Berried Secrets

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Berried Secrets

Cranberry Cove Mysteries, #1

Monica Albertson is a strong and loyal woman, with lots of spirit, who needs a fresh start. Her fiancé died and her restaurant folded. So, it was a good time leave Chicago, and move to Cranberry Cove, Michigan. There she could help her disabled veteran, half-brother Jeff, run his cranberry farm. This was just the change in Monica’s life that she needed.

As Monica begins to help her brother by checking out the farm’s finances, she finds out that Sam Culbert was embezzling money from the farm. Sam was running the farm while Jeff was in Afghanistan. The day after Monica gives her brother this disturbing news, Sam’s body is found in one Jeff’s cranberry bogs, during harvesting.

Not everyone in Cranberry Cove was fond of Sam Culbert, including Jeff. Now, Monica has to find out who killed Sam before her brother winds up behind bars. On top of all of this, Jeff’s mother, Gina has come to town for a visit and decides to stay to help Monica clear Jeff’s name.

Will Monica and Gina get bogged down with suspects? Or will they be able to rake through them and scoop out the killer in time?

“Berried Secrets” is the first in the Cranberry Cove mysteries and is a perfect start to the series! In this marvelous mystery you will get to meet many fascinating people, including the VanVelsen sisters and Greg Harper. The mystery part of this book is indeed a true mystery till the very end!

Peg Cochran has given us a wonderful beginning to her new series! Cranberry Cove is a charming town you can get caught up in, and fall in love with, right from the start! You will yearn to revisit this enchanting place! I am eagerly waiting for the next book in this splendid series!

Book Blurb for Berried Secrets

It’s cranberry picking time—in an all-new mystery series from the national bestselling author of the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries…

When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.

It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect. Forming an uneasy alliance with her high-maintenance stepmother, Monica has her hands full trying to save the farm while searching for a killer. Culbert made plenty of enemies in the quaint small town…but which one was desperate enough to kill?


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 5.00