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The secret, book & scone society

Secret, book and scone society

Secret, Book & Scone Society ;

Wheeler Publishing large print cozy mystery

Wheeler large print cozy mystery.
Title:
The secret, book & scone society
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
447 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Secret, Book & Scone Society ; [book 1]

Wheeler Publishing large print cozy mystery

Wheeler large print cozy mystery.
Abstract:
"Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent -- prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he's found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others."-- From publisher's description.
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorStrangers flock to Miracle Springs, North Carolina, hoping the renowned spa can cure their ills. If not, some find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked "comfort" scone, owner Nora Pennington prescribes the perfect novel to ease their deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. Then a visiting businessman who reaches out to Nora is found dead before he can keep their appointment. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to uncover the truth.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This affecting series launch from Adams (Breach of Crust and four other Charmed Pie Shoppe mysteries) provides all the best elements of a traditional mystery. Nora Pennington, a former librarian who's scarred inside and out by a tragic incident in her past, has come to the resort town of Miracle Springs, N.C., to begin anew as the owner of Miracle Books, located in a converted railway station. Nora has an uncanny ability to help her patrons solve their problems by recommending the perfect books for them to read. A chance encounter on a park bench prompts Nora to invite troubled Neil Parrish to the store, but Neil turns up dead on the railroad tracks before he can take her up on the offer. The death is ruled a suicide, but Nora suspects murder, so she and three other women form the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to try and discover the truth about Neil's death-and perhaps to form a bond of trust strong enough to let them share their own painful secrets. Well-drawn characters complement a plot with an intriguing twist or two. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds Literary Agency. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Miracle Springs, NC, bookstore owner Nora Pennington does more than sell books. A librarian-turned-bibliotherapist, she helps people solve their problems by prescribing particular titles, while her friend Hester creates comfort scones, based on the feelings she gets from each person. But before Nora can assist a visiting businessman, the stranger ends up dead, pushed in front of a train. Nora doesn't often trust other people, but knowing she needs to team up to find a killer, she turns to Hester and two other women for help. Together they form the Secret, Book & Scone Society. As they delve into the dead man's dealings, they uncover his connections with a small group of land developers. They also share among themselves the secrets that dragged them into lonely, dark places and eventually brought them to Miracle Springs. The suspense intensifies as the investigation and the story of each woman's life unfolds. VERDICT Adams (Killer Characters) launches an intriguing new mystery series, headed by four spirited amateur sleuths and touched with a hint of magical realism, which celebrates the power of books and women's friendships. Adams's many fans, readers of Sarah Addison Allen, and anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.-LH © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.