About the book:
When an “accident” puts beloved bishop’s wife Alma Miller in a coma, many in Blue Sky are quick to blame struggling widow Frannie Lehman. Both women are the best bakers around, but for years Alma’s boysenberry pies have been more award-winning–and profitable–than Frannie’s. And with Alma out of this fall’s county festival, Frannie’s pie finally wins first prize. But when Alma dies and Frannie’s children fall victim to gossip and bullying, Kappy is determined to uncover the real truth.
Soon Kappy and her outcast friend Edie have their hands full of odd
clues. What do Alma’s strange last words mean? Why would someone break
into her house just to steal a quilt? Who is the mysterious new piemaker
in town–and why is she still in Blue Sky after losing the festival
competition? When long-buried family secrets and contested legacies
start getting into the mix, Kappy and Edie must work fast before another
victim gets a deadly pie in the face …
Publication Date: December 18, 2018
Genre: Amish Fiction, Cozy Mystery
Series: An Amish Mystery #3
The third installment in what I like to call the adventures of Kappy and Edie (and Jimmy) is just as much of a fun read as the first two. This time Kappy and Edie are on the case when the Bishop’s wife is attacked in her home. A message written in the flour provides the only clue for our dynamic duo. But they are (unofficially) on the case so the residents of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania can rest easy.
This book was such an entertaining and fun read. I adore the two main
characters, three if you count Jimmy, and enjoy their banter back and
forth. Banter made even more entertaining by the use of words from a
word of the day calendar. (This book’s not only a fun read but an
educational one!) Add in Jimmy’s quirks and the flirtation between Edie
and Detective Jack Jones and I’m not sure how the author keeps the
characters under control. But she does and it all comes together for a
From adorable front cover to the very last word this book will keep
your interest. And with those three little dots that end the story, I’m
hoping there are more crimes for Kappy and Edie to solve (and me to read
about!) Don’t worry if you haven’t read the other two books in the
series. This book can be read as a standalone. A definite must-read for
cozy mystery fans!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was not requird to write a review. All opinions are mine.
About the author:
I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.
I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the
Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend
not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though
most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for
over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!
I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels–not
necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch
proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with
all things Harry Potter.
I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.
I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle
ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that
they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never
thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay,
I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are
present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes,
that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.
I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series
(I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous
violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one,
and again, I’m good with it.)
Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like
Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality,
Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940’s movie called Dear Ruth. If you
haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most
all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.
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