Today I am reviewing Lemon Tart Mystery… the third book in the Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series by Naomi Miller.
Here is a brief synopsis:
In the small town of Abbott Creek, mystery is as much a part of daily life as The Sweet Shop’s sugar cookies.
Amelia Simpkins may be a great cook, and have a head for business, but sweet treats are out of her league and the owner of the Irish Blessings Cafe says it’s because she adds the tart to the Sweet Shop’s new dessert that Katie Chupp insists is only filled with lemony goodness.
The two shop owners’ constant bickering sends sparks flying through Abbott Creek’s usual calm… and when Andrew’s cafe suffers from some rather unusual pest problems, the town starts taking sides.
This is one mystery Katie wants no part of. But working for Mrs. Simpkins may put her in the middle – whether she intends to take sides . . . or not.
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Once again, I’m allowing Naomi to speak for her book…
After Christmas, with yummy, sweet cookies, I think it’s time to switch to something a bit tart — and that makes me think of Amelia Simpkins.
Amelia has a story to share about her past, but I’m not going to reveal too much about it today. It’s something she’ll be sharing with Katie and the man who has had his eye on her for awhile — Andrew O’Neal.
In the meantime, Katie has a decision to make. What will happen if she gets involved with Travis? Will she be shunned by her family, her friends, and her church?
It’s a difficult task to write a sweet, fun mystery, while skating around all the real-life situations in the community. While I want my stories to hold the reader’s attention, I don’t want to follow the path that so many books take. I’m doing my best to follow a path of family, faith, forgiveness… and grace — without showing too much of the harsh side of the world that readers would like to forget for awhile.
I hope after you read Lemon Tart Mystery, not only will you agree that this story continues to follow the “family, faith, and forgiveness” path, but succeeds in bringing you the sweet, clean story you’ve learned to expect from the Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series.
If you need something to distract you from the problems we all face, pick up an Amish Sweet Shop Mystery . . . you’ll be glad you did.
God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt
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