Review of Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous

Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous

An Amish Matchmaker Mystery, Book #4

Amanda Flower

5 Stars


Set in the fan favorite Amish village of Harvest, Ohio, the latest novel in USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s Amish Matchmaker series brings back the unlikely sleuthing duo of an Amish widow and her zany, thrice divorced best friend. Will appeal to fans of cozy mysteries, small-town mysteries, wholesome romance, inspirational fiction, and readers of Jennifer Beckstrand, Charlotte Hubbard, Rachel J. Good, and other authors of Amish fiction.

Millie’s decidedly not Amish best friend, Lois Henry, is outspoken, colorful, and so hopelessly romantic, she’s had four husbands. Millie doesn’t judge, and she also doesn’t expect to run into Lois’s most recent ex, gambler Gerome Moorhead, in small-town Harvest, Ohio. With him is the very young, new Mrs. Moorhead, aka “Honeybee.” Lois is outraged, but Millie is completely shocked to learn the next day that Gerome is already a widower . . .

When a large wood carving at the cozy Munich Chalet falls on “Honeybee,” all eyes turn toward Lois. Who else would want a tourist—a complete stranger—dead? And half of Harvest witnessed Lois’s enmity toward the young woman. Suddenly Millie must put aside her sewing needle and flex her sleuthing skills. She’s no stranger to a murder investigation, after all, and if she doesn’t learn who killed Honeybee, Lois could go from Millie’s boisterous best friend to her horrified prison penpal . . .  (Goodreads)


Millie and Lois have another mystery to solve:Lois’s ex-husband’s wife is killed.  Lois is considered a person of interest and the sleuthing duo will have to find the guilty party so Lois can see the light of day.  The characters are well rounded and well developed and I really enjoyed seeing some of the people from the authors’ other series.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions allowed me to get into the story right from the start.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book as an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and it was not easily solved.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this book and enjoy.

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