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Apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year's crop is unseasonably ripe with murder....

One rotten apple

Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny's beloved 25-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it's struggling. That's why they're trying to drum up business with the "First Annual Christmas at the Orchard", a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike - until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny's long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder....

©2019 Julie Anne Lindsey (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 05-11-19

SUPERB NEW SERIES

THIS NEW COZY IS ONE OF THE MOST WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED BOOKS I HAVE LISTENED TO IN A WHILE. THE CHARACTERS ARE LIKEABLE. THE STORYLINE INTERESTING. THE RED HERRINGS EFFECTIVE. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE TO GET BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH WINNIE, GRANNIE, COLTON, DOT, JAKE, AND OTHERS.

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  • lgg
  • 14-12-19

so cozy...

Great new series with interesting and likable characters. Narrator is fantastic too. Hope this becomes a series!

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  • rn-tlc
  • 27-11-19

Fun Holiday Story

Love holiday stories at Christmas. This one fit the bill. A lot like a Hallmark Movie with murder twisted in. Simple, loving characters I could get behind.

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  • Matthew Myers
  • 23-01-20

I want more!

I really enjoyed this book! The setting and characters were fun and I really enjoyed the main character. I really look forward to more books in this series.

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  • Maria Rodriguez
  • 01-07-21

As sweet as a honeycrisp apple!

I recently discovered Julie Ann Lindsey's books and I adore them! This one is sweet and charming with the perfect amount of trouble making and who-done-it. On to the next in the series.

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  • Tea
  • 28-02-20

Easy listening story

the storyline was good but didn't keep my interest at times.
the narrator seemed monotone throughout

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  • dc115
  • 21-01-20

Unrealistic

Could not finish the book. How unrealistic that grandma baked all of the goods for sale, yet had time to carry out long tours and various other tasks. Did I miss that they have several employees working in the shop and orchards? No other way for them to wrangle so many tourists and manage their business. Yet the book started out only saying they had no money, not that they would have a problem paying anyone. Sorry, this book is being returned.

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  • Beatrice
  • 03-11-19

Not for me

This book never grabbed my attention. The characters and plot seemed flat and formulaic. I didn't finish it.

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  • Melissa
  • 31-07-22

Second time trying this one

I tried this book last year but the narrator spoke sooooo slow that I could not take it. It wasn't drawling, it was annoying!
I discovered that if I listen at 1.7 I like the story and she doesn't annoy me.
This author is one of my favorites so I really wanted to get through the book. I enjoyed it after increasing the speed. Probably not going to eclipse the Seaside Cafe Mysteries as a favorite series, but its good.

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  • Techie Wanna Be
  • 18-04-22

Entertaining!

This audio book kept me entertained for many miles of walking. I really didn't know who did it until it was revealed. I really like Granny Smythe, and Winnie is pretty okay. The sheriff got better as the story went on. Although there were some things that didn't make sense, like opening the car windows to half mast and then locking the doors, it was a fun story. I will listen to the next book in the series as I walk many more miles.