Saturday, May 29, 2021

Marshmallow Malice

 This is the 5th book in the Amish Candy Shop series.  I always enjoy reading about the Amish community in OH and how they interact with the English.  Amanda Flower does a wonderful job in representing the two cultures and how the interact and conflict.  The traditions of the Amish are well presented and detailed.  It's hard not to find your mouth watering when reading about the wonderful chocolates and sweets that are created by Bailey and her Amish grandmother.  Bailey's friend, Cass is visiting Harvest from NYC.  Through the auspice of her visit they spent time touring around the county which gives the reader a bit of a tour as well.  

The mystery is well written and has multiple layers of complexity to the storyline.  I enjoy reading about the relationships between Bailey, her grandmother and cousin Charlotte.  These relationships grow with each installment.  This book digs a bit into the history of her boyfriend, Aiden's, youth in Harvest.  His high school girlfriend returns to town and has visions of them picking up where they left off in college.  Needless to say Bailey isn't sure how this impacts their relationship.  

Marshmallow MaliceMarshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Always enjoyable to read how Ms Flower blends the Amish and English worlds in her books featuring Bailey. The chocolate treats and mysteries add to the fun. The stories show the contrast between the 2 communities and how difficult the choice can be for the young Amish to remain In The faith

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #61
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Amish Candy Shop #5
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #67
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #80
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #40
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #65
  8. Craving for Cozies  Book #56
  9. Medical Examiner Challenge  1 Toe Tags
  10. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1
        • Pathway or forest
    • Weapons
      • Row 3
        • Bomb or explosion
    • Detectives- Bailey
    • Victims- Leeza Hilberger
  11. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #6  Shot #4

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