Friday, May 14, 2021

Botched Butterscotch

 This novella by Amanda Flower  takes place between the 4th and 5th books in the Amish Candy Shop series.  Bailey is providing Swissmen Sweets desserts to a Mother's Day fundraising brunch when a mystery unfolds.  On top of her overwhelming need to help get to the bottom of this, she is balancing the visit of her mother and father to her Amish community in Ohio.   Her parents left the community and her father, the church, after high school;  seldom to come to visit even.  Their New Englander demeanor is quite apparent during this visit and it is easy to feel for Bailey as her mother manages to make unintentionally offensive observations.  To top it off, Aiden's mother, Juliet Brody, is intent on involving Bailey's mother  in her campaign to get Aiden and Bailey engaged.   This plot line leads to some very humorous moments.  

This is a nice short book that reminds me that I want to get back to reading the series as a whole and will continue with Marshmallow Malice soon.

Botched ButterscotchBotched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What's not to love about candy, a pet pig and a mystery

A well written and fun novella in the Amish Candy Shop series. We meet Bailey's parents in this quick read. There is definitely some family Bonding and drama in this short mystery. As usual Ms. Flower captures the dynamics between people well and mixes humor in with her mysteries. A good mystery without a murder that keeps the reader engaged

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Amish Candy Shop #4.5
  2. Mount TBR   #MountTBR2021  Book #13
  3. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #76
  4. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  5. Cruisin thru Cozies  free choice 37
  6. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #61
  7. Craving for Cozies  Book #53
  8. The Unofficial Magnus Archives Challenge  #TMARC21  #17. Too Close: a novella
  9. BooklistQueen   # 50. You Own But Haven’t Read
  10. A Pretty Mess Challenge # 24. Book you own but haven't read
  11. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 3
        • Free square-  church
  12. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #6  Shot #3

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