by Deborah Garner
Molly Elliott’s quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie’s bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful – that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.
Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly’s past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?
My Review of Cranberry Bluff
When the guests begin to arrive, they are an interesting lot. A pair of newlyweds who are all gushy, a 60 something flamboyant lady, an OCD “salesman?”, and a suave writer fill the bed and breakfast. As the story progresses, more and more is revealed about the folks staying at Molly’s place.
Will the mystery be solved? Who really robbed the bank? Was Molly really in on it? All of this takes place in the cozy town of Cranberry Cove. I love the setting of this cute book. I want to run (or at least visit) Molly’s bed and breakfast! It is a cozy place, and Molly’s recipes (that were her aunt’s) sound delicious! They are included at the end of the story. Eleanor’s and Ocean sound like yummy places to visit too!
If you love mysteries, Cranberry Bluff is for you. It is cute and clean and fast moving. If you’re like I am, you’ll easily read it in a couple of days. I definitely recommend this one!
About Author Deborah Garner
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.