Premeditated Peppermint

  • Author: Amanda Flower
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Release Date: September 25, 2018
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  • GenreCozy
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Book Summary

Someone’s sweet on revenge . . .
Christmas is Bailey King’s favorite time of year. For her first Yuletide in Harvest, Ohio, the former big-city chocolatier is recreating a cherished holiday treat: peppermint combined with molten white chocolate. But her sugar high plummets when her former boyfriend walks into the candy shop she now runs with her Amish grandmother. New York celebrity chef Eric Sharp and his TV crew have arrived to film an authentic Amish Christmas. Bailey’s not about to let her beloved town—and Swissmen Sweets—be turned into a sound bite. Unfortunately, she gets more publicity than she bargained for when Eric’s executive producer is found strangled to death—and Eric’s the prime suspect.

With Bailey’s sheriff deputy boyfriend out to prove Eric’s guilt, her bad-boy ex tries to sweet-talk her into helping him clear his name . . . and rekindle their romance to boost ratings for his show. Now, between a surplus of suspects and a victim who wasn’t who she seemed, Bailey’s edging dangerously close to a killer who isn’t looking to bring joy to the world—or to Bailey—this deadly Noel . . .

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Amanda Flower, a national bestselling and Agatha Award winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is librarian in Northeast Ohio.

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Bailey and I are from the same club, we both love the holiday season. Obviously, I have been eager to share holiday stories with readers and this is the latest one that I am so excited to introduce you to.  Come join us in getting ready for the holiday season!

Harvest, Ohio a place that many readers would dream of living in, no really. It is charming and sweet, the author draws the reader into the setting and each scene she creates. I was envisioning not only sugar plums dancing in my head  but a cute and charming town and community that is hosting all the readers as friends.

Bailey has a new case on her hands while trying to keep the season merry and bright. I love that she is protective of her community and her store. She owns this and produces such a “this is my town” vibe that I was smiling when she interacted with Eric. She is certainly not the biggest fan of Eric but when the sleuthing siren calls, Bailey answers.

I laughed, I smiled and I felt ready for Christmas with this mystery. Jethro the cutest pig ever is still up to his cuteness, Cass is here to help Bailey solve the crime and there is of course yummy treats. I think that this is my favorite so far out of the two I have read, yes, there are three but I have read only 1 and now 3.  Come join the gang in the holiday season, make some new fictional friends and get all cozy for winter!


I Rate it

I can read holiday/Christmas stories anytime of the year, but I do hold off till August. When do you officially start your holiday reading?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

<h2><span class="inner">Giveaway</span></h2>

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  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Premeditated Peppermint” by Amanda Flower. I love everything about this book. The cover is absolutely adorable and would definitely draw me in just from it. Adore this author’s books. Love Bailey and can’t wait for the opportunity to read her holiday adventures. Greatly appreciate the chance to win a copy of this fabulous book.

  2. Kim Gayheart

    I usually start in Oct but I can read holiday themes anytime especially Christmas

  3. Gloria Browning

    Luckily I have a Halloween and Thanksgiving cozy to read before I start the Christmas ones. Never out of season for ne, though.

  4. Debbie Price

    I love all of the series Amanda writes!
    I try to hold off reading the holiday mysteries until October. I have some old favorites I do love that I work in with the new ones.

  5. johnna smith

    I start my thanksgiving/Christmas reading as soon as Halloween has passed. although I do not discriminate as I will read Christmas in July, but I splurge during the actual season

  6. Dianne Casey

    I enjoy reading holiday books, but I usually don’t start reading them until October.

  7. Kara Vaughan Marks

    I like reading w/in the season, when possible, although I’ve enjoyed Christmas cozies at all times of year. [email protected]

  8. katie

    I usually read them any time they come up in a series I’m reading.


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