Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.
I would never have guessed that this was the author’s first book. After making my way just a few pages into the story, I knew I’d stumbled onto something special.
I know everywhere in the world isn’t so lucky right now, but I am grateful to just breathe a small sigh of relief, at least for a moment.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, 12-year-old Edward tries to find meaning in his new life.
While Hattie is shocked to learn her new employer is a leader in the temperance movement, she’s even more surprised to find the woman has been murdered. Hattie transforms from secretary to detective in “A Lack of Temperance.”
A centuries-old family curse follows Emilia Fontana on her travels to Italy. Accompanied by her eccentric Aunt Poppy and disheartened cousin Lucy, Emilia experiences adventures she never thought possible.
In my paradoxical way, I somehow get more work done when I have less time to do it.
I’ve learned to care less about people’s opinions of my book choices and to expand my reading world.
Baneberry Hall is full of secrets, including a part of Maggie’s history that she doesn’t remember. She’s determined to discover if her past is filled with ghosts – or lies.
When Leni’s family relocates to a remote Alaskan town, she is forced to confront both her family’s dysfunction and her dangerous, new landscape.