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Publisher's Summary

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey's up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather's heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop where she was first introduced to delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights.

She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen - with Jebediah King's chocolate knife buried in his chest. Now the police are sweet on her grandfather as the prime suspect. Despite the sincere efforts of a yummy deputy with chocolate-brown eyes, Bailey takes it on herself to clear Jebediah. But as a cunning killer tries to fudge the truth, Bailey may be headed straight into a whole batch of trouble....

©2017 Amanda Flower (P)2017 Tantor

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horrible narration!

I cant even finish listening to this!! The narrator is awful!! a waste of money!

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Narrator offputting

Loved the storyline and the characters. Loved the setting and not an obvious whodunit. However, after listening to many other Amish story audiobooks, I found the narrator a bit much at times. The intonations at many of the ends of the sentences were annoying.

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Unlistenable

Could not get through even two chapters of this robotic narration. I would love a refund.

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Great book!

While I loved the book, I think I would have derived more pleasure from having read it myself. I found the narrator boring, and the inflection of her voice to be awkward.
Overall, I did enjoy the book, and look forward to the next in the series.

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Delicious Caramel

Well written and fun reading. You feel like you are in that Amish town and part of the story. So easy to relate to all the characters and the story grabs you and keeps your interest to the very end. Well done!

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disappointing

Perhaps, story is better than the reader presented.
I didn't feel a part of it.

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Narrator sounded like Alexa

After hearing many great things about Amanda Flower's Amish Candy Shop Mystery series, I decided to give Assaulted Caramel a try as it was on Chirp Books for a reasonable price.

I found myself underwhelmed by the book.

First off, the narrator. The narrator sounded like Alexa (or another generated voice) read the whole book; I mean, it was bearable once I got used to it, but just barely. If I am honest, I almost gave up a few times before pushing through.

As for the characters, as a reader, they all felt rather shallow and one-dimensional, which was kind of boring. Also, I noticed that the characters (the main character especially) made all kinds of dumb leaps and assumptions about the investigation and others, which was kind of annoying.

It is not all bad, though, when it comes to Assaulted Caramel's mystery, I will admit that I did not guess the killer until the reveal (although I still don't particularly understand the motivation or the 'how?' of the murder.)

Overall, this book was only 'okay,' I found the characters slightly annoying, and the narrator to be terrible, but the mystery genuinely kept me going until the end.

I am unsure if I will continue with the series.

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Plot ok, characters disappointing

The villain was well developed, however, the plot was average. Most of the ancillary characters were too mellow dramatic and unconvinced with minimal logic behind their thought process. The representation of the Amish is minimal. I wouldn’t call it an Amish book, as the interplay with the Amish was just on the fringe. It’s well written from a grammatical standpoint.

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Good story, nice descriptive details

this story is a a good mystery, the details allowed me to visualize the sites as it was told. The characters are developed nicely.

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Assaulted Carmel

This mystery was a fun read but also informative about the Amish. Enjoy this book!

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