Nola May Harper has her hands
full as she prepares to open her new shop, Peachy Keen, where
she will sell products made with the peaches grown on her
family's farm, in Cays Mill, Georgia. Meanwhile, the small
town is a buzz as the annual Peach Cotillion approaches and
the mothers of the young debutantes are in a frenzy with competition
for their daughters to have the very best cotillion ball gown.
Vivien Crenshaw, the mother of the young and spoiled Peach
Queen is murdered, right in the dress shop where she had recently
had a very public argument with Nola's best friend Ginny.
Ginny is, naturally, considered the prime suspect in the killing.
Sheriff Maudy Payne is keen to find evidence against Ginny,
but Nola knows her friend is innocent and sets out to find
other suspects and motives. Between the new shop, the upcoming
cotillion and a murder investigation, how is Nola ever going
to find time to figure out if romance is possible with hunky
Once again author Susan Furlong has drawn this reader into
the world of Cays Mill where the characters are interesting,
the mystery is well plotted and the peaches are ripe. I really
enjoyed Rest in Peach, and highly recommend it to
cozy lovers everywhere. The novel hits all the points a cozy
mystery should: a crime with plenty of possible motives, a
plethora of feasible suspects, small-town gossip, long-term
friendships, family loyalty and sweet new romances.
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Reviewer Note: Susan Furlong also writes the Novel
Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington