Aspen is excited about the upcoming Valentine’s event
at Haywood Hall in small town Heart’s Harbor, Maine.
There will be food, beverages, books, and music. Another draw
to the big event is an expert who will provide valuations
of books people bring in to him.
The book expert, Mr. King, is killed, and there is an abundance
of suspects. The main suspect, however, is an old acquaintance
of Callie’s great-aunt Iphy. The ladies want in on the
investigation, which immediately causes a rift between Callie
and Deputy Ace Falk. Will their relationship survive, or will
this be the end of their fledgling romance?
If you’ve read other books in the series, you’ll
be familiar with most of the characters and settings. If not,
this is fine as a stand-alone read.
I didn’t love this book, but nor did I dislike it. The
story is busy with a lot of subplots and a lot of characters.
It’s an easy read, but it took me longer than usual
to read because, to be honest, my mind kept drifting away,
and it was an effort to refocus and reengage. Mind you; this
is just my opinion and reaction. Other readers may absolutely
love the book.
Reviews of other titles in this series:
Tea and Secrets