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Toxic Toffee

(Amish Candy Shop Mystery #4)

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A sweet tooth for murder . . . 
 
Bailey King’s in New York wrapping up a six-week shoot on her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets, when she gets a call from her Ohio town’s resident busybody. With Easter around the corner, Bailey’s been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny for the weeklong springtime festival that will also feature live white rabbits. But
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Kensington (first published June 2019)
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Carrie
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower is the fourth full length novel in the cozy Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. Each of the four novels along with a companion novella feature the same characters and contain their own mystery solved within each. Ideally reading in order would be the best way to enjoy the overall series but it’s not needed as they can all be understood on their own or in any order.

The main character in this series, Bailey King, had been working in New York as a chocolatier before she d
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beachbum bookworm
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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where: Harvest, OH
who: Bailey and gang
Hiho, hiho its off to Swissmen Sweets I go! I always enjoy a trip to Harvest and was excited about visiting @ Easter. I immediately wondered what crazy event Margot Rawlings was planning for the town. Upon arriving it didn’t take me long to find out. An eight-foot chocolate/toffee rabbit...I should have known! As well as a huge spring festival where the rabbit would be displayed...only Margot! Wonder what Ruth thought of this?? Lol.
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Taryn
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this fourth book of the series Bailey has just wrapped shooting on her new cable television show and is headed home to Harvest, Ohio. When she gets home she receives a call from the towns notorious busy body, she wants Bailey to create an 8 foot bunny out of toffee. She agrees to the challenge and hopes that she hasn't gotten herself into something that she might not be able to accomplish in such a short period of time. While taking a walk around the park to look at all the festivities that a ...more
Peggy R
It won't come as a surprise to those of you who read my reviews that Amanda Flower is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. She is such a wonderful storyteller that as a reader I am immediately immersed into her stories and transported to whatever fictional town she has created. I am particularly fond of her Amish mysteries, and this series is no exception. Let's start with the characters. They are well rounded, dimensional characters that come off the page as genuine. Her research into Amish ...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Rabbits! Rabbits! Rabbits!

Bailey King returns from New York just in time for “Easter Days”. A new festival created to bring more tourists to Harvest, Ohio. While there will be plenty of live rabbits hopping around, Bailey has been asked to make a huge sweet bunny featuring tons of toffee. While trying to get all the details Bailey meets rabbit keeper Stephen Raber and his special bunny, Puff. In the middle of the conversation, Mr. Raber falls to the ground. Bailey shouts for h
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Christina/ The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!
Since I have visited Amish country several times in PA, I cannot get enough of this series! Its diverse characters and how they can clash, makes this an entertaining read!🐇
Kristina
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Toxic Toffee is the latest humorous tale in An Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. It can be read alone if you have not had the pleasure of reading the other books in the engaging series. Toxic Toffee has Bailey back in Harvest, Ohio after her six weeks in New York filming her new cooking show. Before she has time to take her bag home, Margot Rawlings pulls Bailey aside to discuss her making a very large toffee rabbit for Easter Days. Of course, it needs to be at least six feet tall or maybe just a ...more
Diane Hernandez
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Bailey, Aiden, and the rest of the village of Harvest Ohio return in Toxic Toffee, the fourth in the Amish Candy Shop cozy mystery series.

It’s a week before Easter when the village’s self-appointed marketer, Margot, convinces chocolatier Bailey to make a six foot toffee bunny for the town square. Margot had also arranged for Stephen Raber to bring several rabbits to form a petting zoo. Stephen has a pet bunny named Puff that he treats like a child. When Stephen drops dead on the square, most ass
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Cheryl
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bailey is back in town after doing a TV show in New York working with her Amish Grandmother in the Candy shop. Easter is almost here and Bailey has to make an 8 foot bunny out of chocolate and toffee for the town square. The nicest Amish man, Stephen, in town dies on the square and it is murder someone has given him poisoned toffee. He had raised rabbits and Bailey is given one to take care of. She finds out he had a first marriage where his wife died in a grain bin accident and an son who ran a ...more
Fred
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Toxic Toffee is the fourth book in The Amish Candy Store Mystery series.

It’s always a nice to visit with the folks of Harvest and to catch up with what is happening in Bailey’s life.

Bailey and Charlotte returned from New York City where Bailey taped six episodes for her TV new TV series, Bailey’s Amish Sweets. Easter is just a week away and Margot Rawlings, the towns super organizer has already started working on the celebration. She has asked Stephen Rader to provide a display of rabbits from h
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Susan
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower is the fourth story in the cozy Amish Candy Shop Mystery series and I have enjoyed them all. This can be read as a standalone, but reading the previous books will give you some background to the characters, but it is not necessary to do so. Bailey King, had been working in New York as a chocolatier before returning to Harvest, Ohio after the death of her grandfather. She is helping her Amish grandmother run their family owned candy shop, Swissmen Sweets. Bailey is n ...more
Mary Brown
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Toxic Toffee
Amish Candy Shop Mystery, Book #4
Amanda Flower
5 Stars

Synopsis:

A sweet tooth for murder . . .

Bailey King’s in New York wrapping up a six-week shoot on her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets, when she gets a call from her Ohio town’s resident busybody. With Easter around the corner, Bailey’s been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny for the weeklong springtime festival that will also feature live white rabbits. But back home in Harvest, death becomes the main attraction
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Daniele
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
TOXIC TOFFEE, the fourth book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, is a joy to read. Amanda Flower’s delightfully developed characters, well researched setting, and smartly executed mysteries make her books among my favorites, and TOXIC TOFFEE did not disappoint.

Candy maker Bailey is back in Ohio, which is really starting to feel like home, from New York just in time for the town’s Easter celebration. Tasked with making a larger than life toffee rabbit for display in the town square, she is b
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Tari
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now I'm all up to date in the series and ready for book 5 next May. This mystery was as awesome as the others if not more so. I love these characters more and more, and while the wedding that I keep hoping for isn't happening yet, I have a feeling we'll get to read about someone's wedding next time. I loved the Jethro antics in this book! He was just getting along fine with some rabbits that had been brought to the village green for Easter Days when Bailey had to go in the rabbit pen and get him ...more
Patty
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower is the 4th book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series, and another great story. I really love this series, and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Bailey King left her job as a New York chocolatier to return to Harvest, OH to help run Swissman Sweets, a candy shop her Amish grandmother owns. It is Easter time, and Bailey has been recruited to build a giant toffee bunny, for the Springtime Festival that lasts a week. When the keeper/owner of the live ...more
Amy
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Amish Candy series. Set at Easter time, Bailey King has been commissioned to make an eight-foot tall Easter toffee and chocolate Easter bunny to be displayed in the town square. Before she can create the massive confection, congenial Amish rabbit farmer Stephen Raber dies of an apparent heart attack. Bailey takes in his pet rabbit "Puff" when his son Eli is trying to sort things out. But when the coroner's toxicology report comes in, everyone is surprised to learn ...more
Laurie Garrison
I always look forward to reading one of Amanda Flower's books, she is an amazing storyteller, you can open up one of her books and your daily problems fad away as you become one of her characters.

Bailey is one of my favorite characters, not only does she get to play with candy at her grandma's candy shop, but she also has an amazing community of fun and crazy people and animals to be around so, your never bored with the village and the people. Oh, and I cannot forget about her hot cop boyfriend
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Kav
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like your cozies with a kick of quirky, Amanda Flower is the author for you. I'm loving this Amish Candy Shop Mystery series.Toxic Toffee is the fourth book (so enjoy the killer titles -- Assaulted Caramel, Lethal Licorice and Premeditated Peppermint!) but I think you could read this one as a standalone too.

Once again Bailey finds herself embroiled in a homicide case as the unofficial liaison between the Amish community and the police force. She can't resist searching for clues and matchi
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Laura
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bailey King is back in Harvest after wrapping up the first shooting on her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets, and it's just in time for Easter. The town organizer, Margot Rawlings has set up Easter Days, and she wants Bailey to construct a 8-foot toffee rabbit to display in the town square. Bailey is all for it, but while she's in the square talking with locals, Amish farmer Stephen Raber, who raises rabbits, drops dead.

The authorities initially suspect a heart attack, but Bailey suspec
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Moondance
Charlotte Weaver stood in the middle of Times Square with her mouth hanging open and the ties of her black bonnet flapping on the hot air pushing its way through the subway grate, as the trains rumbled below.

The fourth book in the Amish Candy Shop series is a delight. It opens with Bailey and Charlotte finishing up the taping of the Amish Sweets show. Bailey is summoned back to Harvest by Margot to participate in the Springtime/Easter celebration in the Square. Margot enlists Bailey to create th
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Dawn Michelle
This is really turning into a spectacular series - I picked this series up on a whim and have just grown to love it and the characters [even the ones that drive me insane :::coughcoughJulietcoughcough:::] and it was no different with the latest installment.

Bailey and Charlotte are back from their 6 weeks in New York City and are immediately greeted with the chaos that is city planner Margot Rawlings and her new Easter festival idea. Which includes live bunnies, lots of chocolate and an eight f
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Kim
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After wrapping up the shoot of her first cable show in New York, Bailey King returns to her home in Harvest, Ohio. With Easter just around the corner, Bailey is asked to make a giant toffee rabbit for the town’s Easter Days celebration. While at the park discussing making the toffee rabbit, a man falls over and soon dies. The man was Stephen Raber the local rabbit farmer, Mr. Raber’s son shows up at Bailey’s asking her to help solve his father’s murder. Can Bailey find out what really happened t ...more
Kathy
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The 4th book in the Amish Candy Store series. I really like these books, and hope she continues the series. So many of these writers are only doing like 5 and then starting an entirely new series.

It's almost Easter andBailey has just come back from NY after doing six shows for her new Amish Candy job. She is only back one day when an Amish rabbit farmer who is loaning out his rabbits for "Easter Days" in the Square drops dead at her feet. The thought is heart attack, but we soon learn he has bee
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Sue Em
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Bailey King returned home to Harvest after being in NYC to tape a cooking show on Amish candy. Immediately she is drawn into making Easter candies and roped into creating a 6 ft plus toffee Easter bunny for the town square. And of course, she's witness to a murder and becomes involved in figuring it out. As always, the story is well done and the characters are charming. The murderer was a tad evident, but not how it was done or all those involved. A fun and engaging read! Thanks to netgalley and ...more
PugMom
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fun and warm hearted cozy mystery is set in an Amish town where you will find a giant toffee rabbit, a cute pot bellied pig running amuck, and also a bit of murder!
I just love the setting of this book and every mystery in this series is better than the last. The author is a definite favorite with her well planned mysteries and interesting and likable characters.
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Barb
After six weeks in New York filming her TV show, Bailey has returned to Harvest, and is immediately asked to create a giant toffee bunny for the town's spring festival, Easter Days. While talking to some of the others who are contributing to the festival, Bailey watches one of the men collapse from an apparent heart attack. When the cause of death turns out to be murder instead, she is determined to help the sheriff's department figure out who killed him – and why.

Amanda Flower has become one o
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Randee
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This series just keeps on getting better and better! Puff is a welcome addition to the cast and I look forward to reading more of Jethro, Nutmeg and Puff’s further adventures.
Toni
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries by Amanda Flower.

This book was just okay for me. I think the whole Amish scene was a bit too tame for my action adventure covert ops missions taste. I am not saying the mystery wasn’t good or compelling. This was just a more wholesome cozy mystery than many I have read lately. The setting and Amish life characters almost force this to be a bit more of a backwards read.

There is more visiting and chocolate candy making than actual
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Louise
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-cosy, arc
When I requested Toxic Toffee I hadn’t actually read any of the other books in the series, but it’d been on my TBR for a while. Seeing the ARC reminded me that I’d been interested, so I decided to try out the first one whether I got approved or not. I read all three previous books in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series in the two days it took for my ARC request to be approved and started Toxic Toffee as soon as I received it.

The whole Amish Candy Shop Mystery series has sky-rocketed into my ulti
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Amanda Flower, a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. In addition to being an author, ...more

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