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Er business burns down It looks like arson and "NANCY HAD RUN INTO SOME DIFFICULTY WITH A FEW "had run into some difficulty with a few not wanting the Old Gleb Christmas Cow Bells is the first book in a new cozy series A Buttermilk Creek Mystery published in 2019 by Mollie Cox Bryan I belong to a cozy mystery group where the book was mentioned and since I was looking to start a new series and had heard of the author I took a chance I m glad I did so let s get into the reviewBrynn returned home to Virginia earlier this year to open a cheese shop after her beloved grandmother passed away Unfortunately after the move she learned her fiance was cheating on her so she dumped him and threw herself into a solitary life Slowly she made friends including neighbor Nancy and the three cows she was raising to produce cheese Then one of the cows gives birth to a stillborn calf and Nancy is illed in a fire so everything is going downhill Except it looks like murder and Brynn is determined to fix everything in her life before things get even worseThe series has everything you d want to see in a standard cozy The Virginia farm setting is bucolic and comforting The sleepy town suddenly filled with hate and murders is alarming The friendships Brynn makes with the locals force to you to uestion which one is lying to her The mystery itself is strong and filled with lots of possible suspects Someone either wanted the land Nancy owned or she new a secret about lots of possible suspects Someone either wanted the land Nancy owned or she new a secret about Which was it I changed my guess a few times but ultimately settled on the right two people not that there were two murderers but two were involved in the shenanigans occurring behind the scenesThe writing uality is good The characters all have depth and feel realistic Some are mean some are A Texas Holiday Miracle kind I wanted to hit a few for the way they behaved but Brynn also got a little too pushy On the flip side she was caring and loving to Nancy s college aged grandsons so she was a wonderful main character As the mystery unraveled I enjoyed discovering the truth and red herrings I think the story ended too uickly without a clear understanding of all the whys but I can t give away the reason as I don t want to spoil it Some will be covered in the next book and I willeep reading the series Kudos to the author for a great start Delightful cozy debut Brynn MacAllister is a cheese maker who lives in Shenandoah Springs VA in an old rectory next to a church When there s a suspicious fire at the church and her neighbor passes away as a result Brynn and good friends Willow and Schuyler do their best to figure out whodunnit The author supplies several suspects as red herrings and the mystery is great The cast of characters is intriguing and one I feel I ll grow to love Brynn s cows Petunia Buttercup and Marigold are sweet pets and milk makers There are several recipes at the end of the story if readers wish to try their hand at making something yummy Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan is the first book in the Buttermilk Creek mystery series I had such a fun time reading this holiday story The setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains was absolutely perfect Brynn was easy to like She seemed reluctant to be cast into the role of amateur sleuth but desperately wanted to find out what role of amateur sleuth but desperately wanted to find out what to her friend I liked that she had an occupation that I d never read about before micro dairy farming and cheese making I learned a lot while reading The mystery itself was well written I wasn t sure which direction the story was heading I felt transported to the setting and I love when that happens I liked the characters and even missed the murder victimthat doesn t always happen in cozies when the person dies early on in the book I m looking forward to my next visit with Brynn and her cows I can t put my finger on exactly why I didn t give this a higher rating but some things just bothered me Brynn s immediate suspicions about some people for example She uestioned why the fi. Eel so festive as everyone demands she muzzle sweet Petunia and Brynn is wondering if someone wants to silence her for good Praise for Mollie Cox Bryan’s mysteries “A playful charmer” Woman’s World on No Charm Intended “Scrapbookers and hobby cozy fans will enjoy this delightful holiday escape” Library Journal on A Crafty Christmas “A font of ingenuity superb entertainment” Mystery Scene magazine on Scrapbook of Secre. .
Our main protagonist Brynn moves to a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains She s recovering from a bad break up and wants a fresh start as a cheesemaker Brynn has her hands full taking care of the farm her three cows one of whom is grieving the loss of her stillborn calf and making her new business successful Then her neighbor Nancy dies in a suspicious fire and soon after someone starts harassing her Brynn is convinced that there is a connection between the two and she hopes to get to the bottom of it I loved this book It was a wonderful start to a new series It is well written with likable characters a beautiful setting and a plot that will 74 Seaside Avenue keep you on the edge of your seat I was very satisfied with the ending and thought the author did a great jobeeping the readers in suspense while still providing us with plenty of red herrings This book has amazing potential and I look forward To Seeing What The Author Has In Store For The seeing what the author has in store for the I highly recommend this series and will be picking up any future books in it Thanks Netgalley and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy All opinions expressed are my own Sometimes a place reaches deep inside you flows through you with light and warmth and fills you with a sense of belonging a sense of homeBrynn MacAlister and her former fianc Dan planned to buy a microdairy to make cheese Brynn makes it on her own after she catches him cheating Brynn has settled into Shenandoah Springs a small town in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia Along with her three cows Petunia Buttercup and Marigold Poor Petunia delivered a stillborn calf and is grieving her loss Brynn lives in the rectory of the old Glebe Church Her friend Nancy lives in the church A tragic fire in the church takes Nancy as its victim Brynn is determined to discover the iller In the process she puts herself in harm s wayThis was an excellent start to the series I love the interaction between Brynn and her cows I really appreciate that she acknowledges Petunia s grief and uses alternative methods to help her You can really tell that
THE AUTHOR IS AN ANIMAL PERSONTHE CHARACTERS WERE WELL author is an animal personThe characters were well out and presented like people you would now The story line is very good and The Loving Gift kept me guessing until the end I had multiple suspects in my mind including the actual culpritThe recipes in the back of the book are excellent I learned a lot about cheesemaking as well It s always a good book when you learn about something that you don t have muchnowledge of I read through this so uickly and now I m ready for the next one I highly recommend adding this to your reading list What a delightful start to a brand new series for author Mollie Cox Bryan I was completely engaged in the story from the very first pages and just wanted to The Wildcatter keep reading to find out how the story would end The author has set this series in a charming location I have visited the Shenandoah Valley and her wonderfully descriptive writing style allowed me to picture it once again The character of Brynn is easy to like She is starting out on her own after calling off her engagement and has something to prove to herself as to whether she can make a go of the farm and cheese business Ms Bryan has surrounded Brynn with a great cast of secondary characters that are diverse in gender and age Each one provides something different to the story and the life of the main character The mystery was well done and layered throughout the entire story She planted enough clues and red herrings that I was not sure who I thought was behind everything I very much enjoy this author s books and stories and I was charmed by this first book in the new series I will definitely be making a return trip to Buttermilk Creek Farms to see what the author has in store for Brynn and the rest of the charactersI voluntarily read a digital ARC provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan. The first novel in Mollie Cox Bryan’s brand new mystery series set in the Blue Ridge Mountains willeep you guessing until the cows come home Christmas is a time for new beginnings so after her big breakup Brynn MacAlister takes the gouda with the bad With her three Red Devon cows she settles in bucolic Shenandoah Springs eager for a new life as an organic micro dairy farmer and cheese maker Then her dear cow Petunia’s bellows set the whol. .