Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die…
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What an exciting start to a new soon-to-be-favorite series.You know I love small town stories and characters.
Add in a cozy mystery (or several) and I am hooked.
Robbie Jordan is one strong woman. Her life is about to chance BIGTIME on many levels. She recently lost her mother, is dealing with those emotions, and is trying to make her mother proud by living her own life and following her passions.
Robbie remodeled a century old building to turn it into a diner and vintage cookware store. She has plans for also add a bed and breakfast upstairs, but those plans were thwarted by the town's permit office, or at least by one permit clerk.
When that person turns up dead, and evidence at the scene makes robbie a "person of interest," will that bring her dream to a sudden smash ending?
What it does do is open up a lot of questions regarding ronnie's own history and connections to her hew home town.
I liked that this story developed in layers. We get to meet interesting charcters that develop also throughout the book. They are not one sided or shallow.
Everyone has a past.
There is a very dangerous and exciting conclusion, some romantic electrity, and delicious recipes at the end. PLUS a sneak peek at future complications.
I can hardly wait to return.