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As the owner of Miracle Books, Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. The local inns are packed with stranded travelers, and among them Nora finds both new customers and a new friend, the 60-something Sheldon, who starts helping out at the store.

Since a little rain never hurt anyone, Nora rides her bike over to the flea market one sodden day and buys a bowl from Danny, a Cherokee potter. It’ll make a great present for Nora’s EMT boyfriend, but the next day, a little rain turns into a lot of rain, and the Miracle River overflows its banks. Amid the wreckage of a collapsed footbridge, a body lies within the churning water.

Nora and the sheriff both doubt the ruling of accidental drowning, and Nora decides it’s time for the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to spring into action. When another body turns up, it becomes clearer that Danny’s death can’t be blamed on a natural disaster. A crucial clue may lie within the stone walls of the Inn of Mist and Roses: a diary, over a century old and spattered with candle wax, that leads Nora and her friends through a maze of intrigue - and onto the trail of a murderer....

©2020 Ellery Adams (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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ANOTHER GREAT READ FROM ELLERY ADAMS

THIS SERIES/BOOK IS SO GOOD, FILLED WITH INTELLIGENT, FLAWED, BUT WONDERFUL CHARACTERS AND INTERESTING PLOTS. I LONG FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS LIKE NORA, JUNE, ESTELLA, AND HESTER, SHARING JOYS AND SORROWS, NEW AND OLD; NOT TO MENTION ADVENTURES. I LOVE THE DEVELOPING ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF NORA AND JED, ESTELLA AND JACK, HESTER AND JASPER, IN THE BACKGROUND. THIS BOOK ADDRESSED BIASES OF DIFFERENT KINDS, INCLUDING DISABILITY, RACISM, AND POSSIBLY MISOGYNY (OR MAYBE JUST PLAIN OLD NASTINESS) WITHOUT DROWNING IN THEM. IT IS A STORY OF HOW HISTORY IMPACTS THE FUTURE; OF HOW KINDNESS CHANGES LIVES; AND OF HOW IMPORTANT HOPE IS TO EVERYONE. HOPEFULLY, I HAVEN'T OVERANALYZED IT BECAUSE IT IS A COZY, BUT MAYBE WITH A LITTLE MORE DEPTH THAN SOME. READ IT. ENJOY IT. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

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All the great stuff from the other books and more!

Love the friendship of women in this series! As people they're not perfect, but as friends and neighbors they are sincere and honest with each other. I have compared these books to Murder She Wrote, and the characters even bring that comparison up! Crazy how much mystery and death happens in that small town! This particular plotline was intriguing, heart-breaking, and had me questioning everyone's motives and background. Nice twists throughout the story. But now I know this isn't the end of the series and I have to find when the next one will be released! One of our main ladies still has backstory to be resolved.

As for common sense rating, this is a book for adults. The incidents are not too graphic or gory, but it IS a murder mystery and topics that come up might be too mature or heavy for a younger audience. Mild swearing, steamy romantic interactions/implications, some possibly triggering events such as vandalism, drug use, and loved ones dying suddenly.

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Such strength!

Such strong women. These four women have truly found their strength... in themselves and each other. I also love how their tiny world of 4 women is starting to grow and include more people. Especially more strong women!

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Secret Book & Scone Society

This is the 3rd book in this series. In this series 2 women buy an Inn in Miracle Springs and have someone staying with them who comes into Nora's bookshop and helps her out. Nora goes to the flea market to buy things to sell in her shop and her things get damaged or broken when she has an accident on her bike. When she goes back to see if she can get a damaged bowl fixed the artist is not there and then she discovers his body in the river on the way home. How Nora and her friends help the sheriff discover the culprit is a great story. I have really enjoyed this series and this book is another great addition to the series. Highly recommend this book and the series.

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Enjoyed the series 👍

I enjoyed the books so far, great stories and characters, reader twas very good too

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loved it

enjoyed it very much. i hope there are more books in the series to read

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So enjoyable

I did not want this book to end. The characters are kind and loving.
The story is just that kind people working a mystery together.
I have read the first two books in the series and hope for a fourth.
If you decide to get this book start with the first and follow the story, you won’t be disappointed.

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Book of Candelight

I loved this particular one because it began to bring the people in the small town a little closer together without being over mushy I particularly liked the way they were introduced into Series. I liked the questions that were asked at the end of the story. I will continue to ready the next book. I hope that I do not have to wait to long. Thank you and awaiting next installment

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EXCELLENT READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END .

A wonderful story , keeps you involved. Listenened to it ALL in one day. soon to listen again.

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The Book of Candlelight is well written, entertaining and interesting. I'll get the next book.

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