native Fiona Knox inherited a garden in Scotland and it's
not just any garden, it's a magical garden! She moved to Scotland
from Tennessee several months ago, and her younger sister,
Ilsa, followed her. Now their parents have come to visit.
needs to have an honest discussion with her parents about
her godfather, Uncle Ian, who left her the garden. Learning
that Ian was her biological father leaves her confused, and
her mother thus far refuses to explain. Meanwhile, Ilsa has
yet to inform her parents that she will not be returning to
Tennessee because she is in love and plans to marry Seth MacGregor,
a medical school dropout and a man with a gambling addiction.
Naturally, there are more secrets to come to light.
fiddle player Barley McFee has come back to his roots in Bellewick
for a homecoming concert organized by the town merchants,
including Fiona, as the owner of the Climbing Rose Flower
Shop. During intermission, Barley is murdered, and Fiona just
happens to be the one to find his body inside the tour bus.
While any number of people might have had reasons to kill
Barley, it seems that Fiona's beloved father, Stephen, is
the prime suspect.
again, Fi is in the middle of a murder investigation. While
the investigation and her family turmoil are going on, she
must also cope with the apparent death of the garden she is
the keeper of, and she doesn't know how to bring it back.
Barley's murder is the main mystery, but I was much more intrigued
by what was going on with the garden.
this is the third book in the series, it's fine as a standalone
read. However, reading the others is something you will want
to do after you read this one, so you might as well get them
all at once for a nice binge read. If the series isn't new
to you, this is your opportunity to take a weekend to enjoy
the first two again and then Mums and Mayhem as the cherry
recommend. I enjoyed the book from the first page to the last!
of other titles in this series
and Foul Play #1
and Daisies #2
Mums and Mayhem #3