Elliana Allbright's life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences - some from her very own garden - seem almost supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions, bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea, and enjoy homemade cookies.
But Ellie smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assistant, Josie, is dating her ex. And before she can tell the young woman to beware of his charms, she finds Josie dead in the Enchanted Garden. Now the prime suspect in Josie's murder, Ellie must search for the real culprit in Josie's past - because it'll take a miracle to nip this problem in the bud.
©2016 Bailey Cattrell (P)2016 Tantor
Yes. I loved the story. Loved the magical garden, descriptions made me feel like I was there . . . and I wish I was! And of course the little corgi Dash.
Iliana, the magical gardener!
Ummm . . . probably not unless it was a book that I just had to hear and couldn't find time to read.
The narrator was very difficult to sit through. There were many mispronounced words, such as Newfoundland and pergola. She also takes awkward pauses and reads quickly so I caught myself rewinding to catch missed words.
I really enjoyed this book. Bailey Cattrell created interesting characters in a nice town. There is a little romance and an interesting mystery. I look forward to the next book.
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