Review of Peanut Butter Panic

Peanut Butter Panic

Amish Candy Shop Mystery, Book #7

Amanda Flower

5 Stars


Thanksgiving is Bailey King’s busiest holiday weekend. This year promises to be even more hectic, since Bailey’s candy shop, Swissmen Sweets, is providing desserts for Harvest, Ohio’s first village-wide Thanksgiving celebration. Yet, even with a guest list close to seven hundred people—Amish and English alike—the event’s organizer, Margot Rawlings, is unfazed . . . until she discovers her mother, former judge Zara Bevan, will be in attendance.

Zara’s reputation as a harsh critic is matched only by her infamy as a judge who has actively harmed the Amish community. So no one is prepared when Zara arrives with much younger boyfriend Blaze Smith and reveals their impending nuptials at dinner. That should have been the day’s biggest news, except shortly after the announcement, Blaze suffers an allergic reaction to something he’s eaten and dies on the spot.

Now, Bailey’s desserts are prime suspects, along with Margot and nearly everyone who attended the meal. With such a cornucopia of possibilities, Bailey must dig in and get to the bottom of this murder, before the killer goes up for seconds…  (Goodreads)


Thanksgiving is alive and well in Harvest, Ohio.  They are having a village-wide Thanksgiving celebration and everyone is welcome.  Unfortunately that includes Margot’s mother, Zara.  What is not alive and well is someone at the celebration.  When someone is killed Bailey and her friends will have to figure out who the killer is.   

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning and took me on a fun ride.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well crafted and I think death by allergy is a diabolic one.  There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through. 

I would highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery. Join Bailey and her friends in a special Thanksgiving celebration.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.