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Publisher's Summary

Christmas is Bailey King's favorite time of year. For her first Yuletide in Harvest, Ohio, the former big-city chocolatier is recreating a cherished holiday treat: peppermint combined with molten white chocolate. But her sugar high plummets when her former boyfriend walks into the candy shop she now runs with her Amish grandmother. 

New York celebrity chef Eric Sharp and his TV crew have arrived to film an authentic Amish Christmas. Bailey's not about to let her beloved town - and Swissmen Sweets - be turned into a sound bite. Unfortunately, she gets more publicity than she bargained for when Eric's executive producer is found strangled to death - and Eric's the prime suspect.

With Bailey's sheriff deputy boyfriend out to prove Eric's guilt, her bad-boy ex tries to sweet-talk her into helping him clear his name...and rekindle their romance to boost ratings for his show. Now, between a surplus of suspects and a victim who wasn't who she seemed, Bailey's edging dangerously close to a killer who isn't looking to bring joy to the world-or to Bailey-this deadly Noel....

©2018 Amanda Flower (P)2018 Tantor

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    5 out of 5 stars

Great series

As usual, so fun to visit Holmes County, Ohio! This is one of my favorite mystery series, for a few reasons. Bailey is always growing and evolving and so does the story and what she wants to achieve. I like that it isn’t just someone going to work and finding a body constantly. Plus the town is always so heartwarming and I feel at home every time.

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I felt hanging. Is there a book 4 coming out?

Love this series! I just felt like there needed to be more at the end.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Sweet Fun Story!

I love these stories and characters. I find myself feeling like I know the characters. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Bailey and her family and friends!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Too Combative

I think my problem is that everyone feels either antagonistic or passive. I really hated the ending as well it was really more like a cliffhanger.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Great book!!

Good mystery, I didnt have it pegged who was guilty until it was getting near the reveal. I like when it keeps me guessing, and how there could be so many angles to follow,like with actual murder. I love the growing story between Bailey and Aiden too, I want there to be more. I like Bailey in Holmes county too, I believe she will always be there and will live happily.making her Maami happy, among others. I don't like her back and forth much, but I understand it too. It was a well written story and I wait for more to flush out Bailey and Aiden's relationship,which I hope does end with their marriage and family, making Julliet and Clara very happy!!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting and Fun

I love this series! It is fun and keeps you guessing. This particular story dragged in a few places, for the first time I found myself - come on - dragging it out some here but overall it was good. Loved the addition to the live Nativity - was a cute addition!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-22-18

Sweet Story

The Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series is light and entertaining. The characters are engaging and interesting. The mystery is well developed and has an easy going pace. The only thing I don't like is that Bailey is a doormat. She let's herself get talked into things she doesn't want to do. She spends too much time making everyone else happy. I had to skip ahead on some parts because it was just too annoying. I like this series and will continue to read/listen to the books. I only wish Bailey had more of a spine.

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    5 out of 5 stars

A Delightful Christmas Amish Mystery

In <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> by Amanda Flower, Bailey King has gotten settled in at Swissman Sweets with her Amish grandmother in Harvest, Ohio. Then one day she gets alarmed when Eric Sharp, her ex-boyfriend whose relationship with Bailey caused a major scandal in the food world earlier, walks in to the family candy shop. Eric now has his own cooking television show and has decided that the perfect Christmas special would be to feature an Amish village and show him rekindling his relationship with Bailey.

Refusing to participate in such a plot, Bailey finally agrees to meet the next morning with the executive producer, Rocky Rivers, to discuss appearing in the show without any romantic themes. But when Bailey shows up to see Rocky, she finds Eric bending over the body of Rocky with a string of lights wound tightly around her neck. Believing that Eric is too focused on his career to have murdered his producer, Bailey decides to help him as she participates in the Harvest Christmas Market, for which Swissman Sweets has been busily making all sorts of peppermint candies. Happily for Bailey, she gets surprised by the arrival of her best friend, Cass, who has arrived to help her cope with Eric but who now eagerly jumps into the investigation.

<strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> is a delightful book with a great mystery and a lot of fun characters. The mystery plot kept me changing my guess as to the identity of the murderer. The creativity of the plot kept me fascinated throughout the whole book.

The characters in this book and details of the local community get shown vividly and are the particular draw of this book. Bailey has many adventures that show her human side. The potential love triangle among Bailey, Eric, and Deputy Aiden Brody has interest, and we find ourselves rooting for Aiden to succeed. Cass is a fun, vivacious character, as are even Jethro, the pet pig, and Melchior, a camel in the nativity scene. Further, we get a good feel for the Amish community, both the good and the bad.

Rebecca Mitchell narrates the audio edition of <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> and gives an effective performance. With good accents for the Amish, the New Yorkers, and Bailey, the audiobook makes each seem real. As the first person narrator of Bailey, Mitchell makes the book an extra delight to listen to.

I highly enjoyed listening to <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong>. I have never been disappointed by anything by Amanda Flower, and this book is no exception. I appreciated it greatly and give the book five stars.

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    5 out of 5 stars

ANOTHER GREAT READ

LOVE THIS SERIES AND THE DEVELOPING CHARACTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS. BAILEY AND AIDAN AND ALL THE OTHERS. I HATED TO FINISH THIS BOOK ONLY BECAUSE I NOW MUST WAIT MONTHS FOR THE NEXT.

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  • Kelsey M. Gilmer
  • Hartville, OH
  • 01-14-19

Great series

As usual, so fun to visit Holmes County, Ohio! This is one of my favorite mystery series, for a few reasons. Bailey is always growing and evolving and so does the story and what she wants to achieve. I like that it isn’t just someone going to work and finding a body constantly. Plus the town is always so heartwarming and I feel at home every time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-19

I felt hanging. Is there a book 4 coming out?

Love this series! I just felt like there needed to be more at the end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-19

Sweet Fun Story!

I love these stories and characters. I find myself feeling like I know the characters. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Bailey and her family and friends!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Traci Wheeler
  • 12-21-18

Too Combative

I think my problem is that everyone feels either antagonistic or passive. I really hated the ending as well it was really more like a cliffhanger.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Scarlett Adelaide Kelly
  • 11-15-18

Great book!!

Good mystery, I didnt have it pegged who was guilty until it was getting near the reveal. I like when it keeps me guessing, and how there could be so many angles to follow,like with actual murder. I love the growing story between Bailey and Aiden too, I want there to be more. I like Bailey in Holmes county too, I believe she will always be there and will live happily.making her Maami happy, among others. I don't like her back and forth much, but I understand it too. It was a well written story and I wait for more to flush out Bailey and Aiden's relationship,which I hope does end with their marriage and family, making Julliet and Clara very happy!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • J. Jones
  • 11-13-18

Interesting and Fun

I love this series! It is fun and keeps you guessing. This particular story dragged in a few places, for the first time I found myself - come on - dragging it out some here but overall it was good. Loved the addition to the live Nativity - was a cute addition!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-22-18

Sweet Story

The Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series is light and entertaining. The characters are engaging and interesting. The mystery is well developed and has an easy going pace. The only thing I don't like is that Bailey is a doormat. She let's herself get talked into things she doesn't want to do. She spends too much time making everyone else happy. I had to skip ahead on some parts because it was just too annoying. I like this series and will continue to read/listen to the books. I only wish Bailey had more of a spine.

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  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • Los Angeles, CA United States
  • 10-05-18

A Delightful Christmas Amish Mystery

In <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> by Amanda Flower, Bailey King has gotten settled in at Swissman Sweets with her Amish grandmother in Harvest, Ohio. Then one day she gets alarmed when Eric Sharp, her ex-boyfriend whose relationship with Bailey caused a major scandal in the food world earlier, walks in to the family candy shop. Eric now has his own cooking television show and has decided that the perfect Christmas special would be to feature an Amish village and show him rekindling his relationship with Bailey.

Refusing to participate in such a plot, Bailey finally agrees to meet the next morning with the executive producer, Rocky Rivers, to discuss appearing in the show without any romantic themes. But when Bailey shows up to see Rocky, she finds Eric bending over the body of Rocky with a string of lights wound tightly around her neck. Believing that Eric is too focused on his career to have murdered his producer, Bailey decides to help him as she participates in the Harvest Christmas Market, for which Swissman Sweets has been busily making all sorts of peppermint candies. Happily for Bailey, she gets surprised by the arrival of her best friend, Cass, who has arrived to help her cope with Eric but who now eagerly jumps into the investigation.

<strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> is a delightful book with a great mystery and a lot of fun characters. The mystery plot kept me changing my guess as to the identity of the murderer. The creativity of the plot kept me fascinated throughout the whole book.

The characters in this book and details of the local community get shown vividly and are the particular draw of this book. Bailey has many adventures that show her human side. The potential love triangle among Bailey, Eric, and Deputy Aiden Brody has interest, and we find ourselves rooting for Aiden to succeed. Cass is a fun, vivacious character, as are even Jethro, the pet pig, and Melchior, a camel in the nativity scene. Further, we get a good feel for the Amish community, both the good and the bad.

Rebecca Mitchell narrates the audio edition of <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> and gives an effective performance. With good accents for the Amish, the New Yorkers, and Bailey, the audiobook makes each seem real. As the first person narrator of Bailey, Mitchell makes the book an extra delight to listen to.

I highly enjoyed listening to <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong>. I have never been disappointed by anything by Amanda Flower, and this book is no exception. I appreciated it greatly and give the book five stars.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debbie Lacey
  • 10-01-18

ANOTHER GREAT READ

LOVE THIS SERIES AND THE DEVELOPING CHARACTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS. BAILEY AND AIDAN AND ALL THE OTHERS. I HATED TO FINISH THIS BOOK ONLY BECAUSE I NOW MUST WAIT MONTHS FOR THE NEXT.

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kelsey M. Gilmer
  • Hartville, OH
  • 01-14-19

Great series

As usual, so fun to visit Holmes County, Ohio! This is one of my favorite mystery series, for a few reasons. Bailey is always growing and evolving and so does the story and what she wants to achieve. I like that it isn’t just someone going to work and finding a body constantly. Plus the town is always so heartwarming and I feel at home every time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-19

I felt hanging. Is there a book 4 coming out?

Love this series! I just felt like there needed to be more at the end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-19

Sweet Fun Story!

I love these stories and characters. I find myself feeling like I know the characters. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Bailey and her family and friends!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Traci Wheeler
  • 12-21-18

Too Combative

I think my problem is that everyone feels either antagonistic or passive. I really hated the ending as well it was really more like a cliffhanger.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Scarlett Adelaide Kelly
  • 11-15-18

Great book!!

Good mystery, I didnt have it pegged who was guilty until it was getting near the reveal. I like when it keeps me guessing, and how there could be so many angles to follow,like with actual murder. I love the growing story between Bailey and Aiden too, I want there to be more. I like Bailey in Holmes county too, I believe she will always be there and will live happily.making her Maami happy, among others. I don't like her back and forth much, but I understand it too. It was a well written story and I wait for more to flush out Bailey and Aiden's relationship,which I hope does end with their marriage and family, making Julliet and Clara very happy!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • J. Jones
  • 11-13-18

Interesting and Fun

I love this series! It is fun and keeps you guessing. This particular story dragged in a few places, for the first time I found myself - come on - dragging it out some here but overall it was good. Loved the addition to the live Nativity - was a cute addition!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-22-18

Sweet Story

The Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series is light and entertaining. The characters are engaging and interesting. The mystery is well developed and has an easy going pace. The only thing I don't like is that Bailey is a doormat. She let's herself get talked into things she doesn't want to do. She spends too much time making everyone else happy. I had to skip ahead on some parts because it was just too annoying. I like this series and will continue to read/listen to the books. I only wish Bailey had more of a spine.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • Los Angeles, CA United States
  • 10-05-18

A Delightful Christmas Amish Mystery

In <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> by Amanda Flower, Bailey King has gotten settled in at Swissman Sweets with her Amish grandmother in Harvest, Ohio. Then one day she gets alarmed when Eric Sharp, her ex-boyfriend whose relationship with Bailey caused a major scandal in the food world earlier, walks in to the family candy shop. Eric now has his own cooking television show and has decided that the perfect Christmas special would be to feature an Amish village and show him rekindling his relationship with Bailey.

Refusing to participate in such a plot, Bailey finally agrees to meet the next morning with the executive producer, Rocky Rivers, to discuss appearing in the show without any romantic themes. But when Bailey shows up to see Rocky, she finds Eric bending over the body of Rocky with a string of lights wound tightly around her neck. Believing that Eric is too focused on his career to have murdered his producer, Bailey decides to help him as she participates in the Harvest Christmas Market, for which Swissman Sweets has been busily making all sorts of peppermint candies. Happily for Bailey, she gets surprised by the arrival of her best friend, Cass, who has arrived to help her cope with Eric but who now eagerly jumps into the investigation.

<strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> is a delightful book with a great mystery and a lot of fun characters. The mystery plot kept me changing my guess as to the identity of the murderer. The creativity of the plot kept me fascinated throughout the whole book.

The characters in this book and details of the local community get shown vividly and are the particular draw of this book. Bailey has many adventures that show her human side. The potential love triangle among Bailey, Eric, and Deputy Aiden Brody has interest, and we find ourselves rooting for Aiden to succeed. Cass is a fun, vivacious character, as are even Jethro, the pet pig, and Melchior, a camel in the nativity scene. Further, we get a good feel for the Amish community, both the good and the bad.

Rebecca Mitchell narrates the audio edition of <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong> and gives an effective performance. With good accents for the Amish, the New Yorkers, and Bailey, the audiobook makes each seem real. As the first person narrator of Bailey, Mitchell makes the book an extra delight to listen to.

I highly enjoyed listening to <strong>Premeditated Peppermint</strong>. I have never been disappointed by anything by Amanda Flower, and this book is no exception. I appreciated it greatly and give the book five stars.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debbie Lacey
  • 10-01-18

ANOTHER GREAT READ

LOVE THIS SERIES AND THE DEVELOPING CHARACTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS. BAILEY AND AIDAN AND ALL THE OTHERS. I HATED TO FINISH THIS BOOK ONLY BECAUSE I NOW MUST WAIT MONTHS FOR THE NEXT.