Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Welcome to Shenandoah Springs, Virginia, the bucolic small town where Brynn MacAlister keeps cows, churns cheeses--and is sharper than the ripest cheddar when it comes to solving mysteries . . .
With a foster cow in her corral and a new calf on the way, Brynn MacAlister has a lot on her plate. Especially since her micro-dairy farm is hosting the first annual cheesemakers contest at this year's summer fair. A relative newcomer, Brynn's hoping the contest becomes a tradition, bonding her even more strongly to the community. But when a mysterious tractor accident looks suspiciously like murder, Brynn suspects someone is up to no-gouda . . .
Some folks say the lead suspect was just defending his underage daughter from a suitor more mature than a vintage provolone, but Brynn isn't buying it. Especially when another dead body turns up and Brynn's top cheesemaker falls under suspicion. It's enough to make a girl bluer than her best Stilton. But not enough to stop Brynn from getting to the bottom of things. What she discovers is the small town harbors some pretty unsavory characters. And the closer Brynn gets to the killer, the deeper she gets into danger . . .
This is the second book in the A Buttermilk Creek Mystery by Mollie Cox Bryan.
Brynn runs a cheese making business and they are about to go into fair season and have a big cheese contest. When someone ends up dead and her bestie cheese making friend is fingered, she is moved into action to help. But she is sidelined by a concussion that affects her through the whole of the book. I thought the mystery was on point. The cheese making background could have been added to but I thought the concussion aspect was very important and told the reader that if something like this ever happened in their lives, this is what you should do. Don’t be like Brynn and over do it. Take it easy and rest. Brynn had to rely on all her friends to help her out with this one and that is what made this book really stand out for me.
Definitely want to continue with this series. Loving Mollie Cox Bryan’s books.
I totally recommend this.
If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.