Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Postcards from Cedar Key by Terri DuLong

This is an interesting story with an old mystery.  Her mother went away years ago, when Berkley was a child.  She left Berkley with her mother and she never said where she went or why.  It was something she didn't talk about.  When Mom dies, Berkley is determined to solve the mystery...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published now, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Berkley makes candy; her family's speciality is chocolates.  When she finds postcards sent to her grandmother by her mother during her disappearance, she also found the name of a town.  She decides to move from Salem down to Cedar Key and set up a business there and do some snooping.

What she finds is a small town full of caring people.  She's doing well with her business, especially with her chocolates.  She meets a man she's interested in enough to date and she develops some deep friendships.  But she's finding a closed door her mother's past.  No one remembers her.  Then she finds someone who does...

This has the flavor of a cozy and is a warm and charming tale.  There were secrets hidden and Berkley is learning as much about herself as she is about her mother.  I enjoyed this read.

Why not find a comfortable chair and visit this small town and it's interesting inhabitants and solve a mystery from the past?  You won't regret it.

If you'd like to win my ARC, please leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with your name and address and why you'd like to read this book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.   


ChristyJan said...

I love cozy mysteries and this sounds one sounds charming. Please enter me.

Shan said...

Sounds like a nice read with a good cup of hot chocolate, on a cool wintery day. Love the small town feeling, don't really have that here where I live but have noticed when visiting places such as Plattsburgh and Massena, NY and even in Greenville, SC that it was so different from here. People were so friendly, even when they didn't know you.