Published: April 28, 2020
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My Review: A sweet read for a lazy afternoon.
I enjoyed this novella in the Amish Candy Shop series as a way to get to know more about Bailey’s parents. We get little tidbits in the other books but not much more. They are likable but I am glad they are not full-time regulars.
Jethro is the star of the show as always.
You can read this without having read the other books. Just know that if you do you will learn the endings of previous books when they are mentioned. It is a great way to test out the series if you are unsure of reading it or not.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher Kensington, through NetGalley. Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
NetGalley: Mother’s Day is a sweet and busy time at the candy shop Bailey King runs with her Amish grandmother. This year is extra special because Bailey’s parents are visiting Harvest, Ohio. Bailey’s father has rarely returned since leaving the Amish faith over thirty years ago, but Bailey is confident that the right treats can help sugarcoat any awkwardness. For Mother’s Day Tea at the local church, she’s whipping up her mom’s favorite: butterscotch pie. All’s going well until a sticky-fingered thief makes off with the money raised for a local women’s support group.
While Bailey tries to discover who stuck their fingers in the cookie jar, she encounters an assortment of suspects. It doesn’t help that Juliet, mother of Deputy Aiden Brody, is conspiring with Bailey’s mom to plan Aiden and Bailey’s wedding…though they’re not even engaged! Can Bailey find the culprit before events—both criminal and personal—boil over into disaster?