The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams Review

The Secret, Book & Scone Society Ellery Adams | Kensington| Pub: 10/31/17

“No, but like my mama says, doing the right thing usually isn’t easy.”

The Secret, Book and Scone Society was my book club’s pick for June. I read it the very end of May because I have a giant 8 book buddy read coming up from June through July so I wanted to make sure I got the book done before getting sucked up into the series.

I had actually won the book from the author, Ellery Adams, she had a giveaway and was sending out enough copies for your entire book club.

The Secret, Book and Scone Society is a cozy mystery and the action starts right at the end of chapter 1. I don’t think it was hard to figure out but some stuff didn’t click into place for me for a bit, which I appreciated.

It’s 4 women from a small town coming together to solve the murder of a tourist. I loved the four women in the group because they were all such different people and they each had their own secret that they had to tell each other in order for them to gain each other’s trust.

Besides the mystery there is a little bit of romance. I love when a few different genres come neatly together, and the romance did not detract from the mystery at all.

This is a 2 books series so far and I am definitely going to be picking up the second book.

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book . . .

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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