Murder in the Community Garden By Judith Gonda: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa

Tory Benning is thirty-five years old, a widow these past two years, loves K-pop music, and roommates with Iris, a cream sable Pomeranian rescue dog, and Otis, a black cat. There’s her BFF/lawyer Ashley Payne, Ashley’s beau and a long-time friend Lieutenant Detective Adrian Ramirez, an aunt and uncle, and a passel of friends and colleagues. She had started to date Jake Logan, a private investigator from Santa Barbara, but the seemingly endless lockdown precipitated by the Covid pandemic, turned that into a long distance relationship.

The Skeleton Garden By Marty Wingate: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Newlywed Pru Parke is happily settled in at Greenoak, the birthplace of her English mother. In this bucolic setting Pru is also working alongside her brother Simon, who only recently reunited with his American sister. Built-up tensions still simmer between them, as Pru can’t help but feel guilty for being raised by the parents who gave Simon up for adoption. Family ties and loyalty are at the core of Pru’s heart, and as a result she doesn’t hesitate to welcome her husband’s nephew Orlando, sent to visit due to the teenager’s Internet shenanigans.

Daisies for Innocence By Bailey Cattrell: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

It’s been a long year since her husband’s affair left Elliana Allbright humiliated and heartbroken in her hometown of Poppyville, California. Opening Scents & Nonsense, a customized perfume and aromatherapy store, has been instrumental in mending Ellie’s soul and finally allowing her to be happy again. Ellie loves nothing more than blending the perfect ingredients to soothe her customers’ souls and creating the exact fragrances guaranteed to fulfill their desires.