This is the first in the new series, Buttermilk Creek Mystery. Brynn is new to Shenandoah Springs where she has a small diary farm of only three cows This is the first in the new series, Buttermilk Creek Mystery. Brynn is new to Shenandoah Springs where she has a small diary farm of only three cows and makes her own cheeses. When Brynn's neighbor and friend Nancy dies in a fire, Brynn thinks that there is something suspicious about her death. Brynn has some help investigating from her friends, Willow, who she met through the local co-op, and Schuyler, the local vet/acupuncturist who is helping Brynn's cow, Petunia, get over her depression of losing her calf. I enjoyed this story and really liked the setting. I liked how though Brynn was new to the area, she was accepted and liked by the locals and she already had a good friendship with Willow and Schuyler. I thought the author did a good job with the story line by making the plot believable. There were not a lot of suspects in this story and I did not figure out the killer or the reason for the killing. I was totally surprised by the ending. Again, the author did a good job with this story and touched on a subject that is happening in a lot of places, even small places like Shenandoah Sprigs. I really look forward to more in this series.
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This is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. In this installment, it is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Festivities and QueThis is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. In this installment, it is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Festivities and Queen Taylor is killed during the fireworks display by a firework placed in a stack of donuts. Emily is accused of the crime so she has to set out to prove that she did not kill Queen Taylor. This was another entertaining installment in the Deputy Donut series. This one grabbed my attention from the very beginning till the end. The author introduced some new characters and of course the old familiar characters were also present. I liked the setting of this series and I enjoyed that it was set during the Fourth of July. Emily is a great protagonist who is a strong independent woman. I thought the story was well written and the plot was well thought out. I liked how the author tied in al the loose ends and questions in the story. I look forward to more in this series.
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I literally could not put this book down from the time I picked it up till I finished it. There were so many twists and turns, It made me car sick. I I literally could not put this book down from the time I picked it up till I finished it. There were so many twists and turns, It made me car sick. I did not have any of it figured out till the reveal....more
I was excited to get the opportunity to review this book. At first the book started out kind of slow, but it gradually picked up momentum and I was toI was excited to get the opportunity to review this book. At first the book started out kind of slow, but it gradually picked up momentum and I was totally hooked by it. Callie has returned to Heart’s Harbor, Maine for the Christmas holiday and is helping out her great-aunt Iphy at her shop, Book Tea. Callie is given the task of helping with a tea party given by Dorothea Finster, the lady who owns the largest manor house, Haywood Hall, in town, which is the house Callie spent a lot of time in growing up. Dorothea has invited her closest relatives, Stephan Du Bouvrais, his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Amber, and several prominent residents of Heart’s Harbor to the reading of her new will, which is the reason for the tea party. Sheila complicates matters by having the family heirloom ring hidden in the cake Aunt Iphy has made and wanting Amber’s boyfriend, Ben to cut the cake; therefore, asking Amber to marry him. Of course nothing about the tea party goes as planned as the ring box is empty once the cake is cut and the box is discovered, Dorothea never gets to reveal what is in her will, and the dead body of Haywood Hall’s gardener is discovered in the conservatory. Callie sets out to find out who the killer is, what actually happened to the ring, and what did Dorothea want to reveal in her will. Callie has a lot to contend with as she helps Deputy Falk discover the killer. Callie threatened a couple times to keep her nose out of the case and she also has a run in with some kids after trying to help Falk’s young nephew. I really enjoyed this story. It had a feel good vide to it, even though a murder occurred. Dorothea only wanted to do what was best for her family and she has to enlist the help of Callie to do that. Along the way, there is a huge revelation about Dorothea’s past. I liked that there was more mystery to this story than just who the murdered was; there was also a mystery about the will, and also about the missing ring. There really were not a lot of suspects for the murdered, and I liked how Callie finally deduced who the killer was and also how she, and Falk, confronted the killer. Of course the setting of this story was great, as it takes place at Christmas. I am anxious to see what happens to Callie next because at the end of the story she decided to keep the little dog she was bequeathed, so hopefully she will settle down in Heart’s Harbor, and hopefully a relationship with Falk can develop. I received a complimentary copy of this book. ...more