Candy Cane Crime by Amanda Flower
Candy Cane Crime by Amanda Flower has Charlotte agreeing to being responsible for the Harvest, Ohio’s Candy Cane Exchange. Margot tried to rope Charlotte’s cousin, Bailey King into handling the program, but she has too much on her plate with the television show and the candy orders that have been flooding into the store. For one dollar, an individual can have a handmade candy cane along with a personal note delivered to their desired recipient on Christmas Eve. All funds raised will buy costumes that are desperately needed for Harvest’s annual Christmas pageant. There is a candy cane shaped mailbox in the town square where people can leave the missives and money. Charlotte just needs to collect the items from the mailbox, make sure the money was included, and attach the candy canes to the special notes. Charlotte heads out right away to check the mailbox and is surprised to discover that one of the notes is for her. It appears that Charlotte has a secret admirer. Charlotte’s curiosity gets the better of her and she must know the individual’s identity. She decides to stake out the mailbox where she discovers someone being naughty. Charlotte solicits Deputy Luke Little to help her put a stop to the mischief. Charlotte just hopes that this person is not the one behind her sweet notes.
Candy Cane Crime by Amanda Flower is charming cozy mystery novella. It is book 5.5 in An Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone if you are new to the series, but I highly recommend this charming series. This story is told from Charlotte’s point-of-view (Bailey King’s cousin). I like getting to know Charlotte better and seeing things from her perspective. Charlotte was raised Amish, but she is not sure if she wishes to become baptized or not. I love the characters in this series. They are just delightful. They are developed and continue to evolve along with the series. The mysteries in Candy Cane Crime were simple, but they suited this short novella and went with the theme of the book. I was especially interested in learning the identity of Charlotte’s secret admirer. The story has a sweet ending. Candy Cane Crime is a cute, lighthearted story that was enjoyable to read. It was over far too soon. I am looking forward to Lemon Drop Dead. Candy Cane Crime is a cozy Christmas tale with secret admirer sleuthing, a proliferation of peppermint, a precocious pig, and Christmas cheer.
Candy Cane Crime is available from Amazon*. You can find the other novels in An Amish Candy Shop Mystery series here. Lemon Drop Dead will be the 6th tale in this series and it releases on April 27, 2021. You can find Amanda Flower's other novels here. Courting Can Be Killer is the 2nd book in An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series (a spin-off from An Amish Candy Shop Mystery series) and it comes out on December 1. Thank you for stopping by today. I am off to a doctor's appointment. Tomorrow I am a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston. It is the first A Canine Confections Mystery. I hope you have a spooktacular day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
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