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Cherry Scones & Broken Bones: A Very Cherry Mystery Kindle Edition
Tainted by a recent murder, the Cherry Orchard Inn is struggling to attract guests--until celebrated portrait painter Silvia Lumiere books a room for the summer. Whitney Bloom, the inn's new manager, can't believe her good luck. Between her scrumptious scones and the painter's remarkable talent, the inn swiftly becomes the center of the Cherry Cove art scene.
However, all is not the bowl of cherries it appears. There's a rotten core in the portrait painter that only Whitney and her friends can see. And just as Whitney's baking skills and patience are pushed to their limits, another death occurs at the inn. With all fingers pointing at her, Whitney realizes it will take all her cherry-tastic talents to bake her way out of this one.
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Praise for Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies, Book 1 of the Very Cherry Mysteries
"The first in an amusing new series features a fearless, reckless sleuth who unravels a complicated mystery while juggling her sex life and her future plans."--Kirkus Reviews
"Whitney is a well-drawn, sympathetic character, and the small-town frame, with a close-knit community and a cherry orchard, will appeal to cozy readers who enjoy Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mysteries."--Booklist
"Hannah displays...talent."--Publishers Weekly
"Great fun and extremely well-written. The crime, the characters--everything comes together...an extremely tasty story you will definitely devour in one sitting."--Suspense Magazine
"Set in a quaint cherry-themed B&B in a small Wisconsin tourist town, Cherry Scones & Broken Bones is a hoot, featuring ex-Chicago ad exec turned innkeeper and amateur sleuth Whitney Bloom ... It's the myriad red herrings and dangling carrots this imaginative author uses on the path to solving this puzzling case that are definitely the standouts in this novel."--Mystery Scene--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Darci Hannah (Howell, MI) is the author of two previous works of historical fiction, The Exile of Sara Stevenson and The Angel of Blythe Hall (Ballantine). When she isn't whipping up tasty treats in her kitchen, she's hard at work writing. Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies is her first mystery.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B09T3VKCRX
- Publisher : Piffle & Bombast; 2 edition (21 February 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 1208 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 363 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 781,115 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Whitney Bloom is a baker of all desserts that are cherry. In this second novel of the series, Whitney has her bakery at her family's bed and breakfast working full time. The Inn is trying to recover from a murder in book one. The market needed a bit of a boost so Whitney lowered the prices of the suites to entice 'guests.' Whitney never dreamed of the coming nightmare...a portrait artist with the temperament of an angel/snake. This is a murder mystery so I was not surprised at the death of this guest but, was seriously entertained by Whitney's antics trying to get herself removed as suspect number one!
Added to this blend is Whitney's best friends and families. They are the most amazing bunch. I would love to meet them in person. Alas, this is a fictional tale but nothing stops one from reading and re-reading this wonderful series.
I sincerely look forward to book three.
There were a couple of great goat scenes! If you haven't read the first, the police chief inherited a couple of mischievous billy goats when he got the little cottage used for the police station. I think the funnier scene that had me laughing out loud was the goat yoga! Then there were infuriating relationship scenes where I felt like pounding someone, but everything worked out, the killer was brought to justice, and life at the inn got back to normal. Aside from the juvenile-sounding expletives that are used throughout the book, it's otherwise very well-written and I will keep reading the series. I'm hoping as the series progresses, those annoying phrases and J/C-bombs will fade away, because otherwise, the characters can and do sound mature and professional most of the time.