5 ⭐. “A Fresh Beginning & Murder” by Miranda Brickett is short and very enjoyable read. Albeit there was a murder to solve, you can quite put yourself in the coziness of being part of a small town community to care about the people in the story. This is book 1 from the series and I’m looking forward to reading book 2.
Book 1 of the Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series.
Clean, wholesome fun (& murder) for all ages!
When Claudia Porter inherits a rundown farmhouse in a quaint prairie town, she hopes it will provide her with the fresh start she so desperately needs. Except then she discovers a body. Before she knows it, she’s the prime suspect in a mysterious murder. She’s desperate to restore the old fixer upper – and her reputation. All she has to do is try to get along with her notoriously grouchy handyman… and solve a murder. Easy, right?
A fun, casual read with a thirty-something amateur sleuth. Set in a charming rural town on the Canadian prairies, this series has quirky characters, no profanity, and plenty of cats. Each book is a full-length, standalone novel.(SOURCE)