About the Book
March on Barton Farm can only mean one thing: maple sugar season. To combat the winter slump, resilient director Kelsey Cambridge organizes a Maple Sugar Festival, complete with school visits, pancake breakfasts, and tree tapping classes.
Kelsey hires curmudgeonly maple sugar expert Dr. Conrad Beeson to teach the classes, despite misgivings over his unpleasant demeanor. It’s a decision she ends up regretting when, before the first tree can be tapped for sap, Dr. Beeson turns up dead. The maple sugar expert’s death threatens to shut down not only the Maple Sugar Festival, but also Barton Farm itself. Kelsey must solve Dr. Beeson’s murder to escape the increasingly sticky situation.
Author Amanda Flower has penned another fantastic story. The setting of Barton Farm, the Maple Sugar Festival and the cast of characters she has created are, a pure delight to read.
The Final Tap has a bit of history, a bit of romance and a lot of suspense. It kept me guessing right up to the end as to who murdered Dr. Beeson.
It’s quite clear that Ms. Flower does her research and cares as much about her characters as her readers do.
Although, this is the second book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone.
If you are looking for a well written cozy mystery and a wonderful author you should definitely read The Final Tap.
I received a copy through Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.