswered questions.
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
When Shelby attends the county fair with her kids, she's watching the firemen give a demonstration of how the Jaws of Life work. But when Jake Taylor is pulling the dummy from the car, it turns out to be a real body - and someone that Jake wasn't fond of. So of course he's suspected of killing the man, and Shelby does what any good friend would do - she resolves to find the real killer before Jake can be set up for the crime...

This is the second book in the Farmer's Daughter mysteries, and I was
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Denise
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any author that puts themselves out there with an effort to entertain with a book gets at lest the 3 star mark. Ms. Cochran's second farmers daughter mystery is just fine. I believe my disappointment in the story lays within me. Just before I found this title I had been wondering about a cozy mystery built around farming life and so finding this title seemed like fate. The bad part was when I saw Sowed, I went to a sow pig thought and for a while I had a hard time unwrapping my thoughts and gett ...more
Debbie
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
"Sowed to Death" is a cozy mystery. It's the second book in the series. You can understand this book without reading the previous one, and this novel didn't spoil the mystery in the previous book.

The mystery was a clue-based, puzzle mystery. The heroine asked questions, listened to gossip, and watched what was going on. She's generally a nice person, and no one was harmed by her methods of questioning. I strongly suspected whodunit by about halfway through and was certain by two-thirds of the wa
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Rebecca
The second book in this cozy series features a local fair gone deadly. Curmudgeonly Zeke Barnstable's body was switched out with a dummy's in a car for a demonstration, and once again Shelby, the blogger and farmer protagonist, starts investigating. It turns out that Zeke has made his share of enemies, and they all have secrets they'd rather not be made public, leaving Shelby with a long list of suspects and the knowledge that someone in her small community is a killer.
In the saturated field of
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Ann
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this wonderful cozy mystery. It is #2 in the Farmer's Daughter Mystery series and is easily read without book 1. This book brought back many happy memories of attending the county 4H fairs with the food and quilt contests with the rides and hot summer temperatures. Shelby is a widow running her family farm with the help of her two children. Hoping for blue ribbons in the jams and produce from the Love Blossom Farm she and the children are shocked when a dead body is found by the ...more
Paula
Sep 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cozy that's too cozy. So cozy that it was terribly boring and difficult to finish. A farmer going about her chores and social obligations, dealing with her friends and children, with no convincing motivation decides to find out whodunnit. I wanted to like this book but just felt impatient at its molasses pace.

I found her italicized asides to Dear Reader annoying (as opposed to the blog posts to Dear Reader that were often interesting and informative) as they interrupted the flow of the
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Kory Bull
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Sowed to Death, it was a perfect read for this time of year. I fell in love with Love Blossom Farm in the first book and fell more in love in this book. I love all the details about farm life and Shelby is such an endearing character. The mystery was weaved so nicely and the killer was kept a mystery until the very end. I liked how the relationship between Shelby and Jake is forming and this series has such a relaxed and inviting feel that draws the reader in. I would highly recommend th ...more
Cheryl
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelby writes a food and lifestyle blog Farmer's daughter and lives on a farm selling produce, jellies and home canned goods at a farmer's market. She is a widow busy raising a teen daughter and a 9 year old son. The county fair is going on and at a demonstration of the jaws of life instead of a dummy in the car it is a dead body. Shelby's friend and neighbor is the top suspect and Shelby is sure he didn't do it. This book makes it seem like Shelby is a friend of yours with lots of interesting s ...more
Daniele
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
I like the premise and farm setting of this series, and main character Shelby is likable. It is somewhat unusual for cozy mystery protagonists to have children, and Shelby's add depth to the story (although I would really like to smack the smart phone right out of 13 year old Amelia's hand). The mystery surrounding Zeke's death is sufficiently twisty, and I only knew whodunit shortly before Shelby did. My main quibble is that Shelby has three, yes three, potential suitors. Really? Recommended to ...more
Mary Corso
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
!Hmmmm. I have several issues with this story.

First of all , things don't make sense. Red pepper on a lemon meringue pie? I would think noticeable. And a widow with 2 kids who admits to no makeup, hair a mess and ratty clothes has 3 men chasing her? And the lack of detail - how did her husband die? Where do they live? (A fake town in Michigan near grand rapids I gather but not sure). What did she do for a living? and 2 dogs with a giant size disparity but that is never mentioned. Etc etc. But
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April
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Zeke Barnstable is found dead in a car at the county fair. He was hit over the head. Shelby gets involved asking questions, but all her suspects have alibis. Part way through another body turns up.

Shelby's mental blog posts throughout the book are at times random and not always related to the situation. This is one of the main ideas for the mystery series, so I hope future books have more relevant content.
Pat Dupuy
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. I haven't read the first in this series yet but will remedy that. Our heroine is a widow with two children, a farm, and some male admirers she hasn't been ready to deal with yet.
I am hoping the first book fills in some background on how her husband died. A body turns up in a car the volunteer fire department is preparing to demonstrate the jaws of life on at the county fair. Other incidents happen at the fair. Are they related or not?
Sherry
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Killer Mystery!!

Sowed to Death has everything I look for in a cozy mystery- memorable characters, country setting, murder & suspense! An additional bonus are some great recipes at the end.
Dawn
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series, good recipes, tips and good ole fashion murder.
Virma
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the first book was better this one held its weight. Another cozy mystery at the farm.
Cat
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
love this series
Michelle
Feb 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Three love interests are a bit much. And she seems like a really poor parent. Plus the mystery wasn't that mysterious, and the cozy setting not compelling enough to make up for it.
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