Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cooking the Books by Bonnie S Calhoun

Sloane never wanted her aunt's bookstore.  She enjoyed visiting and doing computer work but knew nothing about books.  However, when her aunt dies, she inherits it and the trouble that comes with it.

Abingdon Press and Net Galley let me read this in ebook form for review (thank you).  It was published in print April 2nd, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Sloane has no "book" experience and is relying on her store manager to help her as she tries to learn a new trade.  She has an ex who doesn't want to be an ex, a book two professors want to own desperately, a new Greek suitor, and a pesky real estate developer who wants to buy her shop.  That ought to be enough for anyone.  It gets worse when she realizes that her aunt may not have died of natural causes and someone might want to shorten her life, too.

This is an interesting tale with a mild Christian theme.  The author writes a good story with multiple characters all playing a part.  I enjoyed reading it.

One of my favorite parts is when Sloane finds out the geriatric group that comes for book club night is actually a gun group who practice at the range and are accurate with their weapons!  Be careful with old people, they might surprise you...

Why not visit Sloane's bookstore and follow along a tale of mystery and speculation?


Happy reading.

2 comments:

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thank you for hosting my book. I hope you enjoyed it.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

I DID enjoy it, Bonnie. Sloan is a fun character and I always enjoy stories set in bookstores!