Mollie Cox Bryan: Christmas Cow Bells A Buttermilk Creek Mystery #1



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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 ages 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 The Pharisees Guide to Total Holiness 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 torove 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 Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, provides something different to the story and the life of the main character The mystery was well done and layered throughout the entire story Shelanted 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 Craft Notes for Animators provided to me by theublisher through Netgalley Sometimes a Perception and the External World 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 Danlanned 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 st Our main Popular Representations of Development 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 alot that will keep you on the edge of your seat I was very satisfied with the ending and thought the author did a great job keeping the readers in suspense while still Sister for Sale providing us withlenty of red herrings This book has amazing The Blue Door (Threshold potential and I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for the characters I highly recommend this series and will beicking up any future books in it Thanks Netgalley and Kensington Books for Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity providing me with a copy All opinions expressed are my own I can tut 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 The Art of Standing Still people for example She uestioned why the fire was being investigated but isn t that standardrocedure Later she goes into the basement of the burned church where Nancy who died from the fire lived The A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, police have apparently not been there at all Wouldn t they check it out during their investigationThere were also some editingroblems Freckles the dog is a female but after she goes missing Brynn and her friend refer to her as he for a few Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience paragraphs and then go 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 t a 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 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 absolutelyerfect 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 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 erson dies early on in the book The first novel in Mollie Cox Bryan’s brand new mystery series set in the Blue Ridge Mountains will keep 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.

M looking forward to my next visit with Brynn and her cows 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 asses 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 Death Comes for the Archbishop 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 is the first book in a new cozy series A Buttermilk Creek Mysteryublished 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 Mostly Mama 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 toroduce cheese Then one of the cows gives birth to a stillborn calf and Nancy is killed 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 The Naked Man possible suspects Someone either wanted the land Nancy owned or she knew a secret about them Which was it I changed my guess a few times but ultimately settled on the right twoeople 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 kind I wanted to hit a few for the way they behaved but Brynn also got a little too Damias Children 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 will keep reading the series Kudos to the author for a great start 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 feweople not wanting the Old Glebe Church transitioning to something other than a Cutremur de timp place of worship but would they burn the church down with her in it because they didn t like her businesslanThe whole thing Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes puts an even bigger damper on Brynn s Christmas spirit After meeting Nancy s family she feels aush to find the truth but like Nancy Brynn is a newcomer Could her 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 Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie 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 welllotted with Patagonia Express plenty of clues Brynn did her best to keep the sheriff and fire marshall informed of everything she found or the threats she re. 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’slan 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 asture and soon on her very own farm Suddenly Christmas doesn’t

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Ceived even when one of them wasn t always receptive I was totally caught by surprise as the story layed out and clues continued to fall into laceI have always enjoyed this author s writing style She uses the erfect amount of description to Seven Days in Utopia put the reader on the scene without ever going overboard It is easy to envision timelace Lots of Love 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 grandmother and how as a chemistry student a course in cheesemaking changed her life I enjoyed learning about Brynn s cheesemakingrocess and why she ended up with the Buttermilk Creek FarmChristmas Cow Bells hit all the right notes Loveable characters and a Reclaiming Love 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 to get help on the farm and her four legged family has grown by one I am really looking forward to the continuation of Brynn s story Brynn MacAlister moved to Shenandoah Springs VA to start her dream businessa micro dairy farm The old rectory building and its surrounding land iserfect for her and her 3 Red Devon cows Petunia Buttercup and Marigold The locals are a bit standoffish Most of then don t like change Brynn is seen as a newcomer along with her next door neighbor Nancy Nancy wants to remodel the Old Glebe Church into a farmers market Local Vegangelical pushback turns to murder when the old church burns to the ground one night and Nancy dies from her injuries When strange things start happening at Brynn s Buttermilk Creek Farm she suspects someone is trying to scare her away Is the fear of change enough to move a local to murder And is she next Brynn is determined to find out what happened to her neighbor and friendThe front cover for this first book in the Buttermilk Creek Farm series is just too cute The three cows are the stars of the showwith a santa hat and holiday garland even Moo I wish Brynn s LDG livestock guardian dog had been on the cover though Maybe Freckles will make the next cover Great start to a new cozy mystery series by Mollie Cox Bryan Having read her Cora Crafts seriesreviously I knew I liked her writing style already But Christmas Cow Bells mystery caught me by surprise Even the cows have Defender of Faith, Revised Edition personality The characters are uirky rural villagersa whole spectrum of different types Brynn is an interesting intelligent and determined main character She loves her farm her cows and her new friends and faces down local opposition with strength and wit And I love the background theme of cheesemaking and micro farming The mysteryrogressed at a nice No escuches su canción de trueno pace withlenty of suspects and twists The cheesemaking theme did not overpower the mystery elements but added a nice rural farm feeling to the story I will definitely be eagerly awaiting the next book in the Buttermilk Creek Farm series I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own Moo 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 gone through a break up so she Being the Best Me packed up and headed to Shenandoah Springs in the Blue Ridge Mountains to 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 ownersonalities 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 Witch Creek (Wildlands publisher via NetGalleyFor reviewslease visit. 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 layful 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.