Hart has moved back to her childhood home town of Crystal
Cove, CA. It has been about two years since the death of her
husband. She needs to come back to the world of the living.
Her fairy godmother – I mean her Aunt Vera – has
made her the manager of a cook book shop / café. She
has also given her the small cozy seaside cottage next to
her own to live in.
Jenna has managed to get one of the biggest chefs to come
to the opening. Desiree Divine just happens to be an old college
friend. This should bring in a lot of business to an area
that thrives on the tourists that come to visit. Sabrina wonders
how Jenna puts up with her older sister Desiree – especially
after Desiree had an affair with Jenna’s late husband,
David! Spending a futile afternoon trying to track down Desiree,
Jenna goes home with her new kitten, Tigger. The next morning,
she goes for a walk on the beach and “judges”
all the sandcastles that remain on the beach from the day
before. That is, until she comes upon a mermaid made out of
sand. So lifelike – Jenna brushes off some sand and
sees a human toe! Removing sand from the face in the hopes
of finding the person alive, Jenna finds a very dead Desiree.
When the mother of the police chief of Crystal Cove knows
about the supposed affair between Desiree and David, then
you know you are believed to be the prime suspect. Desiree’s
entourage should also be considered as suspects. Jenna better
find the right recipe to catch a killer or she could end up
Things to ponder: Who made the mermaid and why are there no
footprints near it? Where did Tigger the kitten come from?
After leaving Jenna at the Cookbook Nook, where did Desiree
and J.P. go? Who is the mysterious hunk Desiree was talking
about? What is Pepper Pritchett’s beef with Jenna?
This is a great new series by a very talented author. This
was one book that I picked up and could not put down. I just
had to know what would happen next. It was a fast paced read.
It is filled with humor and I even burst out laughing while
reading it at lunch. Coming soon is the next book in the series:
Inherit the Word. If you can’t wait until that
book is published I suggest you pick up the other series written
by the author as Avery Aames. You will love the Cheese Shop
Mysteries too. Both series include yummy recipes. So if you
like your mystery with a dash of spice, then you should be
reading Final Sentence.