ARC honest review for Midnight Ink books via NetGalley.
This is the second book in Amanda Flowers ‘Living History Museum’ mysteries, but the first one that I have read in this series.
For Kelsey Cambridge life is hectic enough juggling Barton Farm, the Maple Sugar Festival, a 5 year old, an ex and his fiancée…let alone a dead body in the maple grove!
I enjoyed the book. She has created a nice set of characters, and the plot was well balanced and written.
March on Barton Farm can only mean one thing: maple sugar season. To combat the winter slump, resilient director Kelsey Cambridge organizes a Maple Sugar Festival, complete with school visits, pancake breakfasts, and tree tapping classes. Kelsey hires curmudgeonly maple sugar expert Dr. Conrad Beeson to teach the classes, despite misgivings over his unpleasant demeanour. It’s a decision she ends up regretting when, before the first tree can be tapped for sap, Dr. Beeson turns up dead.
The maple sugar expert’s death threatens to shut down not only the Maple Sugar Festival, but also Barton Farm itself. Kelsey must solve Dr. Beeson’s murder to escape the increasingly sticky situation.