I loved this book from cover to cover: I like that it perfectly blends past and present. I love the idea of this farm, is a living museum, I would like very much to visit it.
Kelsey manages Barton Farm, a farm and a village that perfectly reproduce as life was in 1863. It's March and she decides to organize a Maple Sugar Festival. It will be a big party with courses, exhibitions and there will also be visits of school children. She engage the expert but surly Dr. Conrad Beeson to give courses on the maple syrup. When he is found dead in the woods, Kelsey must quickly find the culprit before her employment is heavily damaged. At the same time she must also manage her ex-husband and his new girlfriend who claims to see more of her son and an angry detective with her because she is dating her ex boyfriend.
It's very well written with a lot of funny scenes and many interesting historical references. It's full of suspense, the pace is fast and the characters are so many but well developed.
Although it is the second book in the series, can be read as a stand alone. I can't wait to read the next episode.
It 's a really interesting and enjoyable read, highly recommended