But before Nora can assist a visiting businessman, the stranger ends up dead, pushed in front of a train. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, Margaret Fenwick, is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm. The writing style was just so amusing and inviting. When a visiting businessman turns up dead, four women who spend their lives as loners come together to learn the truth about his death. I was very happy that chose to have Nora share the story of her past in the very last part of the book.
One of the things I took away most from this book was that it is really never too late to start over and begin again new. It was more than a cozy mystery as Ms. I couldn't put it down. Nora has made a new life for herself in Miracle Springs, N. Despite the cozy genre, there is an edge or reality and darker themes to this series, which I personally like. I was hoping for a more complex whodunit like is Ms.
There also seems to be some potential romances in the air, and I hope the author plans on building on those storylines as well. Thus, it comes as no surprise when Neil Parrish, a young executive with the Pine Ridge developers creating a new subdivision, asks for her advice. Nora is fighting her own inner battle — she has closed herself off to personal relationships and has scars that go far beyond those she received in a fire. From the opening scene the reader's sense of what's going on is challenged and by the end of the first chapter curiosity quickly builds. Former librarian Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, helps people deal with their troubles by recommending specific reading material. Not to mention all the yummy sounding scones. Dave wanted to know: What did they have in common? As they told their individual stories I found myself very touched.
Nora Pennington, a former librarian who's scarred inside and out by a tragic incident in her past, has come to the resort town of Miracle Springs, N. Local hairdresser Estelle soon visits bursting with news: the man has been killed by a train, and no one is sure if he was pushed or walked in front of it himself. But of course, these are characters not meant to be perfect. I also think that Nora was the most likeable character. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Nora, a former librarian turned bibliotherapist, puts the right stack of books in the hands of the right reader at the right time.
I have a book hangover. It's an amazing tale about four very different women who find themselves involved in a mystery that is tearing their small town apart. I found it to be well written and paced. She lives nearby in an old caboose, refitted into a tiny house. The two intertwine together rather well. Nora soon finds herself bonding with 3 other women in town -- Hester, Estella and June.
Her writing style and imagination goes beyond words. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity - like nabbing Timothy Brennan for a book signing. When a visiting businessman speaks with to Nora while sitting on a park bench, she knows ex Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is supposed to be a place of healing. She came off a bit flat and if I am honest, a bit cold and standoffish. 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. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
A must read for mystery buffs, and those who read or recommend books to heal. Customers tell her a little bit about their lives and what brought them to Miracle Springs. Local bookstore owner Nora Pennington has some special skills of her own, calling herself a bibliotherapist. She carries emotional wounds as well as physical scars on her body. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? I've always loved books and this one gave me a greater respect for the healing powers that they hold.
In this intriguing new series from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book. The ladies become involved as they doubt the official findings of the first and Estella is charged in the second. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. The description of her scones and the lovely spices and ingredients she uses just sounds so delicious! And than we meet three other woman who are just as well written. Each have such a different background to the story but it easily apparent why they are drawn to one another. Students are found as though turned to stone. It was a bibliophile's dream and made for an excellent reading experience.
Nora's character is a bibliotherapist, and she always knows the right books to recommend to someone in need of guidance. His body is found on the train tracks. That's Nora's special talent--prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. The writing is pleasant and detailed, really affording you the opportunity to get to know the characters, who all have a very different voice. We're introduced to four dynamic, determined, daring, and damaged women who live in the unique town of Miracle Springs. Should be interesting to see these women come back together to solve another mystery.
She is such a talented writer and she has created something truly magical in this story. All of the above opinions are my own. On top of that when we finally get to her secret at the end it had the unfortunate effect of disconnecting me further when I had just started to warm up to her. I believe that no man is an island, that our friends are our greatest assets. If you are interested, you can preorder it. I was unable to part with it until it was finished and I cried when it ended. .