Monday, June 24, 2019

Never Marry a Marquess by Regina Scott - Review of the sixth book in the Fortune's Brides series

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Shy Ivy Bateman has always felt more comfortable behind the scenes than front and center. She is happiest caring for her family and baking sweet treats. She certainly never expected the wealthy Marquess of Kendall to propose marriage, especially a marriage of convenience. It seems his baby daughter needs a mother, and Ivy cannot deny the attraction of the role, or the attraction she feels for the handsome marquess.

Kendall had asked MIss Thorn of the Fortune Employment Agency to find him a particular sort of lady. His heart went to the grave with his first wife. Now, all he cares about is ensuring his frail daughter doesn't follow it. Installing Ivy Bateman as his next marchioness will not disrupt his life or make him question his love for his dead wife. But as he comes to appreciate Ivy's sweet nature, he begins to wonder about their future. When an old enemy strikes at Miss Thorn and all her ladies, a grieving lord and a shy lady must work together to save the day. In doing so, they might discover that love, and a good cinnamon but, can heal all wounds.

Sequel to Never Kneel to a Knight. Fortune's Brides: Only a matchmaking cat can hunt true love.

I think this may be my favorite book in this series. What a beautiful story! This series should be read in order, it is possible not to but you will enjoy it much more it you do read it in order. Amazing job on this on Regina.

I received this e-book free from the author. I was not required to write a review but have chosen to do so sharing my hones opinion of this book.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower - Review of the third book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series


Someone's sweet on revenge . . .
Christmas is Bailey King's favorite time of year. For her first Yuletide in Harvest, Ohio, the former big-city chocolatier is recreating a cherished holiday treat:  peppermint combined with molten white chocolate. But her sugar high plummets when her former boyfriend walks into the candy shop she now runs with her Amish grandmother. New York celebrity chef Eric Sharp and his TV crew have arrived to film an authentic Amish Christmas. Bailey's not about to let her beloved town---and Swissmen Sweets---be turned into a sound bite. Unfortunately, she gets more publicity than she bargained for when Eirc's executive producer is found strangled to death---and Eric's the prime suspect.

With Bailey's sheriff deputy boyfriend out to prove Eric's guilt, her bad-boy ex tries to sweet-talk her into helping him clear his namd . . . and rekindle their romance to boost ratings for his show. Now, between a surplus of suspects and a victim who wasn't who she seemed, Bailey's edging dangerously close to a killer who isn't looking to bring joy to the world---or to Bailey---this deadly Noel . . .

Another tasty book from Amanda and lots of fudge mentioned so get your willpower in gear before reading, so you can resist any sweets within reach, lol.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower - Review of the second book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series


Too many sweets spoil the murder . . .

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 grandfather's 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 overload--the 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: Josephine's niece, a young woman going through her rumspringa, or running around time, and Bailey herself. Now it falls to Bailey, who's sweet on the local sheriff's deputy, to clear their names and entice a killer with a cast-iron stomach for cold-blooded murder . . .

Recipe Included!

This book will make you hungry if you love sweets! If only the murder of one of the candy makers didn't have to happen, but then we wouldn't have a mystery would we. Amanda does an excellent job of keeping the real culprit hidden till the very end.