Christmastime has come to Sugarcreek, but the sleepy Ohio town is anything but calm. Cheryl Cooper expected a quiet holiday season, filled with new friends and new traditions. Instead, Lance Martin, her ex-fiancé shows up and proposes again! Then, one of her aunt’s heirlooms turns up missing, followed by the disappearance of the engagement ring Lance intended for her. When the Millers’ estranged daughter Sarah leaves her Englisch husband and returns home, Cheryl find herself wondering what more could happen to spoil her Christmas cheer?
A lot, evidently. The town is turned upside down as it discovers there’s a thief in their midst. But when fingers are pointed at Levi Miller, Cheryl doesn’t want to believe her friend might be guilty. Can she find the real criminal in time to bring back the joy of her first Christmas in Sugarcreek?
O’ Little Town of Sugarcreek is #5 in the series.
Funny things are happening out at the Yoder dairy farm. Small time vandalism, missing milk, even a stolen cow or two. Since he is Naomi’s neighbor, she and Cheryl are naturally concerned, but when Yoder is arrested for selling raw milk, the pair know that they need to step in and help.
Their prime suspect is the dairy farmer who lives across the road from Yoder. They have always been in competition with each other. Everyone says that Yoder’s milk tastes better, and the neighbor is jealous of Yoder’s superior product.
But as they search for the truth to get Yoder out of jail, other suspects begin to surface. The vegan environmentalist who has come to town protesting so many cows in one place, the new owner of the farm-to-table restaurant who is circling a petition to support the sale of raw milk, and the English girl whose brother was severely injured ten years ago in an accident involving Yoder.
She is quickly dismissed as a suspect since witnesses describe the culprit as an Amish man about the size and build of Yoder. Soon after the environmentalist and restaurant owner are cleared, Cheryl and Naomi turn their efforts toward uncovering the neighbor’s guilt. Deciding to stake out the Yoder farm, they discover someone setting fire to the barn. In chasing down the suspect they discover that the imposter is the English sister. She hated the fact her brother didn’t have a life after the accident. She wanted to take Yoder’s life from him, not in the literal sense, but in the figurative. If she got him in enough trouble, he would have to go to prison and he would essentially be as trapped in the jail cell as her brother had been in his own body.
She is taken to jail and all goes back to normal around Sugarcreek. For a while.
Shoo, Fly, Shoo is number 12 in the series
Stranger things are happening in Sugarcreek. Pigs running in the street, a barn fire, and loss of electricity at the Swiss Miss. Unfortunately many of the town folk are blaming the new family in town, the Patels. The Patels just want to run their food truck and settle into their new community. But prejudice and “accidents” abound as Naomi and Cheryl try and figure out where all these strange happenings are coming from. Before someone really gets hurt!
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