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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Vanilla Bean Vengeance (Claire's Candles Cozy Mystery #1) by Agatha Frost

Vanilla Bean Vengeance

Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published February 28th 2020 by PINK TREE PUBLISHING

Goodreads synopsis: 
The FIRST BOOK in a BRAND NEW cozy mystery series!

Claire Harris loves nothing more than crafting homemade candles. She has always dreamed of one day opening a quaint candle shop in her home village of Northash, but at thirty-five, she still can't afford to take the risk. Stuck in a dead-end job at the local candle factory, and back living with her parents, Claire knows her life needs a shakeup.

The last place she expected change to come from was the factory itself, but when the owner is shockingly pushed to her death, Claire's life is flipped upside down. She isn't the only person in the village depending on the factory, so when the murder plunges the business's future into uncertainty, Claire feels compelled to solve the crime.

With the help of her retired-detective father and closest friends, Claire uncovers a tangled web of conspiracies, cover-ups, secrets, and lies, but can she uncover the truth before her candle shop dream slips through her fingers forever?


4.5 stars

This is the first book in a new series: Claire’s Candles, by Agatha Frost.

You wouldn’t think a book like this would be intense, but I felt it was. All the characters just jumped off the page and spoke to me in their own unique ways. Definitely loving this new series of Frost’s!

Claire works for a factory in town that makes candles. She has been making her own aroma blends for awhile and recently her cookbook of blends disappeared. Suddenly, the factory where she works is making a suspiciously similar scent. Turns out the woman in charge found her book and was using it for personal gain. Then the same woman is found thrown from a high window in the factory.

I felt myself hooked from the very beginning. I love candles and wax melts. When you pair it with a cozy mystery this intense, you have a recipe for greatness!

Definitely check out this new series! You won’t be disappointed.

If you love a good cozy mystery, check this one out. What a fun read!

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