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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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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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Unique take on the cozy

Having just moved to Ohio and being in the state of loving cozies for their coziness, I knew this was my next read. I’m delighted to say it was really good. The Amish aspect was well done and the pronunciation of Amish lilt was spot on (from my guess anyway). Sometimes the narrator did have that reading voice that doesn’t keep you engaged and sometimes she kept on with the Amish inflection even though the story had moved on to a non Amish character, but the majority of her reading was fine. The MC was smart and funny. I liked the chocolatier angle and the candy shop and The side characters were interesting. I’d put this one up with Dewberry Farms series as one of my top favorite cozies!

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Enjoyed it!

We visited Holmes County, Ohio, for a few days this past summer and enjoyed it so much! Amanda Flower did a wonderful job of transporting me back there among the many cheese and chocolate shops along with the beautiful countryside where so many Amish call home. The narrator actually reminded of some of the people with whom we spoke while there. I plan to follow this series!

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  • Deborah
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, United States
  • 02-25-18

Love the series!!!!

I have listened to the book twice and can’t get enough of Bailey and Andean - the next one is out soon and will listen to them all I’m sure multiple times!! Amanda - it’s a home run!!!

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Amish Candy store mysteries

This was a cute and very entertaining story and gives you in site to the Amish community.

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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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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-03-17

5 Stars

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Amanda Flowers does a really good job creating believable characters with real motivations and actions. Rebecca Mitchell does a good job bringing the characters to life. I look forward to listening to the next book in this series.