I read this as a stand alone, not having read the previous book in the series. I don't feel I missed out on much, perhaps the fun of getting to know the Silver Sentinels better.
Kelly is beginning a new life for herself, a "new normal" she hopes, surrounded by friends and a new work based family. Since renovations on the B&B she is managing are not quite finished, she is helping out at another company owned property that is being sold.
There are complications, deep dark secrets and twists to this plot.
It is strongly character driven, with enough descriptive passage to keep historical mystery readers entranced.
The addition of some playful canines and two adorable children add lighter moments. Even the grumpy detectives eventually show a human side.
This was a fun cozy with enough deeper elements for any genre mystery buff to appreciate.
I did receive a copy via Netgalley for review purposes.