The Secret, Book & Scone Society

The Secret, Book & Scone Society

Book - 2017
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"From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship--or solving a murder--can all be found within the pages of the right book..."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, 2017
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781496712370
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable book. Although there is an interesting plot, it was the very real characters - complete with deep emotional scars and very human flaws - that particularly held my interest.

One of the main characters is a bibliotherapist. Here are the books she recommends to an elderly gentleman seeking to reconnect with his grown daughter:
Empire Falls, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Little House on the Prairie, and America's First Daughter: A Novel.

Sprinkled throughout the story are references that book lovers will recognize - "The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Craig, she said." ( to the man who owns a dog named Harry Higgins.) --- Another example is a mysterious clue from a fleeing villain - " 'Down the swift dark stream you go.' Remember that! "

Especially enjoyable are the different book quotes under each chapter head. Most of the authors are familiar names, with a few that sent me to the library search page.

A book lovers delight!

bookcat51 Aug 14, 2018

Love this new series by Adams. I liked the underlying story of the past secrets of the 4 women, and how the questionable death of a stranger brought them together as friends. I'm looking forward to sequels in this series.

Jul 17, 2018

This is an excellent new series by Ellery Adams, the author of the following cozy series: "The Book Retreat Mysteries", "The Charmed Pie Sop Mysteries", and "The Books By the Bay Mysteries". In this series, not only does Ms. Adams weave a fine mystery, she tells the stories of quite flawed characters in a way that help the reader understand how life's troubles often provide a cracked platform where those flaws can take hold and swell. I loved this new series and am looking forward to book #2.

Apr 01, 2018

More choppy than previous books by this author. I like the protagonist--damaged but moving forward in her life. Look forward to reading the next book.

Feb 05, 2018

Really enjoyed this book! The characters were well defined and the plot was interesting and fun.
Can't wait for the next book!

Jan 24, 2018

This was so good!!! I can't wait for the next in the new series!

Jan 15, 2018

The Secret, Book & Scone Society is a new book as of November, 2017. It is a mystery, but also a romance, and a book about friendships. I love that the bookstore owner finds books for her patrons that can heal (bibliotherapy?), and the bakery owner bakes scones that comfort and bring back happy memories. There are literary quotes for each chapter sub-title, and books and their characters are mentioned throughout the story. It's a fun read, and the first in a new series! (I'm craving a scone too!)


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