Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Book Review: A Murder of Aspic Proportions (A Sunflower Café Mystery Book 2) by Amy Lillard


A Murder of Aspic Proportions (A Sunflower Café Mystery Book 2)

                              by Amy Lillard

The award-winning author’s brand-new Sunflower Café Mystery series, set in small-town Kansas, features a twenty-something advice columnist turned café manager and sleuth, her loyal Yorkie, farm-fresh produce—and murder. Will appeal to fans of Charlotte Hubbard, Molly Jebber, Susan Lantz Simpson, and Kelly Long.

Twenty-something Sissy Yoder never imagined herself running her Aunt Bethel’s café, but her help is needed, so she’s making a go of it. And she must admit that life in tiny Yoder has been anything but
dull–she’s already solved one homicide—after being named the prime suspect in the case! Enjoying a peaceful respite after all that excitement, Sissy just wants to write her advice column, hang out with her loyal Yorkie, Duke, and procure some of local farmer Walt Summers’ scrumptious “To Die For” tomatoes for the Sunshine Café’s menu. But when the unsavory Summers–resented by just about everyone in town–turns up murdered in his garden shed, it’s up to Sissy to roll up her sleeves, dig for some clues, and weed out the culprit . . .

My Review:
This is a cute crime solving book set in a Amish/English community.  It focuses on Sissy who is helping her Aunt run her cafe after she broke her leg.  Sissy has some ideas on how to make the menu better for the customers and they stop at a greenhouse to get tomatoes.  That's when they found the person, who wasn't breathing.
There is a little bit of a romance along with the crime solving, making the book an more interesting read.  I'm all about romance.  This book really ramps up for me towards the last 1/2 of the book. Not very good at crime solving I had no clue till the end who did it but the reason just cracked me up.  

An enjoyable summer read.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.

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1 comment:

Belinda said...

That sounds like a cute little read for the summer. 😊