What I’m Reading – Amanda Flower’s ASSAULTED CARAMEL, book one – Amish Candy Shop Mysteries. #cozymystery #traditionalmystery #reading #amish #AmandaFlower #AssaultedCaramel

Assaulted Caramel - Amanda Flower
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Just when Bailey King, the assistant chocolatier in a world-famous New York City chocolate shop is up for a life-changing promotion, her grandfather ends up in the hospital. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, to help her grandparents and the Amish candy shop they own.

Swissmen Sweets, where Bailey was first introduced to the world of delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights, is being pressured to sell to a developer whose snapping up the Amish shops in town. When the developer is found dead in the candy shop kitchen with her grandfather’s knife buried in his chest, Bailey must keep the killer from fudging the truth before she ends up in a whole batch of trouble.

Why I Chose This Book

  • Cozy Mystery Book Club selected reading
  • Amish theme
  • Cozy mystery
  • The first book in the series


I am enjoying this book via audiobook.

You can find ASSAULTED CARAMEL by Amanda Flower on Goodreads, Bookshop, and Amazon.

Find author Amanda Flower at her Goodreads Author Page.

More Cozy Mystery series from Amanda Flower: Magical Bookshop Mysteries, Appleseed Creek Mysteries, Magic Garden Mysteries, Living History Museum Mysteries, and her latest, Dead-End Detective Mystery.

My Next Read

Next, I’ll read LETHAL LICORICE, book two in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series, featuring an Amish candy competition and more of Jethro the polka dot pig.

Followed by DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd.

Previous Read: A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP by Fran Stewart.

Author’s Bio

Abigail Leigh Reed: Abi is the author of a 2019 Writers Digest award-winning cozy mystery short story (THE SOZZLED FLAPPER), the co-founder of two critique groups, a Southern California Writers Association member, and an executive board member of the local Sisters in Crime chapter. An avid mystery lover, she lives in Huntington Beach (Surf City, USA) with her family and three purrfectly spoiled cats. For more information please check out her About Me page.

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