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Seeds of Revenge

(A Greenhouse Mystery #3)

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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  242 ratings  ·  68 reviews
It’s the holiday season, and the mood in Winsome is anything but jolly…

Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. She’s braving a December snowstorm after pitching her greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs when she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road. It’s Merry Chance’s niece Becca, who’s headed to Winsome to sell her “love potions” at holiday events—or
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Paperback, First, 261 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Henery Press
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LORI CASWELL
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

The “seeds of revenge” are planted deep within this mystery. Megan Sawyer, being the good person she is rescues a stranded motorist in the middle of a blizzard. She delivers Becca Fox right to her aunt’s door. Becca plans to sell her “love potions” at her aunt’s nursery over the holidays. Things are frosty upon her arrival as she meets her father, the man she holds responsible for her mother’s death, on her aunt’s front porch. Becca is upset about the collusion between the two
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Mark Baker
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, mystery
When Megan Sawyer sees a woman stranded during a winter storm, she offers her a ride to town. The woman is Becca, who is coming to Winsome to spend the upcoming Christmas holiday with her aunt. However, when she goes to drop off Becca, Megan witnesses a confrontation between Becca and her very estranged father, Paul. When Paul dies a few days later, Becca quickly becomes the chief suspect. But Megan thinks there is more to his death, especially since it mirrors an unusual death in one of Megan’s ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
When I read the first book in the Greenhouse Mysteries, A MUDDIED MURDER, I was amazed at how quickly I was hooked. And, again with the second installment, BITER HARVEST. Author Wendy Tyson pulled me in with her easy writing style. You know the kind? Every word she writes belongs in the story. She doesn’t “over” describe things or add a bunch of words just to stretch out her word count. Her stories flow across the pages inviting you to drift with them.

With that said, while I loved the plot of SE
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Betty
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books
The third book in the Greenhouse mystery series. It is winter time and Megan Sawyer is working to farm year around. A major snow storm occurred while Megan was returning home from a trip to sale here greens to restaurants. She gives a ride to a stranded motorist. This starts a new tale of physiological damage that is connected to her Aunt through her mysteries Megan is determined to find the killer. The twists that the swirl around the tale will keep your attention until you are astonished at th ...more
Kathleen
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
“Seeds of Revenge” earns 5/5 Vials of the Sweet Aroma of…Revenge!

I am very aware of the countless rave reviews for Wendy Tyson’s Greenhouse Mystery series, and am thrilled to finally join in with others to voice my excitement. Although I started with the third book, I never felt at a loss with the backstory or character connections. Wendy brings us Megan Sawyer who had given up her Chicago-based law career for the peace and quiet Winsome, Pennsylvania, helping to open a store and café featuring
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Vickie
WOW! I've enjoyed this series from the start, but this third in the series has set it for immediate addition to the Nook as soon as I hear the next one is released. Probably an immediate read too once downloaded.
I love the setting and the premise, the main characters, side characters, everything. Megan is an organic farmer. She's smart. She loves her life, her farm, her family. She has a great guy in her life. I like how real she feels to me as the reader. I can identify with her which I don't
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Tamara
Review to come soon.

Quick thoughts:
Really enjoy the series. Great characters, setting!
Barb
Megan offers a ride to a stranded motorist who turns out to be the niece of one of Winsome's shop owners. Becca is hoping to kick off her love potion business, but ends up a prime suspect in the death of her estranged father. When Megan's aunt is also implicated in the death, it becomes personal and Megan feels compelled to find out what really happened.

I've enjoyed the previous books in this series – the characters, the setting and the gardening aspects of the story, even though I'm not a garde
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Taryn
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this third book of the series Megan has her greenhouses set up to produce vegetables throughout the cold winter, she is out contacting restaurants hoping to add some new contracts to her ever growing business. When coming home from one of her selling trips she comes across a person stuck on the side of the road, it turns out to be Becca the niece of one of the locals, Mary Chance. When Megan drops off Becca at her aunts house things get a bit dicey. Becca sees her father a man she can't stand ...more
Lisa Morin
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson is an engaging cozy mystery that will leave you wanting more.

Christmas in the small town of Winsome seems beautiful and I was ready to enjoy this cozy mystery.
Was I surprised when this story took a wild turn and left me at the edge of my seat, gripping my kindle tightly, waiting for the next explosive situation.

Megan Sawyer lives on the farm with her grandmother, Bibi. She enjoys her life and her relationship with Denver, the local veterinarian.
After visiting the
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Amary Chapman
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy
The third book in the Greenhouse Mystery series is even better than the first two, I know.. hard to believe.
Organic farmer and ex-lawyer Megan Sawyer is drawn into another murder committed in her small Pennsylvania town. A relative of neighbor Merry Chance is murdered in such a way to suggest it's not quite kosher.
Odd things happen, some mirroring a local author and relative's murder/mystery tales, and it seems the locals have hones in on a suspect...but it doesn't feel right to Megan.
Her ha
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Brenda
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read an e book ARC from Henery Press through Net Galley.

The town and people of Winsome Pennsylvania are the connecting threads in the Greenhouse Mystery series centered on Megan Sawyer, her Grandmother Bonnie aka Bibi and their Washington Acres Farm and Cafe.

Book 3 features Merry Chase, owner of the garden nursery, and the return of her extended family; Paul, Luke and Becca Fox.

Megan is drawn into the drama when Becca is suspected of murdering her father, Paul.

Megan's relationship with Denver
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Angie Parish
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-loved
It was definitely Christmas in July, when I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this book. I received this book through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way altered my opinions, or review of this book. Wendy has a way to make you just fall in love with her character's, as well as wanting to move in to their town. Winsome is having a hard time slowing down with all the secrets that have been lurking. This book is the best one yet in this series. However, ...more
Sheri
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from Wendy Tyson, book 3 in her Greenhouse Mysteries series. I love the depth of the characters, the storyline taking place during the holidays, and Megan's various relationships between family/friends/loves. I really enjoy this series and love the way the book pulled me in from the first page.

*I'd like to thank the author/publisher/Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review*
Kristin Cochran Schadler
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much! Loved the ending. Very complex storyline, lots of twists and turns. Great mystery! Very enjoyable read. Hard to put down
Lesa
I hope those of you who read mystery series take my suggestions seriously. Wendy Tyson's Seeds of Revenge is a fascinating mystery with well-developed characters in a small town. There's a complex, character-driven plot. But, I'd recommend that you start with A Muddied Murder, the first in the series, if you can. The main character, her family and friends, are so interesting in this third book that I wish I had started with the first one.

Megan Sawyer, ex-lawyer turned organic farmer and cafe own
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Brenda Mengeling
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 54, ebook, fiction, mysteries
I know some readers really enjoy reading holiday-themed mysteries at the appropriate season, and this mystery takes place during the Christmas season, but I see it more as a wintery than Christmasy story, perhaps because I have spent the last 18 years living in California without ice and snow. Like its predecessors in the Greenhouse Mystery series, it's a well-plotted story, although not very difficult to figure out, and I really like the main character of Megan Sawyer. Part of the reason her ch ...more
Tari
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's almost Christmas in Winsome, PA and Megan Sawyer is on her way back from attempting to get some Philadelphia chefs to buy her fresh greenhouse greens. On the way home during a snowstorm, she meets a young woman on the road who is coincidentally headed back to Winsome as well so she gives her a ride. It turns out the girl, Becca, is Merry's niece and Merry was hoping to reunite Becca with her father, Paul but when Becca found out, she wanted no part of that, in fact she's convinced that her ...more
Robin Leslie Coxon
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seeds of Revenge is the third book in the Greenhouse Mystery series by Wendy Tyson. Set during the Christmas season in Winsome, Pennsylvania. Meghan is returning from Philly in the middle of a snowstorm. She had ventured to Philly with coolers of greens in hopes of selling them to restaurants so that she could keep her farm and organic café. It’s great to see the same main character and the same setting. Family is a key item in Wendy Tyson’s book and although there are evil doings in this book, ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
It's the Christmas holidays in Winsome, Pennsylvania, and Megan Sawyer is on her way home after a business trip to Philadelphia. She picks up a stranded motorist on the side of the road during a snowy evening. The young woman, Becca Fox, turns out to be the niece of Merry Chance, and she's been invited to town to sell her products during the season.

But when Megan drops the young woman off at Merry's home, there's another visitor - Becca's father Paul, and while he apparently wants to speak with
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Rowena
I loved BITTER HARVEST so much that I was afraid SEEDS OF REVENGE would be a letdown. Boy, was I wrong! Tyson takes the thrilling nature of her mysteries up a level in such a way that feels utterly natural, but still had me staying up way past my bedtime to finish it.

The usual cast of characters are back and I've been loud and clear about my love for Megan and her grandmother, but the addition of Becca is really lovely. Digging into Becca's father's death leads Megan to dig into her own history
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Kyleigh
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 ⭐

STORY - 4.5/5 ( I love this book! It's my favorite in the series so far. I felt like the stakes of the mystery were the highest they've ever been and the clues were awesome. I only docked half a point because I didn't love the ending but I don't know really know why.)

CHARACTERS - 4.5/5 (I loved all the characters and was glad to see that the town is really becoming a character itself. While I struggled with remembering everyone's identities at first, I quickly remembered and the rest was
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Celia
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seeds of Revenge is the third book in the Greenhouse Mystery series by Wendy Tyson, and after reading the first few pages, I found myself wondering "why haven't I read these books before?" The Christmas season in Winsome, Pennsylvania is wonderfully captured, and I found myself wanting to sit down and share hot chocolates with Megan, her Grandmother Bibi, and their friends. However, things are not all merry and bright in Winsome when former resident Paul Fox returns to town under suspicious circ ...more
JG
The Greenhouse Mystery series is shaping out to be one of my favorite. The books are all connected but can be read as a standalone if a reader doesn't feel like starting from the very beginning.

Seeds of Revenge has our protagonist, Megan in the middle of a murder mystery involving a man whose dealings may have gotten him killed. Add in the possibility of Megan's great aunt being involved, especially since her books plot seems to be the playbook the murder is following. As the mystery continues
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Kathleen
Actually 4.5 stars. What is a love chemist? Find out in the third installment of the Greenhouse mystery series. The protagonist, Megan Sawyer picks up a stranded motorist. This motorist’s estranged father is murdered. Megan needs to clear her aunt.
What a great story. Well written, good characters, and twists. You can pick this up without reading the others. That’s what I did. Thanks to Netgalley, Henery Press, and the author for an opportunity to read this book.
Homerun2
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is the third entry in the Greenhouse Mystery series and a superior cozy. Main character Megan Sawyer, formerly a lawyer in the big city but now an organic farmer living with her grandmother in the country, is a nicely drawn heroine. The rest of the cast, which includes Megan's boyfriend hunky Scottish veterinarian Denver Finn, along with Megan's employees, her grandmother Bibi, and various neighbors and friends, are well fleshed out and appealing. It might be a tad confusing for those who h ...more
Lghiggins
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let’s just put it right out there: I am a Wendy Tyson fan and her latest book Seeds of Revenge lived up to my expectations. This is a well-crafted mystery with enough suspects to be interesting, but not so many that they overwhelm. Once more Tyson injects her legal and psychology backgrounds, along with a love of books, into this story creating a page turner.

Megan Sawyer, a former lawyer who is working toward organic certification for her greenhouse and farm and also owns a café in small town Wi
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Kristi | Hidden Staircase |
The Christmas season has come to Winsome, Pennsylvania, and unfortunately so has another murder. Megan tries not to get involved, but of course ends up doing some investigating of her own. Her grandmother Bibi gets involved too, declaring her love and knowledge of Agatha Christie books and Murder She Wrote‘s “Angela Fletcher” (ha!) qualifies her to help with the case. (I couldn’t agree more, Bibi!)

The charm of these books comes not from the mystery, but the characters and the setting. I want to
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Deborah Almada
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series, it has at it's core great characters, a great setting and premise, and in this case the holidays. Megan has changed professions, settled in to farm and run her cafe, put down permanent roots, and found herself part of the center of Winsome, PA.

Life in a small town is what drives the mystery in this story, a story about history revisited, an Aunt's desire to repair a broken relationship, leads to murder and a scary physiological drama with far reaching pain for lots of
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Edie
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
-I began this advanced copy on 10/07/17. I finished this on 10/13/17. I literally couldn't put it down. It was a quick mystery read and I am thankful to Wendy for sending me an uncorrected proof advance reader copy. This is the third book in the Greenhouse Mystery Series. It was excellent. I felt a part of Megan, Denver, Bibi (Bonnie's) , Bobby King, Aunt Sarah, Merry's lives. When Megan ran into Merry's niece Becca and all of the trouble began I felt I was there right along with them. Merry inv ...more
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A Greenhouse Mystery (4 books)
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