Charity Penn is finally
feeling at home in Camellia Beach, South Carolina. She moved
there after inheriting the Chocolate Box which is a long-time
fixture in the small seaside town. Along with running the
shop, and learning how to make exquisite chocolates, Charity
seems to have a knack for getting involved with the dark side
of town, including murders!
also organizing a beach music festival to bring in more tourists
and give the locals entertainment. Her sister Tina has sent
big-name rock star Bixby Lewis to Camellia Beach to provide
a superstar attraction to the festival. Trouble comes along
with Bixby and after one band's lead singer is murdered and
Bixby's life is threatened, Charity makes it her mission to
get to the bottom of the crimes.
is a charming series with a unique southern feel mingled with
a beach feel. The mysteries of Camellia Beach are deep, going
back decades with repercussions of past evil rippling through
the present day. Dorothy St. James hit on a winning combination
of mystery, murder, mayhem, music, romance and of course chocolate!
Charity's family is a muddle of mystery as well, and her search
for her mother comes to fruition in this second book in the
want to give too much away here, so I'll leave it that if
you enjoyed the first book “Asking for Truffle”
you really need to read this one to get answers to your questions
about Charity, her mother, and the history of Camellia Beach
sure you have some chocolate on hand when you pick up this
book or you'll be running out to your local chocolate shop
to get a fix of the good stuff! Recipes included at the back
of the book.
Reviews of other titles in this series
for Truffle #1
with Bonbon Fire #2
Notes: Dorothy St James also writes the White House Gardener