Winston and her Gram, Missouri Anna Winston, own and operate
Gram’s Country Cooking School, located in Broken Rope,
Missouri. You never know what’s cooking at the school
though, be it ghostly visitors or a murderer on the loose.
new school session begins, a new (to Betts) ghost blows into
the area. His name is Gent Cylas and it seems many years ago
his whole family died during a fire in the Kennington Bakery.
Yet local records don’t indicate that any of the Cylas
family died, and certainly none of them are buried in the
area. Why, then, is Gent back in ghostly form, and how is
it both Gram and Betts can visit the factory as it was in
the past and speak to and interact with the Cylas family?
For that matter, what about Gram’s “romance”
with Gent when they were young?
a student, Roger Riggins dies, Betts and Grams have yet another
kettle on the stove to deal with. Who would kill the amiable
Roger and why? Could it be the mysterious Freddie O’Bannon,
who showed up insisting he’d been accepted to the cooking
school when, in fact, neither Gram nor Betts had any record
of him? Moreover, what of his spotty references? Then there
is fellow student Brenda Plumb, whose sneering facial expressions
and furtive note taking seem to indicate something going on
below the surface….
is such a unique series. Cleverly crafted with solid murder
mysteries, both present and past, infused with a brew of the
paranormal, “If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion,”
is sure to satisfy your hankering for a delicious cozy. An
added bonus is a recipe section in the back of the book Betts’s
Best Banana Bread and more.
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