Cherry Scones & Broken Bones

Cherry Scones & Broken Bones

by Darci Hannah

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Overview

At the Cherry Orchard Inn, "Cherry scones to die for" turns out to be all too true

Tainted by a recent murder, the Cherry Orchard Inn is struggling to attract guests—until celebrated portrait painter Silvia Lumiere books a room for the summer. Whitney Bloom, the inn's new manager, can't believe her good luck. Between her scrumptious cherry scones and the painter's remarkable talent, the inn swiftly becomes the center of the Cherry Cove art scene.

However, all is not the bowl of cherries it appears. There's a rotten core in the portrait painter that only Whitney and her friends can see. And just as Whitney's baking skills and patience are pushed to their limits, another death occurs at the inn. With all fingers pointing at her, Whitney realizes it will take all her cherry-tastic talents to bake her way out of this one.

Includes recipes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738758381
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Series: A Very Cherry Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 146,435
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Darci Hannah (Howell, MI) is the author of two previous works of historical fiction, The Exile of Sara Stevenson and The Angel of Blythe Hall (Ballantine). When she isn’t whipping up tasty treats in her kitchen, she’s hard at work writing. Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies is her first mystery.

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Cherry Scones & Broken Bones 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
M_E_Gustafson 11 months ago
This is the second book in the Very Cherry Mystery series. In the beginning, I found the story to be a little on the slow side, but was delighted to see it pick up speed while also giving me a chance to know the characters. I soon found myself enthralled with the story. Although, I did not read the first in this series, there was enough background to catch me up to speed. Our protagonist, Whitney Bloom is the innkeeper at the Cherry Orchard Inn, and the creator of all things cherry and delicious. Especially her cherry scones. They are to die for. The Inn was doing well until, a famous, albeit, obnoxious and rude artist staying at the Inn, is found dead at the end of the stairs having died with one of Whitney’s Cherry Scones in her mouth. With Whitney as a prime suspect, she is determined to clear her name. Enlisting the help of her friends, she begins the sleuthing process. I found this cozy mystery enjoyable and entertaining. The characters likeable. The story has touching moments, as well as humorous, with enough red herrings throughout to keep me guessing. The climax of the ending had me riveted. All in all, this was a very delightful cozy. I would like to thank the author, NetGalley, and Crooked Lane Books for providing me an opportunity to review this book.
JamminJenny 12 months ago
I received this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery set near the lakes in Wisconsin. The owner of the Cherry Orchard Inn, Whitney Bloom, gets involved in a murder committed in her business. At first she's the prime suspect, but with the help of her friends she works to find the actual murderer. All the characters were well developed and I really enjoyed the story.
MA1973 12 months ago
What a fun cozy mystery! If you haven't read the first of this series, don't worry, you won't be lost. I have to say, as much as I enjoyed all the characters, "the kids" were my favorite. I was also really surprised when the guilty person was revealed, which isn't always the case. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and hope you give it a chance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whitney Bloom has recently moved back to Cherry Cove to help manage her parent's Cherry Cove Hotel. She also opened her own bakery in the hotel featuring cherry desserts of course. She recently broke up with her boyfriend, and is actively pursuing the local cop. A famous painter has booked the entire summer at the hotel. Someone has murdered the painter at the hotel, and framed Whitney. Whitney sets out to prove her innocence, and find the murderer. It's a delightful novel with plenty of suspense. I kept guessing who the murderer was unsuccessfully until the end.
Debbiesreadingcorner More than 1 year ago
Cherry Scones and Broken Bones: A Very Cherry Mystery #2 By: Darci Hannah Midnight Ink General Fiction (Adult) Mystery and Thrillers Publish Date 8 June 2019 360 Pages #CherrySconesBrokenBones #NetGalley I really enjoyed this book and I gave it 4 stars even though I was able to figure out who did it. This book is about a lady who goes back home because of a mishap with her advertising job in Chicago. Home is in Wisconsin to an Inn that her parents own and run. She makes her living baking cherry items and helping her parents in the Inn. This is the second book in this cozy mystery series. That was back information that you get so you don't have to read this series in order if you don't want too. In this book there is yet another murder in the Inn of a famous painter. This painter is not a friendly a person and she went after everyone verbally. The main character is the main person of interest so she tries to find out who the killer is. I just love the setting of a small town where everyone knows everyone. Who killed the painter and can you blame them. There are a few people who could have done and they have their reason to have done but who actually did the deed. I highly recommend that you give this book a try.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
As the new manager for the Cherry Orchard Inn, Whitney Bloom has full plate when famed painter, Silvia Lumiere, arrives to spend the Summer at the Inn. The painter may attract people to the restaurant to watch her paint, but she also repels people with her demanding and mean personality. A few weeks after her arrival the painter is found dead at the bottom of the staircase with one of Whitney’s famous cherry scones shoved down her throat. Whitney is the prime suspect, especially after telling hottie police officer, Jack, that she’d like to do the woman in. With no alibi, Whitney and her friends get back into the business of solving a murder to save her hide and the Inn. The fictional town of Cherry Cove is quaint and quirky, as are the characters. They are well developed and the writing is solid. The story will draw you in and keep you there until you finally figure out whodunit. While I picked up on who the murderer was right out of the gate, I questioned myself a few times with red herrings and was not clear on why until the very end. A great read!
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
I had to give this series a try, since it takes place in Wisconsin, and I am pleased that I did. The way Darci Hannah describes this small town is spot on. I lived in a town similar to this one when I was growing up, and have visited many places like this in Wisconsin. This is the second book in A Very Cherry Mystery series, but Hannah gives you enough back story, that you won’t be confused if you didn’t read the first one, Cherry Pies and Deadly Lies. And for a second book, her characters are very well developed. I would love to live in this fictional town, and be friends with most of the people Hannah has written about. I was a bit concerned about the possible love triangle. After reading so many series that have had love triangles, I cringe when I see one coming on. There have been times I’ve stopped a series just because I couldn’t deal with the triangle any more. Hannah handled this one perfectly though. On that alone, I want to continue this series! There were plenty of twists and turns, with misdirects thrown in. I didn’t see where this one was going until the killer was revealed. Which doesn’t happen too often any more with all the cozies that I read. I highly recommend this book, and series, and am already looking forward to the next book in A Very Cherry Mystery series.
Karen Hollins More than 1 year ago
Cherry Scones & Broken Bones is the second installment in the "Very Cherry Mystery Series". This was the first book in the series that I read and I am definitely looking forward to reading the first one "Cherry Pies and Deadly Lies". Tainted by a recent murder, the Cherry Orchard Inn is struggling to attract guests . . . until celebrated portrait painter, Silvia Lumiere, books a room for the summer. Whitney Bloom, the inn's new manager, can't believe her good luck. Between her scrumptious cherry scones and the painter's remarkable talent, the inn swiftly becomes the center of the Cherry Cove art scene. However, all is not the bowl of cherries it appears. There's a rotten core in the portrait painter that only Whitney and her friends can see. And just as Whitney's baking skills and patience are pushed to their limits, another death occurs at the inn. With all fingers pointing at her, Whitney realizes it will take all her cherry-tastic talents to bake her way out of this one. I enjoyed the quirky characters in this story and thought they were well-rounded. The setting of Cherry Cove is delightful and I always enjoy the small-town atmosphere in cozies. I found myself drawn into the story and the plot has lots of twists and turns and a few red herrings that kept me intrigued and wanting to know more. I thought I had figured out who the murderer was but second guessed myself till the end. The formatting was a bit off and several words were missing letters as others have mentioned but this is most likely a formatting issue with the ARC and will be fixed in editing before publishing. I highly recommend Cherry Scones & Broken Bones to all my cozy mystery loving friends and anyone who adore quirky characters.. I requested and received an advance reader copy of this book courtesy of Midnight Ink and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
TastefullyTracy More than 1 year ago
This was my first Cherry Orchard book but I can promise it won't be my last! Whitney is a wonderful character, warm and real with just enough spunk. She surrounds herself with the best of friends, people we would all like to have covering our back in or out of a bind. I dis find it funny that that even her Grandma briefly thought she might have been the killer and was ready to help her stash any evidences. Now that is some solid family ties and support. I really like how the story played out on all threads and that there will be recipes at the end of the book. I was fortunate to be granted permission to read an unedited copy courtesy of NetGalley and Llewellyn Publications in exchange for my honest review. My only "complaint" is that the recipes were not at the end of the copy I read and I REALLY want to try out Whit's cherry scone recipe and demiglase sauce. Otherwise this is a solid 5 star book cannotnwait for the next and I'm not kidding around LOL!
4GranJan More than 1 year ago
Cozy Murder at the Cherry Orchard I enjoyed this book so much that I purchased the first book in the series and I'll get all future episodes. The plot was unpredictable with lots of false leads. There is a nice bit of romance and some very funny moments. This is a good, clean book that is not filled with meaningless chatter or filler for word count. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
Nancy0708 More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable fast paced story that includes murder, love, friendship, ego, vanity and a couple goats. Three weeks into managing the Cherry Orchard Inn Whitney Bloom finds herself dealing with an impossible guest who is also a famous artist. Everyone thinks the artist needs to at least be tolerated if not pampered. Whitney is at wits end thinking things could not get any worse but then there is a murder and Whitney is the #1 suspect. Although this is the second book in A Very Cherry Mystery series it could easily be read as a stand alone. Thanks to Midnight Ink and NetGalley for an ARC. The opinions expressed are my own.
bluegreen91 More than 1 year ago
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I really like protagonist Whitney, her friends Giff, Tay, and Hannah, Officer Jack, and their small, lovely Wisconsin town. Whitney's family's B&B and bake shop sound like the perfect place for a relaxing escape... unless someone winds up killed! Another murder at the B&B draws Whitney into investigating the crime and turns up several potential culprits with strong motives. I was kept guessing through the whole book and though I suspected the guilty party(ies), I wasn't really sure until the big reveal. With a few quirky characters and a couple energetic goats, a great mystery, and a bit of a love triangle thrown in for good measure, this was a very entertaining story. If you're a fan of all things cherry, like I am, you will love all the tasty treats in this book! My advance copy didn't have any recipes, but the end had a note that recipes would be added for the final copy. Hoping this series continues for awhile! I received an advance copy of this book. This review contains my honest thoughts and opinions.