One Poison Pie review

This is the first full-length book in the new Kitchen Witch Mysteries by well-known cozy mysteries author Lynn Cahoon. Even if you’ve never read any of her other books, I think you’ll love this series. If you’re already a fan of the series from reading the prequel…or haven’t read it, you’re going to absolutely love what happens in this book!

My Goodreads review:

One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries #1)One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an awesome start for this series! I’d already read the prequel to this, which isn’t completely necessary, but I’d highly recommend it to get a feel for the characters and what happened with Mr. Darcy, the cat. There was a good plot twist later in the book, and I honestly didn’t know which suspect was the killer. There were some other threats Mia got, but some came from other sources. I think I’d be scared to pieces living in that old school she bought!

I love how Mia and Trent were getting closer then let her ex know that he was definitely not welcome around there, especially after a recent rotten thing he did. Christina may have found her special guy which I thought was so sweet. There were a couple of things went missing which were left hanging, but knowing this author, I know they’ll come up again and be explained, similar to another of her series, so I’m not really worried about it.

I’m really glad the next book comes out in July, because it would be way too hard waiting longer than that!

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Who Moved My Goat Cheese?–review

This is the first book in the Farm-to-Fork series by Lynn Cahoon that came out earlier this year. She’s also the author of the Cat Latimer and Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. The new series is a lot of fun since it involves farmers and a small rural community.

My Goodreads review:

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1)Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just love this first book in the newest series by Lynn Cahoon! Even though I had pegged the killer, the twist was great and I had no idea that was coming. I have the second book and will be reading it very soon, I’m sure!

Angie Turner and her best friend/business partner, Felicia Williams, were getting ready to open the first farm-to-table type restaurant in the River Vista, ID area. Everything was going to be great: they had their employees lined up, their restaurant was just about ready for guests and Angie had even managed to make friends with the farmers’ market manager, Ian, who had not seemed too friendly to begin with. She even managed to talk to Gerald Moss, the town curmudgeon goat farmer, and since he knew her grandma, from whom she’d inherited her place, he was agreeable to selling her goat cheese for her various dishes. When the old man was murdered, Angie felt a personal draw to investigate this murder since she thought everyone needed someone on their side–and Gerald didn’t have an abundance of friends. She ended up with an adorable baby goat that she adopted that had belonged to Gerald. Dom, her St. Bernard puppy, would just have to get used to it.

When the killer realized Angie was looking into the case, things heated up a bit during the showdown but it all turned out great, along with the County Seat restaurant grand opening. I can’t wait to see what future books hold for Ian and Angie because it looks very promising!

Just as with the other two series of Lynn Cahoon’s that I’ve read/am in the process of reading, she’s introduced a very fun and likable group of characters in this series as well. Felicia is a best friend like no other and Angie’s neighbor, Mrs. Potter, is like having her grandma back since they were best friends. I liked the sheriff too. He didn’t get mean and reprimand her for investigating, only pointed out the dangers and said when you tell someone they can’t do something, they just want to do it all the more, so that was why he wasn’t going to tell her not to look into the case. Ian started out slightly rude but he definitely became a sweet guy and clearly would be my choice for Angie! 😉 I liked how her new kitchen staff worked so well together just on the first practice run day.

I just loved little Precious, the baby goat that Angie adopted when Gerald was killed. I just hope she doesn’t get all destructive like the goats in another series I’ve read lol. For now she’s sweet and Dom, the St. Bernard is a big fuzzball that I would just like to hug! I’m sure before the summer is over, I’ll be reading the next book in the series which just came out this week.

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