Monday, October 29, 2018

Wreath Between the Lines

It's nearly Christmas in Crystal Cove, California, and the residents and merchants alike are decorating like mad. That includes Jenna Hart's Cookbook Nook and Cafe. In Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber, not only does Jenna have to decorate her shop she needs to unpack dozens of cookbooks for the display. (Wreath Between the Lines will be released on November 8.)

One evening her father's good friend Jake shows up at her door telling her his friend has been murdered, Jenna leaps into action. When she arrives on the scene, she discovers the victim resembles Jake so much they could be brothers. Was this murder a case of mistaken identity and who is the murdered man?

Jake and Jenna's father had been friends ever since Jake saved Cary's life when he was 12. In addition to this connection, Jake had an unusual knack for finance and made himself a millionaire. Jenna has always felt a connection to Jake.

At Christmas, Jake always decorated his house to extremes, driving his neighbor Atwater crazy. Could Atwater have thought he was killing Jake instead of his friend? Geoffrey was a long-time friend of Jake's who had drifted around the country for many years, but wanted to spend some time with Jake.

Complicating Jenna's life is her sister Whitney and her niece Lacy. Whitney believes her husband has been cheating on her and she wants Jenna to discover what is going on. Nothing like adding to Jenna's complicated life.

When Jake is poisoned, Jenna becomes more determined than ever to find the culprit, decorate her store and settle her sister's domestic issues.

Books by Daryl Wood Gerber are always an exciting and witty read. Jenna Hart is an exceptional character. Her recipes at the end of the book are so tasty, they nearly jump off the page.

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1 comment:

Denise Kainrath said...

I hate to admit it, but I'm ready for the holidays!