Nina Fleet thought moving into her dream home in the tiny town of Cymbeline, Georgia would make for a quiet life. And then the guy in the penguin costume showed up on her front porch. Soon, she’s caught up in a tug-of-war with the penguin, otherwise known as Harry Westcott, who insists his great-aunt intendedContinue reading “Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard”
Sarah Booth didn’t expect her life would be so complicated. Thirty-three. Unemployed. Broke. At risk of losing her family home. And to top it all off, she’s being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother’s nanny, Jitty— who has the perfect plan for Sarah to earn a little money. All she has to do isContinue reading “Them Bones by Carolyn Haines”
If the village of Thirk Magna is known for anything, it’s the church of St. Ethelred and, in turn, its glorious bell-ringers. The Dupin twins, Mavis and Millicent, have long headed the musical group and push for perfection in their rehearsals. With the upcoming visit of the handsome and romantically available Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, they’reContinue reading “Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton”
Laura Bishop has landed the perfect job to jumpstart her new home staging career— an aging mansion that needs to sell fast. But before she can even change a curtain, the body of the owner comes tumbling down the laundry chute. With the police suspecting her assistant, Tyrone, of murder, it’s up to Laura toContinue reading “Staging is Murder by Grace Topping”
Halia Watkins is so busy running her successful soul food restaurant, Mahalia’s Sweet Tea, she doesn’t even have time to think about doing her own hair. But that doesn’t stop her from catering a small event for Monique Dupree, the famous hair product entrepreneur. One hair expo, one massive house party, and a lot ofContinue reading “Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce by A.L. Herbert”
After Shelby Cox returns to her hometown in upstate New York, she discovers she owns fifty-percent of her aunt’s bookshop, Bayside Books. She jumps at the opportunity, and soon she’s living in a houseboat and ferrying across the river each day to manage their Blye Island location … that also happens to be inside ofContinue reading “Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang”
After inheriting a rundown estate from her late Aunt Sybil, Abby McCree settles into life in the tiny town of Snowberry Creek. Though really, there’s no time to settle. Aunt Sybil had many obligations, and now Abby’s expected to carry the mantle. Soon she’s taking the reins of the local quilting guild, serving on theContinue reading “Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan”
The forecast called for snow this weekend. Schools, libraries, and businesses closed early Friday in anticipation of the impending Snowpocalypse. Up to ten inches was cited in most reports. Like many, I stocked up on groceries, made sure my bookshelf was full, wrapped myself up in a blanket, and braced for impact.