"No Farm, No Foul" is the first book in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series. It’s about Shelby McDonald, who owns Love Blossom Farm, where she is a single mother of two and blogs about her daily life on the farm. Her local church needs a new roof and decides to host a fundraiser on Shelby’s farm, and at the event, the minister’s wife winds up dead. With her friend as the prime suspect, Shelby decides to find the murderer herself.
I found the story a bit predictable, but I still enjoyed it. The blog entries at the beginning of each chapter was a nice touch. Added a unique flair to the book. I liked the delicious recipes at the end as well. The main character Shelby was strong and independent and I liked her, but I didn’t like how she let her daughter run around unsupervised, but hey everyone has their own parental style.
The story-line was fast-paced and fun, but finding the killer was rather easy. The author did add in some red herrings, but they weren’t convincing enough, which made the story predictable. But overall, I still liked it. If you like cozy mysteries, then think about adding this one to your shelf.
First in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series set on a picturesque farm in Michigan, where Shelby McDonald runs a popular lifestyle and cooking blog, from the national bestselling author of the Cranberry Cove Mysteries.
On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett.
Working the farm is demanding but peaceful—until that peace is shattered when the minister’s wife is murdered on Shelby’s property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby’s good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect. Shelby decides to dig in and find the murderer by herself. As more suspects crop up, she’ll have to move fast—before someone else buys the farm. . . .
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES