My review – 4/5 Stars (originally posted on GoodReads)
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the main character Monica who comes to help her brother Jeff and his cranberry farm. She cooks/bakes some yummy sounding stuff (like cranberry salsa…I have to give that a try sometime soon!). She has a good heart and head on her shoulders, too. I didn’t feel like we got to know her brother Jeff as much but I’m sure we will learn more about him in future books, but we do discover makes him sound like a good guy. Rounding out their family is Monica’s stepmom, who is a fun character and had me chuckling a few times. She has great spunk. All in all, Cranberry Cove sounds like a place I’d love to visit and I look forward to reading more in this series.
I also loved hearing about the cranberry bogs and about how they are farmed. I really knew very little about it prior to reading this.
And, of course, the mystery was good, too 🙂
Book description from GoodReads:
It’s cranberry picking time–in an all-new mystery series from the national bestselling author of the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries…
When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove–a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan–to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.
It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect. Forming an uneasy alliance with her high-maintenance stepmother, Monica has her hands full trying to save the farm while searching for a killer. Culbert made plenty of enemies in the quaint small town…but which one was desperate enough to kill?
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