Monday, June 4, 2018

Today joining #BerkleyMystery
in celebrating author
Peg Cochran
and her June 5 release of
Book 3 in the Farmer's Daughter Mysteries

In the third Farmer's Daughter Mystery from the national bestselling author of Sowed to Death, finding a dead body in her own backyard lands blogger and farmer Shelby McDonald in one trough spot...

Wedding preparations are in full swing at Love Blossom Farm as food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald transforms the property for her friend Kelly's down-home country-style reception. But when the lead singer of the wedding band turns up dead--drowned in a trough full of rainwater and strung up like a scarecrow--the police round themselves up a barnful of suspects. 

It seems that Travis sowed the seeds of discord wherever he went, and when it becomes clear that everyone from the groom to Shelby's own staff has motive, tracking down Travis' killer is going to be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. As Shelby finds herself drawn deeper into the investigation, she'll have to move quickly before the killer decides to put her out to pasture...




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Once again, another great book by author Peg Cochran. I have read every series she has written, and the Farmer’s Daughters Mysteries are no exception.

When I finally found myself with enough free time to read uninterrupted, I went straight to my copy of BOUGHT THE FARM. Once again, page one pulled me in, and I was hooked for the rest of the book.

Love Blossom Farms is busier than ever as protagonist, Shelby McDonald preps up the farm for her friend’s wedding reception. But of course, this is a murder mystery. Nothing is going to happen smoothly. So it will be no surprise to the reader that things hit a sour note with the wedding singer is found dead.

I had the best time reading BOUGHT THE FARM. Ms. Cochran’s descriptions are so perfect that I could see everything in detail as I read. Honestly, I could even smell the aromas of the farm. Good and bad. 😉

As for the murder, there were plenty of suspects to keep me speculating. Each new theory more intriguing and plausible than the one before. I was thrilled when I knew I had finally figured it out! And then I read the reveal and I was so wrong. Ha, nothing new for me. LOL 
BOUGHT THE FARM is a perfect addition to this already wonderful series.
Oh, don’t forget to check out the amazing recipes included!

By Peg Cochran

There is a certain irony in the fact that I am writing the Farmer’s Daughter series which takes place on Love Blossom Farm in the fictional Michigan town of Lovett.  I didn’t grow up on a farm and my gardening skills can best be described as “limited.”

The suburb where I grew up is much more built up now but back then there was actually a very small farm about two miles away where they grew corn and sold it at a roadside stand.  The highlight of the summer was those first ears of fresh Jersey corn.

My grandparents had a fair amount of property behind their house and grew lots of vegetables (tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes!), fruits and herbs.  The air around their house always smelled of basil and now when I smell the herb I’m immediately transported back to their home.  My grandfather even grew grapes for the wine he made himself.

Sadly the green thumb wasn’t passed to me.  I had good luck with tomatoes one year and the next year…not so much.  I think I harvested three tomatoes from two plants.  I did manage some herbs and my small lavender “starter” plant actually grew into a bush.

And mint!  Note to self: next time plant mint in a container not in the ground!  I had enough mint to make mint juleps for the entire county! And lemon balm, too.  But I must say our yard smelled heavenly when the breeze blew over my herb garden!

So a lot of research went into this series—I spent a fair amount of time looking up growing seasons and what might be planted/growing/reaped in which month in the Mitten State.  I learned about canning, storing root vegetables for the winter and even cheese making.
It was tons of fun, and I hope you’ll have as much fun reading Bought the Farm!  

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Release Date: June 5!


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  1. Thanks for you review on "BOUGHT THE FARM" by Peg Cochran. Great author and I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
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  2. Thanks, Lisa! Happy Monday, to you.

  3. Love Blossom Farm- isn't that the best name? I would go there just on the name alone!
    Love all the books by Peg.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. This is a great series! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Love this author and this series is so much fun!!

  6. have been waiting for a new one in the series. I love your books. I think I have read all of them.

  7. Happy Release Day to Peg Cochran on BOUGHT THE FARM!

    Thanks for telling us about this wonderful book, your review and for being part of the book tour!