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Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Final Vow

The Final Vow
by Amanda Flower

The Final Vow (A Living History Museum Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745923


Summer weddings in Barton Farm's picturesque church are standard procedure for museum director Kelsey Cambridge. At least they were until the Cherry Foundation, which supports the museum, orders Kelsey to host her ex-husband's wedding on Farm grounds.
Ambitious wedding planner Vianna Pine is determined to make the bride's Civil War-themed wedding perfect. But each time Vianna's vision threatens the integrity and safety of the Farm, Kelsey has to intervene.
When Kelsey finds Vianna's dead body at the foot of the church steps, everyone's plans fall apart. With both the wedding and Barton Farm at risk of being permanently shut down, Kelsey has to work hard to save her own happily ever after.
What I Thought:

This is one of my favorite series and this installment was just as good as the other two in this series.  Even though this is a series, the titles can be read as stand alones because Amanda Flower does such a good job of explaining the background in each book.  In this installment,  Krissie, who is Kelsey's ex-husband's fiancĂ© wants to get married at the chapel on Barton Farm.  Kelsey thinks it is a bad idea for several reasons, but Krissie's father makes it happen.  When the wedding planner is found dead, of course Kelsey has to get involved to help her beloved Barton Farm.  This was well written and flowed well.  There were many twists and turns to keep me guessing, which is what I like in a cozy mystery. The ending came as a total surprise.  I have come to care about these characters in this series, and I can not wait to read more about them.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

About This Author

Amanda Flower, a two-time Agatha Award-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as national bestselling author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.
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  1. I'm so excited about The Final Vow -- I can't wait to read it!

  2. This is one of the few series that's gotten 5 stars from me. I've enjoyed them all so far. I'm surprised by how different the story lines are given they all take place on the living museum.

  3. Thank you for hosting Amanda Flower and her latest book in this series. I have followed Ms. Flower from the beginning and love her books.

  4. I didn't realize this wasn't the first in the series. I'll look out for the first one so that I can read them in order.