Friday, October 12, 2018

Premeditated Peppermint

Leaving New York and returning to Amish Country in Ohio has been a huge adjustment for Bailey King, but she has managed to slow herself down and discover the joys of a quieter life. In Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower, Bailey is busy making peppermint cakes, fudge and other goodies for the annual Christmas Market.

A word of caution, if you are a peppermint fanatic, such as myself, do not read this without a stash of peppermint patties or candy canes nearby. 

Bailey and Deputy Aidan Brody have been tiptoeing around each other even since she arrived, though his mother Juliet practically has them engaged. Trouble in the form of Bailey's obnoxious ex-boyfriend strolls into her grandmother's shop, Swissmen Sweets.

It seems celebrity chef Eric Sharp needs to rehabilitate his edgy reputation by softening his image and he thinks filming in an Amish Christmas candy shop is the answer. Bailey wants no part of it, but is pressured by the high-powered executive producer of the show Rocky Rivers into at least asking her grandmother if they can use the candy shop.

Bailey knows her Amish grandmother would not want to be in any of the filming, but she also knows
the bishop and the deacon of the church need to make the final decision. Suddenly a spin-off series featuring Bailey and the shop takes form and before she knows it, Bailey is thinking of the money she can make for her grandmother.

One gigantic problem rears its head - Rocky is found strangled in the gazebo and a local farmer is thought to be the killer. Something doesn't seem right to Bailey and she sets out to find the real killer.

Life in an Amish community is so different than anything I have ever experienced and I enjoy this series immensely, especially the candy aspect of it.

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