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The Secret, Book & Scone Society (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel) (original 2017; udgave 2018)

af Ellery Adams (Forfatter)

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"Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent -- prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he's found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret -- the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman's demise, the women meet in Nora's cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge -- proving it's never too late to turn the page and start over..." --… (mere)
Medlem:Kelcij
Titel:The Secret, Book & Scone Society (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel)
Forfattere:Ellery Adams (Forfatter)
Info:Kensington (2018), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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The Secret, Book, and Scone Society af Ellery Adams (2017)

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I like cozy mysteries - especially those that are set around books.
I had never heard of Ellery Adams before today.

Now I want to read pretty much all of Ellery's earlier books. At least all the books series and the antiques & collectibles series.

The first book I have just finished reading, was the Secret, Book and Scone Society.

The basic story is that of four lonely women (in their 40s and 50s I think) coming together because they are damaged in some way, either physically or emotionally. They also all love books and reading. One of these ladies runs the only bookstore in town. Another runs the hairdressing salon and spa. The third lady bakes wonderfully tasting scones, breads and pastries, and the fourth lady works in the thermal hot pools that the town is famous for.

It intrigues me that the word SCONE is actually used correctly. Because in the southern USA, they are usually known as BISCUITS. What I grew up calling bicuits are what in America, are usually call COOKIES.

I always thought that Scones were a British thing. As in scones with jam and clotted cream...

I was thrown a bit by all the book titles that were flung at me in the first few chapters. There were some titles and some author names I recognised, but most I did not know.

The thought did cross my mind. Was I supposed to be reading all of these books? I couldn't do that. I will admit that my reading tastes are quite specific!! Pretty much mostly the social sciences and humanities. Not very much of the psychology, and the philosophy. And not a lot of fiction either.

The ladies are dragged into a murder case when the sheriff thinks that the nice middle aged man whom they briefly met committed suicide. They don't believe that conclusion, so they set about trying to dig for the truth. What they do end up uncovering was a rather large financial fraud scam that would have damaged pretty much the whole town if it had not been uncovered.

During the course of uncovering this mystery, we learn the backstories of the ladies in this society. The book shop owner also meets a potential love interest. He also has a secret and a back story.

I am also NOT a dog person. I grew up with cats. So even if I were not married, Jed, (the potential love interest who happens to be a paramedic) and I would not have a common interest in animals, no matter how good looking the paramedic might be. I do hope that we learn his back story soon.

I gave this 4 stars. There was one line that seemed to not fit - In chapter 4 where Hester and Nora are trying to trick Annette, one of the ladies involved with the fraud scam, into mentioning the name of the dead man. We are told what she is thinking. But since we (the reader) do not yet know if or how Annette is involved, why would we need to know what she is thinking? That one line - Clever Hester, Annette thought. She's making me say his name.

That line would have fitted in much better if it had actually said - Clever Hester, Nora thought, She's trying to make Annette say his name.

I could not make any sense of that line, so I left it and continued reading. It turned to not be all that important. By the time Annette confessed what she knew, the fact that she had known the dead man was no longer a secret.

But other than that, this was a very enjoyable read. I cannot wait to read more in this series. Nor can I wait to read the other series that Ellery Adams has written.
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  Robloz | Sep 23, 2021 |
“No one has ever lost by becoming addicted to stories—to the lessons learned by those who possess enough courage to put pen to paper.”

Miracle Springs is a small town hidden between the mountains in North Carolina where people come to heal. Nora is the owner of Miracle Books and she uses her bibliotherapy skills to introduce the right books to the right people and help them heal from whatever has broken them. Hester, the owner and baker from Gingerbread House is famous for her custom scones which bring back memories for each of the customer and make them smile. Estella, the serial dater is beautiful and helps everyone realize their own beauty and confidence through the work in her spa. June is an employee at the Thermal Pools, whose waters are supposed to be miraculous. All these women have secrets from their past which they are trying to forget but are forced to confront them when not one, but two murders rock this little town. They become fast friends, call themselves the Secret, Book & Scone Society and decide to find the culprits themselves because the local law enforcement seems incompetent or even complicit.

“Stories are just like people. If you don’t approach them with an open mind and a healthy dose of respect, they won’t reveal their hidden selves to you. In that event, you’ll miss out on what they have to offer. You’ll walk through life an empty husk instead of a vibrant kaleidoscope of passion, wisdom, and experience.”

I fell in love with the book from the first page. Even though this is supposed to be a cozy mystery, all the four women characters are well developed. They are all scarred by their past but it doesn’t stop them from trying to help and better the lives of others. The mystery is also quite good and I really couldn’t guess some of the villains till the end. But the best part of the book is the love that almost all characters share for books. Everyone is a book lover which is awesome. Miracle Books is an amazing store and the way it’s nooks and crannies are described, I fell in love with it. I love everything about it – the books, the shelf enhancers, the coffees named after authors, Nora’s collection of coffee mugs with amazing quotes on them and so on and so forth. I just want to go there, order a Louisa May Alcott coffee, pick up a cozy mystery and relax. What bliss would that be!!!

“It’s always that way when you’re looking at books. An hour goes by in a minute: you don’t know where the hell the time went.”

Note: This book has so many book recommendations within the story that your TBR pile will become just unmanageable. But hey, it’s just Books – the more, the merrier.

PS: Thank you so much Kensington Books and Netgalley for providing me an opportunity to read and review the ARC of this wonderful book. ( )
  ksahitya1987 | Aug 20, 2021 |
Working in a bookshop doesn’t mean Nora has a boring life. When she sets out to find out what happened to a prospective customer, she makes some friends and shares some secrets along the way. This had all the makings of a delightful read, but was just a little bit over the top at times. I enjoyed the many book references! ( )
  Amzzz | Aug 8, 2021 |
The Secret, Book and Scone Society tells the story of four women who have secrets in their backgrounds, secrets that have turned them away from friends and family. These women find each other in Miracle Springs, NC, a town where many people come to heal. They are: Nora Pennington, a woman who runs a bookstore. She has an intuition which enables her to find the right books for anyone dealing with a problem. Hester Winthrop, who is a baker and makes wonderful scones. Estella Sadler who manages Magnolia Salon and Spa and is always looking for a new man to flirt with. And June Dixon, who is an employee at the local thermal pool. June once had a higher station in life, but tried to do something nice and paid an enormous price for her efforts.

After a man passing through Miracle Springs dies in an unusual train accident, these women, who originally got together to help each other deal with their own problems, become amateur detectives to find out what really happened to that man. It is fun watching the way they try to solve the case.

The writing could have been tighter, but the characters, especially Nora, were strong and the book hooked me. ( )
  SteveLindahl | Jul 23, 2021 |
A nice blend of two of my favorite genres: cozy mystery and books about books. This also has just a touch of magical realism to it, with a bibliotherapist who prescribes books to help people with their emotional and mental challenges and a baker who intuits just the right ingredients to make the perfect comfort scone for them too. The four friends who join forces to become the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, sharing their deepest secrets as they unravel a murder coverup, are an engaging mix of personalities to spend time with. I'm putting the next in the series on my TBR list.. ( )
  wandaly | Apr 13, 2021 |
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"Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent -- prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he's found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret -- the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman's demise, the women meet in Nora's cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge -- proving it's never too late to turn the page and start over..." --

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