A Basket Full of Bargains

A Basket Full of Bargains

by Lorraine Bartlett

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Overview

A Basket Full of Bargains by Lorraine Bartlett

Iris Drake is an odd duck. She knows everyone at Artisans Alley arts-and-crafts arcade, but nobody knows her. When she walks into Gilda's Gourmet Basket on Victoria Square, she's a stranger there, too--but not for long. Yet she hasn't to come to Gilda to buy her wares--she's there to sell some of her own. All goes well until Iris's secret is exposed. Should Gilda step in to make things right, or walk away from an unpleasant situation?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157190699
Publisher: Polaris Press
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Life On Victoria Square , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,015
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent--whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett -- that keeps her in the hearts of her readers. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series, the Tales of Telenia adventure-fantasy saga, and now the Lotus Bay Mysteries, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).

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A Basket Full of Bargains 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
csrsvivr More than 1 year ago
Another one of the short stories that give the “backstory” to the merchants of Victoria Square in McKinlay Hill, New York. People are not so comfortable opening up to others and asking for help. When a bothersome mother and her ill-mannered son cause commotion for Gilda Ringwald-Stratton, Iris Drake is the one who is embarrassed. Once Gilda understands Iris, she offers her a means to get her self-confidence back. The sky is the limit for Iris and Gilda is the one who set the ride in motion. Humanity first is a lesson Gilda and our author seem to be sending us a message of. Well done!
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
A Basket Full of Bargains (Life on Victoria Square #2) by Lorraine Bartlett is a companion story to the Victoria Square Mystery series. This story takes place mostly in the Gilda’s Gourmet Basket store. Iris Drake is a stranger but is known by sight by most shop owners in Victoria Square. Gilda takes an interest in Iris and starts asking questions to learn more about her. One day Iris is visiting Gilda’s shop when something embarrassing happens to Iris. Should Gilda interfere in Iris’s life and offer her help? I really enjoyed this story, it is a quick read but is well written. I enjoyed getting to know Gilda and Iris on a more personal level. This is a heartwarming story about caring, understanding, and supportive kindness (not pitying) for someone in need. This book contains no graphic violence/sex, or bad language. I would recommend this book and plan on reading more in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book, above is my honest opinion.
MandaLuvsToRead More than 1 year ago
This is a short story and a quick read. Quite enjoyable and I finished it on sitting. It's a companion to the Victoria Square Mysteries but works perfectly well as a stand-alone. Iris Drake frequents Artisans Alley, never spending more than a dollar or two with each vendor. After browsing Gilda's Gourmet Baskets several times in a row without buying anything, Gilda makes a point to talk to Iris. She learns more about this seemingly strange woman who is quickly growing on her. A heartwarming story about what can happen if we take the time to get to know people.
Linda-D More than 1 year ago
Iris Drake is a little odd. She's a frequent visitor to Artisans Alley but she only spends a few dollars at a time. When she steps into Gilda's Gourmet Baskets with a number of carefully selected items to sell, Gilda becomes curious about this rather secretive lady, but finds the other vendors know little about Iris. This story has a lot of heart and is a nice companion to the Victoria Square series.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Iris Drake is a familiar stranger to the vendors of Artisans Alley. Visiting daily but friends to no one, she seldom spends more than a few dollars on her purchases. Until the day she approaches Gilda at her Gourmet Baskets shop with a bagful of items for sale. This is a story of the redemptive nature of kindness, offered not in pity but in understanding and support. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reading copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was nothing to read other then this book is abiut the people. Not sure about this story need more info.