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Ported 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 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 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 sta Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan is the first book in the brand new cozy A Buttermilk Creek Mystery series As with most cozy mystery series the murder mystery within will be fully solved within the book so they can be read as a standalone but for those that continue the character development carries over book to bookBrynn MacAlister had just one through a break up so she packed up and headed to Shenandoah Springs "In The Blue Ridge Mountains "the Blue Ridge Mountains begin her whole new single life Brynn was settling into her new home along with her three dairy cows that she treats just like her family as they help her in her new business as a organic micro dairy farmer and cheese makerBrynn had slowly been making friends in her new home including her neighbor Nancy Unfortunately though one night a horrendous fire breaks out at the neighbor s which traps Nancy inside Help arrives and rushes Nancy to the hospital but her injuries were too severe After the fire Brynn feels certain that what happened to her friend was much than an accident as she feels it had to be murderChristmas Cow Bells was a lovely opener to this new cozy mystery series where even the cows had their own personalities Set in a small town it certainly had that cozy vibe as our main character did her digging uncovering suspect after suspect Will certainly be interested in joining Brynn on her cheesemaking and murder solving adventures againI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit 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 A Game of Unchance good friends Willow and Schuyler do their best to figure out whodunnit The author supplies several suspects as red herrings and the mystery isreat The cast of characters is intriguing and one I feel I ll The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death - Kindle edition by Dick Teresi. Politics Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. 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 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 isrieving 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 killer 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 rief and uses alternative methods to help her You can really tell that the author is an animal personThe characters were well thought out and presented like people you would know The story the author is an animal personThe characters were well thought out and presented like people you would know The story is very ood and kept me uessing until the end I had multiple suspects in my mind including the actual culpritThe recipes in the back of the book are exc. E town on edge But it isn’t until Brynn’s neighbor Nancy dies in a mysterious fire that her feelings about small town life begin to curdle It seems some folks were not happy with Nancy’s plan to renovate the Old Glebe Church But is a fear of change a motivation for murder As a newcomer Brynn can’t ignore the strange events happening just on the other side of her frosty pasture and soon on her very own farm Suddenly Christmas doesn’t ,
Ellent I learned a lot about cheesemaking as well It s always a ood book when you learn about something that you don t have much knowledge 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 Dollycas s ThoughtsBrynn MacAlister follows her dream on her own leaving her cheating ex behind when she moves to Shenandoah Springs with her three Red Devon cows Petunia Buttercup and Marigold to open an organic micro dairy and make cheese Petunia is suffering after a stillborn calf While trying to soothe her cow a Brynn suffers another loss Her friend and neighbor Nancy dies in a fire when the old church she is living in and renovating for her business burns down It looks like arson and Nancy had run into some difficulty with a few people not wanting the Old Glebe Church transitioning to something other than a place of worship but would they burn the church down with her in it because they didn t like her business planThe whole thing puts an even bigger damper on Brynn s Christmas spirit After meeting Nancy s family she feels a push to find the truth but like Nancy Brynn Is A Newcomer Could a newcomer Could snooping lead to her demise as wellThis series is off to a spectacular start That cover is just delightful and fun I had to know about those holiday attired cowsMollie Cox Bryan has created some wonderful characters two legged as well as four legged I liked Brynn right away and was cheering on her success both in sleuthing and cheesemaking the entire book She is smart while still realizing her independence and didn t back down even when threatened That s not to say she wasn t scared because she was but she persevered She was surrounded by the reuisite cozy uirky characters diverse in age and beliefs As a newcomer Brynn had to learn who to trust and who were truly suspectsThe mystery was very well plotted with plenty of clues Brynn did her best to keep the sheriff and fire marshall informed of everything she found or the threats she received even when one of them wasn t always receptive I was totally caught by surprise as the story played out and clues continued to fall into placeI have always enjoyed this author
s writing style She uses the perfect amount of description to put the reader on the scene without ever oing overboardwriting style She uses the perfect amount of description to put the reader on the scene without ever oing overboard is easy to envision time place people and even the weatherAs a Wisconsinite I love the farm and cheesemaking theme the only thing that would have made it better was for the series to be set here I loved the connection of Brynn s cows to her 50 Years of Documenta 1955-2005 grandmother and how as a chemistry student a course in cheesemaking changed her life I enjoyed learning about Brynn s cheesemaking process and why she ended up with the Buttermilk Creek FarmChristmas Cow Bells hit all the right notes Loveable characters and a puzzler of a mystery It also leaves readers excited for the next book in the series Brynn has made some new friends she is about toet help on the farm and her four legged family has Make Ink: A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking grown by one I am really looking forward to the continuation of Brynn s story I can t put my finger on exactly why I didn tive this a higher rating but some things just bothered me Brynn s immediate suspicions about some people for example She uestioned why the fire was being investigated but isn t that standard procedure Later she Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao goes into the basement of the burned church where Nancy who died from the fire lived The police have apparently not been there at all Wouldn t they check it out during their investigationThere were also some editing problems Freckles the dog is a female but after sheoes missing Brynn and her friend refer to her as he for a few paragraphs and then o back to she The drug heroin is misspelled heroine than once These may seem minor but they bother meI also sensed a slight anti religion biasI liked
THE COWS AND THE DOG OVERALL IT WASN Tcows And the dog Overall it wasn t bad book I liked the mystery but I think there were a couple of things that weren t explained I am open to reading books in the series. Eel so festive as everyone demands she muzzle sweet Petunia and Brynn is wondering if someone wants to silence her for ood 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. ,
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Christmas Cow Bells is the first BOOK IN A NEW COZY SERIES in a new cozy series Buttermilk Creek Mystery published in 2019 by Mollie Cox new cozy series Buttermilk Creek Mystery published in 2019 by Mollie Cox I belong to a cozy mystery A Fine Mouse Band 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 mlad I did so let s The Vanishing Hours get into the reviewBrynn returned home to Virginia earlier this year to open a cheese shop after her belovedrandmother passed away Unfortunately after the move she learned her fiance was cheating on
Her So She Dumpedso she dumped 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 Horse Sense gives birth to a stillborn calf and Nancy is killed in a fire so everything isoing downhill Except it looks like murder and Brynn is determined to fix everything in her life before things Totally Regressed (An ABDL Story) 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 knew a secret about them Which was it I changed myuess 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 The Making of Goldeneye good The characters all have depth and feel realistic Some are mean some are kind I wanted to hit a few for the way they behaved but Brynn alsoot a little too pushy On the flip side she was caring and loving to Nancy s college aged Women of the Otherworld Series Collection (Women of the Otherworld, 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 tive away the reason as I don t want to spoil it Some will be covered in the next book and I will keep reading the series Kudos to the author for a Scooby-Doo! and the Farmyard Fright great start 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 isrieving 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 Vee for Victory 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 keep you on the edge of your seat I was very satisfied with the ending and thought the author did areat job keeping 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 characters 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 Brynn MacAlister moved to Shenandoah Springs VA to start her dream businessa micro dairy farm The old rectory building and its surrounding land is perfect for 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 happened 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 trans. The first novel in Mollie Cox Bryan’s brand new mystery series set in the Blue Ridge Mountains will keep you Star Wars guessing until the cows come home Christmas is a time for new beginnings so after her big breakup Brynn MacAlister takes theouda 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.