As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn’t easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she’s trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef’s knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appalachian mountaintops overflowing with history and guns, Daisy must figure out who the dead man is - and why he was in her bakery - before she becomes the next victim. This is the second entry in a charming series filled with eccentric characters, red herrings, and, of course, moonshine!
Apparently this is book two of a series entitled Moonshine Mystery which I was unaware of when I choose this book to read. The title is what intrigue me to pick up the book.
The story takes place in a small town in Virginia. Our protagonist is Daisy McGovern who after her husband left her decided to convert the local diner into a bakery. She calls the bakery “Sweetie Pies.” Daisy’s best friend Brenda helps her achieve her goals.
While Brenda is baking in the kitchen of the bakery, three men enter to rob the store. Brenda manages to stab one of the robbers in self defense; the other two robbers take off with 90 pounds of cream cheese and crates. In the search for the identity of the dead man and catch the robbers the story takes us into the area of moonshine, gun slingers, and stolen historic maps.
The story is well written with a cast of colorful characters including eccentric mountain men. The book is also full of southern charm. The author adds a bit of humor to the story unfortunately the story drags a bit at times.
This is an easy to read book that makes a good get away from it all book. Erin Bennett narrated the book.
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I really enjoyed the book, but couldn't finish this one. Daisy is too stupid to live. I like Rivk, but, he's not on every page.