Adams Grove is mourning the loss of Pearl Clemmons, known for her award-winning chocolate pecan pie and the best unsolicited advice in the county.
When Jill returns to settle her grandmother's estate, she's greeted by a Clydesdale-sized guardian dog who doesn't seem to be earning his stripes (although he drools on them pretty well), and Garrett Malloy, the ex-fiance she left behind a year ago.
Jill insists on staying at Pearl's amidst a string of break-ins that have sleepy Adams Grove wide awake and locking its doors. Jill's past with Garrett becomes the least of her worries when she learns that their lives are in danger. She is the only person standing between a desperate conman and a secret from Pearl's past.
Will Pearl's past kill any chance of Jill and Garrett's future together?
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The book begins with Jill driving to Adams Grove to celebrate her beloved Grandmother's Birthday. At the Birthday we learn a little back story and from there the real story begins. Jill gets a call while at a Gala that she organised. Her Grandmother Pearl is dead.
It was a horrible blow to Jill. She rushes back to her home town to see her grandmother buried but ends up in a mystery. The thing is she doesn't know she is part of a grand mystery until it sneaks up on her and bites her in the....
This book had a great flow to it, it was easy to follow and easy to read. The cover however made me think twice about reading this book because I thought it would be a boring old lady story. Thank god it was so far from that. Though there is an old lady in the story she was anything but timid lol She was full of life and it was great reading about her escapades and ideals. The part of the book that truly sucked me in and got me to keep reading though was the little happenings that got me to wondering hmmm "that doesn't seem right, there's got to be more to the story" as the story unfolded it sure did have more to it and it boggled my mind.
I adored these characters, I felt their emotions, the ups and downs. I even shed a tear here and there. I also laughed out loud and get some crazy looks from family and co-workers while I was reading .
I highly recommend you give this book a read, I would have been missing out big time had I let the cover keep me away from this delectable read.
I give it 5 STARS!