Town in a Cinnamon Toast (Candy Holliday)
by B.B. Haywood
Cover Artist: Teresa Fasolino
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425278550
Date: 02 February 2016 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
It almost seems like we're finally getting some answers. This book pulls together many of the dangling plot threads that have been woven though the previous books. And yet, there are still enough unresolved items to fill a few more books.
Throughout the books the characters have been growing and changing based on the incidents that have happened to them over the time readers have spent with them between the covers of the books. In Town in a Cinnamon Toast, Candy Holliday is now working full-time with her father on getting their farm, Blueberry Acres, on a solid financial footing with lots of hard work and some diversification of products. Maggie Tremont, Candy's best friend, and her finance, Herr Georg Wolfsburger, are getting married. Julius Seabury is working on learning all that he can about the deeds that have been missing for years and have caused havoc in earlier books.
Unfortunately, these same deeds are going to cause even more death, destruction of lives, and heart break, and may even upset the schedule and wedding plans for Maggie and Georg's wedding. But Candy isn't going to let murder upset her best friend's wedding day. She's determined to find the killer in time for the happy event.
Most of the major supporting characters are back in Town in a Cinnamon Toast either helping, hindering, or running with their own agendas. The major founding families are still feuding and trying to prove they are better than the other founding families, but could there be another player in the mix, or will Candy finally find out who is behind all of the deaths in Cape Willington over the last several years?
While Candy Holliday has a few murder investigations under her belt, it seems that she hasn't learned to think before she jumps into situations that can turn out to be very, very dangerous. Though she knows she's being reckless or scoffing at the law, she still goes her own way. This behavior will keep the pages turning and the tension high and even when you think you know what going to happen next it often doesn't go the way you thought, and this is what keeps the series interesting.