Christmas Cow Bells is the first in a new series called Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series.
Bryan is the author of several Cozy Mystery Series that I grab as soon as I see them!
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the lovely town of Shenandoah Springs. Brynn MacAlister has heart troubles. Heartbreak troubles that is. A change of scene is just what she needs. Along with her three cows, she settles in and begins the next chapter of her life as an organic small dairy farmer and cheesemaker.
With the town upset over Petunia’s loud mooing and mourning over her stillborn calf, Brynn is trying to find out how her neighbor died in a fire that is very suspicious.
Is this town not ready for any type of change? Because it’s beginning to look a lot like NO. And when things begin to happen on her own farm, the small town is quickly losing its charm.
Will Brynn even be alive at Christmas?
I would say that this is a solid first book in the series. I’m hoping some questions will be answered in the next book. The setting is just what you would expect in a Virginia farm town. And while some of the characters are a bit harsh, that really is life in a small town. Not everyone is nice and polite. But they were interesting and that’s what counted with me. Also the cheese. Probably a lot of the cheese.
NetGalley/September 24th, 2019 by Kensington