Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Series #2)

Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Series #2)

by Susan Furlong

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In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.

The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425278567
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Georgia Peach Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 219,839
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Furlong is the author of the debut novel in the Georgia Peach Mysteries, Peaches and Scream. She has lived throughout the United States, including in the South, but is now happily settled in the Midwest on a small hobby farm with her husband and four children. Writing about peaches comes naturally to her as she grows several varieties of her own. Susan also writes the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington.

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Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good cozy. I do love peaches!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is such a good, quick read. The story is well written and the mystery will keep you guessing until the end.
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review Rest in Peach was a nice sequel. As I was already familiar with the town and the characters it was easier to get into this book. It has a similar set-up as the first book with the big event planned which will take place towards the event of the book. So the progression of events and build-up was a tad similar to the first one, but the story was very differently, so I still enjoyed it. The peach touched to this story and the events in the book are a fun addition and just like the first book this one had me craving peaches. The mystery was a nice one, again a tad similar to the first book with the evidence pointing towards someone close to Nola and she doing her best to prove who really did it. I did like the mystery and it kept me guessing for awhile. I wasn't too surprised when the truth came to light, but also wasn't sure who had done it before the reveal, so that's good. The characters have grown a bit on me since the first book, although I still don't fully connect with them. I like Nola and how she's always there to help her friends. And I liked the plotline with her setting up her own store and I am really curious how that will progress in the next book. I also liked the sub plot lines surrounding Nola her friends. I feel like we're getting to know the characters in this small town a bit better and even meet some characters we didn't see (much) in the first book. I quite liked Clara and there are some interesting reveals and plot lines involving some side characters. Then there is a hint of romance, which worked. Like most cozies the romance really stays a side plot, so it's hard to fully get into it. After the previous book I had expected things to progress more in this one, but it didn't move a lot. Cade and Nola have some troubles they need to figure out and things they need to tell the other. The peach element and focus of this series is one of the highlights of the books and it's fun to see how the author weaved the topic of peaches naturally into everything. With Nola her peach shop, her parents their peach farm, their neighbour who makes peach drinks and then the Peach Cotillion with the peach themed touches. It's just fun to read about it and it really made me want to eat some peaches. The small town setting and southern feel really came alive in this book. And with the focus on the debutante ball the southern atmosphere was even more present than in the previous ones. And I liked the debutante tips at the start of each chapter. To summarize: this was a fun and enjoyable book. The set-up of the story and the mystery is a tad too similar to the first book, but also different enough that I still enjoyed it. The mystery wasn't too surprising, but also not too predictable, so that worked out well. It was fun to return to this town and characters and see how things develop int his book. There are some new side characters and interesting plot lines and developments involving some side characters. There is a hint of romance, but it stays a side plot. The peach touches and southern small town atmosphere are the highlights of this book and add a fun touch to the series.
Ginger_Smith More than 1 year ago
Susan Furlong takes us back to the small Georgia town of Cays Mill in this second book in Georgia Peach Mystery Series. We are quickly immersed in the excitement of the Peach Cotillion, we meet just the sort of characters one might expect among family and friends in Cays Mill, and we reconnect with very likeable heroine Nola Mae Harper, who continues to work with all things peach as she helps on her family’s peach farm, works to open her new store known as Peachy Keen, and is drafted into helping with the Peach Cotillion. There is a consistent Southern feel to the book with descriptions of traditional dishes, discussion of peach-themed delicacies, and introduction of the amusing debutante rules that precede each chapter. There is romance and murder, there is blackmail and backstabbing, there is Civil War-era intrigue and modern bodice-ripping romance. This is an easy, breezy, pleasant read that moves quickly towards a dramatic climax in which all of the threads come together and crimes are solved in a very tidy and satisfactory way. Definitely recommended.
KristinSchadler More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read the first one right before it so the characters were fresh in my mind. It was like being part of a family. I want to live on the farm with Nola and her family! The mystery was great, the characters were very relatable and believable, the ending was a surprise, and the plot twists and sub plots were very entertaining. I highly recommend this!!
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong...Another great delicious book in the Peach Mystery series. I have never read mystery books until reading a Susan Furlong book and now I am addicted. I could not put this book down, she sucks you into the story. You have everything you look for in a great mystery book, some romance, murder, blackmailing and lying. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great book that you can't put down. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series by Susan Furlong. I was excited to read this series and I was not disappointed by this book. It's time for the Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia's most talked about event, and Nola Mae Harper is excited, even though she didn't attend her own cotillion. As arguments erupt over dresses, everyone seems to be on edge during this exciting time. When Vivien Crenshaw, the mother of the town's peach Queen, is found dead, not everyone is grieving. Nola's friend is a suspect and deep in her heart she knows her friend isn't a killer. Her investigation opens up deep secrets and soon Nola is on the path to discovering the the murderer. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
The Georgia Peach Mysteries are a prime example of everything great about cozy mysteries. REST IN PEACH is a juicy mystery that’s better than a fresh peach pie! When I read the first book in this series, PEACHES AND SCREAM, I knew this was a series I could really sink my teeth into. And as delicious as that book was, author Susan Furlong has bumped up the recipe and made REST IN PEACE even tastier! Ms. Furlong captured the pageantry, and insanity of the southern cotillion perfectly. I could almost hear the sound of the long white gowns swishing. And I absolutely loved the debutante tips at the start of each chapter! From the murder, through the investigation, all the way to the outstanding conclusion, every word of this story captured and held tight to my imagination. With a well thought out plot, and masterful writing, REST IN PEACH was such a delight to read. I didn’t want the book to end. Check out the back of the book for sweet peach recipes, and an excerpt from book three, WAR AND PEACH!