Lucy Resnick's nerves are as tight as a tea cozy. Her new goats, Hot Lips and Gidget, keep making a break for the town square, her truck is dying, and her boyfriend's gorgeous ex-wife is in town for the holidays. Worse, someone's digging holes on her land...and uprooting her peach orchard and dewberry patch in the process. Lucy needs additional holiday stress like she needs a blow to the head - which she receives one night, courtesy of the mystery digger.
When the dim-witted sheriff arrests one of Lucy's best friends, the former reporter puts her own problems on the back burner and starts investigating. What she finds is a patchwork of clues - an injured puppy, a sapphire necklace gone missing, and a string of poison-pen letters - that draws her deep into a web of small-town secrets.
Word travels fast in Buttercup. When the killer learns Lucy's on the trail, Lucy finds she needs more than her reporting skills to save her friend - she needs a Christmas miracle.
©2016 Karen MacInerney. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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I enjoyed this book just like the book before it. The characters are realistic and engaging. The plot has well developed ideas and is well paced. I look forward to the next book.
"nice little Christmas mystery"
A quaint little town and story. I can easily relate to Lucy as I have a small farm myself. A few continuity errors in and between this story and the first one, and a couple of technical errors regarding the recipes. I'd love to proofread the next book for them before it goes to publishing!
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