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One of my favorite "first in a series" ever!!!
on May 4, 2012
I've found a new favorite cozy character...Jaymie Leighton. She is so refreshing, and I see so much of myself in her...an old-fashioned girl living in a modern world, happy to be a homebody and live her own life. I loved the scenes where big sister Becca teases Jaymie about her overstuffed kitchen, yet she's still buying more. (I didn't know anything about Hoosiers but can now see myself wanting to own one! The history of vintage cookware and recipes is fascinating indeed; a part of our heritage that should not be forgotten. Just because everything is modern and technological today doesn't make it better.) And I love how Jaymie is an aspiring cookbook writer, and hope to read more about her fledgling career. And I don't even need to say how much I love Hoppy the feisty Yorkie-Poo and grumpy little Denver!
I really enjoyed the historical significance of Jaymie's hometown of Queensville, nestled on the US-Canada border, and the "Tea with the Queen" event. I hope further books in the series feature more of the town's festivals, especially Dickens' Days at Christmas!
So as I obviously adore the characters and setting of the book, I also loved the mystery, and was truly stumped. There are so many shady characters roaming around Queensville, all double-crossing each other, that when the true killer is finally revealed it is a surprise indeed.
I can't wait for the next book in this series...this is without question one of my favorite "first in a series" ever!!!