This is the first book in a new cozy series, the Sunflower Café Mysteries by Amy Lillard. I’m sorry I can’t link the series name, but Goodreads apparently doesn’t have that feature on some of the newer listings unfortunately. Amy Lillard also wrote The Main Street Book Club Mysteries, yes I can link that because it’s done the good old way on Goodreads, lol. Her other books appear to be some Amish romances, so I have every confidence that she’ll bring Sissy and Gavin together in this cozy mystery as well.
Isn’t that cover just the cutest? Little Duke looks worried like he’s hoping no one thinks he broke that milk bottle!
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My Goodreads review:
Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary by Amy Lillard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sissy Yoder’s definitely a different type main character than most cozies have since she came from her big city job to her aunt’s café, but not just any old café. This one’s Amish and run by her Amish Aunt Bethel who sure didn’t seem welcoming like we always hear the plain people are. But we did get to see a crack or two in her grumpy veneer, and I’m thinking maybe Sissy might just win over this disgruntled little woman, maybe not in this book but sometime. I especially got a kick out of a comment Bethel made about the lake!
I liked when Sissy sleuthed with Gavin. They made a nice investigating team and if Sissy’d just admit he’s nice to hang out with, I have every faith in the author to make them a couple eventually. 😉 And Gavin liked little Duke pup, so that counts a lot in saying he’s an awesome guy. I enjoyed Sissy’s visits with her cousin Lizzie who despite being Amish and on bedrest carrying twins had her finger on the gossip pulse of the town.
By the time the showdown rolled around, I was leaning heavily toward the person whodunit and I was right. At least Sissy wasn’t in any danger, and now Sheriff Earl could stop watching her and making her feel guilty, lol. I’m really looking forward to the next book to see that hopefully Lizzie’s given birth and maybe just maybe Aunt Bethel might crack a smile!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington Cozies via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.