Mandy Hemphill is living her dream, running the successful Rose Cottage Cafe in Orchardville, Texas, from the ground floor of a converted, old—and possibly haunted—downtown home. She even had plans to grow her business with a new outdoor patio…if only the mayor wouldn’t have turned her down.
So when the beloved mayor is found murdered, Mandy finds herself among the suspects. And now business at the cafe is dropping faster than a fallen soufflé. How can she prove her innocence and save the Rose Cottage Cafe?
Thankfully Ben, the new owner of The Orchardville Gazette, doesn’t believe she’s guilty. As the two of them set out to find the real killer, they uncover one small-town lie after the next. But the closer they get to learning the truth about who killed the mayor, the more in danger they find themselves.
Big Hair & Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy
Series: A Rose Cottage Cafe Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Superlative Media
Release Date: 4/18/16
Page Count: 116
This is my first introduction to Lori Stacy, but it will not be the last! This book is the first in a new series, The Rose Cottage Cafe cozy mystery series, and it was a great debut! Mandy and Ben took us through a whirlwind mystery right to the last page. The plot itself was full of twists and turns. And my favorite part, that you definitely don’t want to miss, the recipes for buttermilk pie and peach-pecan muffins. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into both of these delectable sounding desserts! I hope in the next book I get the recipe for Mandy’s award-winning pie crust! Overall, Big Hair & Buttermilk Pie is packed with wonderfully worded passages, some super fun characters, and drool-worthy recipes! I can’t wait to get back to The Rose Cottage Cafe in Sweet Tea & Sass Talk, Book 2, coming soon!
After her twenty-year career in magazine publishing came to a screeching halt faster than you can say “print is dead,” Lori Stacy decided it was time to finally turn the many stories she had been crafting in her head over the years into books.
Lori has authored a number of fiction and nonfiction books for young adults, has written articles for both print and online publications, and has written about hotels for one of the world’s leading search engines.
She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. When she is not writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen baking treats (which she says are for her children) or trying to train their hundred-pound golden retriever, an obedience school dropout.
You can find out more about Lori and her latest books at www.loristacy.com, provided she didn’t forget to pay her web hosting bill.
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