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Baily King is a chocolatier who plans to enter the annual Amish Confectionary Competition in memory of her late grandfather. When a not so friendly candy maker is found dead, Bailey becomes a suspect. Now she must clear her name and identify the killer.
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Kensington Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.13 (inches)|
Series: Amish Candy Shop Mystery
Harvest, Ohio, is a long way from New York City, where Bailey King left a coveted job as a head chocolatier to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparents candy shop. Now, while caring for her recently widowed grandmother, she plans to honor her grandfathers memory by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition. But between lavender blueberry fudge and chocolate cherry ganache truffles, Bailey may have bitten off more than she can chew when the search for a missing pot-bellied pig turns up a body suffering from sugar overloadthe fatal kind . . .
A candy maker from a neighboring town who wanted Englischer Bailey disqualified for being an outsider, Josephine Weaver died from an allergy to an essential licorice ingredient. The suspects include: Josephines niece, a young woman going through her rumspringa, or running around time, and Bailey herself. Now it falls to Bailey, whos sweet on the local sheriffs deputy, to clear their names and entice a killer with a cast-iron stomach for cold-blooded murder . . .
SherrySouthfield, MIAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Skip the recipe!March 31, 2018SherrySouthfield, MIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Nice story but I spent a lot of money to try the licorice recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out like the road tar they fill in pot holes with.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Oodles of Quirky GoodnessMarch 27, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amanda Flower is my go-to cozy mystery author and I am loving this new series with it's clever and catchy titles! And my hero Jethro is back -- the charming troublemaker who just happens to be a polka-dotted pot-belly pig with plenty of attitude! In fact, as the story begins we discover that Jethro is on the ham...er, lam...and the craziness amps up from there.
Harvest may be a small Amish town but it is no stranger to murder just as Bailey is no stranger to being a suspect! Her naturally inquisitive mind and kind-hearted desire to help lead her on another crime solving spree. Love the quirky humour and unconventional characters! And the Amish connection makes me just plain happy.
I adore Bailey's Amish grandmother who is the source of steadfast calm in the midst of chaos. "Every person has to make a decision about how she will live her life. That is no different in the Amish world or the Englisch world. It is the free will that Gott gave us. It is not only a choice, but a responsibility to choose." (p 159) That theme of choice plays out over and over again in various ways as the story progresses.
And one of those choices might involve a certain sheriff's deputy who tries to keep Bailey out of trouble long enough to solve the murder before she does! It's a lost cause though, because she doesn't know how to butt out and even though Aiden finds that exasperating, he can't help but appreciate her spunky doggedness. A sweet stirring of romance with the promise of more to come in future books has me wearing my Cheshire grin.
And though this is book two in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Though, I highly recommend Assaulted Caramel too just because why wouldn't you want twice as much of this quirky goodness?
vics495485 Stars Out Of 5Cute cozy mysteryMarch 25, 2018vics49548Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First, let me say that this is the second book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. I haven't read the first book, Assaulted Caramel, but I plan to. I was able to follow the story line in Lethal Licorice just fine, although I sure was curious about the things that were being alluded to.
The characters in author Amanda Flower's book were quirky and fun. Easy to love, except for a couple of them, you'll feel as if you made new friends in a wonderful little town. And who can resist a cute little pig?
Written in an easy manner, this story is relaxing to follow although you will be wondering who did what to who! Mystery and murder make an interesting twist for an Amish story and I definitely enjoyed this cozy mystery. I'm looking forward to book 3, Premediated Peppermint, coming out in September of 2018.
Julie GravesOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5lethal licoriceFebruary 27, 2018Julie GravesOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Bailey King is participating in the Amish Confectionery Competition representing her grandparents candy shop. Who would have thought that the Amish could be so competitive? When Jethro, a pot-bellied pig, goes missing Bailey agrees to help his frantic owner find him. What she doesn't count on is finding a dead body! Especially when evidence starts pointing to Bailey as a possible murderer!
This is the second book in the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries. Amanda Flower doesn't disappoint in this installment! I love the humor that runs throughout the book and is a signature for the author's books. Even though the community is an Amish community there are still many disagreements and a lot of gossip that fly around. Bailey once again sticks her nose into Deputy Aiden Brody's investigation. I found her lurking around listening in on conversations a bit annoying, but how else is a girl supposed to solve a murder? I love the characters in this series and I hope that the next installment will forward Bailey and Aiden's relationship because they definitely need to be together! If you enjoy a cozy mystery then I highly recommend picking up one of Amanda Flower's series, they are well-thought out, filled with humor and always a surprise as to the "who-done-it".
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amish CompetitionFebruary 27, 2018MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I enjoyed reading this second book set in Harvest Ohio, now you might want to pick up the first book, Assaulted Caramel, but the author brings you up to date.
Our candy maker, a daughter of a man who left the Amish faith, came to visit her Grandparents, and ends up staying to help her Grandmother run their candy store. Now our Bailey does have a back ground as a head chocolatier in New York, so she is hoping to do well in annual Amish Confectionery Competition.
This book ends up having a dead Amish woman, a missing pot belly pig, and finding new relatives. We keep on our toes and of course Bailey is again involved in finding another body.
A page turner for sure, and I was surprised at the ending, I didnt guess the outcome of this one!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.