When widowed Millie Fisher moves back to her childhood home of Harvest, Ohio, she notices one thing right away—the young Amish are bungling their courtships and marrying the wrong people! A quiltmaker by trade, Millie has nevertheless stitched together a few lives in her time, with truly romantic results. Her first mission? Her own niece, widowed gardener Edith Hochstetler, recently engaged to rude, greedy Zeke Miller. Anyone can see he’s not right for such a gentle young woman—except Edith herself.
Pleased when she convinces the bride-to-be to leave her betrothed before the wedding, Millie is later panicked to find Zeke in Edith’s greenhouse—as dead as a tulip in the middle of winter. To keep her niece out of prison—and to protect her own reputation—Millie will have to piece together a patchwork of clues to find a killer, before she becomes the next name on his list . . .
¼ cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
Colored sugar or cinnamon-sugar
Cream sugar and butter. Add egg. Alternate adding dry ingredients and sour cream and beat until smooth. Spray cookie sheet with baking spray. Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
To celebrate the re-release of the Living History Museum Mystery Series, I thought I would introduce you to the animal of the series.
I am an animal lover, so it would be impossible for me to write a novel and not have at least a few animals characters in it. Thankfully, The Living History Museum Mystery Series has plenty of animal characters to entertain readers and myself. Writing the Living History Museum Mystery Series has been so much fun because it takes place on a living history farm, and as a result, there are many animals who appear throughout the series to make Kelsey Cambridge’s life as the Director of Barton Farm a little more exciting and a lot more frustrating.
Here are the animals to lookout for in The Living History Museum Mystery Series:
Frankie: Hayden’s (Kelsey’s son’s) one-eyed tabby cat. He likes Hayden and hates everyone else, including Kelsey.
Tiffin: Kelsey’s loyal corgi, who takes it upon himself to herd everyone at the Farm from the sheep to Kelsey and her Farm employees,
The sheep: the small flock of sheep on the Farm who are constantly breaking out of the pen and running into the visitor center.
Rhett and Scarlet: The Farm’s placid draft horses.
Betty and Mags: The temperamental oxen. No one goes into their pasture without their approval and lives to tell about it.
Gertrude and the hens: A brood of four chickens, who patrol the village side of the Farm. Gertrude the large red hen is their leader. They scare intruders and visitors to Barton Farm alike.
Each of these animals, no matter the size of the part, adds to the color and humor of Barton Farm, and the series just would not be the same without them.
The series will be available in ebook, an ebook box set, and trade paperback October 8, 2019!
For the best deal order the ebook box set. All 3 books for $5.99!
CRIMINALLY COCOA, an Amish Candy Shop Mystery novella #3.5 in the series, on sale for $1.99! https://amzn.to/2B5z5Mw
AND More Fun NEWS! A GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!
Visit my website at http://www.amandaflower.com/giveaways.html to enter this grand prize giveaway that includes a LITTLE WOMEN tote bag, the first two novels in the Magical Bookshop Mysteries, and a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. Ends 2.25.19.
Book two in the Bestselling Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series!
Too many sweets spoil the murder . . .
Harvest, Ohio, is a long way from New York City, where Bailey King left a coveted job as a head chocolatier to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparents’ candy shop. Now, while caring for her recently widowed grandmother, she plans to honor her grandfather’s memory by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition. But between lavender blueberry fudge and chocolate cherry ganache truffles, Bailey may have bitten off more than she can chew when the search for a missing pot-bellied pig turns up a body suffering from sugar overload—the fatal kind . . .
A candy maker from a neighboring town who wanted Englischer Bailey disqualified for being an outsider, Josephine Weaver died from an allergy to an essential licorice ingredient. The suspects include: Josephine’s niece, a young woman going through her rumspringa, or running around time, and Bailey herself. Now it falls to Bailey, who’s sweet on the local sheriff’s deputy, to clear their names and entice a killer with a cast-iron stomach for cold-blooded murder . . .
No purchase necessary. There will be one winner. Limited to US and Canada residents.
Great news! For the month of September Barnes and Noble will promoting Kensington’s Cozy Mysteries, including my newest release ASSAULTED CARAMEL! To celebrate, I’m giving away free gifts!
How to enter: Take a photo of yourself at Barnes and Noble with Assaulted Caramel and Kensington Publishing cozies. Email photos* and your snail mail address to email@example.com by October 1, 2017.
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Sometimes you need a sweet tooth to take a bite out of crime . . .
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 . . .
I am thrilled to announce that through the Prose and Cons Giveback we raised $5,043 for the Landing Food Pantry in Akron, Ohio. 4,852 copies of the novel sold before 12.20.16, and as promised, I made a $1 donation to the Landing for every copy sold before that date. The additional $191 was made up from direct donations from the Learned Owl and Goodyear Heights Baptist Church. Thank you so much for purchasing the book and helping others.
There’s still time to take part in the PROSE AND CONS GIVEBACK. Watch the video about the Landing HERE!
Buy A Mystery and Help Feed A Community! I will donate $1 for every copy of PROSE AND CONS sold by December 20th 2016 to a local food pantry, The Landing, in Akron, Ohio. The Learned Owl will be donating an additional $1 for every copy of Prose and Cons it sells to the Landing. Learn more HERE!
In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting…
October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop’s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.
Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore…