Book Notes on Candy Cane Crime by Amanda Flower

Charlotte volunteers to co-ordinate the Candy Cane Exchange and discovers she has a secret admirer. Book

 

Book cover of Candy Cane Crime. Snow, Gazebo, Candy canes in a bucket, Jethro the white and black spotted pig wearing a Santa hat and holding a candy cane in his mouth

Candy Cane Crime
By Amanda Flower
An Amish Candy Shop Mystery-Novella

112 Pages,
ISBN: 9781496726735
PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 2020
FICTION / MYSTERY & DETECTIVE / AMATEUR SLEUTH

Candy Cane Crime-Summary

The shepherds need new clothes. Harvest’s annual Christmas pageant on the square is approaching and the shepherds’ wardrobe is threadbare. Margot Rawlings’ fundraising idea is a Candy Cane Exchange. She is at Swissmen’s Sweets trying to pressure Bailey King into taking on the job. But Bailey’s candy commitments at the shop and for her cable show Bailey’s Amish Sweets leave Bailey no time for the candy cane exchange. Charlotte, Bailey’s Amish cousin, volunteers for the job. Margot is satisfied, Bailey is unsure, and Charlotte is happy to help out her adopted community of Harvest. Charlotte moved to Harvest to escape her own district. Charlotte is conflicted about baptism into the church and this volunteer job is about to complicate those feelings.

Charlotte’s job is to attach the notes to the candy canes. She must also log the person requesting the candy cane, the person receiving the candy cane, the address and payment. This means Charlotte must read all the notes. When she reads a note addressed to her, she doesn’t know what to do. How can she have a secret admirer? She isn’t a member of the Amish community. Over the next few trips to retrieve more notes, she finds several more addressed to her. Unable to live with not knowing her secret admirer’s identity, Charlotte goes on a stake-out, and solves not just one, but two, mysteries.

My Thoughts 

This novella is told from Charlotte’s point of view. It’s a fun take on the Amish Candy Shop mysteries. Those are in Bailey’s point of view and it’s fun to hear from Charlotte again. (Criminally Cocoa is also told from Charlotte’s point of view.)

Candy Cane Crime is a good book to get a reader into the Christmas spirit with the candy canes, the candy cane exchange, twinkling lights, and lots of snow. Melchior the camel is back to play his part in the Christmas pageant. He also takes on crime fighting as well.

I enjoyed reading this book. It’s always great to revisit the town and people of Harvest, Ohio.

Author Information

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