Christmas in August?

Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan

I know Christmas is in December and July, but I wanted to make sure I share this with you before the holiday season starts in earnest because this is one book I think you’re going to want to read.

I’ve read most, if not all, of Mollie Cox Bryan’s books, and I’ve loved them. But this…this is the best one yet. Not only does it involve my favorite holiday, Christmas, but it also involves three of my other favorite things: cows and cheese and mysteries.

Brynn has recently moved to the small, insular community of Shenandoah Springs, Virginia, with dreams of a bucolic life centered on her three beloved cows and her new cheesemaking business. She’s reeling from the blow of a failed relationship, and what she needs is a friend.

She finds one, but something awful happens and Brynn realizes quickly that small-town life is not the idyll she had first thought. With suspects galore, a pastoral setting, rapidly-evolving relationships among the residents of Shenandoah Springs, and even recipes, this books is a treat for the mind and the senses. I highly recommend it.


What I’m reading:

Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

#Follow Me for Murder by Sarah E. Burr


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10 thoughts on “Christmas in August?”

    1. Good morning, Debby! The book takes place in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and having been there, I can only imagine how beautiful and rustic it must be around the holidays. Mollie, the author, lives in that area and has marvelled at the the incredible vistas all year round. If you get a chance to read the book, I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Christmas, cheese, and cows are each terrific on their own, but in combination? *mind blown*

      Mollie is a great writer and spins an intriguing mystery. Thanks for stopping by, Pete! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. I am always thinking about cold weather! I have a certain affinity for Christmas mysteries, and this one was fabulous. Mollie Cox Bryan was the first author I ever met in person, so she and her books hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for dropping in!

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    1. I should have mentioned that it’s the first book in the Buttermilk Creek series. I have the second book, Goodnight, Moo, on the table in the living room, so that’s coming up soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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