The Final Vow by Amanda Flower (review by Kristi)

The Final Vow

About the book:  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.

Kindle Edition                                      Published May 8, 2017, by Midnight Ink


My review:  Amanda Flower has struck gold once again with the third (and final, I believe) installment of the Living History Museum series. Chaos is reigning once again at Barton Farms. With attack chickens, a bridezilla, and a tipsy Abraham Lincoln this book is part murder mystery and part comedy and an all around fun read!

I’m not sure how Amanda Flower is able to take things that sooo don’t belong together (see above) and put them together to make perfect sense. I’m glad she is able to because her books are a delight to read. Her characters are quirky yet realistic and the situations they are put in are sometimes so off the wall you don’t know how they can handle it. Somehow they do and the result is hilarious and heartwarming.

The murder mystery aspect of the book is well done. I was left guessing until the end as to who the murderer was. I had no clue and was surprised at the reveal. I love that Amanda can keep you guessing and on your toes as to who the bad guy (or gal) is.

Knowing that this is the last installment of the series I was happy that the storyline between Kelsey and Chase has closure. I will miss these characters and am hoping that perhaps one day we can make a return trip to Barton Farms and see how everyone is doing.

If you like cozy mysteries then be sure to pick up this one. It is a good read and you won’t want to miss out on it. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first two books in the series as this can be read as a standalone. I would recommend the first two books though as they are just as fun as this one!

I received a free copy of this book and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.


About the author:  Amanda Flower, an Agatha-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. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an adult services librarian for a public library near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan.

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