Slashing Through the Snow review

This is the long-awaited third book in what’d quickly become a favorite series of mine, The Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries by another fave author, Julie Anne Lindsey writing as Jacqueline Frost (aka Julie Chase, Bree Baker). All the fun stuff we’d come to know in the previous two books was there including Reindeer Games (that now Libby was determined to beat Ray at!), and sweet little goat Theodore was getting his pictures taken for another year’s worth of calendar pages. Then along came a killer, and we pretty much know how that always goes! I’m really going to miss this series if this is definitely the last book, but the author did such an amazing job, I feel like it’s a series I could read over and over (if I had that kind of time lol!).

My Goodreads review:

Slashing Through the Snow (Christmas Tree Farm)Slashing Through the Snow by Jacqueline Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was absolutely the best Christmas mystery! No one can beat Mistletoe, Maine for their festive Christmas spirit, awesome decorations and…who could forget Reindeer Games! I was happy to see that Evan’s sister Libby was officially dating reporter Ray (yeah, he was a real nuisance in the first book lol), and Ray’s mom was getting married.

With the latest murder evidence pointing to everyone’s favorite friend Cookie, Holly was letting nothing get in the way of proving her friend innocent. I love, love what the author did in this book with some of the characters! Let’s just say if you’re a cozy mystery fan and are on Facebook, you’ll probably recognize a few names!

I’d heard a while back that this book was the last which would wrap up the series, and while I’m always hopeful for more books in a favorite series, the author did an outstanding job of making this the most memorable book yet! Don’t miss this book, but definitely do yourself a favor and read the other two first to get to know everyone better. Hint: You might experience a little happy eye leakage at the end of the book, so be ready with a tissue. 😉

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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4 thoughts on “Slashing Through the Snow review”

  1. Great review Tari. I have this on my Christmas reading list. I didn’t realize it was going to be the last book. Of course she has more series to read and enjoy.


    1. Thanks, Carla! Yep I’m pretty sure it’s last. Julie Anne’s going indie and a blog post I read on the Wickeds today said she’d non-renewed with some publishers. I’m sure if she’s contracted for more in the Cider series, we’ll get those. But I know for sure that Seaside Cafe (as Bree Baker) is ending too. I’m glad she’s able to give these series the kind of ending they deserve though. She’s so good at that! 🙂

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      1. I read that post Tari, and didn’t put it all together. I never read The Seaside Cafe series, but I do love the Cider series. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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